Spirited Chase is an interactive on-the-go program hosted by WFYI each year as a part of the Spirit and Place Festival.



2017 Spirited Chase

WFYI would like to thank its amazing program partners for the 2017 Spirited Chase Event, “The Power of Community.”  From conducting classical musicians, to scavenger hunting at a neighborhood community center, learning about adult day-services, enjoying a local arts chorale performance, and activating our STEM skills, our partners showed us "the power of community."

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2017 Spirited Chase Partners

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. Classical Music Indy receives their funding from program underwriters, foundations, state and city government, board members, our affiliate stations, and from individuals who value the work they do on-air and in the community.

MLK Center

By embracing the teachings and philosophies of civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., the MLK Center provides vital individual skills and family resources that allow residents to grow and enhance their lives.  The Center’s approach helps people of all ages find – and remain on – their own paths to success and stability. We believe vibrant neighborhoods significantly improve quality of life, and we envision a future where building such neighborhoods creates common ground among diverse residents. Since 1971, the MLK Center has offered supportive, nurturing programs and services focused on education, workforce development and advocacy to residents in four Indianapolis neighborhoods: Crown Hill, Butler-Tarkington, Meridian-Kessler and Mapleton-Fall Creek.

Outside the Box

Outside the Box, Inc.(OTB) started in 2008, through years of experience and a shared passion for supporting people with intellectual and developmental disabilities, Outside the Box, Inc.(OTB) co-founders envisioned giving people MORE: more opportunities for learning, hope, and purpose.
For individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities, days are often spent at home or in local day centers—on activities that may not be engaging or inspiring. 

At OTB, days are truly customized. OTB is the only provider in Indiana that matches participants in small groups sharing a bond of age, personality, interests and personal goals. Instead of pushing people toward generic programming options – OTB strives to meet the individual where they are, focusing on their capabilities, not their disabilities. OTB does this through three programmatic avenues: Day Services, Career Services, and Studio Art Programming.

The Indianapolis Arts Chorale

The Indianapolis Arts Chorale, an auditioned community choir founded by Elise Marshall in 1972 and led by Artistic Director Dr. Casey J. Hayes, is now entering its 46th season in Indianapolis. The Chorale’s 40+ auditioned singers represent some of the finest talent in the state. The Chorale performs approximately ten times a year, with a three concert subscription series, and numerous appearances at other venues around Indianapolis. The Arts Chorale remains firmly committed to educational outreach.Other community outreach programs include free concerts at retirement communities and the donation of unused seats to various worthy service and student organizations in town.  The varied nature of the music presented, the flexibility of the ensemble, and the strong community outreach of the group distinguishes the Chorale from other choral organizations within the city. The Indianapolis Arts Chorale is a volunteer organization, but they are not amateurs; a devotion to excellence and a commitment to choral music and its future are the hallmarks of the organization, and have been for 45 years.

The STEM Connection

The STEM Connection is a non-profit corporation aimed at facilitating hands-on, minds-on, feet-on-the ground science, technology, engineering and math experiences at Moore Road Farm and other educational sites. The STEM Connection 30 acre outdoor learning site at Moore Road Farm is in the Traders Point Rural Historic District conveniently located on the northwest side of Indianapolis. The ecosystems of the farm include deciduous forest, Eagle Creek, fields of crops and a garden open for exploration and learning. Programming is connected with ongoing conservation projects that honor the land and waterways of Indiana and seeks to grant access to those underrepresented in the STEM fields. Currently, over 3,000 children and adults are served yearly through The STEM Connection programming which includes field trips, clubs, summer camps, professional development and traveling STEM experiences.


Duos and 5280 Bistro
Thanks to the partners who kept us nourished throughout the day!


Spirited Chase is hosted as a part of the Spirit and Place Festival.