Festival Line-Up

There is always something unexpected and amazing to find in the Spirit & Place Festival!
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This year’s Spirit & Place Festival line-up includes musical performances, family-friendly art-making activities, film screenings, spoken word & poetry, civically-engaged workshops and community discussions, interactive theater and lectures, and, of course, the annual Opening Night Kick-Off and closing Public Conversation. Check out the full festival line-up by visiting the event calendar.

Opening Night Kick-Off!
Join us on Thurs., Nov. 2 and nourish your sense of community through food, art, history and more at this come-and-go style reception hosted at the Global Village Welcome Center from 6 to 8pm. Learn more here.

Public Conversation featuring Michael Twitty
Close out the Spirit & Place Festival with a Public Conversation featuring culinary historian and author Michael Twitty and the hosts of Black Girls Eating for this LIVE AUDIENCE podcast recording! Learn more and register here.

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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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