Exhibition Hall – Sunday, July 21th 12:00 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

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: 12:00 pm - 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

IBE’s Performing Arts Academy Studio

This area features the talents and leadership of middle and high school students.  Throughout the weekend, the students’ talents and skills will be showcased as they interview celebrities and personalities from entertainment, sports, and politics.  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: 12:00 PM – 7:00 PM

Location: Indiana Convention Center, Hall I

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: 2:00 PM

Location: Indiana Convention Center, Hall J

Sponsors: Community Spirits and Monarch Beverage Company

IBE’s Gospel Showcase

Featuring: J.J. Hairston, Overcoming Church, Living Water Fellowship, New Beginning and Mt. Zion Choirs

Time: 3:00 PM - 6:30 PM

Location: Entertainment Stage, Hall G