2019 Spirit & Place Festival 

The 2019 Spirit & Place Festival celebrates, explores, challenges, and provides time for reflection on the theme of R/EVOLUTION! In its 24th year, the festival continues to highlight the power of collaboration through independently organized events that use the arts, religion, and/or humanities as tools for shaping individual and community life. The festival is 10 days long and event partners, formats, and locations change with each offering.

Check out the line-up below!

How do I navigate the online listings? 
Events are listed below in date order and by title. Click on each title to learn more about the events, presenters, and more! RSVP links will go live in mid-September. 

Is there large font version of the Event Guide? 
Yes! A downloadable, text-only version of the Event Guide in 16pt font will be ready by early October.

Should I RSVP to an event?
Most festival events will gladly welcome you as a walk-in but we strongly encourage RSVPs to all events so that our partners can best plan for your needs. If seating is limited, plan to arrive early! An RSVP may not guarantee a seat.

Are the events accessible? 
We welcome people of all abilities to participate in Spirit & Place Festival events.

Most events are free and located in ADA compliant facilities, but a few of our partners operate historic structures and you may need to call ahead to confirm your needs. For questions about accessibility or to discuss accommodations, please contact the event hosts, festival@iupui.edu, or 317-274-2555. 

What about public transit?
We encourage attendees to consider public transit (or carpooling), especially when attending events in small venues. You can map your ride at indygo.net
Superhero's Bash: Opening Night Kick Off!Friday, November 3, 20176:00 PM - 9:00 PMHarrison Center for the Arts
Homeless Voices (Exhibit, Nov. 4-11)Saturday, November 4, 20179:00 AM - 6:00 PMTube Factory artspace
Stitched Up Power (Exhibit, Nov. 4-12; Reception, Nov. 4)Saturday, November 4, 20179:00 AM - 4:30 PMAthenaeum
The Almighty Pollock Paint Launch Affair AWESOMENESS NOMINEESaturday, November 4, 201711:00 AM - 2:00 PMGarfield Parks Art Center
An Outrage: Using the Power of Social Justice for ChangeSaturday, November 4, 20172:00 PM - 4:00 PMNorthminster Presbyterian Church , Suite A
Stories of Neighborhood PowerSaturday, November 4, 20172:00 PM - 4:00 PMThe Sol Center , Sanctuary & Fellowship Hall
PRESSing Matters: Man vs. MachineSunday, November 5, 201710:00 AM - 2:00 PM16 Park Community Center
Power Chords: A Violinist's Obsession with BachSunday, November 5, 20172:00 PM - 3:30 PMCrown Hill Cemetery
Powerful Questions: What Do You Want to Lose?Sunday, November 5, 20172:00 PM - 4:00 PMThe Church Within
Real Climate Change Solutions: Creating Power for Positive ChangeSunday, November 5, 20172:00 PM - 4:00 PMAthenaeum , IFC Illinois Fall Creek Center
What If? The Power of ImaginationSunday, November 5, 20172:00 PM - 4:00 PMArthur M. Glick JCC
The Power of Food: Seven Short StoriesSunday, November 5, 20172:30 PM - 5:00 PMShortridge High School
Overcoming Addiction: The Paradox of Powerlessness and PowerSunday, November 5, 20177:00 PM - 9:00 PMPhoenix Theater , The Toby Theater
Vitality Through Art (Exhibit, Nov. 6-10; Panel, Nov. 6)Monday, November 6, 20179:00 AM - 5:00 PMMarian University
K(no)w Voice, K(no)w Power AWESOMENESS NOMINEEMonday, November 6, 20176:00 PM - 8:00 PM16 Park Community Center
The More You (F)Actually Know: Media Literacy and Why It MattersMonday, November 6, 20176:00 PM - 8:00 PMCentral Library
Working Together to Undo RacismMonday, November 6, 20176:00 PM - 8:00 PMTube Factory artspace
Tunnel of Oppression (Tours Nov. 7, 8, & 9)Tuesday, November 7, 20179:00 AM - 5:00 PMIUPUI Campus Center
Empowering People: Luther 500Tuesday, November 7, 201711:30 AM - 1:30 PMLutheran Child and Family Services
Story Slam: Real Life Stories of the Power of Education Tuesday, November 7, 20176:30 PM - 8:00 PMSpeakeasy Downtown
Revive Civility Wednesday, November 8, 20177:00 PM - 9:00 PMThe Alan and Linda Cohen Center for Jewish Learning and Living at Congregation Beth-El Zedeck
Speaking Truth to PowerWednesday, November 8, 20177:00 PM - 8:30 PMIndianapolis Museum of Art
Justice, Faith, & Power: Stories from Neighbors with Criminal RecordsThursday, November 9, 20176:00 PM - 9:00 PMBrookside Community Church
The Power OF and Power IN VolunteeringThursday, November 9, 20176:00 PM - 8:30 PMTabernacle Presbyterian Church
Using the Power of Music to Promote HealthThursday, November 9, 20176:30 PM - 8:00 PMSidney & Lois Eskenazi Hospital
No Plans to Leave: Confronting Gentrification in Washington, D.C. & Lessons for IndianapolisThursday, November 9, 20177:00 PM - 9:00 PMEbenezer Baptist Church
Welcoming Strangers, Finding Brothers & Sister AWESOMENESS NOMINEEFriday, November 10, 20177:00 PM - 9:00 PMButler University
Words Matter! Writing for Healing, Action, & ChangeFriday, November 10, 20177:00 PM - 9:00 PMIndianapolis First Friends Meeting
Spirited ChaseSaturday, November 11, 20179:00 AM - 3:00 PMWFYI
Power of Consent: Empowering Students to Prevent Campus Sexual AssaultSaturday, November 11, 20171:00 PM - 2:30 PMLongShot Theater at the Wheeler Arts Community Building
Rise Up Singing!Saturday, November 11, 20171:00 PM - 3:00 PMChristian Theological Seminary
Culturing for Nonviolence: Religious Families, Community, & Power of DiversitySaturday, November 11, 20172:00 PM - 6:00 PMIndiana Interchurch Center
Break the Chains Off! History of Hip Hop in Power & Resistance AWESOMENESS NOMINEESaturday, November 11, 20176:00 PM - 8:00 PMMt. Zion Renaissance Center
Embodied Power: Breath, Voice, & Yoga AWESOMENESS NOMINEE Sunday, November 12, 20172:00 PM - 3:30 PMAthenaeum
Power of Consent: Empowering Students to Prevent Sexual Assault (2nd Performance)Sunday, November 12, 20173:00 PM - 4:30 PMLongShot Theater at the Wheeler Arts Community Building
22nd Annual Public Conversation: Reflections on RaceSunday, November 12, 20174:00 PM - 5:30 PMIndiana History Center