UT’s 20th Annual Art on the Mall to take place July 29

July 24, 2012 | Arts, Events, UToday
By Aaron Horn

This year will mark the 20th anniversary of The University of Toledo’s Art on the Mall. This juried event will be held on UT’s Centennial Mall Sunday, July 29.

“Art on the Mall has been successful for 20 years because of the support that is received from the wonderfully generous sponsors, the dedicated community and our talented artists,” said Ansley Abrams-Frederick, director of alumni programming in the UT Office of Alumni Relations. “The fact that this show continues to be free and open to the community is a testament to this resounding and continuous support.”

A total of 105 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 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 the Toledo School for the Arts student group, the Urban Jazz Collective, which will perform from 10 a.m. to 12:45 p.m.; the 14th Street Revival, which will take the stage from 1 to 1:45 p.m.; and Glass City Steel, which will play from 2 to 4:45 p.m.

Festival food 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, and German roasted nuts from Let’s Go Nuts.

The presenting sponsors are The Blade and Huntington. The supporting sponsors include Buckeye CableSystem, Toledo 5, Clear Channel Communications, WGTE Public Media, Mail It! and Lesher Printers Inc.

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 that will take place rain or shine, contact Abrams-Frederick at 419.530.4316 or ansley.abrams@utoledo.edu.

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