BGSU Carnivale celebrates visual, performing arts
ArtsX Carnivale 2012, 6 to 10 p.m. Friday, will be at Bowling Green State University's college of art. The free annual event has grown over the years to showcase a wide variety of talent including visual arts, music (singing and instrumental performances), theater, dance, architecture, and interior design. There will be demos (a bronze pour), sales of student-made jewelry and ceramics, choral groups, jazz and classical ensembles, dance and aerial shows, swing-dance lessons, films, juggling, and the impressive Faculty Art Exhibition. For a complete schedule, check http://art.bgsu.edu/ArtsX. Information: 419-372-5529.
The Holiday Loop, showing the work of nearly 100 artists at 30 galleries, studios, and cafes in and around downtown, will be 6:30 to 10:30 p.m. Friday. Free buses will shuttle between the Warehouse District, UpTown, Toledo School for the Arts, Toledo Museum of Art, and the Collingwood Arts Center. Some venues will offer refreshments and entertainment; all will provide respite from the chilly air. Free parking is at Manos restaurant, Toledo School for the Arts, and the Collingwood Arts Center. Information: 419-254-2787, with maps at artscommission.org.