The 18th annual Art and Soul program kicks off Friday. Every year during Black History Month the Arts Council of Indianapolis gathers an eclectic group of artists to celebrate African American art and artists in Indiana.
There are a wide variety of performances, mostly free and open to the public, at the downtown Indianapolis Artsgarden.
Shannon Linker, Arts Council director of artist services, says the shows will offer something for everyone.
"We have spoken word poets, we have dance performances, we have jazz and blues and pop and acoustic," says Linker. "And, for the very first time, we have an installation artist as our visual artist."
Ash Robinson's installation is a larger than life fence which should create some buzz. Robinson is one of four emerging artists that will be featured during the run of the show.
Art and Soul plays through March at the Artsgarden.