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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.


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6-Week Summer Camp  - ALMOST SOLD OUT!  Thank you for the interest in our academic, arts and sports camp!  Three of four sites are at capacity and we are looking forward to a summer of fun, engaging learning with these young students.  Limited spots remain at Nunns (call if interested).

Third grader in summer school? We have an after-summer-school day camp just for you at Pickett! 

Global Leadership Summit, August 3 & 4 Early Bird Rates Now -   Join us at the Tabernacle on Pinewood for a phenomenal, inspiring lineup of speakers on leadership for this two-day training.  Bring your whole team to the Tabernacle for an in-person experience.  Discount rates available now !  (EMAIL INTEREST)


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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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. 


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

Art Tatum Zone Impact 


students provided academic & social emotional support 



volunteer hours in tangible acts of service


community leaders provided top notch training


People provided food support

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



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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