If you want to help support the arts and local businesses in Indianapolis, and meet like-minded people, check out the monthly cultural luncheon Indy BANG! Indy BANG! brings together business and arts for networking get-togethers. July 31, the business and arts speakers will be Hugh Vandivier, the first executive director of Primary Colours, and Nora Spitznogle, director of operations of Second Helpings, Inc., a food rescue group.
Primary Colours is an Indianapolis-based arts non-profit. It was established in 1998 as a charitable organization comprised of visual artists and art enthusiasts. Its mission is to facilitate interaction between visual artists and the community through unique exhibitions, workshops and special events, such as Allotropy, Installation Nation, TOYS, the Professional Development Series and Art vs. Art. Vandivier will discuss the challenges facing his organization and other non-profits; 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.
Spitznogle will lead an educational tour of the Second Helpings Community Kitchen and Food Pantry at 11:30 followed by a free buffet lunch at noon. A monetary or food donation (rice or pasta has been requested) is appreciated. The event will conclude by 1 p.m.
Second Helpings is located at 1121 Southeastern Ave. To RSVP, go to IndyBANG.org.