Wander the Warehouse District marks 10th year with Sept. 21 eventWritten by Chase Will | | firstname.lastname@example.org
Exploring newly-renovated buildings in Downtown Toledo is one of the main draws of Wander the Warehouse District, organizers say.
The 10th annual event will take place noon to 4 p.m. Sept. 21.
“This year we have five locations as well as the Toledo Mud Hens locker room,” said Diane Keil-Hipp, president of the Toledo Warehouse District Association.
Locations this year include the Lorenzen Townhomes, St. Clair Village, Standart Lofts, 100 S. Huron St., and River West Townhomes.
“The idea is you come at your leisure and go where you want to,” Keil-Hipp said. “There’s no set schedule, so you’re welcome to wander the neighborhood.”
Keil-Hipp said people are typically surprised how cool these buildings look inside, and that they feel like they’ve walked into Chicago or New York City when they walk inside.
Between building explorations, participants are invited to peruse an informal art walk between Washington and Lafayette streets.
“It’s a very informal event,” said Jules Webster, owner of The Art Supply Depo. “Since there are a lot of galleries around the Warehouse District, it seemed to be a natural fit for the event.”
Webster said she invites all local artists to participate in the event. The streets will be closed down, and artists are free to set up anywhere.
There will be handmade craft items for sale in addition to paintings, Webster said.
The band Old State Line will perform during the event, and there will be raffles held for five art pieces.
Tickets are $10, available online at www.toledowarehouse.org.
Those exhausted from a long day of wandering are invited to stay Downtown for festivities of hog roast and German dancer as Octoberfest begins at The Oliver House, 27 Broadway St., at 3 p.m., lasting till 10 p.m.