In 2014, a group of Adams Street stakeholders decided to build a better neighborhood.


Our Mission

The Village on Adams is an organization of Adams Street stakeholders who are improving the street and surrounding neighborhood. Our mission includes a focus on communication, beautification, improved safety, and attracting new businesses & residents.

We aim to improve the neighborhood and create a cultural district through a mix of event production, creative placemaking, public engagement, and short- and long-term interventions on vacant or under-utilized lots.


  • Promoting a unified cultural & business district
  • Improving safety, lighting, and complete streets
  • Creating and maintaining greenspace
  • Fostering a presence of art
  • Improving signage and wayfinding
  • Producing and hosting events
  • Attracting new businesses & residents
  • Finding better parking solutions
  • Fostering partnerships with area institutions



  • Managed and produced the Adams Street Zombie Crawl, the first New Year's Eve Ball Drop, and Mardi Gras on Adams
  • Established a fund to help pay for Toledo School for the Arts' Student Opportunity Scholarship
  • Provided funding for two muralsone for the Collingwood Garden and one for Art Corner Toledo
  • Opened two semi-permanent parks on Adams StreetThe Corporal Max Klinger Athletic Complex and the PJ O'Roarke Memorial Reading Room
  • We have partnered with both the Arts Commission and Toledo Botanical Gardens to do what we do bestprovide great bar service for their fundraising events.
  • This summer will see the Adams Street Crosswalk Project where artists will paint crosswalks to make them more visible, unique, and safe
  • In partnership with Toledo Botanical Garden, we'll be creating a "Cocktail Garden," growing hops, juniper, and all the fixings for a bloody mary.
  • In 2016, we'll be working with area organizations and non-profits to create a business incubator focused on creative businesses and artists.