Indy BANG! Monthly Cultural Luncheon - July 31, 2009 with Hugh Vandivier of Primary Colours

Indy BANG! presents Indy's Business and Arts Networking Get-togethers

bringing together business and arts professionals for their mutual benefit and to support our community.

On Friday, July 31, 2009 the business and arts speakers will be Hugh Vandivier.

Hugh Vandivier was recently named the first Executive Director of Primary Colours, an Indianapolis-based arts non-profit. Primary Colours was established in 1998 as an Indianapolis-based charitable organization comprised of visual artists and art enthusiasts. Its mission is to facilitate interaction between visual artists and the community. It strives to create a thriving environment for the visual arts through unique exhibitions, workshops, and special events, among these Allotropy, Installation Nation, TOYS, the Professional Development Series, and Art vs. Art. To find out more about Primary Colours, please visit them on the web at

Presentation Topic: Indianapolis arts and cultural organizations currently face threats from all sides: a city and state with a waning vision of how the arts contribute to the community, dwindling financial support from once-reliable but now cash-strapped foundations and businesses, and the constant fight to inspire and enlighten a sports-hungry populace inclined to artistic ennui. As Primary Colours prepares for its sixth staging of Art vs. Art, new executive director Hugh Vandivier discusses the challenges facing his organization and other nonprofits; some strategies for partnering with other organizations and marketing your organization in the digital age; and some lessons learned from successes and failures of running an arts organization on a shoestring.

This month's cultural luncheon is a special culinary event aimed at giving back to the community. Our speaker will be Nora Spitznogle, Director of Operations of Second Helpings, Inc. Nora will provide us with an educational tour of the Second Helpings Community Kitchen and Food Pantry at 11:30 followed by a FREE buffet lunch at 12:00 noon. Please bring a monetary or food donation (rice or pasta has been requested). To learn more about Second Helpings, please visit them on the web at

Date & Time

Friday, July 31, 2009

11:30AM - NOON (Educational Tour of Second Helpings, Inc.)

NOON - 1PM (Speakers/Luncheon)


Second Helpings Community Kitchen and Food Pantry

The Eugene and Marilyn Glick Center

1121 Southeastern Avenue

Indianapolis, IN 46202

(317) 632-2664


Driving directions

Please join us

* if you are a small business professional

* if you are an arts professional

* if you are an arts and culture consumer

* if you are interested in how small business supports the arts ?and the arts inspire small business

Founded by James Moriarty, Indy BANG! is the nonprofit arm of Moriarty Media.


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