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October 2022

WALKING WEDNESDAYS-Magical History Tour

October 5 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Monument Circle,

Artist, scavenger, and raconteur Kipp Normand guides you on a stroll through the oddities of Indianapolis history and spaces. Get ready for weird. ALL TOURS MEET at the trailer on the southwest quad of Monument Circle. Expect to walk between a half-mile and 2 miles total. In case of bad weather, cancellation decisions will be made by 3 p.m. Check SPARK social media or website for updates. * FREE * What’s This? We at Big Car are teaming up with…

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Dear You, Love Home with Brandon Schaaf

October 6 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Monument Circle,

Where did you live that you miss the most? Where did you live that you hated? Who lives there now? What would you say to them? Are there secrets to reveal? Artist Brandon Schaaf will bring stationary and help you write the perfect letter to the current inhabitant. About BRANDON SCHAAF SCHAAF is a visual and performance artist in Indianapolis, Indiana and a founding member of collaborative artist collective Know No Stranger since 2009. Schaaf’s visual work includes character design,…

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WALKING WEDNESDAYS-Public Art Crawl

October 12 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Monument Circle,

With this Walking Wednesday you can gain deeper appreciation for Indianapolis’s symbolic heart by exploring the history and architecture of the Soldiers & Sailors Monument and the buildings that encircle it. Tours presented by Indiana Landmarks. ALL TOURS MEET at the trailer on the southwest quad of Monument Circle. Expect to walk between a half-mile and 2 miles total. In case of bad weather, cancellation decisions will be made by 3 p.m. Check SPARK social media or website for updates.…

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What A Wednesday!

October 12 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monument Circle,

Join us for improv music, poetry, video projections and learn about architecture all in one Wednesday evening! Big Car Collaborative and Downtown Indy have teamed up with the City of Indianapolis — with support from the Capital Improvement Board and the Indiana War Memorials Commission— to spark Monument Circle with human-scale activities like games, live music, artmaking, and socializing in a comfortable place. Everything is free for people to enjoy. Evening Embers — performance of new compositions and improvisations by…

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No More No Place: A Big Celebration of Small Works

October 12 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monument Circle,

Inspired by the acclaimed 60x60 series, No More No Place is a celebration of modern sound and video art presented as a stylistic and aesthetic collage. A play on “India-No-Place” (a derogatory and dated nickname for Indianapolis), the event’s title reclaims the phrase while simultaneously highlighting the city’s vibrant creative community. Curated by Indianapolis multimedia artist Jordan Munson, No More No Place combines 2-minute recorded audio works with eclectic video art. These pairings are presented back-to-back in a monumental immersive…

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WALKING WEDNESDAYS-Public Art Crawl

October 19 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Monument Circle,

What is public art? Let's take a look. Inspired by the recent Public Art Census produced by Rokh – a cultural equity research & design studio – take an artist-led tour highlighting Downtown’s public works by artists of the global majority (Black-Diaspora, Asian, Latinx, dual-heritage, Indigenous, and Women). ALL TOURS MEET at the trailer on the southwest quad of Monument Circle. Expect to walk between a half-mile and 2 miles total. In case of bad weather, cancellation decisions will be…

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Kokedama Workshop

October 20 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Monument Circle,

Learn how to make your own kokedama! Choose your plant from our wide selection of indoor plants and turn it into a kokedama. Come prepared to get your hands dirty! In this workshop, you will also learn proper care and upkeep of your plant. Supplies are limited and only 30 kokedamas will be made, first come first serve. What is a kokedama? A Japanese art form of presenting a plant in a ‘living pot’, a kokedama is essentially a plant…

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Circle SPARK Fest

October 22 @ 1:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Monument Circle,

Join us for a brand-new, two-day celebration of art and fall at Monument Circle. You’ll find Indianapolis-based artists and artisan vendors, live music, performance art, pumpkin decorating, and lots more. On Saturday, bands playing are Radar Gold, Books & Straight As, Vertice, and The Brothers Footman. On Sunday, you’ll hear Addie Kosten, Beatty and the Bayonets, Kristen Bales, and Ricardo. Big Car’s Wagon of Wonders and will be there with a variety of outdoor furniture for gathering and celebrating art,…

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Circle SPARK Fest

October 23 @ 1:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Join us for a brand-new, two-day celebration of art and fall at Monument Circle. You’ll find Indianapolis-based artists and artisan vendors, live music, performance art, pumpkin decorating, and lots more. On Saturday, bands playing are Radar Gold, Books & Straight As, Vertice, and The Brothers Footman. On Sunday, you’ll hear Addie Kosten, Beatty and the Bayonets, Kristen Bales, and Ricardo. Big Car’s Wagon of Wonders and will be there with a variety of outdoor furniture for gathering and celebrating art,…

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WALKING WEDNESDAYS-Spooky Mayhem Tour

October 26 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Monument Circle,

Feelin’ spooky? Join us for a live soundtrack to the silent scary film, Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1920), at 7:30 p.m. on the Monument steps. Film and soundtrack by local musicians in partnership with Classical Music Indy. AND brace yourself for a short Halloween-ish tour of the seedy, sinister, dark side of Indianapolis history at 6pm for the spooky mayhem slideshow and walk with Kipp Normand. ALL TOURS MEET at the trailer on the southwest quad of Monument Circle.…

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