Downtown is dead. That’s what most people will tell you if you ask them about downtown Toledo. They will say that outside of Mud Hens or Walleye games, there’s nothing to do or see.
Au contraire, mon ami.
As a matter of fact, there is quite a bit of action happening Thursday and Friday evenings this week.
Etsy Craft Party (etsycraftpartytoledo.wordpress.com)
This is the first Etsy craft party to happen in Toledo. Area crafters and artisans will have their wares on display at Gallerie 333 (part of Toledo School for the Arts) as part of The Arts Commission of Greater Toledo’s Thursday Art Walk. Speaking of which…
Thursday Art Walk (www.acgt.org)
It’s the third Art Walk of the summer! The Art Walk gives area residents a prime opportunity to explore downtown Toledo and visit locally owned galleries and business as well as purchase and support area artists. The Art Walk takes place between 6 – 9 pm. A map of the participating galleries and other spaces can be found here.
Art Depo Grand Opening (artsupplydepo.com)
Also folded in with the Art Walk is the grand opening of a new art supply store in the Warehouse District. I have been looking forward to the opening of this store for months and can’t wait to visit! RSVP for their grand opening party on Facebook.
Downtown SoundTrek (www.acgt.org)
Another brand new event! Downtown Toledo will be turned into an audial smorgasbord this Friday. Thirteen venues will be hosting non-stop musical treat, featuring over 30 live musical acts — rock, pop, hip-hop, folk and bluegrass, blues, jazz, country, DJ & dance music.
Wristbands are $15 through Thursday, $20 the day of. You can purchase wristbands online or at any of the participating venues:
- Attic on Adams
- The Blarney Bullpen
- Bozarts Gallery
- Glass City Café
- Manhattans Restaurant
- Ottawa Tavern
- Pizza Papalis
- Table Forty4
- Toledo School for the Arts
- Toledo City Paper
- Truth Art Gallery
- Wesley’s Bar