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First Course!

From food art and frybread to social change and soup, the first weekend of the Spirit & Place Festival offers a fabulous first course in celebrating "Food for Thought!"




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Win VIP Tickets for Michael Pollan

Win two tickets and meet Michael Pollan at the VIP reception on November 12. Enter here.

Public Conversation Partners

Global Peace Initiatives (GPI) and Big Car are partnering with Spirit & Place to create a stellar Public Conversation on Saturday, November 13, 7 PM, at Emmerich Manual High School.

Conversationalist Will Allen, CEO of Growing Power, is visiting Indianapolis under the auspices of GPI, which works with multiple groups and vulnerable populations to cultivate compassion and teach self-sufficiency. Conversationalist Harrell Fletcher, an internationally known social practice artist, is visiting Indianapolis under the auspices of Big Car, an Indianapolis-based grassroots arts organization that sparks new artistic initiatives that strengthen community.

2010 Festival
Michael Pollan
Perpetual Pitch-In Project

Public Conversation


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