Christian Youth Theater
CYT was founded in 1981 in San Diego, California by Paul and Sheryl Russell, who also founded Christian COmmunity Theater (CCT) for actors of all ages. Since 1981, CYT has grown to be the nation’s largest children’s theater organization with programs in thirteen states. Every session, more than 12,000 children participate in classes, and over 100,000 community members attend their performances.
Becuase CYT does not own facilities, the organization rents space in the local community, utilizing classrooms and stages in churches, schools and local theaters. CYT is not affiliated with a particular church body, and people of all faiths are welcome.
CYT stands in the forefront in its committment to the highest ethical, moral, technical and artistic standards of excellence. Instructors are professionals, qualified in teaching and/or performing, who must understand our mission statement, values, objectives and goals. All CYT staff strive to be excellent role models.
Circle City Chamber Group
The Circle City Chamber Group brings together professionals from all across Indianapolis, including artists and businesses that share a desire to promote and develop Indianapolis’ cultural landscape. CCCG events offer a balanced diet of experiences in music, visual art, and the culinary arts – and all in the same night.
Circle City Classic
The classic’s mission is to support educational achievement, promote cultural excellence, while showcasing the spirit, energy and tradition of America’s historically black colleges and universities.
The Circle City Classic is a joint collaboration between Indiana Black Expo. Inc. and the Indiana Sports Corporation. The net proceeds from the Classic help fund scholarships and support youth initiatives for each organization. Since 1984, over 1 million dollars have been awarded to deserving Indiana natives who pursue higher education.
It was Rev. Charles Williams vision not only to promote educational achievements, but also to create one of the most spectacular African American events in the country to showcase the economic spending power of African Americans. With assistance from the Lilly Endowment along with a host of volunteers, Indiana Black Expo and the Indiana Sports Corporation brought Rev. Charles William’s vision to a reality.
On October 13, 1984, the Circle City Classic was born. Jerry Rice and the Mississippi State Delta Devils battled the Grambling State Tigers and legend Coach Eddie Robinson. Entering its third decade, the Classic has evolved from just a football game into a well recognized and well respected organization with year round programs designed to enhance the mental and physical development of our youth. Some of these programs include year round College Readiness Workshops, Challenge of Champions, Miss Circle City Classic Coronation, Classic Youth Football and Cheerleading Clinic, as well as the scholarship program. The Classic has surpassed the expectations of many throught its 25 years.
The goal of the Classic is to honor the legacy of Rev. Charles Williams by continuing to provide opportunities for youth as well as supporting educational achievement and promoting cultural excellence in the community.
Circle City Classic. The Name Says It All.
Circle City Ringers
This auditioned community handbell ensemble performs year-round for many types of public and private events including weddings, church services, holiday celebrations, civic and corporate functions, and workshops. It mission includes providing awareness, education, and the overall aesthetic enjoyment of the art of English handbell ringing.
Circle City Sound
Since 1948, the Circle City Sound Barbershop Chorus and Quartets have entertained audiences in the Indianapolis metropolitan area and throughout the Midwest. We love to sing those memorable songs of yesterday and today. Songs from Tin Pan Alley, Hollywood, and Broadway…songs of love, faith and country. Our quartets sing for Valentine’s Day, birthdays, anniversaries, and holidays. If you celebrate it, we’ll sing for you!
The Greater Indianapolis Chapter and the Circle City Sound chorus are part of the Cardinal District of the international Barbershop Harmony Society. For additional information about our chorus, quartets, or barbershopping in general, contact us at (317) 844-SING, or visit our website.
Circle City Sound Barbershop Chorus
Circle City Sound is a local chapter of the International Barbershop Harmony Society, entertaining audiences throughout Central Indiana since 1948. Men of all ages and from all walks of life perform in this internationally-recognized a cappella chorus.
Circle City Tap Company
The Circle City Tap Company was founded in 2012 as a haven for tap dancers in Indianapolis who are serious about bringing tap to the Indianapolis Community. The company consists of four internal companies: The Professional Company, the Pre-Professional Company, the Young Hoofers Club, and the Apprentice Company.
CCTC prides itself on presenting entertaining, family-friendly shows that showcase the astounding talent hiding all over Indy.
Lorenda Carr – Owner/Director
Jeffrey Bird, Jr – Pre-Professional Company Director
Circle My City
Circle My City is a collective of visual & performance artists. We aim to capture life around our Circle City and bring issues that people ignore to light through art, music, fashion, and philanthropy. We’re circling this city with one eye open.
Classic Ragtime Society of Indiana
This organization offers a common meeting ground for lovers of ragtime and early jazz syncopated music, and promotes this music’s historical significance. In addition, it provides live performances and special programming.
