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The Arts Commission

Founded in 1959, The Arts Commission is the longest standing arts commission in the state of Ohio. The organization has administered the City of Toledo’s “1% for Art” ordinance since 1977. This public art program was the first of its kind in Ohio and among the first in the nation.

The Arts Commission serves Northwest Ohio and Southeast Michigan to develop and promote visual, performing, and literary arts. The organization's mission includes youth programing, and programs that explore opportunities for economic development and revitalization, among other artist and community resources.


1838 Parkwood Ave.
Suite 120
Toledo, OH, 43604
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419-254 ARTS (2787)