More than 100 artists specializing in acrylic, glass, jewelry, mixed media, oil, pen and ink, photography, pottery, textiles/fibers/basketry, watercolors and wood will display and sell their works from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Many of the presenting artists are alumni, former or current students, faculty or staff, or parents of UT students.
This year’s extravaganza also will feature food vendors, children’s activities, live pottery demonstrations, a beer garden and musical entertainment.
The Blade will sponsor a young artist area in the center of Centennial Mall for children to create their own artwork, receive face paintings, and engage in other activities and games.
The musical groups that will showcase their talents are from the Toledo School for the Arts and are sponsored by ProMedica. Talented young musicians will perform an eclectic blend of jazz, pop, Afro-Caribbean and steel drums throughout the day in the center of Centennial Mall. From 10-12pm The Urban Jazz Collective with Christy Lanning will perform. From 12pm-2pm we will have the Afro-Caribbean Dance and Drum and from 2pm-5pm Glass City Steel will finish the day.
Festival food, located in the Toledo-Lucas County Port Authority Family Food Court,
will include kettle corn from Karen Anne’s Kettle Korn, Greek cuisine from Opa! Gyros, shave ice from Everhart SnoBiz, smoothies from Maui Wowi, elephant ears from K & K Concessions, German roasted nuts from Let’s Go Nuts and new to the festival, Asia Fusion Elite and Jeanies Weenies.
Also new this year, Great Lakes Brewing Company will be onsite serving three of their fine craft beers in a beer garden.
The presenting sponsor of Art on the Mall is The Blade. The supporting sponsors include Buckeye CableSystem, Toledo 5, Clear Channel Communications, WGTE Public Media, Great Lakes Brewing Company, Homewood Press, The Toledo-Lucas County Port Authority, ProMedica and Mail It!
Parking is free; there will be a courtesy cart shuttle running from three lots to Centennial Mall for the convenience of visitors.
For more information on the free, public event, contact Abrams-Frederick at 419.530.4316 or [email protected].