Conversation & Celebration Free!
First-Ever Closing Event for Spirit & Place

Food for thought...conversations on culture...delicious edibles....and a celebration of the 2006 Spirit & Place Festival. What better way to spend a Saturday evening?!

Join us Saturday, November 18, 7 p.m., at the Indiana History Center for the first-ever closing event for Spirit & Place. Two nationally prominent scholar-authors, Tyler Cowen and Bill McClay, will explore challenging questions: Do cultural traditions bind or release artistic creativity? Does a market economy encourage or discourage artistic development? Explore these and other questions in Tradition vs. Innovation? Arts and Mass Culture, sponsored by the Liberty Fund and Spirit & Place.

A book-signing and reception to honor Spirit & Place program partners, donors, and volunteers will follow. Please RSVP to (317) 278-2644 or

Great Quotes about the 2006 Festival...
  • "What makes this festival even more than the sum of its diverse parts is the opportunity it affords us to get out and reintroduce ourselves to Indianapolis by going to programs at venues and in neighborhoods that may be new to us – or that might be old acquaintances due for a fresh look." (NUVO, Nov. 1, 2006)
  • "These events are clearly an opportunity for individuals to explore the unlimited aspects of Spirit & Place and use the energy derived from the experience to think and act differently, to be more courageous in their commitment to positive change and growth. It calls out the best in each of us!" Program participant
  • "Keep up the unexpected, creative programming!" Program participant
Final Weekend for Spirit & Place!
F = Free $ = Admission Fee D = Donation Requested
$ Glorious: The Next Level, 7:00 PM, Madame Walker Theatre Center
F If The Cupboard Were Bare: Creating Sustainable Food Systems, 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM, All Souls Unitarian Church
D The Power of Story: A Transforming Look at Mental Health, 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM, Martin University
$ Music and Memoir, Story and Song, 8:00 PM to 10:00 PM, The Old Centrum
F Helping Hands Festival, 9:30 AM to 4:00 PM, Brebeuf Jesuit Preparatory School
$ Peace Hikes with Global Peace Initiatives, 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM, Eagle Creek Park
F A Traditional Family: Fact or Fiction?, 7:00 PM to 9:30 PM, Unitarian Universalist Church of Indianapolis
F Tradition versus Innovation? Arts and Mass Culture, 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM, Indiana History Center
F Snow Goose Global Thanksgiving Celebration of Peace and Harmony, 3:00 PM to 6:30 PM, International School of Indiana
$ Glorious: The Next Level, 4:00 PM, Madam Walker Theatre Center
D A Victorian Holiday, 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM, The Benton House
D El Día de los Muertos Exhibition of Altars, Indianapolis Art Center
D A Voice Silenced, Arthur M. Glick Jewish Community Center and Indianapolis Art Center
D Timeless Passions: Drawn to Dance, Hoosier Salon Fine Arts Gallery
D devaSTATE, Harrison Center for the Arts
$ A Century of Champions, NCAA Hall of Champions
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Festival Closing Event!

The festival’s first-ever closing event, sponsored by the Liberty Fund, will take place on November 18, 7 p.m., at the Indiana History Center. Join us for a lively public discussion on Tradition versus Innovation? Arts and Mass Culture.

Spirit & Place is made possible by the generous support of several major donors.
Lilly Endowment INC The Indianapolis Foundation
IUPUI IU School of Liberal Arts
Butler University University of Indianapolis
Indianapolis Public Library Community Health Network
The Center On Philanthropy at Indiana University Christian Theological Seminary
St. Paul's Episcopal Church
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