That's the spirit: Festival to focus on rethinking risks


The work of visual artist Stephanie Lewis Robertson, will be featured in a program ''Risk of Pursuing Your Passion,'' scheduled for Nov. 7 at First Mennonite Church in Indianapolis. / Submitted photo

Artwork by Jedediah Johnson in his ''Making Out'' series is part of the ''Touchy Subjects: Art, Sex and Humor'' program on Wednesday during the Spirit & Place Festival. / Submitted photo

Taking a risk doesn’t have to mean bungee jumping, jaywalking across a busy road or swimming without a lifeguard.

Sometimes, risk can be good. It can stimulate personal growth, lead to understanding of another culture and move a community to a better place.

Organizers of the Spirit & Place Festival are challenging participants to rethink what they consider to be risks in their lives. The series of 28 presentations, activities and performances approach the subject from different perspectives.

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