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Join us for our 25th Anniversary Celebration through July!

For over two decades Karitos has blessed tens of thousands of creatives in the Kingdom and beyond. We will be celebrating all year long the incredible things that God has done, from The Karitos Experience event in April to a Awards Celebration in July and a Vision Dinner later in the year. Join us for them all!

This year's event theme is "Arise!" and we are taking it right to the streets, literally. Join us as we create an original mural for a local arts therapy group, record a live music piece with professionals, learn how to turn your smartphone video into a powerful message, create an innovative theatre piece that you can take back to your community and learn from dozens of professionals in dance, theatre, film, worship, music, visual arts and so much more! At Karitos' 25th Anniversary Celebration we seek to give you all the tools so God can ARISE in you!

Stay updated with announcements and specials by joining our Facebook Page.

And join the community of faculty, staff and attendees before you even get to the event on our Karitos Arts Community page!

It all begins at #Karitos25thAnniversaryCelebration NOW!

Thursday, July 11

3:00 PM

Registration & Marketplace Opens

Check in to pick up your name tags and packets.

You will need to keep your name tags with you at all times while you are at the conference.  If you need to make a payment, you may pay with cash, check, or credit card. 

 

**Please drop off your name tags before you leave on Saturday night.

5:30 PM-6:45 PM

Cafe Open

Light snacks, sweet treats and drinks will be available for purchase at the Grace Cafe in the lobby. Sit and enjoy some time with your fellow creatives in the fellowship room or grab and go as you explore the art gallery and vendors.

6:00 PM

Karitos History Comes Alive

Join us as the history of Karitos comes alive for your entertainment and educational enjoyment!

  • Learn how you can be a part of a live recording reenacting the radio broadcast that asked the question "What is God Doing in the Arts? from 1994 that started the event what we now know as "Karitos".

  • Hear about the first Karitos Experience and sample some delicious chicken as a nod to the fried chicken served at the first Karitos event in 1995.

  • Watch video clips from the first Karitos events and fill out the first "stops" for your Karitos History scavenger hunt.
     

So much more is coming, so be sure to watch for these special times during lunch, dinner, Mainstage and more throughout the weekend as we bring the story of Karitos to life!

7:00 PM-10:00 PM

Opening Celebration*

Join us to open our first day of the 25th Anniversary Celebration with an evening celebration filled with extravagant worship led by our Karitos Celebration Worship Team and, NEW THIS YEAR, Karitos Celebration Dancers. Stay for the exciting performances and a powerful message entitled "Just Hope" from International Speaker, Author and Blogger Alex Marestaing. He encourages us to  "stop struggling to understand God, and instead rest in the fact that God, the maker of the universe, understands us."

See more about Alex Marestaing and "Just Hope"

*Evening Celebrations are always FREE and open to the public! 

10:30 PM-12:00 AM

Karitos After Hours

Come unwind with us before you leave! We'll end the day with a fun time together in the CR Room behind the Fellowship Room. 

Try your hand at improv or take the mic and share your poetry, dance, song and more. More details coming soon!

 

Join us directly after worship for refreshments, fellowship, and laughs! 

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Friday, July 12
 

8:00 AM

Registration & Marketplace Opens

Check in at Open Bible Church to pick up your name tags and packets and then stay to get first pick at Marketplace Ministries.

You will need to keep your name tags with you at all times while you are at the conference.  If you need to make a payment, you may pay with cash, check, or credit card.

**Please drop off your name tags before you leave on Saturday night.

8:00 AM-8:45 AM

Morning Devotions

Join us in the Prayer Room by the Gym to open the day with a devotion. Come and get fed after breakfast!

9:00 AM-10:30 AM

Morning Session

Join us for a powerful time of worship, music, performances, and a message from our speaker, Navajo artist, Elmer Yazzie. He will share with us about "God, Human and Life As Art". The more we experience art, we learn about God as artist, man as artist and life as art. Uniqueness is the result of an inspirational experience. Creativity is a spiritual journey.

More about Elmer Yazzie

10:45 AM-11:55 AM

Workshop Session 1

Session 1 of our Workshops. You may view or print the complete schedule of sessions by room using the PDF document shown.

 

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12 NOON-12:45 PM

Lunch Break

Prepay for your box lunch at registration and then pick it up in the cafeteria before checking out all of the events happening around the building.

12:20-12:50 pm

KARITOS HISTORY COMES ALIVE - 1994-1999 Table/Room 215 - LIVE Recording Session

Join Gene Schmidt and others for a continuation of your Karitos Interactive History experience as we journey back into time to recapture the radio program that started it all! Be part of a live recording as we discuss "What is God Doing in the Arts?" today and discover what is going on in worship and Christian arts communities around the country.

DANCE & DRUM CIRCLE - Gym

Meet in the gym for a fun and relaxed time of free dancing and drumming. Plenty of drums and other percussion instruments will be available for your use!

