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August 2023

Boo! A knitting/graffiti project with Mary Jo Bayliss

August 23, 2023 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
1 Monument Circle, South Facing Steps United States + Google Map
Free

A gathering where knitting and graffiti collide! Simultaneously inspired by traditional knitting and graffiti, this ever-evolving piece combines fiber adjacent activities, coloring sheets derived from graffiti and knitting motifs, and opportunities for participants to share their creative path stories. You are invited to come join the fun, because without YOU, Boo, this project can’t happen. About the artist: Mary Jo Bayliss specializes in creating environments that help people feel at ease using space, light and color to achieve these goals.…

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Lockerbie Night Market – Performance by Bashiri Asad, Artisan Vendors, Beer Garden, and more…

August 24, 2023 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Needler’s Market, 320 N New Jersey
Indianapolis, IN 46204 United States
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Free

Join us at Lockerbie Marketplace — a lovely greenspace next to Needler’s Fresh Market. Purchase goods from local artisans, enjoy local food by Herts BBQ and live music by Bashiri Asad. Music from 7-8 pm. Sun King beer and chilled wine are also available for purchase at the pop-up beer garden located right off the Cultural Trail on Alabama Street.   All events are free at 320 N New Jersey Street in the greenspace right off the Cultural Trail. 

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Chreece on the Circle -Harry Otaku

August 24, 2023 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
1 Monument Circle, South Facing Steps United States + Google Map
Free

1994, Megaman X was ripe out the box with detailed graphics and progressive sounds. This perfect audio and visual harmony would provide core inspiration to a budding otaku--who would take the namesake to a whole new level. Harry Otaku makes a unique soundscape utilizing influences from: Hip-Hop, Soul, anime, film, and video games. Everything Harry Otaku makes, he puts a personal spin on, making each creation a vivid, prismatic reflection from the heart. He continues to explore all the genres…

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Cyanotype Workshop with Aurora PhotoCenter

August 25, 2023 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

Cyanotype is a camera-less photography made out in the sun, rather than in a darkroom. You place objects — such as plants — on top of a piece of photo-treated paper, and then use the sun to expose the paper. The result is an image that is an exact outline of the object. It’s a fun and magical way to engage photography! Although it may be new to modern people, cyanotype has been around since photography was invented in the…

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Lunch Break Live with Laura Balke presented by Lake City Bank

August 29, 2023 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
1 Monument Circle, South Facing Steps United States + Google Map
Free

Indiana native Laura K. Balke has been writing songs for as long as she can remember. Through the years her music has explored folk, pop, and country stylings while weaving tales from her life. Laura will be performing an acoustic set of songs from across her discography for Lunch Break Live. Who? SPARK on the Circle is an ongoing partnership between Big Car Collaborative, Downtown Indy, City of Indianapolis Department of Metropolitan Development, the Capital Improvement Board, and the Indiana…

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Poetry & Art with John Clark

August 30, 2023 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
1 Monument Circle, South Facing Steps United States + Google Map
Free

Join Indianapolis-based visual artist, Big Car co-founder and writer John Clark to make drawings, poems, and short stories…or a combination of all three! Who? SPARK on the Circle is an ongoing partnership between Big Car Collaborative, Downtown Indy, City of Indianapolis Department of Metropolitan Development, the Capital Improvement Board, and the Indiana War Memorials Commission. What? SPARK brings a free, fun, playful, welcoming, and art-filled park to the heart of Indianapolis. Here on Monument Circle, you’ll find comfortable places to…

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September 2023

Freetown Village: The Madam Walker Story

September 7, 2023 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
1 Monument Circle, South Facing Steps United States + Google Map
Free

In honor of Madam CJ Walker’s great achievements and contributions, Freetown Village Inc. brings you this one-woman show of her story through “different” eyes. Join us for the amazing story of America’s first woman self-made millionaire. Learn about the rich legacy she created for women, African Americans, and Indianapolis! Freetown Village is a living history museum with the mission to educate the public about African American lives, arts, and culture in Indiana through living history, exhibits, allied programs, and the…

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Music Instrument building with Rob Funkhouser

September 13, 2023 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
1 Monument Circle, South Facing Steps United States + Google Map
Free

Join composer and sound artist Rob Funkhouser for a workshop exploring the hidden sounds of everyday objects. Funkhouser will guide audiences through strategies for using amplification to reimagine the world of tiny sounds happening around them through the use of musical instruments, household items, and contact microphones. Participants will get the chance to explore a set of instruments and objects, and will also be guided on a short walk to find new sounds hidden in the environment around Monument Circle.…

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Live music, food & artist-led activities at Lockerbie Place

September 21, 2023 @ 11:30 am - 1:30 pm
Needler’s Market, 320 N New Jersey
Indianapolis, IN 46204 United States
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Free

Join us for live music by Awetree and food by Chomp'z Truck. Games like foosball, ping pong, chess & checkers, and giant Jenga are available for additional entertainment. About Awetree Awetree is the ukulele-pop project of Indianapolis-based singer songwriter Audrey Coy. Lyrically inspired by the complexities of interpersonal relationships, Awetree explores the sadness and hope of love and friendship.   All events are free at 320 N New Jersey Street in the greenspace right off the Cultural Trail.

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October 2023

Lunch Break Live with Mandog

October 3, 2023 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
1 Monument Circle, South Facing Steps United States + Google Map
Free

A producer/visual artist from Indianapolis, IN, Mandog combines elements from everywhere and anywhere and cooks them down into a nice Mandog soup. Hip-hop is his specialty, but you might find him boppin' around in other genres as well. Mandog was the Champion of the 6th Annual Jay Brookinz Beat Battle at The Vogue Theater (2014) and had another first place finish at a Jay Brookinz Battle League round at the Hi-Fi (2015). SPARK is a partnership with Downtown Indy, the…

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