March 15th, 2014
One Seagate
(550 N Summit St. - downtown Toledo) 
7:30pm - 1am

Join The Arts Commission for its signature spring fundraiser.

The Arts Commission welcomes you to its spring fundraiser, The Mix: Black + White. This year we venture underground to the Park Level of the beautiful One Seagate. Take a look at the contrast through the years as we tip our hats to the Black & White Ball and send you into the future with music, art, dance, food, and beyond!


The Arts Commission of Greater Toledo welcomes you to its spring fundraiser, The Mix: Black + White.  The Mix: Black + White features an exclusive silent auction filled with an incredible selection of fine art by local artists and equisite packages to take home and enjoy, a mouth-watering raffle, delectable gourmet cuisine from many of the area's most celebrated chefs and restaurants, and an evening of unrivaled live music and entertainment.

Date and Time: Saturday, March 15, 2014, 7:30pm  - 1am

Location: One SeaGate (Park Level), 550 N. Summit Street, in Downtown Toledo.

Auction: The Mix: Black + White is stirring up a special energy with the 2014 auction, featuring works from over 30 specially selected local artists. Curated by Jules Shine Webster and Nicole Brandstrup, this year’s offerings present the best of Toledo’s established and up and coming artists. Their works are sure to satisfy the diverse palate of Toledo art lovers!

Entertainment: The Mix: Black + White continues the Arts Commission’s tradition of showcasing eclectic and energetic bands and musicians.The Arts Commission has long had a stellar reputation for
bringing you the best and brightest sights and sounds. This year is no different. Come lend your ears to the styling of Petr Karchenko, the energy of Charlie Baran y Grupo Gringo, and the visual surprises from Trevor Stone. With Toledo’s best DJ’s no one will leave the dance fl oor early and everyone will jump into Photobooth Live! to capture the good times.

Programs Raffle: Raffle prizes will include seeing the Fourth of July Fireworks from the Bartley Lofts, Phil Hazard’s neon “Painting With Light”, a liquor package, a wine and beer package, and a
Downtown experience package!  Raffle tickets are $10 each, or 3 for $25. There will be 5-7 raffle packages available.

Food: Tantalize your taste buds this year with offerings from Toledo’s finest! This year will feature delicious options from Mancy Brothers Catering, Burger Bar 419, Flying Rhino Coffee & Chocolate, All Crumbs Artisan Bakery, Home Slice Pizza and many more! The VIP room is sponsored by Registry Bistro.

Event Benefits:  Proceeds from The Mix: Black + White will benefit the Arts Commission’s programs and activities, including Young Artists at Work (YAAW), Artomatic 419!, Art Walks, Gallery Loops, and the Parkwood Gallery.

Online Sales have now ended.
Tickets will be available at the door.
We hope to see you at The Mix!

The Mix - General Admission - $75.00


The Mix - VIP - $125.00


VIP Tickets allow guests to access an exclusive party room with gourmet food, a private cash bar (avoids the long lines), and fun surprises! Limited Supply.


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I cannot attend The Mix: Black + White, but I am interested in supporting the 20th Anniversary of the Young Artists At Work program.


The Zepf Center, COMPASS, HCR ManorCare, Claire & Allan Kirsner, Yark FIAT, One Seagate, Toledo City Paper, Scott Deca,, ProMedica, and Heidelberg Distributors.

In Kind Donors

Michelle Henry, ProMedica, ERD Specialty Graphics, Meredith Party Rental, Lighthouse Branding and Merchandising, PhotoBooth Live, Heidelberg Distributing Company, 2020 Exhibits, Mancy's Brothers' Catering, Beirut, LaScola Italian Grill, Burger Bar 419, Cake in a Cup, Registry Bistro, All Crumbs Bakery, Home Slice Pizza, Flying Rhino, Black Kite Coffee

Contact Us

1838 Parkwood Avenue
Suite 120
Toledo, OH 43604
P     419-254-ARTS (2787)

Program Information

Art in Public Places

Toledo has an impressive collection of public art with large-scale sculptures, murals and functional structures by noted artists from across the country. The Arts Commission acquires, conserves and restores the 50+ piece collection and educates the community about understanding and enjoyment of public art.

Artomatic 419

This month-long multimedia arts extravaganza features a non-juried art show, as well as weekend performances of music, poetry, dance and dramatic arts.

Thursday Art Walk

Artists, galleries and arts enthusiasts join together for the Thursday Art Walk, a great opportunity to browse and purchase affordable local art, while getting to know the artists and galleries of the Arts Zone, the Warehouse District and the surrounding area.

The Gallery Loop

Twice annually, buses take visitors - artists, creatives, potential patrons and the general public - to galleries and studios throughout Downtown Toledo. All mediums are typically represented, with galleries curating their own shows. The Event is free and open to the public, including bus rides.


This one-night showcase highlights Toledo’s excellent local music, great venues and of course our music-loving population. Guests ride the bus between venues or stroll past Arts Commission sponsored street performers.

Young Artists at Work

Each summer, 50 or more at-risk youths participate in a six-week summer employment opportunity that enables them to benefit from intense exposure to the arts. The objective is to provide an intensive arts experience that fosters artistic self-expression and a quality work ethic that can impact the youth throughout adulthood.

Ninth Congressional Art Exhibition

The Arts Commission, Congresswoman Marcy Kaptur, Firelands Association of the Visual Arts and Oberlin College sponsor the 9th District Congressional Art Competition to honor artistic excellence demonstrated by area high school students. Winning artwork is displayed in Washington, D.C. for one year. Private businesses also sponsor award prizes for select students.


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