1:00 PM - 2:10 PM

Workshop Session 2

Session 2 of our Workshops

 

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2:25 PM - 3:35 PM

Workshop Session 3

Session 3 of our Workshops

 

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3:50 PM - 5:00 PM

General Workshop A

Come together with all the artists as we offer your choice two special workshops by Vivien Hibbert and Alex Marestaing that will appeal to all creatives. These both will repeat on Saturday afternoon at this same time.

 

Vivien Hibbert presents "Judah First!"

Alex Marestaing presents "Outside Voices"

5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Dinner Break

Prepay for your complete dinner and then pick it up in the cafeteria as you spend some wonderful one-on-one time with fellow attendees, staff and faculty.

Then journey over to Grace Community Church to pick up your handmade dessert at the Grace Cafe to enjoy our vendors and other special activities before worship begins!

7:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Evening Celebration*

Join us back at Grace Community Church for another evening celebration filled with extravagant worship and a powerful message from our featured speaker. New this year, the Showcase Finals hits the mainstage. Enjoy exciting presentations in each area of ministry from our winners of the Showcase Semi-Finals!

*Evening Celebrations are always FREE and open to the public! 

10:30 PM-12:00 AM

Karitos After Hours

Come unwind with us before you leave! We'll end the day with a fun time together in the Cafe. 

Pick up a piece of pizza and a drink and come over to the CR Room for refreshments, fellowship, and fun! 

 

We continue the celebration of the gifts and talents of your fellow Conference attendees. Sign up to share your talents in this Open-Mic format celebration.

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Saturday, July 12

8:00 AM

Registration & Marketplace Opens

Visit the Marketplace for amazing gifts and memorabilia from this weekend. If you haven't yet, check in at Registration to pick up your name tags and packets.

You will need to keep your name tags with you at all times while you are at the conference.  If you need to make a payment, you may pay with cash, check, or credit card. 

**Please drop off your name tags before you leave on Saturday night.

8:00 AM-8:45 AM

Morning Devotions

Join us in the Prayer Room to open the day with a devotion. Come and get fed after breakfast!

9:00 AM - 10:10 AM

Workshop Session 4

After arrival, we break up into our various workshops.

 

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10:25 AM - 11:35 AM

Workshop Session 5

Session 5 of our Workshops. 

 

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11:35 AM - 2:15 PM

Lunch Break

​Prepay for your box lunch at registration and then pick it up in the cafeteria before checking out all of the awesome events happening around the building.

The Karitos Interactive History Continues - Get your Karitos Story sheet ready and come explore all the incredible experiences that await you as you travel through time with us. Literary readings, mini workshops, live music and more!

12:00 pm - 2000-2004 Table - Readings from the 2000 Karitos Writer's Review
Listen to excerpts of the 2000 Karitos Review as they are brought back to life. Poetry, devotions and more are read by authors!
 

12:20 pm - 2005-2009 Table

12:40 pm - 2010-2014 Table

1:00 pm - Gym - Karitos Coffeehouse
Join your fellow attendees as they take the stage at the NEWLY RETURNING Karitos Coffeehouse in the Gym. For more info see the Showcase page!

2:00 pm - 2015-2019 Table

2:25 PM - 3:35 PM

Workshop Session 6

The 6th and final workshop session. 

 

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3:50 PM - 5:00 PM

General Workshop B

Come together with all the artists as we offer your choice two special workshops by Vivien Hibbert and Alex Marestaing that will appeal to all creatives. These are the same sessions repeated from Friday afternoon.

 

Vivien Hibbert presents "Judah First!"

Alex Marestaing presents "Outside Voices"

5:00 PM-5:45 PM

Dinner Break

Prepay for your complete dinner and then pick it up in the cafeteria as you spend some wonderful one-on-one time with fellow attendees, staff and faculty.

Then journey over to Grace Community Church to pick up your handmade dessert at the Grace Cafe to enjoy our vendors and other special activities before worship begins!

7:00 PM-10:00 PM

Commissioning Service / Awards Celebration*

Complete your Karitos experience! Join us for great worship and performances, followed by another powerful message by Alex Marestaing entitled "From a Whisper to a Shout". Stay for an extended time of worship. Everyone will be invited forward for prayer and personal ministry. Lives are changed, people are set free, callings are confirmed during this power-packed service. Stay 'til the end!

See more about Alex Marestaing and "From A Whisper to a Shout"

*Evening Celebrations are always FREE and open to the public! 

10:00 PM-11:00 PM

Registration & Marketplace Open

Did you enjoy your Karitos 25th Anniversary experience? Why not come back! Make plans to attend Karitos '20!

Stop by the registration table to turn in your name badges. Then, shop for souvenirs and gifts to take home! 

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info@karitos.org

847-925-8018

PO Box 17218, Indianapolis, IN 46217