2017 Spirit & Place Festival 
The 2017 Spirit & Place Festival occurred November 3-12, 2017. More than 110 community partners created 37 events, with 59 occurrences, in 32 venues across the city. From art exhibitions and dance performances to family-events and lectures, 2017 was truly a powerful year! 

Application guidelines for 2018 will be posted in December 2017/January 2018. The 2018 application deadline is Friday, April 20. Click here to learn more about the 2018 theme, INTERSECTION.

How do I navigate the online listings? Past events from the 2017 festival are listed below in date order and by title. Want to check things out by geographic location, instead? Click here.

I have a visual impairment and the online listings are difficult to read. Click here to download a text-only version of the Event Guide in 16pt font.

Should I RSVP to an event?
 Most festival events will gladly welcome you as a walk-in but we strongly encourage RSVPs to all events so that our partners know how many guests to plan for. (Hey, we want you to have a chair! Tell us you're coming, if you can.)
TitleDateTimeLocation
Superhero's Bash: Opening Night Kick Off!Friday, November 3, 20176:00 PM - 9:00 PMHarrison Center for the Arts , GymnasiumRSVP
Homeless Voices (Exhibit, Nov. 4-11)Saturday, November 4, 20179:00 AM - 6:00 PMTube Factory artspaceRSVP
Stitched Up Power (Exhibit, Nov. 4-12; Reception, Nov. 4)Saturday, November 4, 20179:00 AM - 4:30 PMAthenaeum , Art GalleryRSVP
The Almighty Pollock Paint Launch Affair AWESOMENESS NOMINEESaturday, November 4, 201711:00 AM - 2:00 PMGarfield Parks Art CenterRSVP
An Outrage: Using the Power of Social Justice for ChangeSaturday, November 4, 20172:00 PM - 4:00 PMNorthminster Presbyterian ChurchRSVP
Stories of Neighborhood PowerSaturday, November 4, 20172:00 PM - 4:00 PMThe Sol Center , BallroomRSVP
PRESSing Matters: Man vs. MachineSunday, November 5, 201710:00 AM - 2:00 PM16 Park Community CenterRSVP
Power Chords: A Violinist's Obsession with BachSunday, November 5, 20172:00 PM - 3:30 PMCrown Hill Cemetery , Gothic ChapelSOLD OUT!
Powerful Questions: What Do You Want to Lose?Sunday, November 5, 20172:00 PM - 4:00 PMThe Church Within , Celebration RoomRSVP
Real Climate Change Solutions: Creating Power for Positive ChangeSunday, November 5, 20172:00 PM - 4:00 PMAthenaeumRSVP
What If? The Power of ImaginationSunday, November 5, 20172:00 PM - 4:00 PMArthur M. Glick JCC , Laikin AuditoriumRSVP
The Power of Food: Seven Short StoriesSunday, November 5, 20172:30 PM - 5:00 PMShortridge High School , The Historic Caleb Mills AuditoriumRSVP
Overcoming Addiction: The Paradox of Powerlessness and PowerSunday, November 5, 20177:00 PM - 9:00 PMPhoenix TheaterSOLD OUT!
Vitality Through Art (Exhibit, Nov. 6-10; Panel, Nov. 6)Monday, November 6, 20179:00 AM - 5:00 PMMarian University , Marian Hall GalleryRSVP
K(no)w Voice, K(no)w Power AWESOMENESS NOMINEEMonday, November 6, 20176:00 PM - 8:00 PM16 Park Community CenterRSVP
The More You (F)Actually Know: Media Literacy and Why It MattersMonday, November 6, 20176:00 PM - 8:00 PMCentral Library , Riley RoomRSVP
Working Together to Undo RacismMonday, November 6, 20176:00 PM - 8:00 PMTube Factory artspaceRSVP
Tunnel of Oppression (Tours Nov. 7, 8, & 9)Tuesday, November 7, 20179:00 AM - 5:00 PMIUPUI Campus CenterRSVP
Empowering People: Luther 500Tuesday, November 7, 201711:30 AM - 1:30 PMLutheran Child and Family ServicesRSVP
Story Slam: Real Life Stories of the Power of Education Tuesday, November 7, 20176:30 PM - 8:00 PMSpeakeasy Downtown , 2nd FloorRSVP
Revive Civility Wednesday, November 8, 20177:00 PM - 9:00 PMThe Alan and Linda Cohen Center for Jewish Learning and Living at Congregation Beth-El ZedeckRSVP
Speaking Truth to PowerWednesday, November 8, 20177:00 PM - 8:30 PMIndianapolis Museum of Art , The TobyRSVP
Justice, Faith, & Power: Stories from Neighbors with Criminal RecordsThursday, November 9, 20176:00 PM - 9:00 PMBrookside Community ChurchRSVP
The Power OF and Power IN VolunteeringThursday, November 9, 20176:00 PM - 8:30 PMTabernacle Presbyterian Church , Dining RoomRSVP
Using the Power of Music to Promote HealthThursday, November 9, 20176:30 PM - 8:00 PMSidney & Lois Eskenazi Hospital , Eli Lilly and Company Foundation ConcourseSOLD OUT!
No Plans to Leave: Confronting Gentrification in Washington, D.C. & Lessons for IndianapolisThursday, November 9, 20177:00 PM - 9:00 PMEbenezer Baptist ChurchRSVP
Welcoming Strangers, Finding Brothers & Sister AWESOMENESS NOMINEEFriday, November 10, 20177:00 PM - 9:00 PMButler University , Eidson-Duckwall Recital Hall RSVP
Words Matter! Writing for Healing, Action, & ChangeFriday, November 10, 20177:00 PM - 9:00 PMIndianapolis First Friends Meeting , Main SanctuaryRSVP
Spirited ChaseSaturday, November 11, 20179:00 AM - 3:00 PMWFYISOLD OUT!
Power of Consent: Empowering Students to Prevent Campus Sexual AssaultSaturday, November 11, 20171:00 PM - 2:30 PMLongShot Theater at the Wheeler Arts Community BuildingRSVP
Rise Up Singing!Saturday, November 11, 20171:00 PM - 3:00 PMChristian Theological Seminary , Room 122RSVP
Culturing for Nonviolence: Religious Families, Community, & Power of DiversitySaturday, November 11, 20172:00 PM - 6:00 PMIndiana Interchurch CenterRSVP
Break the Chains Off! History of Hip Hop in Power & Resistance AWESOMENESS NOMINEESaturday, November 11, 20176:00 PM - 8:00 PMMt. Zion Renaissance Center , Common RoomRSVP
Embodied Power: Breath, Voice, & Yoga AWESOMENESS NOMINEE Sunday, November 12, 20172:00 PM - 3:30 PMAthenaeumSOLD OUT!
Power of Consent: Empowering Students to Prevent Sexual Assault (2nd Performance)Sunday, November 12, 20173:00 PM - 4:30 PMLongShot Theater at the Wheeler Arts Community BuildingRSVP
22nd Annual Public Conversation: Reflections on RaceSunday, November 12, 20174:00 PM - 5:30 PMIndiana History Center , Frank and Katrina Basile TheaterRSVP