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Friday, october 23, 2020

Start With Art is a beloved annual tradition that kicks off the fall arts season in Indianapolis. And while the 2020/2021 arts season looks a lot different due to the pandemic, there’s still a lot to celebrate. 

Thank you to those who joined us at (Re)Start With Art, presented by Schahet Hotels, an inspiring evening of stories, performances, and special guest appearances to support the new Keep Indy Creating Relief Fund and recognize the power and resiliency of the arts. 

The virtual benefit, produced in partnership with WFYI, celebrated all the innovative ways that Central Indiana artists, and arts & cultural organizations, continue to connect and uplift us during these challenging times.

Please help us make sure that #IndyKeepsCreating now and into the future. Gifts of any amount, made between now and December 31, 2020, will be matched by the Efroymson Family Fund up to $100,000. 

Start with Art is brought to you by Schahet Hotels and the Arts Council of Indianapolis.

ABOUT OUR HOST/EMCEE

Emmanuel Carter webEmmanuel Carter is a Carmel-based actor who has competed on “America’s Got Talent” with his former dance group, co-starred in the 2019 Netflix show “Soundtrack,” and appeared in the film “Creed 2” and TV shows “Fatal Attraction, “For My Man,” and “Murder Chose Me.” He’s also acted in 40+ commercials, including this fun one for Tappers Arcade. 

“My goal as an actor/entertainer is to contribute a truly positive influence on the world because it’s a very effective and loving way of uniting people together,” Carter said. “Doesn’t matter your background or ideologies - we all just wanna feel good, and when you feel good, good things happen!” 

program

Highlights of (Re)Start With Art 2020, which you can watch at indyarts.org/live.

7:30 p.m.: Pre-Show

Special features: Clips from 2019 Start With Art including Xavier Ramsey’s powerful keynote speech and Mayor Joe Hogsett’s performance with Kids Dance Outreach; a 2020 #IndyKeepsCreating highlight reel; a musical performance by Brothers Footman; and program sponsorship recognition.

8 p.m.: Program

Please stay tuned throughout the show for special pop-in appearances. Times below are approximate.

8:05 p.m.: 12 artists read from Manon Voice’s “Full Creative Life for All” poem.

8:12 p.m.: “Use Your Imagination/Imagine,” performed at The Cabaret by Lincoln Clauss and the Ball State University Cabaret Ensemble.

8:18 p.m.: #IndyKeepsCreating special segment feat. Deborah Asante, founding artistic director of Asante Children’s Theatre and Asante Art Institute, along with a highlight reel celebrating Indy’s creativity.

8:25 p.m.: Dance performance with ArtSpark and Mayor Joe Hogsett, followed by remarks from the Mayor.

8:30 p.m.: “Quando M’en Vo,” a Dance Kaleidoscope performance by Emily Dyson.

8:35 p.m.: Indy Keeps Advocating special segment feat. the #BlackLivesMatter artists, Murals for Racial Justice artists, #MaskUpIndy artists, the Indiana Repertory Theatre, 10 East Arts, and more.

8:40 p.m.: “Down Home Blues,” feat. Rob Dixon and the Indy Jazz Fest Band.

8:47 p.m.: Indy Keeps Innovating feat. PATTERN, the Harrison Center, makeup artist Andrew Elliot, the Children’s Museum of Indianapolis, and musician Joshua A. Thompson.

8:55 p.m.: The New Harmony Project presents, “A City of Stories.”

9 p.m.: Credits/"A Girl Named Charlie,” performance by Bashiri Asad from Celebrate Naptown—Indianapolis Jazz Foundation

 

American Structurepoint
Barnes & Thornburg LLP
Bose Public Affairs Group
Browning Investments, Inc.
Citimark Real Estate Investment Company
Eskenazi Health
Fifth Third Bank
Gregory & Appel Insurance, Inc.
Ice Miller LLP
Indiana Sports Corp
Indianapolis Airport Authority
Indianapolis Public Schools
Indianapolis Colts
Indy Chamber
IndyGo
Katz, Sapper & Miller
KERAMIDA Foundation
Messer Construction
Schmidt Associates
Shiel Sexton
Strada Education Network
TAG Consulting LLC
16 Tech

