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Center for Black Literature & Culture 3rd Anniversary!


Join the 3rd year anniversary celebration of Central Library's Center for Black Literature & Culture. Acclaimed poet and Indy native Adrian Matejka will discuss his works as well as Black literature and culture. There will be tributes to […]

Vernon Jordan: Make it Plain Screening


You're invited to join WFYI in an advance screening of "Vernon Jordan: Make it Plain" before it airs on Monday, December 28. “Vernon Jordan: Make It Plain” explores Vernon Jordan’s rise from the segregated South, his tenure as […]


Madam Walker Legacy Mural Dedication

Facebook Live

The Indianapolis International Airport invites you to join the virtual dedication of a temporary art piece on Tuesday, February 23, 2021 at 1:30 p.m. The unveiling of this mural will celebrate the life and accomplishments of Madam C.J. […]

Paul S. Briggs–Cell Personae: The Impact of Incarceration on Black Lives

Herron School of Art + Design 735 W. New York St., Indianapolis

Through his arresting sculptural ceramics, Paul Briggs confronts the far-reaching impact of incarceration on Black lives. Briggs brings a background in social justice advocacy as a former Baptist minister to inform his work, realizing the inherent physicality of […]


Carrington Clinton Trio at Indianapolis City Market

Indianapolis City Market 222 E. Market Street, Indianapolis, IN, United States

We are kicking off Jazz Appreciation Month (fondly referred to as JAM) with a special jazz performance right here at the Indianapolis City Market. Carrington "Clint Breeze" Clinton presents the Carrington Clinton Trio with Steven Jones on keys […]

AFL’s Juneteenth Jubilee

Theatre at the Fort 8920 Otis Ave, Lawrence

On June 19th, Arts for Lawrence (AFL) will present our 1st Annual Juneteenth Jubilee, the first of its kind in Lawrence. A FREE community program, this event will be a celebration of Black culture and artistry, Black musicians, […]


Indy Night Market

The Pavilion at Pan Am 201 S Capitol Ave., Indianapolis, IN, United States

The Indy Night Market is a food, arts, and culture festival that yields life to Indy’s food scene, including farmers, restaurants, chefs, and food entrepreneurs in one place in the heart of downtown Indianapolis. This event brings a […]




Stutz Business & Arts Center 212 West 10th Street, Indianapolis, IN, United States

BUTTER is a multi-day fine art fair that will showcase the works of 30+ Black visual artists from across the country. A first for Indianapolis, BUTTER will feature works by national and local artists including Najee Dorsey of […]


Belmont Beach Presents: The Secret Movie Soundtrack Fundraiser

IN, United States

Belmont Beach is an urban oasis built by Haughville, for Haughville. This award-winning grassroots initiative aims to reclaim the story of a segregated swimming hole along the White River in Indianapolis and celebrate the resilience of the people […]


Frances W. Harper’s Iola Leroy — UIndy New Music Concert

Ruth Lilly Performance Hall, Christel DeHaan Fine Arts Center, UIndy 1400 E Hanna Ave, Indianapolis, IN, United States

Frances W. Harper’s Iola Leroy -- UIndy New Music Concert Tuesday, November 8 at 7:30 PM in Ruth Lilly Performance Hall at UIndy The UIndy Communiversity project selects a landmark novel each fall, to be the center of […]


Rediscovering Indiana Avenue: A Musical Journey for the Ages

Witherspoon Presbyterian Church 5136 Michigan Road, Indianapolis

As part of its annual concert series, Freetown Village is hosting a multimedia jazz extravaganza featuring Freetown Village Performers, Emmy Award-winner Bill Myers, and video presentations that deliver insights into that question. Rediscovering Indiana Avenue: A Musical Journey […]


Horror Noire: A History of Black Horror with Tananarive Due

Kan-Kan Cinema and Brasserie 1258 Windsor St., Indianapolis

Join the Ray Bradbury Center at Kan Kan Cinema for a special showing of Horror Noire: A History of Black Horror with special guest Tananarive Due On September 10th, the Ray Bradbury Center is partnering with Kan-Kan Cinema […]


Conversations in African American History

Indiana Landmarks Center 1201 Central Ave., Indianapolis, IN, United States

Join us (in person or online) for our monthly conversation with historians, researchers, and educators as we discuss topics related to Indiana’s Black heritage. For February, our guest speaker Leon Bates (Local historian, veteran, and educator) will introduce […]


Major Taylor: Champion of the Race – Film Screening & Panel Discussion

Indiana State Museum 650 W Washington St, Indianapolis, IN, United States

WTIU’s new documentary Major Taylor: Champion of the Race retraces the extraordinary life and legacy of an American civil rights pioneer and Hoosier hero who defied the odds and set over 20 world records in speed cycling during […]

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