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SPARK on the Circle 

July 8 @ 11:00 am - November 3 @ 7:00 pm


We have returned with an even more transformational SPARK on the Circle this year. The entire southwest quadrant of Monument Circle is closed to traffic and has become a park with lots of seating, shade, food and drink, and opportunities to socialize and get creative in the middle of the city. SPARK, which is always free to enjoy, is open every day 11 a.m. until dusk until Nov. 3.

Sept. 5, 12-1pm- Lunch Break Live with Scrapper and Skeleton 
Sept. 6, 4-6pm- Self Portrait Workshop with Greg Rose
Sept. 7, 11:30am-1pm- Circle Side Lunch Chats-Ed Fujawa
Sept. 7, 4-6pm- Freetown Village- The Madame Walker Story
Sept. 12, 12-1pm- Lunch Break Live with Sylvia Thomas
Sept. 13, 4-6pm- Music Instrument Building Workshop with Rob Funkhouser
Sept 14, 11:30am-1pm- Circle Side Lunch Chats-Cemeteries
Sept. 14, 4-6pm- Bollywood & Tai Chi with Indy Movement
Sept 18, 11am-3pm- Ask The City

Sept. 19, 12am-1pm-Lunch Break Live with Alejandro Reya
Sept. 20, 4-6pm- Boo! A knitting/graffiti workshop
Sept. 21, 11:30am-1pm- Circle Side Lunch Chat with writer Norm Minnick
Sept. 21, 4-6pm- Wagon of Wonders Puppet Show
Sept. 26, 12-1pm- Lunch Break Live
Sept. 27, 4-6pm- Fire Painting with Nasreen Khan
Sept. 28, 4-6pm- Circle Side lunch Chats- Preserving Black Heritage with Eunice Trotter
Sept. 28, 4-6pm- African Dance with Uzuri

SPARK is a partnership with Downtown Indy, the City of Indianapolis, and the Indiana War Memorials Commission — and funded by the Capital Improvements Board. It is a continuation of our work last year and in 2015 on the Circle.

At Big Car, we approach our work at the Circle as a site- and community-specific socially engaged art and creative placemaking project. The SPARK on the Circle pop-up park was collaboratively designed with Indianapolis-based Merritt Chase to be a restorative public place where people of all walks of life can relax, play, socialize, and engage with art and artists in the heart of our city.


July 8 @ 11:00 am
November 3 @ 7:00 pm


1 Monument Circle
South Facing Steps United States + Google Map