Update: Due to some preparation for First Friday, we are going to cancel this event. Email your ideas–We already have a few organizations/speakers confirmed for the next few months!
I have this idea–I want to create a monthly event to talk about topics that interest our community. Ideally, I’d love to have local non-profits share what they do, how they do it and how others can get involved. I like learning about new issues, and I love hearing how people have been creative and adventurous in tackling community/global/life issues.
I’ve talked with a few non-profits and they are excited about having an opportunity to share. Look for more details on this to come! When I was brainstorming ideas and topics, I decided it would be more exciting and effective if I invited YOU to join in my brainstorming process.
So, you are invited to send me an email at email@example.com with ideas or topics that you would like to discuss. If you know of a local non-profit that you think may be interested in, let me know.
If you would like to sit down with me and just talk about the possibilities of this idea, meet me at the gallery January 29th at 7pm for one hour.
Years ago I started having potlucks and dinners in my home and others’ homes. Throughout the last few years I have been able to meet some great people and eat delicious food.
This Saturday December 8th, I will be having the final potluck for 2012 and wanted to invite you! It will be at the gallery at 7pm. You will be able to meet new people, share conversation and eat good food. Bring a side dish or dessert. Please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org to give me a heads up so we can plan small details.
Amanda Shires has a beautifully haunting voice. Her lyrics are simple yet direct. She has been named Artist of the Year 2011 by Texas Music Magazine and she has been featured on NPR’s Tiny Desk Concerts as well as World Cafe. And she’s coming to Fletcher Place Arts and Books for an all age, acoustic set.
November 1st at 7pm! $12
Sukie Conley from Indianapolis will also be performing. Check her out here.
Emerging Indianapolis musician, Nicholas James Alcock, and a local music collective, Youth Camp, will be performing June 22 at 7PM ($5) in our gallery space. Support local artists as you enjoy the experimental ambient dream music of these talented musicians. Check out their sound here: Nicholas Jame Alcock and Youth Camp
Support our neighbors and bring your dinner or coffee with you and enjoy it during the show. Grab coffee at Calvin Fletcher’s Coffee and a delicious Mexican sandwich at Tortas or any of the great places down the street in Fountain Square and enjoy the music.
One of our core values from the beginning has been “community.” This is a very broad term that covers a variety of things. For us, it means both being a resource for the community as well as a place that supports the good things that are already happening in our city.
And there are a lot of great things happening in Indianapolis. There is an overwhelmingly high number of profits that call the city home, and many of them focus on the city, addressing anything from urban to poverty to agricultural issues.
We are excited to introduce two such organizations. Rebuilding the Wall and Lyn House both work within urban neighborhoods near downtown Indy to help break cycles of poverty and address other issues that negatively affect urban populations. They will be presenting My Neighborhood, Our City, a collection of photographs taken by students. The students live in the neighborhoods that these organizations work with and are part of a class called the Viewfinder Project. Through the class, theyget to see the city through a whole new lens as well as have the opportunity to express themselves artistically.
A reception will go from 6-9p and the artists will be present and prepared to discuss their work with visitors; light refreshments will be served. Please join us in celebrating these young artists and their work!
This Friday, students from the University of Indianapolis are partnering with Fletcher Place Arts & Books to host a Creative Writing Night.
The night will start off at 4:30 p.m. with a Storytelling Workshop run by J. D. Gray. At 5:15 we will have a Poetry Workshop with Benjamin Bernthal. We will finish out the workshops with Tony Mescall running a Songwriting Workshop.
Local singer/songwriter, Tony Mescall.
All workshops are free to attend and you can pick and choose which ones you attend.
Paper will be provided, but feel free to bring computers/notebooks.
The open mic will start at 7 p.m. with free pizza and drinks. Guests are encouraged to read their work they have created that night or past works.