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Dine+Donate+Do Your Part!

Dine in participating restaurants during the Spirit & Place Festival, pay $1 for your glass of water, and support the UNICEF Tap Project, which brings clean water to millions of children around the world. See participating restaurants...
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Download your personal guide to Indiana's largest civic celebration. Navigate your way through 40 Spirit & Place Festival events with this new mobile application, developed by Boost Media.
Top Picks

Thom England, culinary instructor in the Hospitality Program at Ivy Tech Community College-Central Indiana, recommends these festival events:Thom England
Thom also serves on the "Food for Thought" Steering Committee this year.
Festival Previews

Bitter and Sweet: Celebrate religious diversity at this tapas style "progressive dinner" that features food from sacred practices and stories from Hindu, Jewish, Christian, Muslim, Native American, and other faith traditions.

Service through Spongecake: Learn about Indiana's rich tradition of charity cookbooks, sample recipes, and learn about the social and philanthropic history embedded in this recently digitized collection.

Food, the Psyche, and Wellness: Explore the dark side of the food revolution through the disciplines of art therapy, psychoanalysis, and health care.

Learning About the World in a Grocery Store: Wander from aisle to aisle at Saraga International Market while you enjoy music and dance, and learn about the history, foodways, and traditions of international cultures.

2010 Festival

Michael Pollan

Perpetual Pitch-In Project

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Unicef Tap Project

Lilly EndowmentWishard
Allen Whitehill Clowes Charitable Foundation Inc.Indiana Humanities Council

IUPUI      IU School of Liberal Arts     The Polis Center

The Indianapolis FoundationUniversity of IndianapolisEli Lilly and Company

Indianapolis Museum of Art     Congregation Beth-El ZedeckIndianapolis Marion County Public Library
Christian Theological SeminaryFranklin CollegeSt. Paul's Episcopal Church
WFYIHilton IndianapolisChristel DeHaan Family Foundation
Trendy Minds      Bohlsen PR       Cafe Patachou       Indiana Restaurant Association