Last night we did the Art Walk, or rather Art “Bike” because we rode our bicycles. It was totally walkable though. 4 galleries and over 20 artist studios open in the Downtown Arts Zone. We started at The Secor Gallery, which is showing the Toledo/Detroit installation. A couple stops down was the 20 North Gallery with a group show that included Adam Russell’s wonderful portraits of Arts Commission Director, Marc Folk and local artist, Wade Harrison.
A visit to The Olive Street Studios was particularly great because that’s where Richard Reed’s studio is. He showed us some new works in progress, including a really nice nude that’s missing a hand at the moment.
Look at how shiney the floors are at Sur Saint Clair Gallery. They were showing some awesome drawings of familar Toledo architecture.
The Messenger Schmidt Gallery and Katina Zilcomo’s studio were our last stops and where we ran into Michael Moriarty who talked to us about the row of buildings he rennovated on Morris Street. It’s pretty cool down there…
The Art Walk will be happening every third Thursday and is organized by The Arts Commission of Greater Toledo.