The Truth Reporter
The Toledo Museum of Art’s annual block party was held on Saturday, September 9 from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. The free community event provided family-friendly activities and featured iconic hip hop artist DJ Spinderella, as the museum celebrated 50 years of hip hop music and culture. Spinderella is a Grammy Award-winning DJ, producer, rapper, writer and honorary member of the black sorority Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc.
In addition to featuring Spinderella, the block party highlighted three main stages and various additional. The main stage welcomed: the Scott High School band, DJ Marc Folk, Hector Mendoza with JP Dynasty and DJ Kaj Boogie. The Glass Pavilion Lawn welcomed: Family Center ‘On the Move,’ face painting by Toledo School for the Arts, Horse-back riding by Freedom Riders, Leo Tecosky was inside the Glass Pavilion Hotspot, and Bird’s Eye View Circus.
The Galleries that are located inside the Main Building welcomed: Drawing in the Gallery, and three Toledo Symphony performances.
“The Block Party has become one of Toledo’s most cherished events, and our team is looking forward to welcoming thousands of our neighbors for festivities, incredible exhibitions, newly refreshed galleries and art-making activities for the whole family,” shared museum CEO Adam Levine.
The Block Party and portions of other exhibits were supported by the Rita Barbour Kern Foundation, the museum’s annual program sponsors, Majida Mourad, O-I Glass, Inc., and City of Toledo Human Relations Commission.
The Block Party was hosted on the museum’s grounds which is located at 2445 Monroe Street. Admission is always free, but visitors are asked to register at the Information Desk upon entry. The museum is open Wednesdays, Thursdays and Sundays from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and open Fridays and Saturdays from 11:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.