The 2018 Spirit & Place Festival celebrates, explores, challenges and reflects on the meaning behind “intersection” in its 23rd year. The Spirit & Place Festival is a collaborative festival that uses the arts, religion and humanities as a tool for shaping individual and community life through 10 days of events designed with community partners, individuals and communities.
During the selection process this year, event submissions that exemplified key traits of the Spirit & Place Festival were nominated for an “Award of Awesomeness.” The winning event will receive a $1,000 award at the end of the festival.
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!
|Opening Night: Intersections!||Friday, November 2, 2018||6:00 PM - 9:00 PM||Harrison Center||RSVP|
|Explore Art-omotive!||Saturday, November 3, 2018||10:00 AM - 1:00 PM||Indianapolis Motor Speedway Museum||RSVP|
|Niki's Honor: Violence Against Girls & Women Needs to Stop||Saturday, November 3, 2018||1:30 PM - 4:00 PM||Nur-Allah Islamic Center||RSVP|
|Two Truths & a Lie: The Intersection of Fact and Fiction||Sunday, November 4, 2018||1:30 PM - 3:00 PM||Indiana History Center||RSVP|
|Crossing: A Neighborhood Walkway||Sunday, November 4, 2018||2:00 PM - 4:00 PM||College Ave. Branch Library , Parking Lot||RSVP|
|Reimagining the Spiritual Text through Watercolor||Sunday, November 4, 2018||2:30 PM - 5:00 PM||Marian University , Library||RSVP|
|The Intersection of Equity, Land, and Power||Sunday, November 4, 2018||3:00 PM - 5:30 PM||Kheprw Institute/Renaissance Center||RSVP|
|A Dance of Wisdom Tales and Tunes||Sunday, November 4, 2018||4:00 PM - 5:30 PM||St. Luke's United Methodist Church , Chapel||RSVP|
|Pain & Purpose: The Intersection of Parenting and Addiction||Sunday, November 4, 2018||5:00 PM - 7:00 PM||IUPUI Hine Hall Auditorium||RSVP|
|Bringing Science to Life: Medical Ethics & Literature||Monday, November 5, 2018||6:00 PM - 8:00 PM||Central Library , Clowes Auditorium||RSVP|
|Hummus & Happiness||Monday, November 5, 2018||6:00 PM - 8:30 PM||Indiana Interchurch Center , Krannert Room & Dining Hall||RSVP|
|A Crossroads of Nations||Monday, November 5, 2018||6:30 PM - 8:00 PM||Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art , Clowes Court||RSVP|
|The Score Awakens||Monday, November 5, 2018||6:30 PM - 8:30 PM||Hilbert Circle Theater , Concert Hall||RSVP|
|Where Freedoms Collide||Monday, November 5, 2018||6:30 PM - 8:30 PM||Indiana Landmarks Center - Cook Theater||RSVP|
|Crossroads of America: Living Up to Our State Motto||Tuesday, November 6, 2018||7:00 PM - 9:00 PM||Marian University , Allison Mansion||RSVP|
|Race Matters: Faith & Philanthropy in the African American Community||Tuesday, November 6, 2018||7:00 PM - 9:00 PM||Christian Theological Seminary , Shelton Auditorium||RSVP|
|At the Intersection of Identity and Walkability||Wednesday, November 7, 2018||3:00 PM - 5:00 PM||Marion County Public Health Department , Community Building||RSVP|
|Mapping Lost Intersections||Wednesday, November 7, 2018||6:00 PM - 8:00 PM||Indiana History Center||RSVP|
|Stories of Indianapolis Transit (Workshop 1 of 3, Purple Line)||Wednesday, November 7, 2018||6:00 PM - 8:00 PM||Julia M. Carson Transit Center||RSVP|
|Bridging the Divide: Finding Common Ground||Wednesday, November 7, 2018||6:30 PM - 8:30 PM||North United Methodist Church||RSVP|
|Lonesome No More Through Faith Communities||Thursday, November 8, 2018||6:00 PM - 8:00 PM||Congregation Beth-El Zedeck||RSVP|
|Jewish and . . .||Thursday, November 8, 2018||6:30 PM - 8:30 PM||Central Library , Clowes Auditorium||RSVP|
|INspired to Give: Women, Faith, & Philanthropy||Thursday, November 8, 2018||7:00 PM - 9:00 PM||Indiana Interchurch Center , Krannert Room, 2nd Floor||RSVP|
|Listening for How We Hear||Friday, November 9, 2018||1:00 PM - 3:00 PM||Pin Bureau , Community Room||RSVP|
|Afrofuturism in Action: A Conversation with Tobias Buckell||Friday, November 9, 2018||6:00 PM - 8:30 PM||Kheprw Institute/Renaissance Center||RSVP|
|From Auschwitz to Indiana: Medical Ethics through History with Eva Kor||Friday, November 9, 2018||6:00 PM - 8:00 PM||Indiana Medical History Museum||RSVP|
|Spirited Chase||Saturday, November 10, 2018||8:30 AM - 2:00 PM||WFYI Public Media||RSVP|
|Stories of Indianapolis Transit (Workshop 2 of 3, Blue Line)||Saturday, November 10, 2018||9:00 AM - 11:00 AM||Julia M. Carson Transit Center||RSVP|
|Convergence: Connecting Our Shared Experience through Performance and Prose||Saturday, November 10, 2018||3:00 PM - 6:00 PM||The Church Within||RSVP|
|Stories of Indianapolis Transit (Workshop 3 of 3, Red Line)||Sunday, November 11, 2018||1:00 PM - 3:00 PM||Julia M. Carson Transit Center||RSVP|
|Where Time Ends and Eternity Begins||Sunday, November 11, 2018||1:00 PM - 3:00 PM||Butler University , Eidson-Duckwall Recital Hall||RSVP|
|23rd Annual Public Conversation with Zeynep Tufekci||Sunday, November 11, 2018||3:30 PM - 5:00 PM||Indiana State Museum||RSVP|
I have a visual impairment and the online listings are difficult to read.
Click here to download a text-only version of the Event Guide in 16pt font. (Coming in mid- to late September!)
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.
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. For questions about accessibility or to discuss accommodations, please contact the event hosts, firstname.lastname@example.org, or 317-274-2555.