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Arts Council of Indianapolis to celebrate Black History Month at Artsgarden

Posted: 4:36 PM, Jan 31, 2019
Updated: 2019-01-31 21:41:51Z
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INDIANAPOLIS — February is Black History Month and the Arts Council of Indianapolis will celebrate with a month-long series of free performances at the Indianapolis Artsgarden.

On Saturday, February 2 the Art & Soul event will kickoff at 12:15 p.m. with a number of acts, including an African drum procession, youth choral performance, Men in the Fire and more.

A variety of performances will occur at the same time, 12:15 p.m., almost daily at the Indianapolis Artsgarden for the public.

The Arts Council is proud to announce and have their 2019 Featured Artists perform at a number of the events. The council's featured artists are all Indianapolis-based talent represented by Matchbook Creative. The artists are Allison Victoria, Lalah Hazelwood, Joshua Thompson and Shamira Wilson.

“These are four super talented emerging artists..." Director of Grant Services at the Arts Council, Ernest Disney-Britton, said. "This is the first time that we've been able to provide that kind of career building assistance.”

This year's theme is 'Black Migrations and Urban Realities.' A theme that the council correlated with the 2019 national theme, 'Black Migrations,' according to Arts Council Marketing and Communications Manager, Samantha Brickler.

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

For more information on the events, performances and talent visit indyarts.org or the councils Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

Indianapolis Artsgarden location:
Above the intersection of Washington and Illinois Streets.

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