Classical Music Indy
Classical Music Indy is the non-profit producer and syndicator of classical music radio programs, the originator of numerous community engagement and education programs, and an advocate for classical music and classical music-makers.
Clowes Memorial Hall, Butler Arts Center
From music and dance to opera and Broadway, Clowes Memorial Hall has presented the finest in performing arts since its doors opened in 1963. Clowes offers world-class entertainment and variety for audiences of all ages. Located on the campus of Butler Unversity and minutes from Broad Ripple and Downtown Indianapolis, Clowes Memorial Hall offers an extraordinary series of arts education opportunities.
Cocktail Sax is an instrumental jazz/pop quartet performing popular jazz standards as well as contemporary pop hits. The group features Tom Clark/sax, Darren Vincent/keys, Jeff Stone/bass and Larry Sauer/drums.
When requested Cocktail Sax can add either a male or female vocalist to enhance their great sound.
Colour Blind Inc
Engaging the public in alternative art forms and cross-cultural social commentary with the hope of initiating behavioral change.
Colour Blind, Inc., is a grassroots campaign seeking to unlock the potential of people through the design, promotion and implementation of large-scale creative arts and philanthropic communication.
Promoting all things that cross colour barriers by any means necessary.. stay tuned..
Conner Prairie Interactive History Park
We’re not what you remember! Conner Prairie Interactive History Park still offers the opportunity to step into the 1800s but now we’re offering more exciting, hands-on, interactive activities than ever before. Soar to new heights on our tethered passenger helium balloon in 1859 Balloon Voyage. Electrify your mind in Create.Connect, an indoor interactive area where history and science intersect through wind power, electricity and energy.
Conner Prairie continues to invited families of today to engage, explore and discover what it was like to live and play in Indiana’s past. We bring history to life by recreating settings and time periods and by engaging visitors through first-person costumed interpreters and hands-on experiences. We have several themed historical areas on 200 beautiful, wooded acres, including, 1863 Civil War Journey: Raid on Indiana, Lenape Indian Camp and a 19th-century village called 1836 Prairetown. We also offer tours of the 1823 William Conner Homestead – the first brick home in Hamilton County, built by a prominent trader and community leader. Guests can also mingle with our rare and historic farm breeds in our Animal Encounters Barn and explore the outdoors in our Nature Walk. Every visit is a unique adventure that provides an authentic look into the history that shapes us today. Our goal is to educate families through fun and interactive experiences that expose them to history, nature, science and the arts.
Conrad Indianapolis is a hotel of choice for discerning travelers visiting the "Circle City." Located at one of the city's most prominent intersections, the hotel is truly in the heart of it all– connected to Circle Centre Mall and just steps from nearly everything that downtown has to offer including museums, live music and theatre, and the Indianapolis Zoo & White River Garden State Park. The hotel is also connected via elevated walkway to the Indiana Convention Center. The 23-story building features 243 guest rooms, 15,000 square feet of intimate, state-of-the-art meeting space and 15 private residences. World-class dining experiences can be enjoyed in Tastings Wine Bar or The Capital Grille restaurant, and relaxation awaits at Evan Todd Spa & Salon. Conrad Indianapolis, open since March 2006, is the city's first true luxury hotel.
Contemporary Art Society
Since 1962, The Contemporary Art Society (CAS) has promoted the understanding, appreciation, and collection of contemporary art. Through a dynamic series of social and educational events. CAS members enjoy privileged access to curators, artists, private collections, and travel. CAS members significantly impact the collection of contemporary art at the IMA by contributing to acquisitions and participating in voting to bring selected works into the collection. CAS regularly hosts lectures featuring nationally and internationally renowned artists who have included: Vik Muniz, Layah Ali, Kiki Smith, Amy Cutler, Ghada Amer, James Casebere, Maria Magdalena Campos-Pons, Dawoud Bey, Alfredo Jaar, Orly Genger, Judy Levy, Josephine Meckseper, Tara Donovan and many more. Through their generous support, Contemporary Art Society (CAS) members help build the Museum’s contemporary art collection.
CSz Indianapolis is the city’s only professional improvisational comedy theatre. A member of CSz Worldwide, CSz Indianapolis is located in the Massachusetts Avenue Cultural District.
What is CYT? CYT was founded in 1981 in San Diego, California by Paul and Sheryl Russell who also founded Christian Community Theater (CCT) for actors of all ages. Since 1981, CYT has grown to be the nation’s largest children’s theater organization with programs in thirteen states. Every session more than 12,000 kids participate in classes and over 100,000 community members attend their performances. Because CYT does not own facilities, the organization rents space in the local community, utilizing classrooms and stages in churches, schools, and local theaters. CYT is not affiliated with a particular church body, and people of all faiths are welcome. CYT stands in the forefront in its commitment to the highest ethical, moral, technical and artistic standards of excellence. Instructors are professionals, qualified in teaching and/or performing, who must understand our mission statement, values, objectives and goals. All CYT staff strive to be excellent role models.
