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Art & Soul 2020

924 N. Pennsylvania St. (mailing address), 1 North Illinois (actual address), Indianapolis, IN 46204


The Arts Council of Indianapolis celebrates Black History Month with a series of free, daily performances and not-to-be-missed events at the Indianapolis Artsgarden that features over 150 local performing artists. This is the 24th year of the celebration, known as Art & Soul at the Artsgarden. All events are free and open to the public.

All performances at 12:15 pm unless otherwise noted.


  • February 1 - Kickoff Celebration
    Featuring performances by the 2020 Featured Artists, Kenyetta Dance Company, Brenda Williams, Demetrius West and the Jesus Promoters, and a special tribute to the late Khabir Shareef.

  • February 5 - James Solomon Benn
    Cabaret performance at 6:15 pm

  • February 6 - Krash Krew
    Gospel & hip hop dance at 6:15 pm

  • February 7 - Josh Betsey
    Featured artist, visual arts
    Demetrius West and the Jesus Promoters
    Gospel music

  • February 8 - Okara Imani
    Featured artist, vocal performance

  • February 12 - Native Sun
    Hip hop music

  • February 13 - Bill Myers & the Trash Collectors
    Jazz/funk music

  • February 14 - Joilyn Martin

  • February 15 - Iibada Dance Company
    African & modern dance

  • February 19 - Blackberry Jam
    Funk & soul music

  • February 20 - Teneh Karimu
    Featured artist, musical theatre

  • February 21 - Derek Reeves
    Free jazz viola

  • February 22 - Devon Ginn
    Performance poetry

  • February 26 - Rob Dixon Trio
    Modern jazz fusion

  • February 27 - Griot Drum Ensemble
    African drumming

  • February 28 - Manon Voice
    Featured artist, spoken word

  • February 29 - Kim Kenny & the Indy Urban Youth Choir
    Choral performance

Art & Soul is hosted by the Arts Council of Indianapolis with generous support from Lilly Endowment Inc. #ArtSoulIndy

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