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13 ABC Story - Award-winning singer John Legend is coming to Toledo for a gallery concert at the Toledo Museum of Art’s Great Gallery.

Legend will perform at 8 p.m. on October 22, but tickets will not be available to the public. Instead, free tickets will be distributed to children and families through TMA’s outreach initiatives with community anchors the Art Tatum Zone, Frederick Douglass Community Association, and the Mott Branch of the Toledo Lucas County Public Library in the nearby Junction neighborhood. Attendees will fully surround the stage.

Participants will also engage in art-making activities related to the setlist and will have the opportunity to interact with Legend. He will perform in the Baroque painting gallery, pairing songs from his catalog with works of art from the Museum’s collection.

A small representation of ProMedica’s front-line health care workers will also be invited.


TOLEDO, Ohio (WTVG) - High school students from four counties in northwest Ohio were awarded $16,500 in college scholarships Thursday morning by Junior Achievement of Northwest Ohio.

More than 200 students submitted ideas for the JA Innovators Challenge, where students were asked to identify a problem within their community and propose an innovative solution, then submit a written and video presentation of their idea.

The first-place team of juniors Carson Mellott, Gunther Kissell, and Jacob Weingart, came from Tiffin Columbian. Each was awarded a $2,000 college scholarship for their idea of ‘The Zone,’ a recreation center and restaurant that would be a safe, positive, and engaging space for teens to gather.

In second place was Lasharia Key, a sophomore at Horizon Science Academy of Toledo studying JA curriculum in the afterschool program at The Art Tatum Zone. Key proposed a mental health center for teens, and her solution earned her a $1,750 scholarship.

Third place went ...

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TOLEDO 24, Ohio — The Toledo Museum of Art is getting a boost from ProMedica that will help revitalize the Junction neighborhood.

Thanks to the Greater Toledo Community Foundation, $126,000 will go toward connecting the museum's Art Out of School program to youth in vital parts of the community.

Partners facilitating the after-school program include Frederick Douglass Community Association, the Toledo Lucas County Public Library Mott Branch and the Tabernacle Church/Art Tatum Zone.

K-12 students in the neighborhood can visit these sites to join in art making, art appreciation and art mentorship. Art After School already brings roughly 1,000 youth to the museum every year for such activities.

Executive Director, Christine Sweeney, shared what the partnership with Toledo Metroparks has meant to the Art Tatum Zone and our goal to give everyone the opportunity to learn, earn and leave a legacy of meaning for generations.

Our partnership with the Toledo Museum of Art is so much more than just kids getting creative.  It is mind-opening and experiential in building confidence in expressing oneself which is key to future endeavors by these young students.  We love what ART does for kids and no one does it better than TMA.

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