January 27, 2018 @ 12:15 pm – February 28, 2018 @ 1:30 pm
Indianapolis Artsgarden
Illinois St & W Washington St
Indianapolis, IN 46204
Arts Council of Indianapolis

Over 100 new, emerging, and established African American artists will celebrate the arts during Black History Month with free, daily performances and not-to-be-missed events at the Indianapolis Artsgarden when the Arts Council of Indianapolis hosts the 22nd annual Art & Soul, January 27 – February 28, 2018.

In recognition of Black History Month, the Arts Council will host an Art & Soul kick-off celebration on January 27 featuring an African drum procession anda variety of musical performances. Art & Soul will continue throughout February with must-see performances at the Artsgarden. Performances are freeand open to the public and begin at 12:15 daily.

This year’s theme, Rise, draws inspiration from Maya Angelou’s Still I Rise and the Afrofuturism movement and celebrates empowerment through the arts with a diverse lineup of classical and African music, storytelling, dance, and a visual arts exhibition.

Rise up and take part in the kick-off celebration featuring a procession of African drumming by Griot Drum Ensemble, featured artists, and arts leaders; a jazz tribute to Wes Montgomery; an inspirational dance performance by Krash Krew; and an art exhibition by featured artist Gary Gee.

Art & Soul is hosted by the Arts Council of Indianapolis with generous support from Lilly Endowment Inc. To develop the theme and roster of acts for the 2018 Art & Soul, the Arts Council partnered with Keesha Dixon, Asante Children’s Theatre; Rob Dixon, Indy Jazz Fest; Nickolas Owens, Nicholas Owens Dance Company; and Betty Perry, Metropolitan Youth Orchestra to plan and present Art & Soul at the ArtsgardenArt & Soul has become a highly anticipated annual tradition in Indiana going back to 1996.

View more about the performances and artists here: https://indyarts.org/about/art-soul