Dance Kaleidoscope, Indiana’s longest dancing professional contemporary dance company since 1972, is celebrating its 41st season (2012-13). As a mainstay of its mission, DK consistently brings the finest quality dance performances to diverse audiences of all ages with a strong emphasis on arts education. Since 1991, DK has seen substantial artistic growth under the leadership of Artistic Director David Hochoy, who brings a truly international perspective to the company. David was born in Trinidad, West Indies, eventually joined the Martha Graham Dance Company where he became soloist and later rehearsal director and toured the world with the company.
David and other guest choreographers explore the limits of the human body as a means of expression. Through movement, their dances paint landscapes of the soul revealing the full spectrum of human emotions.
DK’s professional ensemble consists of 11 gifted, athletic dancers who are trained in the rigorous modern dance technique of Martha Graham as well as classical ballet. These talented individual artists bring their multi-faceted skills to form an ensemble dedicated to giving world-class performances of contemporary dance. Our dancers are diverse in training, dance styles and professional experience, and almost all carry college degrees.
The company is gaining national recognition touring innovative educational residencies and popular public performances.
DK grew out of an educational program with Young Audiences of Indiana, the local chapter of the national arts organization that supports arts in education and has maintained a partnership with Young Audiences throughout its history. Through its educational programs, the company has performed in hundreds of schools throughout Indiana and the country and annually presents dozens of student matinees and workshops that serve thousands of school children. A compelling aspect for DK’s education programs is its firm belief that the art of dance is an important tool for our children’s education and their ability to learn.
Dance Magic Performing Arts Company
Dance Magic Performing Arts Company (DMPAC) was founded by Linda Rees to give young and aspiring artists in dance, both in the classical world and the musical theater world a place to grow and develop their artistic talents. Since its inception in 1981, DMPAC has become a vital learning opportunity for its members, preparing many of them for a career in the performing arts. By providing excellent training and balancing it with performing opportunities, these students come from the program with a wealth of technical ability as well as performance experience. DMPAC is a not-for-profit organization that provides the venue and the expertise for these students to showcase their performing arts talents.
Domestic Violence Network
The Domestic Violence Network is an intermediary organization that bridges the community together to create collaboration among organizations. Our mission is to engage the community to end domestic violence through advocacy, education and collaboration.
Douglas David Fine Art
Douglas David Fine Art is the working studio and gallery of this Indianapolis artist. David specializes in impressionistic oil on canvas paintings featuring subjects ranging from classic landscape and seascape to romantic florals and still lifes.
Downtown Indy is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization formed to develop, manage and market Downtown Indianapolis. Downtown Indy exists to continually improve Downtown because the Indianapolis region needs a strong, relevant and vibrant core. The organization makes Downtown a clean, safe, convenient and exciting place to live, work and be entertained. It also helps ensure the maximum return on the $9.1 billion invested in Downtown since 1990 and prepares Downtown for the nearly $3 billion of new investments scheduled for completion by 2017.
Downtown Indy was established in January 1993 as Indianapolis Downtown, Inc. and takes on broader management and economic development responsibilities than its predecessor, the Commission for Downtown. A 38-member board and advisory board direct Downtown Indy.
Downtown Knights of Columbus
The Knights of Columbus is a fraternal organization for Catholic men. In the state of Indiana, the Knights gave over $18 million to charitable organizations and are always looking for ways to collaborate and assist their local community.
Drum Corps International
From modest beginnings more than four decades ago, Drum Corps International (DCI) has developed into a powerful, nonprofit, global youth activity with far-reaching artistic, educational and organizational influence. Through the annual DCI Tour and World Championships, Drum Corps International provides entertainment to millions through live performances and nationally-broadcast events. Drum Corps International is Marching Music’s Major League™.
Drum Corps International
Drum Corps International (DCI) is the world leader in producing events for the world’s most elite and exclusive marching ensembles for student musicians and performers. Drum Corps International hosts its annual World Championships every August at venues including the Lucas Oil Stadium and the Indiana Convention Center. The Drum Corps International World Championships are the pinnacle of more than 100 competitive events that take place across North America as part of the annual DCI Summer Music Games Tour. From June through mid-August, the tour features marching ensembles comprised of up to 150 brass musicians, percussionists and dance performers ages 14 to 22.
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