Art & Soul 2020
at the Indianapolis Artsgarden

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.

This is the 24th year of the Art & Soul celebration,
which runs from February 1 - 29, 2020.

 


 

KICKOFF CELEBRATION // SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 1
12:15 PM

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. 

All events begin at 12:15 pm, with exceptions for 6:15 pm performances on February 5 & 6. All programs are free and open to the public.

 

COUNTDOWN TO THE ART & SOUL 2020 KICKOFF

Days
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Hours
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Minutes
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Seconds

EVENTS

WED | FEBRUARY 5

James Solomon Benn
Cabaret Performance
6:15 pm

Thur | February 6

Krash Krew
Gospel & Hip Hop Dance
6:15 pm

Fri | February 7

Josh Betsey
Featured Artist - Visual Arts
12:15 pm

Fri | February 7

Demetrius West
and the Jesus Promoters
Gospel Music
12:15 pm

Sat | February 8

Okara Imani
Featured Artist - Vocal Performance
12:15 pm

WED | FEBRUARY 12

Native Sun
Hip Hop Music
12:15 pm

Thur | February 13

Bill Myers & the Trash Collectors
Jazz Funk Music
12:15 pm

FRI | February 14

Joilyn Martin
Singer-Songwriter
12:15 pm

Sat | February 15

Iibada Dance Company
African & Modern Dance
12:15 pm

Wed | February 19

Blackberry Jam
Funk & Soul Music
12:15 pm

Thurs | February 20

Tenéh Karimu
Featured Artist - Musical Theatre
12:15 pm

Fri | February 21

Derek Reeves
Free Jazz Viola
12:15 pm

Sat | February 22

Devon Ginn
Performance Poetry
12:15 pm

Wed | February 26

Rob Dixon Trio
Modern Jazz Infusion
12:15 pm

Thur | February 27

Griot Drum Ensemble
African Drumming
12:15 pm

Fri | February 28

Manon Voice
Featured Artist - Spoken Word
12:15 pm

Sat | February 29

Kim Kenny & the Indy Urban
Youth Choir
Choral Performance
12:15 pm


FEATURED ARTISTS

Josh Betsey - Visual Arts

Manon Voice - Spoken Word

Okara Imani - Vocal Performance

Tenéh Karimu - Musical Theatre


Past Art & Soul Featured Artists

Art & Soul Featured Artists
Over the years, the Arts Council of Indianapolis has featured numerous African American artists through its unique programming and performances during Black History Month. The following includes a list of past Art & Soul Featured Artists dating back to 2009:

2020
Manon Voice - spoken word
Tenéh Karimu - musical theatre
Josh Betsey - visual art
Okara Imani - vocal performance

2019
Allison Victoria - music
Joshua Thompson - music
Lalah Hazelwood - dance
Shamira Wilson - visual

2018
Ryan L. Bennett - theatre
Lauren Curry - dance
Gary Gee - visual
Joe "Too Black" Clemons - spoken word

2017

Carrington Clinton - music 
Devon Ginn - theatre
Taylar Green - dance
Tiffany Marie Parker - visual

2016
Derrick Carter - visual
Mariah Ivey - spoken word
Nick Owens - dance
Jared Thompson - music

2015
Matthew Davis - literary
Zakk Knight - music
Kassim Norris - visual/film
Ronne Stone - dance

2014
E’Jaaz Collins - music
Myah Evans - music
Ash Robinson - visual
Kristina Sharpe - music

2013
Tasha Beckwith - visual
Blair Clark - music
Rusty Redenbacher & Mr. Kinetik - music

2012
Michael Jordan - visual
Lee’a Ro - music
Tony Styxx - music

2011
Donna Edmond - music
Lobyn Hamilton - visual/music
Rob White - music

2010
Bashiri Asad - literary/poetry
LaShawnda Crowe Storm - visual
Shederick Whipple - music
F!ghting Words an'NEM - music/spoken word

2009
Mike Graves - visual
Gabrielle Patterson - poetry/spoken word
Temara Payton - theatre
Albert Paul Spaulding, Jr. - rhythm and poetry
Denise Tichenor-Collins - music
Herman Whitfield III - music

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