A Festival of World Cultures!

Spirit & Place offers many festive opportunities to explore and celebrate diverse cultures. Check out these events and festivals:

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  • Mombasa Party and the Royal Drummers of Burundi. Experience the thunderous power of a centuries-old African drumming tradition combined with the music and movement of East Kenyan Taraab artists.
  • New Art of the West. Learn how American Indians and Western art and culture have evolved over time through the film Smoke Signals and an exhibition of art traditions expressed through innovative materials.
Click here to explore all 80 Spirit & Place Festival Events.
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Become a Program Partner in 2007

Organizations interested in participating in the 2007 Spirit & Place Festival are invited to share ideas and explore the opportunities and issues within the 2007 theme, Living Generously, at one of three upcoming meetings on October 18 (Indianapolis Art Center), October 25 (Legacy Fund of Hamilton County, and October 29 (Franklin College). Click here for more information.

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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