Signature Events &
Award of Awesomeness Nominees

The Dog Ate My Homework:
Opening Night featuring Tony Styxx

Friday, Nov. 4, 6:30-8:30pm
Tube Factory artspace
FREE (Walk-ins welcome, but RSVPs requested)
Test your knowledge with fun homework assignments about Indy, experience the debut of Tony Styxx’s “Homework,” and view the exhibit Mari by artist Carl Pope. Presented by Spirit & Place and Big Car. . More info here 

From the Ground Up:
A People Centered Approach to Community Development

Sunday, Nov. 6, 3-6pm
Kheprw Institute
FREE, RSVPs requested
This hands-on workshop explores ways to develop a people-centered approach to community development. Presented by Kheprw Institute, SEND Working Class Task Force, KI NuMedia, Scarabys Consulting, LLC, and Spirit & Place. Learn more here.

An Evening with Elizabeth Strout
Wednesday, Nov. 9, 7:30-9pm
Butler University, Reilly Room/Atherton Union
FREE (RSVPs required by Nov. 7)
Readings and reflections by Pulitzer Prize winning author Elizabeth Strout, author of Olive Kitteridge and My Name is Lucy Barton. Presented by Butler University’s Vivian S. Delbrook Visiting Writers Series and Spirit & Place. Lean more here.

Friday, Nov. 11 - Sunday, Nov. 13 
Roberts Park UMC
FREE, with the exception of Nov. 11 tour, reception, & dinner benefiting additional meal service our homeless neighbors which is $50. 
First-ever side-by-side exhibit of sculptor Timothy Schmalz's "Matthew 25" works partnered with 3-days of side-by-side meals and fellowship among festival participants, homeless neighbors, community leaders, artists, and congregants. Presented by Roberts Park United Methodist Church, Sculpture by Timothy Schmalz Inc., Waltz Books, and members of the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra. Learn more here & RSVP here.

21st Annual Public Conversation 
Sunday, Nov. 13, 4-5:30pm
Indiana Landmarks Center
FREE, RSVPs requested
A sculptor, sociologist, community activist, and political scientist reflect on poverty, homelessness, public policy, and the human spirit. New York Times bestselling author Matthew Desmond (Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City), sculptor Timothy Schmalz (“Homeless Jesus”), and MLK Center executive director Allison Luthe, along with moderator Terri Jett of Butler University, will grapple with the essence of home from their unique perspectives. Presented by Spirit & Place, Roberts Park UMC, and the IU School of Liberal Arts at IUPUI as part of the John D. Barlow Lecture in Humanities. Learn more here.

Award of Awesomeness Nominees
Fun:  Spirited Chase
Daring & Bold:  Moving Stories
Rooted in Place: Riverside Speaks!
Builds Community: Homes before Highways
Socially Meaningful: Closing the Homestretch
Spiritually Meaningful: Homing the Houseless
Inclusive & Open-Minded: I Am Home: Muslim Hoosiers
Thought Provoking: The Things they Brought Home: Military Tattoos
Collaborative: Finding Home: Indiana at 200