Art Walk will be 6 to 9 tonight in and around the Warehouse and UpTown districts. Shops, studios, galleries, and eateries will be open and there will be live entertainment on the street and in some venues. Information and maps at www.TheArtsCommission.org/Programs/Art-Walk and 419-254-2787.
The Toledo Museum of Art will be buzzing with activity this weekend, starting tonight with Sushi House at the Museum from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. in the cafe. The event is part of the museum's effort to attract a younger audience.
On Friday funk/rock band GOLD will perform on the Peristyle Terrace when Circle 2445 celebrates summer from 6:30 to 9 p.m. during “It’s Friday” at TMA. Members of Circle 2445 will share interesting facts about the sculptures in the sculpture garden at the free event. Information: toledomuseum.org/circle2445.
A free gallery talk on the exhibit Crossing Cultures: the Owen and Wagner Collection of Contemporary Aboriginal Australian Art from the Hood Museum of Art will be Saturday from 2 to 3 p.m. Will Owen, art collector and author of the blog Aboriginal Art & Culture: An American Eye will join TMA director Brian Kennedy for a discussion of the artwork donated from Owen's private collection. The exhibit closes on Sunday.
A free family fun day focusing on Australia will be 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday on the Glass Pavilion grounds. It will feature hands-on activities, storytelling, a Family Time Tour, and a visit with animals from Wild Walkabout: Wonders from Down Under at the Toledo Zoo.
The Glass City Quilt Commission will host the Kaleidoscope of Quilts XVI Show and Competition July 19-20, with more than 200 quilts displayed. Featured will be bed and art quilts, wall hangings, and garments. Classes and lectures will be offered from July 16-20 for additional fees. At 3:30 p.m. on July 19, sewers will compete to see who can make the best quilt using supplied materials. A paper-pieced quilt of batik fabrics made by commission members will be raffled with proceeds going to the Wood County 4-H Club’s project to make small quilts for hospitalized babies. Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day and admission is $6; $10 for a two-day pass. Children will be admitted free. The event will be in the Sylvania Sports & Exhibition Center at Tam O’Shanter, 7060 Sylvania Ave., Sylvania. Class information: www.gcqc.org.
A 15-year retrospective of creations by fiber artist Marcia Derse will open with a reception from 3 to 5 p.m. Saturday at American Gallery, 6600 Sylvania Ave. in Sylvania. Derse, who is moving from the area, is having a July sale of her hand-dyed and quilted wall hangings, on view through Aug. 24. Information: 419-882-8949.
A docent-led tour of the historic Pewabic Pottery, founded in 1903 in Detroit, is offered by Prizm Creative Community on July 22 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. This tile studio has been named a national historic landmark. The day will include lunch at Legends Grill and a tour of the 52-room Whitney mansion on Woodward Avenue. There is a fee. Register by July 18. Information: email@example.com or 419-872-0019.
Other Prizm events are:
● Art by Maureen DeRonge, Ramona Mercer, Janice Pfleghaar, and Rosemary Yanik is on view in the Way Public Library Gallery, 101 E. Indiana Ave. in Perrysburg, through Aug. 26. The exhibit includes work depicting nature and everyday life in oil, watercolor, photography, cement casting, wood, glass, ceramics, and poetry. All four artists are largely self-taught.
● The Optical Essence of Nature, color photographs of Jenny Regan, continues through the end of the month at Starbucks in Levis Commons in Perrysburg.
Today’s Iconic Nude, drawings by Nikki Eggerstorfer, is at the Art Supply Depo, 29 S. St. Clair St., through July 28.
A workshop at the store, Altered Books, incorporating books, rubber stamps, images, and copies of photos, will be led by Claudia Cooper from 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday. Fee: $25. Information: www.artsupplydepo.com.
LeSo gallery will host a closing reception and artist talk for Ian J. Welch’s exhibit, Intangible, at 7 p.m. Friday. He’ll speak at 7:30 p.m. Parking is on Starr Avenue and across the street at the Toledo Sports Center.
Dark Visions 4, an over-18 show exploring the psyche's dark recesses, will open with a reception from 7 to 11 p.m. Friday at the Collingwood Arts Center, 2413 Collingwood Blvd. Featured are works by Diane Irby and Justin Aerni. The exhibit runs through July 27.
Comprised of videos, models, and drawings, a new exhibition at the University of Michigan Museum of Art looks at several projects from 2001 to the present by Nahyun Hwang and David Eugin Moon. Their N H D M firm is a collaborative doing design and research in architecture and urbanism and has studios in Ann Arbor and New York City. They explore architecture, questioning purpose, program, function, and history to create a framework that will infuse a site or space with sustainable possibilities. It continues through Nov. 10. The museum is at 525 S. State St., Ann Arbor. Information: umma.umich.edu and 734-763-8662.
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