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SPARK on the Circle 

July 8, 2023 @ 11:00 am - November 3, 2023 @ 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.

Oct. 5, 12pm- Circle Side Chats: Poems with Kelvin McKelvey
Oct. 5, 4pm- Candle making with Freetown Village
Oct 7, 12pm- Scavenger Hunt with Brittany Fukushima
Oct. 10, 12pm- Lunch Break Live-Cara Jean Wahlers
Oct.11, 1pm- Drum Circle with Rhythm! Discover Center
Oct.11, 4pm- Found Art with Giselle Trujillo
Oct. 12, 12pm- Circle Side Chats: Symbols with DeeDee Davis
Oct. 12, 4pm- Indy Movement Arts Bump City & Bollywood
Oct. 13, 12pm- A.I.R. Head Book Tour 
Oct. 13, 12pm- Hardrick Live Mural Painting

Oct 14, 4pm- Ink Workshop with Brittany Fukushima
Oct 14, 4pm- Sofar Sounds at SPARK
Oct 16, 4pm- Plein Air painting with Brittany Fukushima

Oct. 18, 1pm- Drum Circle with Rhythm! Discover Center 
Oct. 18, 4pm- Amulet Making with Rachel Leah Cohen
Oct. 19, 12pm- Circle Side Chats: Drag History with Stephen Lane
Oct. 19, 4pm- Wagon of Wonders Puppet Show
Oct. 22, 12pm- Costume Pet Parade
Oct. 22, 4pm- Artist Hangout
Oct 24, 12pm-Lunch Break Live with Rob Funkhouser
Oct 25, 1pm- Drum Circle with Rhythm! Discover Center 
Oct 25, 4pm- Graffiti Knitting 
Oct. 28, 11am-6pm- Circle Spark Fest
Oct. 29, 11am-6pm- Circle Spark Fest
Oct. 30, 4-6pm- Dia de los Muertos Altar 
Oct. 31, 12pm- Lunch Break Live with Progressive Knife

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, 2023 @ 11:00 am
November 3, 2023 @ 7:00 pm


1 Monument Circle
South Facing Steps United States + Google Map