Spirit & Place Festival kicks off in Indianapolis




Check out my preview of this year’s Spirit & Place Festival in NUVO. The online version of the story is condensed; you can read the full version in the print version of this week’s NUVO — that is, if you’re near one of the alt-weekly’s distributors in the Indianapolis area.

The festival includes 52 events over a 10-day stretch. If I had to choose one must-attend event, it would be Think Farm at Big Car’s Service Center location near Lafayette Square. Big Car, a collective of more than 30 artists, invited locals to submit a 400-word idea for improving Indianapolis. Each submission needed to include three images illustrating the idea. A panel of community leaders will select the six strongest ideas, and on Nov. 11 Think Farm will take place, with winners presenting their ideas Pecha Kucha style — that is, with 20 slides shown on screen for 20 seconds each.