Here's a sneak peak at some of our festival events that explore journey through spoken word, song, dance, and photography.

Light, Living, Laughter, and Hope

Saturday, November 8, 7:00-9:00 PM

$20 / $15 students and retirees


Stories and songs are masterfully intertwined to illuminate the presence of the sacred throughout life's journey. 

More info.

Musical Journeys of Immigrant Composers

Monday, November 10, 7:30-9:00 PM

Free admission 


Hear performances and learn about the music and life of composers who fled the oppression of their homeland in search of freedom. Read more. 


Friday, November 14, 7:00-8:30 PM

Free admission 



Live performances, storytelling, and an art exhibit celebrate the journey and achievements of four Indianapolis African American women. Read more.


Wilderness to World Class City 

Tuesday, November 11, 7:00-8:30 PM (doors open at 6:30 PM)

$5 / Free for children 12 & under


Song, dance, historical photographs, and narration combine to tell the story of Indianapolis in this original Claude McNeal musical performed by high school students. Find out more.

Spirit Slam

Friday, November 14, 7:00-9:00 PM

Free admission 


Spoken-word performances showcase the artistic relationship to sacred texts as local youth and adults interpret JOURNEY-themed scripture from the Hebrew Bible and Christian New Testament. More info.

Life Dances

Sunday, November 9, 2:00-4:00 PM

Free admission


Dancers interpret the lives of community elders in a multimedia performance that combines storytelling, projected images, and dance. Find out more.

Don't forget about our October Preview Events!


The Objects We keep: Making a New Place Home exhibit at the Indiana State Museum is this Wednesday, October 15th. Come learn about the journey from a known place to a new place, and how we use objects to make those places feel like home. 

Festival in the News!


Check out Nuvo's piece on our October preview event Social Photography. Click here to read the article. 

Spirit & Place Blog:
It's all about Indy
Amanda Dorman


Indianapolis has received no shortage of national attention in the past few months. The Chicago Tribune wrote that Indianapolis feels "progressive - some might even say hip." In an article about affordable American travel, theWall St. Cheat Sheet wrote, "it's all about Indiana."


Having lived in Indianapolis all my life, I feel this change too. Last summer my professional journey led me from Carmel to Downtown Indy. Although only 30 minutes apart, my lifestyle Downtown is quite different: I walk to work every day, I can visit the farmers market on my lunch break, I have access to the Cultural Trail within steps of my apartment and I no longer have to stress about UBER-ing it home on the weekends (I live within four blocks of Mass Ave). Read more.

Stay Connected
Did you like this newsletter?