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Unassuming,  Unrelenting Love.

Love sees you.

Love respects who you are and understands your value.

Love recognizes your unique needs and responds in everyway possible.  This is what Art Tatum Zone is all about.

UPCOMING ACTION ITEMS

We are collecting shoeboxes of gifts for local kindergarten thru second grade students in need of a Christmas blessing.  Give away Christmas morning smiles through Art Tatum Zone! Details HERE.

Or use the wish list link here to order and have items shipped directly:  https://www.amazon.com/hz/wishlist/dl/invite/4dwrOWU?ref_=wl_share

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VISION

Transform the community through BOLD acts of love.

Matthew 5:14-16

Dr. Calvin & Christine Sweeney
President & Executive Director, Art Tatum Zone
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ART TATUM's STORY

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Talent Never to be Duplicated

Jazz Profile

The Dozens: Art Tatum at 100

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Visionary. Determined. Passionate. Fearless. Love.

Art Tatum, a legendary jazz musician, was born right here in Toledo, Ohio. Nearly blind by the age of four, Art was determined to never let obstacles or hardships stop him from pursuing his passions. 

Although predominantly self-taught, Art fell further in love with the piano after attending Toledo School of Music. After graduating from Scott high school, Art began to emerge from the music scene at the age of 19.

Art had a fresh way of playing. In fact, it was so innovative that many argued his genre wasn’t jazz in the first place. Because of his unique skill and technique, many who listened to his music, often thought it was two pianists playing at once. In the 1930s, Art’s playing style was first of its kind…and he is the first ever since. His talent ultimately led him to becoming a two-time Grammy award-winning artist.

Unfortunately, his life ended prematurely at the young age of 47 years due to a kidney illness, but the impact of his music and passion continue to live on. 

The Art Tatum Zone is a result of Art’s fervent and bold spirit.

Our Story

The Art Tatum Zone is a not-for-profit neighborhood revitalization organization that shares its vision and leadership with the Tabernacle church.  The Art Tatum Zone exists to improve the human condition one person at a time, one family at a time, one block at a time. At the heart of the work is bringing tangible acts of love to bear through a strategic and systematic approach to offering programs and services to those in need. 

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Get Involved

Are you looking for ways to get involved in serving your community? Do you want to help fund the life changing programs going on through the Art Tatum Zone?  Click below for more details.

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People connected to primary care

People provided food support

community leaders provided top notch training

Art Tatum Zone Impact 2021

1,070

students provided academic & social emotional support 

1,178

3,814

volunteer hours in tangible acts of service

50+

20,964

30,000+ people impacted, served and loved this year

Gratitude

Our
Partners

Our partners are significant contributors to the success of Art Tatum Zone in BOLD acts of transformation through love.  We are so thankful for their willingness and generosity in spirit.

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