Launched in 2017, the Momentum Festival has been presented as a three-day festival of music and art along the Maumee River, celebrating the revitalization in downtown Toledo. With a spotlight on the arts, Momentum has provided free and accessible programming to thousands of attendees. This year, the Momentum Festival will be shifting to a combination of virtual and discoverable elements to safely engage attendees in arts and cultural experiences while complying with COVID- 19 restrictions. Festival activities will kick off on Thursday, Sept. 17 in downtown Toledo and continue through mid-October. Through a blend of safe and separate virtual experiences, as well as discoverable artwork that graces public spaces, the goal is to “keep the momentum going” during the pandemic.
Discoverable activities are self-guided and promote exploration in the downtown and uptown areas and include existing public art infrastructure along with new projects and activities. Virtual experiences are designed to promote artists and provide safe access to artwork, as an opportunity to connect visual artists with sales opportunities and performing and literary artists with access to an audience. All Momentum Festival events are free and open to the public. Additional information is available at momentumtoledo.org.