Art & Soul is a month-long celebration of African-American art and artists in Indiana. All performances are free and are held at the Indianapolis Artsgarden. All start at 12:15 pm.
Over 100 new, emerging, and established African American artists will celebrate the arts during Black History Month.
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.
- Wednesday, January 31 - Jesse Hawkins, classical violinist
- Thursday, February 1 - Kenyattá Dance Co., contemporary modern dance company
- Friday, February 2 - Featured Artist Ryan L. Bennet, multi-dimensional storyteller
- Saturday, February 3 - Jared Thompson & Premium Blend, hip-hop & jazz fusion group
- Wednesday, February 7 - Griot Drum Ensemble, high energy, African drum group
- Thursday, February 8 - Featured Artist Lauren Curry, ballet & modern dancer
- Friday, February 9 - Brenda Williams, dynamic & vivacious jazz vocalist
- Saturday, February 10 - Metropolitan Youth Orchestra, chamber ensemble
- Wednesday, February 14 - George Tyler, producer, musician – R&B, soul, jazz, & gospel
- Thursday, February 15 - Krash Krew, gospel & hip-hop dance troupe
- Friday, February 16 - Alex Bottom, classical musician
- Saturday, February 18 - Iibada Dance Co., children’s African dance company
- Wednesday, February 21 - Kim Kenny, soul/jazz vocalist
- Thursday, February 22 - Indy Jazz Men, upbeat jazz ensemble
- Friday, February 23 - Featured Artist TOO Black, provocative spoken word poet
- Saturday, February 24 - Asante Children’s Theatre, children’s theatre group