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Pick up a New Hobby in Downtown in 2023

It’s about that time to pick a resolution for the new year. We think you should you pick up a new hobby, take a class or spend some time in a workshop offered in downtown!  


AJ Archery

It’s time to live out your Robin Hood dream! Take archery lessons at AJ Archery, located inside the Secor Building at 425 Jefferson Ave. Group classes and private lessons are available. Learn more here.

Gathered Glassblowing Studio

Get in touch with your Toledo Glass City roots when you participate in a workshop at Gathered Glassblowing Studios. They offer public and private workshops. Currently there are only private workshops available to book.

Glass City Improv

Get out of your comfort zone and just go with it! Glass City Improv offers classes in three categories: beginner, experienced and advanced; they also offer Intro to Sketch Writing. Glass City Improv classes and performances are held at the Valentine Theatre’s Studio A.

Handmade Toledo

Handmade Toledo offers various workshops through the year including crochet, embroidery, jewelry making, copper etching and more.


Get some studio time in at Make419. Make419 is located inside the Secor Building and offers pottery wheels, jewelry making tools. Crochet hooks, knitting needles, clay tools, a kiln, paint and brushes, kids crafts and more! Additionally, workshops and classes are also offered. Learn more here.

Metroparks Toledo

Our Metroparks have incredible programming all year long. Take a peek at their programming schedule and spend some time in nature at Middlegrounds Metropark and Glass City Metropark this year.

THE Modern Dance Co.

Looking to take a dance class as an adult? Check out THE Modern Dance Co. “THE studio includes seasonal performances, classes, and workshops celebrating diverse cultures and dance styles.”

Registry Bistro

Up your mixology practice at the monthly Craft Cocktail Workshops at Registry Bistro. Workshops are held on the third Thursday of the month, and each have a different theme. See the workshops here.

Toledo Lucas County Public Library

Reading more is always a good idea, but that’s not the only thing you can accomplish at the library! Join a book club (by branch or genre), take a cooking class, make something with a 3D printer, explore the night sky with a borrowed telescope and so much more! The library offers programming year-round.

Toledo Museum of Art

Expand your knowledge of art at the Toledo Museum of Art. A variety of workshops and classes are offered including glassblowing, jewelry making, printmaking, painting, drawing and more! Additionally, you can learn more about the art hanging on the gallery walls when you take a guided tour.

Toledo Repertoire Theatre

Take to the stage in 2023. The Toledo Repertoire Theatre is holding auditions for “A Streetcar Named Desire” on January 5. They have several shows planned for the rest of the year and will holding auditions for those in the future.

Downtown Toledo

ConnecToledo Downtown Development Corporation is a 501(c)3 organization committed to the redevelopment of downtown Toledo. This is accomplished by connecting public and private investment to facilitate the implementation of the Downtown Toledo Master Plan and other community priorities, including marketing, event management, environmental maintenance, safety and economic development services. The goal is an exceptional experience for those who invest, play, work, dine, shop and live in downtown.

Contact Us: 419-249-5494

ConnecToledo Downtown Development Corporation 
300 Madison Ave #0110
Toledo, OH 43604

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