Special Event

September 13, 2018

Schedule of Events:

5:00 PM - 7:00 PM Hot Glass Opening Reception and Awards Ceremony | 300 Madison Lobby 
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM Be The First to See the Fantastic Planet on Opening Night | Promenade Park
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM INTERACTIVE Projects Launch | Promenade Park
7:15 PM - 8:15 PM Art in Public Places Tours

MOMENTUM is a FREE three-day festival of music and art in downtown Toledo, Ohio, centered on our revitalizing waterfront along the Maumee River. Momentum celebrates the transformative vibrancy of the arts for our city and region by supporting local artists and musicians and inviting international creatives to perform and exhibit in Toledo. The 2017 Momentum festival featured dynamic, interactive and accessible programming that brought over 17,000 attendees to the newly reopened Promenade Park on Toledo’s waterfront. 

The 2018 Momentum festival will be held September 13-15, encompassing Promenade Park, as well as activating spaces linked to Imagination Station Toledo. Momentum will expand to showcase the first Toledo Mini Maker Faire highlighting diverse creators; temporary large scale art installations including Fantastic Planet by Parer Studio and the Compound Camera by Pneuhaus; and the pilot year of a new creative opportunity for glass artists and designers interested in exploring the rich history and knowledge base of Toledo’s glass industry. Friday night features Orquesta Akokán, a big band collective of the finest Cuban musicians both young and old. The Toledo Symphony Orchestra will return to the stage in Promenade Park, performing Tan Dun's "Water Concerto" on Saturday, September 15 and with music and other performances in the park throughout day.

Momentum is generously sponsored by ProMedicaOwens Corning, KeyBankHuntington National BankToledo Lucas County Public LibraryImagination Station Toledo, Kingston Healthcare CompanyLibbeyHart Inc.HCR ManorCareRudolph LibbeThe Toledo Museum of ArtToledo Community Foundation, Inc.The Lathrop CompanyThe AndersonsFirst SolarThe Eyde Company, Mansour Wealth ManagementPNCLa-Z-Boy2-ScaleRenaissance Toledo Downtown HotelErie Construction, The CollaborativeBalance Pan-Asian Grille, Sara Jane DeHoff, Margy & Scott Trumbull, and private donors.

Momentum is made possible in part by state tax dollars allocated by the Ohio Legislature to the Ohio Arts Council (OAC). The OAC is a state agency that funds and supports quality arts experiences to strengthen Ohio communities culturally, educationally, and economically. 

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