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Spirit & Place Festival Exhibits

Image Credit: Marti LaMar by Kaila Austin An exciting array of exhibits are included in this year's festival! Information about exhibit hours are below. To check the festival programming tied to the events, return to the Event Page to search for the event. You must register for events separately. Tearing Down Boxes and Embracing Change […]

Spirit & Place Opening Night Celebration

Virtual Event Virtual Event

Emceed by local spoken word artist Manon Voice, celebrate the kick-off of the 26th annual Spirit & Place Festival with a newly commissioned piano piece by jazz pianist Christopher Pitts. This year’s opening night virtual event invites you to learn about the CHANGE theme and the exciting array of events, exhibits, performances, films, and more […]

Free

Tearing Down Boxes and Embracing Change

Phoenix Theater Cultural Center 705 N. Illinois Street, Indianapolis, IN

Fiber artists from two guilds unite to create an art exhibit that breaks us out of our boxes and embraces change!  Learn more in a Trail Talk session with fiber artists and actors who have portrayed artists dealing with change, as they discuss art as a vehicle for healing and growth. To broaden ourselves we […]

Free

**Award of Awesomeness Nominee! ** Monumental Changes: History and Power in Public Art

Garfield Park Arts Center - Main Gallery 2432 Conservatory Dr., Indianapolis, IN

Explore the role of power and memory in public art. Learn about the history, controversy, and recent removal of a Confederate monument in Garfield Park and envision an equitable future for the site through this exhibition and panel discussion featuring Dr. Paul Mullins, Jordan Ryan, and Danicia Monet. The exhibition will include historical information about […]

Free

Susan B.

Fonseca Theater 2508 W. Michigan St., Indianapolis, IN

Witness Susan B. Anthony’s struggle with an iron façade between racism and feminism during a reading and discussion of Hoosier playwright Daphne White’s play Susan B. Susan B. explores the time Susan B. Anthony learned the 15th Amendment was being crafted to give voting rights to Black men and not (white) women, thereby finding herself […]

$10 – $15.00

The (W)hole in our HeARTs

Circle City Industrial Complex - Stokol Gallery & Hallways 1125 E. Brookside Ave., Indianapolis, IN

Art benefits everyone and this interactive event focuses on ways to actively integrate art into personal and community life to combat loneliness and loss. Coping with the loneliness, isolation, depression, anxiety, fear, and loss that has been a part of our collective lives for more than a year is hard. But we don’t need to […]

Free

The Memory Keepers/Los Guardianes de Memorias

201 Studio 201 S. Rural Ave., Indianapolis, IN
Virtual Event Hybrid Event

Exhibit and community conversation to record, elevate, and archive the histories of memory keepers who have lived, worked, and played in Twin Aire neighborhoods for generations. Bilingual event (English/Spanish). Memory Keepers features one gallery located in Twin Aire featuring portraits and recorded interviews of community “memory keepers” from the Twin Aire Neighborhood Coalition Neighborhoods. Portraits […]

Free

**Award of Awesomeness Nominee! ** Monarchs in a Changing World: How These Butterflies Bring Us Together

Oliver's Woods 8825 River Road, Indianapolis, IN

THIS EVENT IS CURRENTLY OPERATING A WAITLIST. Learn about monarch butterflies and the importance of conservation while helping to complete a new mural! Is there a better metaphor for “change” than the metamorphosis from caterpillar to chrysalis and finally to butterfly? This mysterious transformation process has evoked awe for millennia. This event asks what wider […]

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Changing Direction: Adopting Trauma-Informed Care in Indiana State Hospitals

Virtual Event Virtual Event

Look at the historic therapeutic care used in the state's psychiatric hospitals and compare this care to the newly integrated trauma-informed care model to see how much has changed. The Indiana Medical History Museum (IMHM) has been a careful guardian of the history of psychiatric care at Central State Hospital (1848—1994) since its founding in […]

Free

(Un)Comfortable Conversations: Telling Our Stories, Transforming Our World

Virtual Event Virtual Event

Change – personal and societal – has the power to bring us together and divide us. Hear from spoken word artists, writers, and community leaders on what it means to wrestle with and accept the consequences of change. New and profound communal bonds are often formed as we grow into an embrace our true identities. […]

Free

**Award of Awesomeness Nominee!** We Can Change the Past: Unearthing the History of Arab Indianapolis

Central Library - Clowes Auditorium 40 E. St. Clair Street, Indianapolis, IN

Watch a debut performance of the film, “When We Were Syrian: Early Lebanese in Indianapolis,” and learn more about the forgotten past of Arab Indianapolis. “When We Were Syrian” is a deeply moving autobiographical short film that reveals a past overlooked in the dominant narrative of white, Protestant, Anglo-Saxon Indianapolis. The stories of these Arab […]

Free

Be Anxious for Nothing: Loss and Joy in Unexpected Change

Christ Church Cathedral 125 Monument Circle, Indianapolis, IN
Virtual Event Hybrid Event

What do the Bible, Torah, Qur’an, and sacred music say about change? How do we hold space for grief and still find opportunities for joy and growth? We seek common experiences in different traditions through panel discussion and song. Sacred texts in the Christian, Jewish, and Muslim traditions are collections of stories about the human […]

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