Festival Line-Up

There is always something unexpected and amazing to find in the Spirit & Place Festival!
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The Selection Committee for the 2023 Spirit & Place Festival begins their application review in mid-May and will meet in early June to curate the festival. Applicants are notified shortly thereafter and given until August 1 to confirm their event details. We will try to post a line-up of festival events no later than Labor Day.

In 2022 the Festival boasted . . .

  • 29 events
  • 5 art exhibitions
  • A mix of hybrid, in-person, and virtual gatherings.
  • 85+ community partners representing arts groups, cultural organizations, congregations, scholars, and more
  • Dance performances, film screenings, community discussions, outdoor adventures, art-making and more!

You can check out last year’s festival line-up linking to our digital event guide.

Upcoming Events


Erin Kelley


A native Hoosier, Kelley completed her bachelor’s degree in sociology and history from Ball State University and earned her master’s degree in public history from IUPUI. As the Program Director for Spirit & Place, she oversees the annual Spirit & Place Festival by working with 100 ...

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