Art & Soul

Art & Soul is hosted by the Arts Council of Indianapolis with generous support from Lilly Endowment Inc.

During the month of February, the Indianapolis Artsgarden's signature program is Art & Soul, an annual celebration of African American art and artists in Indiana. Art & Soul kicks off Black History Month each year for Indianapolis, and features a diverse lineup of music, storytelling, dance, and visual art. Art & Soul showcases some of the area’s most creative African American artists, and many of those artists perform year-round. All Art & Soul performances are free and open to the public and begin at 12:15 pm.


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:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Thank you to our funders

Indiana Arts Commission