(Re)Start with Art Sponsorship Levels

Platinum Partner - $50,000
  • Virtual table for your guests (unlimited with digital invitation / watch party toolkit) 
  • Toolkit to support employee engagement / giving to Relief Fund; personalized thank you video from artist
  • Premium recognition on all materials: invitation, website, and five+ times during program
  • Opportunity to support featured content and performances (see list below) 
  • Sponsor spotlight in Arts Council Indy Arts Guide e-news and social campaign 
  • Twelve months of advertising (banner ad) on Indy Arts Guide 
  • Recognition on Arts Council social media (12.9K Twitter, 5.5K Facebook, 3.7K Instagram)
  • Exclusive virtual performance/artist talk or visual arts/cultural attraction tour for your invited guests/employees
  • Evening reception at Gallery 924 for 25 guests during 2021 gallery season
  • Recognition in Keep Indy Creating Relief Fund ad in sector-wide 2020/2021 season programs & 2021 Start with Art
  • Ten invitations to Keep Indy Creating Reopening Reception with Mayor, City County Council, Civic & Arts Leaders to celebrate fund success at 2021 Start with Art live event
Gold Partner - $10,000
  • Virtual table for your guests (unlimited with digital invitation / watch party toolkit) 
  • Toolkit to support employee engagement / giving to Relief Fund; personalized thank you video from artist
  • Premium recognition on materials: invitation, website, and five+ times during program
  • Opportunity to support featured content and performances (see list)
  • Sponsor spotlight in Arts Council Indy Arts Guide e-news and social campaign
  • Six months of advertising (banner ad) on Indy Arts Guide
  • Recognition on Arts Council social media (12.9K Twitter, 5.5K Facebook, 3.7K Instagram)
  • Exclusive virtual performance/artist talk or visual arts/cultural attraction tour for your invited guests/employees
  • Recognition in Keep Indy Creating Relief Fund ad in sector-wide 2020/2021 season programs & 2021 Start with Art
  • Five invitations to Keep Indy Creating Reopening Reception with Mayor, City County Council, Civic & Arts Leaders to celebrate campaign success at 2021 Start with Art live event
Silver Partner - $5,000
  • Virtual table for your guests (unlimited with digital invitation / watch party toolkit) 
  • Toolkit to support employee engagement / giving to Relief Fund
  • Recognition on materials: invitation, website, and at least three times during program
  • Recognition on Arts Council social media (12.9K Twitter, 5.5K Facebook, 3.7K Instagram)
  • Recognition in Keep Indy Creating Relief Fund ad in sector-wide 2020/2021 season programs & 2021 Start with Art
  • Two invitations to Keep Indy Creating Reopening Reception with Mayor, City County Council, Civic & Arts Leaders to celebrate campaign success at 2021 Start with Art live event
Bronze Partner - $2,500
  •  Virtual table for your guests (unlimited with digital invitation / watch party toolkit) 
  • Toolkit to support employee engagement / giving to Relief Fund 
  • Recognition on materials: invitation, website, and at least two times during program
  • Recognition on Arts Council social media (12.9K Twitter, 5.5K Facebook, 3.7K Instagram)
  • Recognition in Keep Indy Creating Relief Fund ad in sector-wide 2020/2021 season programs & 2021 Start with Art
  • One invitations to Keep Indy Creating Reopening Reception with Mayor, City County Council, Civic & Arts Leaders to celebrate campaign success at 2021 Start with Art live event

100% of contributions go to the Keep Indy Creating Relief Fund to help artists and arts & cultural organizations. All sponsors will receive a special ARTI Award created by ArtMix.

The official #IndyKeepsCreating cocktail (or mocktail) 

silent d ally croppedCelebrate (Re)Start With Art with this special cocktail created by West Fork Whiskey. You can BYOB (Be Your Own Bartender) at home, or order the #IndyKeepsCreating Bundle ($44.99), which includes a bottle of Colonel Bourbon and the pre-mixed “Silent D” elixir, at www.westforkbottleshop.com. Or visit their tasting room at 1660 Bellefontaine St.

Recipe

1 ½ ounces Colonel bourbon
2 ounces apple cider
½ ounce lemon juice
1/2 ounce maple syrup or simple syrup
1 dash Angostura bitters
Garnish with a cinnamon stick

Serve warm or enjoy cold over ice. To enjoy as a mocktail, replace the Colonel bourbon with an additional 2 ounces of apple cider.  

Ally Hall shows us how to mix it up in this video feat. a little piano ditty by West Fork’s marketing director Kevin Boyd.

Follow @westforkwhiskey on Facebook and Instagram to stay up to date with the latest and greatest happenings. 

2020 (re)START WITH ART COMMITTEE

JILL HAUSER ROBISCH, VP, Non-Profit Services, National Bank of Indianapolis, (Re)Start with Art Committee Co-Chair
KAREN ALTER, Owner/Principal, Borshoff, (Re)Start with Art Committee Co-Chair
INEZ EVANS, President and CEO, IndyGo
DESERI GARCIA, President, Vida Aventura
JARROD KRISILOFF, Community Volunteer
SHAWN MULHOLLAND, Vice President, Shiel Sexton, Corporate Development
TANYA STUART OVERDORF, President, Tanya S. Overdorf, P.C.
MARK VARNAU, Community Volunteer
GREG WALLIS, Wallis Consulting Services, LLC

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Thank you to our funders

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Indiana Arts Commission
CICF
Clowes Charitable Foundation