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The festival runs through November 4-13. See full events list here.

  • Check out the Signature Series and other fabulous events during the opening weekend!
  • Pick up NUVO this week for a complete festival schedule.
  • Bring a pair of new children's athletic shoes (sizes 10-4) to a festival event to support the work of Samaritan's Feet

Friday, November 4 



  • @Work @Rest @Play, 12:15-12:45 pm at City Market. A signature event presented by Butler University Jordan College of Fine Arts, Dept. of Dance.

  • First Friday with Spirit & Place, 6-9 pm at Harrison Center for the Arts. A signature event presented by Spirit & Place Festival and Harrison Center for the Arts.

Saturday, November 5

  • Athletes and Art, exhibits runs through Nov. 13, 8 am-5 pm, National Art Museum of Sport. Presented by National Art Museum of Sport and Ivy Tech Community College-School of Fine Arts & Design.

  • Honoring the Body in Life, 9:30-11:30 am at Second Presbyterian Church. A signature event presented by Second Presbyterian Church.

  • @Work @Rest @Play, 12:15-12:45 pm at Circle Centre Mall Food Court. A signature event presented by Butler University Jordan College of Fine Arts, Dept. of Dance.

  • Deep Ink: Tattoo Legend Lyle Tuttle, 7-8:30 pm at Indianapolis Museum of Art. A signature event presented by Indianapolis Museum of Art and Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art. 

Sunday, November 6

  • A Day of Wellness, 9-4 pm at Arthur M. Glick JCC. Presented by Ann Katz Festival of Books and Arts @ Arthur M. Glick JCC and Second Helpings.

  • I Knew You in the Womb, 2-5 pm at First Congregational Church-United Church of Christ. Presented by First Congregational Church-United Church of Christ and Broadway United Methodist Church.
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  • The Inspiration of David Hochoy and Victoria Lyras, 3-5 pm at Indianapolis School of Ballet. Presented by Indianapolis School of Ballet and Dance Kaleidoscope.

  • Body Image and Your Girl, 3:30-6 pm at Madame Walker Theatre Center. Presented by Girls Inc. of Greater Indianapolis, Girl Scouts of Indiana, and Women's Fund of Central Indiana.

  • Beyond Dead: A Youth Response, 5-7 pm (student dialogue) at Indiana Interchurch Center. Presented by the Indiana Interchurch Center, Alpha & Omega Project for Contemporary Religious Arts, and Center for Interfaith Cooperation. 


Spirit & Place Festival 2011  

Body Blurbs

Public Conversation

Signature Series

Body Blurbs


Samaritan's Feet - Shoe Drive

Indy Talks 

Lilly Endowment, Inc.Allen Whitehill Clowes Charitable Foundation Inc.H. Wilbur Hardacre Charitable Trust

Marian University Bohlsen PR IUPUI  
The Indianapolis Foundation, a CICF affiliate The Polis Center at IUPUI University of Indianapolis


IU School of Liberal Arts, IUPUIIU School of Medicine, IUPUI 

North United Methodist Church Wishard Christian Theological Seminary


Christel DeHaan Family Foundation Franklin College Hilton Indianapolis Baker & Daniels


Indiana Humanities  IU School of Dentistry, IUPUI Second Presbyterian ChurchSt. Pauls  
Congregation Beth El Zedeck Indianapolis Museum of Art Butler University Harrison Center for the Arts    
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