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Indianapolis in the Global Spotlight

Indianapolis hosts the NBA All-Star game February 16-18, 2024. GANGGANG is proud to have worked alongside the Indiana Pacers, Indy Arts Council, and Indiana Humanities as co-chairs of the Arts and Culture Committee. Together, we will integrate the arts into NBA All-Star weekend at unprecedented levels and uplift Indianapolis-based artists and creative entrepreneurs. All-Star weekend, find our work at Tip-Off Thursday night, and Friday through Sunday in Indy’s Home Court.

THE TIP-OFF

THE TIP-OFF

The Tip-Off presented by the NBA All-Star 2024 Host Committee, is a collaboration with GANGGANG, Innovative, and Dodd Technologies and will celebrate Indiana’s unique connection to basketball, arts, and culture. Indiana Fever legend Tamika Catchings and renowned comedian/actor Mike Epps will emcee the inaugural celebration.

Cultural Corridor

Cultural Corridor

The Cultural Corridor will consist of three repurposed locations along Washington street – the former Pearings cafe, the former Rock Bottom, and the Indianapolis Artsgarden. Between these three spaces, Indy’s Home Court will center beauty, equity, and culture in an attempt to spotlight creative entrepreneurs and help develop an appetite for risk-taking within the arts ecosystem of central Indiana.

BUTTER at Indy's Home Court

BUTTER at Indy's Home Court

BUTTER at Indy’s Home Court is free and open to the public, and takes place in 19,000 square feet at the Indianapolis Artsgarden (110 W. Washington St.). Malina Simone Bacon and Alan Bacon, founders of GANGGANG and BUTTER, will serve as curators for the pop-up fair alongside BUTTER Director Deonna Craig. Kia Davis joins the curatorial team at BUTTER again, along with first-time BUTTER Curator Alan Mills. BUTTER at Indy’s Home Court nods to the all-stars of BUTTER 2021 –the Eighteen Art Collective, representing 18 of the 29 exhibiting artists.

Creative Summit

Creative Summit

The Creative Summit is the place to connect at Indy’s Home Court. This three-day session is designed to combine national and local voices to spotlight the driving forces behind some of the nation’s biggest entertainment and cultural phenomena. Featuring notables like Deborah Asante, Vivica A. Fox, Najee Dorsey, and Kyra Epps, the Creative Summit will serve as a backstage pass to the magic behind the scenes of creativity and culture. The Creative Summit is free and open to the public.

The Suite

The Suite

The Suite is where Indy’s local brands come alive. A one-stop shop for live music curated by Chreece, comedy curated by Made Man Improv Comedy, food by the International Marketplace, retail by Cargo Streetwear, and 2-level cocktail bar by Alan Henderson Bar, the Suite will be open Friday-Sunday, during All-Star Weekend from 11AM to 11PM at the former Rock Bottom Restaurant & Brewery space at 10 W. Washington St.

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