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2022 Featured Artists

For 26 years, Art & Soul has helped launch the careers of emerging Black artists in Indianapolis. The 2022 Featured Artists included: 

  • Shayla Renee Williams, visual artist & writer
  • Karome Walker, choreographer
  • Chantel Massey, poet
  • Marrialle Sellars, singer & entertainer

2022 Festival Highlights

Art & Soul spotlighted 50+ Black musicians, poets, dancers, and visual artists through June and beyond. 

June 4

Kickoff &
Black Art Day

June 11

Black Dance Day

June 19

Black Theatre & Poetry Day

June 24

Black Music Day

11 great art & soul moments

That time Mari Evans paid tribute to the Black Arts Movement of the 1960s and ’70s–and more.

Retrospective: Art & Soul posters

Check out artist-designed Art & Soul posters from years past

The 2022 Program Partners

Get to know the people who made Art & Soul possible:

Keesha Dixon

Keesha is the executive director of Asante Art Institute of Indianapolis, the umbrella organization for Asante Children’s Theatre, Asante Artrepreneur Incubator, and Asante Community Connection.

D. Del Reverda-Jennings

D. is an interdisciplinary artist, activist, and and the creator, founder, and independent curator of FLAVA FRESH !, an award-winning multicultural visual art exhibition series.

Roland Smith

Roland is the president and CEO of Iibada Dance Co., a children’s African and modern dance performance company that was founded in 1989.

Rob Dixon

Rob, aka “The Musical Mayor of Indianapolis,” is a jazz saxophonist, a composer/arranger, and  the artistic director of Indy Jazz Fest.

And a special thanks to:

Amiah Mims, owner of Works by Mimsy, for her design of the 2022 Art & Soul graphics.

Wildstyle Paschall, photographer and journalist, for his portraits of the 2022 Featured Artists.

Elevate Entertainment & Event Support Services, for their promotional and marketing support.

Recorded live at the Artsgarden

Last year, due to COVID-19, the 25th annual Art & Soul went virtual in partnership with WISH-TV. You can enjoy these performances any time by clicking on the link below. 


Thank you!

The 26th annual Art & Soul, made possible by Lilly Endowment Inc., was presented by Indy Arts Council in partnership with:

About Art & Soul

Since 1996, Art & Soul has kicked off Black History Month in Indianapolis and helped expand the city’s awareness and appreciation of African-American art and music. It's often described as being "a Black arts family reunion each year." 

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Thank you to our funders

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Indiana Arts Commission
Clowes Charitable Foundation