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GAMESpotHave you heard about GAMESpot yet? It's an effort to inject oodles of energy into Indianapolis and transform the city into a massive play space with over 80 different games on giant sidewalk decals.


Starting Saturday, October 20, look for these super-sized games on Monument Circle, Georgia Street, Massachusetts Avenue, Indiana Avenue, and in Broad Ripple, Fountain Square, Wholesale District. Check out the GAMESpot Google Map to see all of the game locations.


For some extra fun, join us this Saturday morning to install GAMESpot across the city. We could use a few mroe helping hands!

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Messy ChurchMessy Church

At this official launch of Messy Church US, learn how to bring "Vacation Bible School on steroids" to your church by giving it new life with this play-filled learning and worship strategy.


Drumming to the Beat of Community
Experience the powerful sound and community of an American drum circle. Join drummers of all experiences to play and discover the history and communal role of drum circles in American society.


The Newest Recital in the World

 "Practice makes perfect." But what happens when the performance is improvised on the spot? Take an active role in creating this performance of improvised music in English and Gibberish.


GAMESpotInsert Coin to Play

Video games are an immersive experience of graphics, sound, and storytelling. What do gaming graphics and traditional art have in common? Do video games have artistic merit?



It's More than a Game (REVISED TIME LISTED)

Messy ChurchPlay and competition pervade our culture. Bill Littlefield, host of NPR's "Only a Game" will toss out provocative thoughts, regale you with stories, and want to hear your thoughts about play and competition. Come early to watch the Colts game.

crf2013 Creative Renewal Arts Fellowship


This nationally recognized and groundbreaking initiative offers 40 artists and arts administrators the opportunity to renew and refresh creativity through a two-year fellowship with a cash award of $10,000 each. Learn more about eligibility and applications.

justforfunJust for Fun!


We are inviting our Facebook fans to submit a photo of their favorite play space in Central Indiana. Each day, we feature the most 'liked' photograph as our Facebook cover. Check out these spectacular submissions and make sure to send us your own.

The IMA by Karl Zemlin
Today's Featured Facebook Cover: The IMA by Karl Zemlin





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blogSpirit & Place Festival Blog


Last week, we let you know that we were seeking guest blogs about PLAY from Spirit & Place fans like you. Here's one of the submissions we received!   
Go on an Adventure!
by Kasey Grau Jackson

Go on an Adventure 

"We all need to get out and do things, see things, go on adventures. Stretch ourselves. And play...read more.

IndyatPlayJoin the 2012 #SPIndy Twitter Team


Calling all Indy social media junkies!

Twiter Team


If you are a social media addict, then WE NEED YOU!  We invite you to join our Twitter Team and showcase your tweeting skills...learn more.



Becoming an International Humanitarian Incubator

A dynamic group of young leaders will lead a discussion of how philanthropy is impacting countries and their own careers, and how Indianapolis can foster international philanthropy as an integral part of emerging onto the global stage. Learn more.
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    
                    WFYI Nuvo