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Art Demonstrations, Experiences, Hands-On Activities, Kids Programming, Music

TMA Block Party

Saturday, Oct. 15, 2022 • 4:00 pm — 8:00 pm
Toledo Museum of Art
Adults, Experiences, Family, Hands-On Activities, Members, Seniors

Gather once again at the Toledo Museum of Art campus to celebrate art, culture, and community! Fun for the whole family, a free event that embraces the diversity of Toledo. Enjoy live performances, local food vendors, and art making activities. Featuring special guest performer DJ Jazzy Jeff. 

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The following performances will take place on the Monroe Street Terrace:

4:00 p.m.         My5tery Music Drumline
4:15 p.m.         DJ Kaj Boogie
4:45 p.m.         Aha! Indian Dance
5:05 p.m.         Jacob Estrada 
5:15 p.m.         DJ Nate Mattimoe
6:05 p.m.         Tahyah’s Dance Studio
6:20 p.m.         JP Dynasty African Drummers
6:30 p.m.         DJ Jazzy Jeff

In addition, Birds Eye View Circus will perform outside the Museum from 5-8 p.m. and the Freedom Riders will be on horseback from 4:30-6:30 p.m. There will also be performances inside the Great Gallery of the Museum from Latin American Guitarist Hector Mendoza at 4 p.m. and Caribbean steel drum band Glass City Steel at 5:30 p.m.



4:00 PM – 7:00 PM Face Painting provided by Toledo School for the Arts 

4:30 PM – 6:30 PM Freedom Riders providing horse-back riding 

5:00 PM – 8:00 PM Roaming Performances provided by Bird's Eye View Circus



Join the "Family Center On the Move" on the Glass Pavilion lawn for free, family friendly fall inspired activities. Create a make and take art project together. All supplies are provided just come for the fun! 

**The Family Center will not be open our regular hours on Saturday October 15th and will be "on the move" for the Block Party!



Toledo Museum of Art studio glass artists will be set up on the east terrace and conducting ongoing demonstrations using the Baby Dragon, "Ellie", mobile glass furnace. 

The purchase of the baby dragon was made possible by the generous sponsorship of Majida M. Mourad, in honor of the memory of her mother, Elham Ellie Mourad with additional support form O-I Glass, Inc.



Printmaking Demo: Visitors will have the opportunity to learn about the exciting, traditional art-making technique of printing by making their own print to take home. Visitors will ink a printing plate and use a mini-printing press to pull their own print. 

Drawing in the Galleries: Visitors will have the opportunity to draw using graphite pencils in the Great Gallery, finding inspiration from the collection. TMA Art Instructors will be available to give tips and pointers. All drawings can be taken home once completed. 

Note: Art supplies are provided. Visitors must return art supplies (pencil, eraser & drawing board) at the end of their drawing session. 



  • Island & Soul
  • Opa! Cuisine 
  • The Leaf & Seed Vegan Food Truck  
  • Fat Boyz 
  • The Loaded Chicken 
  • S&T Munchie Connections 
  • Rosie's rolling Chef
  • BD Lemonade King 
  • Deets BBQ 
  • Jerk Jollof & BBQ 
  • Glaze'Em Gourmet Funnel Cakes 
  • Staks Chicken
  • Sweet Nates Coffee
  • Moustache Mike's Italian Ice