Arts and Entertainment
If you like amazing art and incredible cultural offerings, Toledo has something for
everyone! In particular, the Toledo Museum of Art is one of the best art museums in the country - it even has a Monet painting, Water Lilies! While there, take your time and enjoy paintings by Renoir or sculptures by Alexander
Calder. Admission is free, thanks to the founder and first president Edward Drummond
Libbey who wanted art to be accessible to everyone. If you enjoy glass works, Toledo
is the right place! The Studio Glass Movement was started in the Toledo region and
the Glass Pavilion is the perfect place to view amazing glass. The Glass Pavilion also offers classes
about glass working techniques. Also, there are special glass exhibitions, art studios
(for classes), and demonstration areas and showcases more than 5,000 works of art
from ancient to modern times.
After you've stopped by the Toledo Museum of Art and the Glass Pavilion, there are
many art galleries and studios that you can also visit:
- Copper Moon Studio Gallery and Gifts
- Firenation Glass Studio and Gallery
- Carruth Studio
- The Arts Commission of Toledo
These are great places to give gifts to your family over the holiday season so that they can have a little piece of Toledo with them while you're away at school. The local artists at each studio provides creative art to make everyone smile!
Art not really your thing? That's okay because there are plenty of places to enjoy
live performances in the Toledo region! The Stranahan Theater provides entertainment from musicals to musical acts to plays to ballet performances.
Also, the historic Valentine Theatre is a great place to see and hear the sounds of the Toledo Symphony, Toledo Opera,
Toledo Ballet and many other great organizations. A little further down the road is
the Toledo Repertoire Theatre, another great place to view live performances and you can even try out to be part
of the productions!
Are concerts more you're thing? Toledo has that too! The Huntington Center, located in the heart of downtown Toledo, has many great names that play at the venue. Also, Headliners is another great place to catch live shows and listen to great music. And not too far, is The Fillmore, located in Detroit, MI and the Palace of Auburn Hills. Not only are these close to Toledo but there are other venues in Chicago, Columbus, Cleveland and Cincinnati that aren't took far to travel to see shows! If you don't want to go too far and like to listen to local entertainment, check out places like:
- The Attic on Adams
- The Blarney Irish Pub
- Table 44
- The Bronze Boar
- Ye Olde Durty Bird
- The Claddagh Irish Pub