Exhibition Hall – Saturday, July 20th 10:00 AM – 7:00 PM

All Events are Free to the Public


Cultural Arts Pavilion

The Cultural Arts Pavilion is an exhibition that showcases the works of Indianapolis arts institutions and local artists.

Location: Indiana Convention Center, Hoosier Corridor Rooms 133-135

Partners: Herron School of Arts & Design, Harrison Center, Indiana State Museum, Indiana Historical Society, Tasha Beckwith, Kevin West, Lenny White, Andrea Smith, and Brittany Boxx

Sponsors: Allen Whitehill Clowes Foundation, Nicholas H. Noyes Jr. Memorial Foundation, Penrod Society

See a full list of exhibits

IBE’s Performing Arts Academy Studio

This area features the talents and leadership of middle and high school students in Indiana Black Expo’s Performing Arts Academy.  Throughout the weekend, the students’ talents and skills will be showcased as they interview celebrities and personalities from entertainment, sports and politics, mix beats, and perform monologues and cold reads.  This area will also be used as a recruitment and interactive hub for current and future artists, including musicians, dancers, photographers, actors, and videographers.  The audience will have fun and participate in performance improvisation and cold reading before the camera.

Time: 10:00 AM – 9:00 PM

Location: Indiana Convention Center, Hall I

The Arts Speaks CAFÉ

The Arts Speaks CAFÉ includes an interactive area for local authors and artists to share insight on their works. By promoting the exploration, improvement, and advancement of the arts as a change-making force in society, the CAFÉ provides a venue for spoken word artists to share all forms of poetry, from urban and spiritual to confessional and political.  Join our emcee BOXX the Artist for a weekend that will stimulate your mind and inspire your soul. Sign up for a session of Yoga and Canvas or just relax, listen to music and enjoy a cup of coffee or tea. Whatever you decide to do just make sure you don’t forget to stop by to check us out!

Time: 10:00 am - 9:00 pm

Location: Indiana Convention Center, Rooms 136-137

Partners: Tea’s Me Café, Indiana State Museum, Historical Society, Herron School of Art, DJ Tricey Trice, Harrison Art Center, BOXX the Artist

Sponsors: Newfields, Allen Whitehill Clowes Charitable Foundation, Nicholas H. Noyes Foundation, and Penrod Society, Arthur Jordan Foundation

34th Annual Indiana Black & Minority Health Fair

Attendees can receive nearly $2,000 worth of free health screenings, education, and information on how to prevent chronic diseases such as diabetes, heart disease, stroke, hypertension, and cancer.

Time: 10:00 AM – 9:00 PM

Location: Indiana Convention Center, Halls J & K

Sponsor: Indiana State Department of Health

Indiana Black Expo Midwest Invitational Boxing Showcase

The IBE Midwest Invitational Boxing Showcase is a dual competition between top amateur boxers from teams across Indiana, Ohio, and Missouri. The dual competition will bring boxers from all weight classes.

Time: 1:00 PM

Location: Indiana Convention Center, Hall J

Sponsors: Community Spirits and Monarch Beverage Company

Love & Hip-Hop Concert featuring Carl Thomas, Rock Chubb

Plus an Opening Performance by Artists in IBE’s Performing Arts Academy

Time: 1:30 p.m.-3:45 p.m.

Cost: Free

Location: Indiana Convention Center, Entertainment Stage, Hall G

Line Dance and Dance Battle with Jeffrey Page

Featuring: DJ Lady Shay

Time: 3:30 PM – 5:30 PM

Prize: Winner of dance battle will take home a cash prize of $1,000.00

Location: Indiana Convention Center, Hall I

Jeffrey Page is an opera and theatre director of both classical and contemporary works. The first African American to be named the Marcus Institute Fellow for Opera Directing at The Juilliard School, he has also been nominated for an Emmy Award. Mr. Page has won an MTV Video Music Award for his work with Beyoncé, whose creative team has included him for more than 12 years. In 2016, he established Movin’ Legacy as an Indianapolis-based nonprofit organization dedicated to the ethnology and documentation of contemporary and traditional dance from Africa and the African diaspora. Currently, as choreographer, he is working with Diane Paulus and the American Repertory Theatre at Harvard University to mount the Broadway production of 1776.

IBE’s Fashion Show

Host: The Fabulous Mr. Patrick

Featured Designers: Julian Semaj, The J2 Collection; Glow Williams, 8:03 Jeans; Kenyetta Caldwell, Creo by Keca; Anisa Joseph, UniQue Stylz (Contemporary Afrocentric Fashions); Jayde Fincher, WHS Apparel; Carcelia Amial, Wonderfullymade Designs; Beatrice William, BGals Couture Boutique; Perfect Pick By Ebony Nicole; Tony Arrington, Tony Arrington Designs

Time: 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Location: Entertainment Stage, Hall G

Amp Harris & Reggie Wayne “Saving Our Youth” Celebrity Basketball Game

Celebrities from across the country take it to the court to battle it for the win in front of a 10,000+ plus audience with an entraining half-time show of celebrity performances.

Featuring: TY Hilton, Chester Rodgers, Robert Mathis, Jacoby Brisett, Ron Harper, and more celebrities from the television, film, and music industry.

Time:  6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

Location: Indiana Convention Center, Hall F

Sponsors: Geico, Metro by T Mobile