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September 2022

Lunch Break Live – Florelis Jimenez Vejas

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

Florelis Jimenez Vejas is a Venezuelan singer and musician with an artistic career of more than 20 years, she will delight us with llanera music songs and among other musical genres. Made possible by Lake City Bank. What is this? Circle SPARK brings you activities like games, live music, artmaking, and socializing in a comfortable place. It is located on Monument Circle in the southwest quad. Hours: Mondays – Thursdays 11 am to 2 pm | Wednesdays 5-9 pm |…

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WALKING WEDNESDAYS-Haiku Hike

September 21 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Monument Circle,

Learn about the art of haiku observation and try your hand at some in-the-moment, 3-line poems led by poet, Big Car executive director and SPARK lead artist Jim Walker. Co-create a linked group haiku (renga) with your fellow walkers. And we’ll record haiku to air on WQRT FM. Everyone gets a free little notebook. 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…

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Evening Embers: Ambient Music with Landon Caldwell

September 21 @ 7:30 pm
Monument Circle,

Landon Caldwell is a composer and multi-disciplinary artist in Indianapolis whose work examines environment, family, & class through the language of intuition and other hidden layers of reality. He has toured in the United States, Canada, and Europe and is regularly engaged with artists and musicians across the Midwest and beyond. Since 2016 he has co-operated Medium Sound, producing a number of the label’s releases. From 2017 to 2020 he was a co-owner/operator of A-Space, a community-focused audio workspace. Since…

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Pyrography with Nasreen Khan

September 22 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Monument Circle,

Pyrography, commonly known as wood burning, is the art of drawing and writing using a burning tool for etching designs onto different surfaces, usually wood. You can use pyrography to add drawings or writings to wood, gourds, leather, and any other material that wouldn’t be destroyed by the heat from the burning tool. Khan will talk about the process, give examples and allow attendees to try it out (must sign a waiver). Indianapolis-based artist Nasreen Khan grew up in West…

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WALKING WEDNESDAY-Ugly Ducklings

September 28 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Monument Circle,

Join historians Jordan Ryan and Callie McCune for a look at the hidden tales and amazing stories behind buildings you might love to hate: City-County Building, the Gold Building, the former Anthem building on Monument Circle, and others. You may even learn to love some of Indy’s most unseemly architecture. 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…

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Evening Embers: Ambient Music with Michael Raintree

September 28 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Monument Circle,

Michael Raintree is one of the alter music egos of Sean describes his music as “experimental R&B.” He’s created a unique soundscape for the project, featuring distorted layers of synthesizers and drum machines with heavily-processed vocals. Sean Oreo Jones is an artist currently residing in Indianapolis. With his original focus on hip-hop culture, Jones has sharpened his craft as a musician touring around the country. Since 2010, Oreo Jones has released over 9 studio albums, participated in artist residencies, and…

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Color Readings with Carlie Foreman

September 29 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Monument Circle,

Colors are vibrations of light. As vibrational beings, we resonate with different colors at different times. There are literally thousands of life color variations. Foreman will be able to tell you more about yourself based off colors you pick. About the artist Carlie Foreman is a multi-disciplinary artist from Indianapolis and studied sculpture at Herron School of Art and Design — a school of Indiana University at IUPUI. Foreman lives in Garfield Park, serves as the director of operations for…

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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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SELECT SESSIONS Artist Interview series with Troy Freeman

October 14 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Monument Circle: Southwest Quadrant, 1 Monument Circle
Indianapolis, IN 46204 United States
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Join host Troy Freeman for an interview and sound sampling with the members of Forgotten Tribe. Learn about what makes this local band tick.

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