Due to COVID 19, we encourage you to check the status of any Indianapolis establishment prior to visiting.

Indianapolis Black culture scene is thriving, and not just in our food, festivals, or history. The real measure of Black culture in Indy is the people who are out in the community, making things happen. Hear from these Indy locals why they are proud to call the Circle City home. 

BLACK CULTURE IN THE COMMUNITY

Chef Oya Woodruff

Chef Oya Woodruff

Owner of THE TRAP

Ben Diallo

Ben Diallo

J.Benzal Menswear

Lesley Gordon

Lesley Gordon

IndyGo

Shaunt'e Lewis

Shaunt'e Lewis

Artist and Designer

Darryl Lockett

Darryl Lockett

Kennedy King Memorial Initiative

Tevin Studdard

Tevin Studdard

Recording Artist

Steven Russell

Steven Russell

Lari Pati

Victoria Beaty

Victoria Beaty

Growing Places Indy

Justin Sears-Watson

Justin Sears-Watson

Phoenix Theatre Dance Company

Clayton Geathers List

Clayton Geathers

Indianapolis Colts Player

Jared Thompson

Jared Thompson 

Saxophonist and Restaurant Manager

staff_

Mali Jeffers

Director of Marketing and Community Initiatives, Ambrose Property Group

staff_

Marisol Gouveia

Zoo Membership Director

Oreo Jones

Oreo Jones

Hip-Hop Artist

staff_

Tamika Catchings

Former WNBA Star, Indiana Fever

staff_

Januarie York

Spoken-Word Artist

staff_

Walter Lobyn Hamilton

Vinyl Record Collage Artist