Momentum festival lights up the Toledo riverfront with interactive artwork

Published: Sep. 18, 2019 at 10:03 PM EDT
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Downtown Toledo is being transformed into a celebration of everything art on Thursday. Momentum is a three-day festival of Toledo art and culture.

One of the big focuses of the event is large-scale, interactive artwork. Aqueous is one of those pieces. It's the creation of Jen Lewin from New York City. Lewin says the point of her sculpture is to educate and entertain people of all ages about the importance of public art.

Aqueous uses lights and technology to bring the sculpture to life. Lewin uses a computer to create pallets of light and interactive color.

Lewin loves that people interact with the piece and then with one another. She says it is designed for all ages, but children tend to jump right into it. Adults often stand back for a bit.

The work has been around the world, but Lewin says it is different every time it is installed.

Lewin has been a professional artist for about 20 years. Her work has been displayed in Europe, Asia and many major cities in America.

It will be here in Toledo for about a month.

There are all kinds of activities for the whole family at Momentum, and most of them are free, If you'd like to learn more, we've posted a link.

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