2017 Spirit & Place Festival 
The 2017 Spirit & Place Festival occurs November 3-12. More than 110 community partners have created 37 events, with 59 occurrences, in 32 venues across the city. From art exhibitions and dance performances to family-events and lectures, there is something for everyone! 

Make sure to check out our opening night event, Superhero's Bash, as well as our five "Award of Awesomeness" nominees. This year's Public Conversation will offer a new take on how Spirit & Place not only works to model civil discourse but help the community develop the skills it needs to engage in its own powerful conversations using the arts, humanities, and religion. 

How do I navigate the online listings? Events are listed below in date order. 

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 ChapelRSVP
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 TheaterRSVP
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 ConcourseRSVP
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 PMWFYIRSVP
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 PMAthenaeumRSVP
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