|1527 Starr Ave. Toledo, OH 43605|
LeSo Art Gallery and Education Space is dedicated to developing and nurturing the creative process in the Toledo urban community. Striving to provide a safe, welcoming environment that fosters and supports creativity, LeSo provides classes and workshops affordable for all demographics. LeSo is also dedicated to the promotion of art and the artist through numerous exhibitions featuring not only artists, but also students both from our community and across the nation.
Owners & Staff
Bradley Scherzer (left), Amber LeFever (middle), Adam Soboleski (right)
Adam Soboleski and Amber LeFever are the co-owners of LeSo Gallery. Amber is an Art Teacher in Toledo, a painter, and assumes the role of Gallery Director. Adam is a ceramicist, Department Head at a home improvement store, and the Production Manager for LeSo. Brad works with the gallery providing marketing and design services as well as assisting with exhibition installation and general operation.
LeSo is housed in a 1910 brick building with a long history that includes its life as an insurance agency, the very first headquarters of Marco’s Pizza, the Circle Bar and a few different bars after, and it was the last stop on the trolley line in the 1930's. Its current owners have dedicated themselves to the restoration and rebirth of this East Toledo landmark. It now has a beautifully restored tin ceiling and exposed brick interior that brings its history back to life in the current gallery and education space.
In 2013, the owners decided to take their role in East Toledo's cultural renaissance further. With the help of Kickstarter donors, and the art of Mr. Taylor, an iconic mural was created to provide the neighborhood a local mural to call their own.