Experience Toledo Arts at Northwest Ohio's largest non-juried, multi-media arts showcase!! Enjoy the work of more than 500 area visual, literary, and performing artists as they transform a former warehouse into a vibrant display of local arts and culture. Artomatic 419! takes place April 13th, 20th and 27th from 11am to 11pm at 911 N. Summit Street, just 2 block north of the Cherry Street / Martin Luther King Jr. Bridge and features 3 full Saturdays of striking visual arts and installations, live music, dance, and theatre performances, poetry and literary readings, and much, much more! FREE and Open to the Public. Free parking! Come celebrate Greater Toledo's Creative Community! For more information, www.TheArtsCommission.org
I am on the steering committee for Artomatic, and have been involved with all previous fantastic events. This year's space is almost double the size of our previous largest event and we're already almost out of room for artists. This is going to be an absolutely fantastic event and I hope you will consider adding it to your calendars.
I greatly enjoyed Artomatic 419 on Saturday. Impressive. It's much larger than the previous versions. I loved the wide variety of mediums on display. I chatted for a while with the woman who sculpts wool. The program guide is well-done and very helpful. If you attend, set aside plenty of time to see everything.
I'm glad that I shopped at the Art Supply Depo attending Artomatic 419, since too much inspiration can be expensive.
Thanks to all the artists from the region who are participating, and a big thanks to the staff/volunteers who make it happen. I know that events like this take a lot of planning and time to organize, and the volunteers may get overlooked.
Awesome to hear GZ will be there! Check out the Constitution installation on the second floor - the Articles of Confederation and the six drafts of the Constitution produced at the Convention cover two walls. Colored tape connects the individual clauses of the Constitution so you can easily follow the drafting history of any particular clause. There's also a couple of posters describing issues with the Confederation, like Shay's Rebellion.