Curtain rises on opening ACT
We sincerely apologize for the insufficient amount of updates concerning Project #1. All we can say is that Toledo’s world-changers have been busy since July. Very busy indeed. If you haven’t already read about the amazing things that are happening to Toledo by the very people who live here, all you have to do is take a look around. The artistic community has never been more prominent than it is at this very moment.
Case in point: This week, Har Simrit Singh puts the final touches on the mural, located at 1141 Jackson Street in downtown Toledo. Serving as the backdrop to Manos’ garden, a community garden tended by the volunteers at Toledo Grows, the once barren brick wall is now a beautiful canvas representing change and creativity. After months of collaborating with the community, securing the proper permits, and funding the necessary materials, Art Corner Toledo is pleased to present the (almost finished) first project.
This head-turning mural wouldn’t have been possible without the help of graffiti artist and mural painter, Har Simrit Singh; Toledo Grows manager, Michael Szuberla; business and land owner Manos Paschalis; and of course, ACT founder and advocate for the arts, Rachel Richardson. Many thanks to the Arts Commission of Greater Toledo for approving this project.
Stay tuned for more information concerning the official “unveiling” of the mural, as well as future ACT projects.