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Places to go for a sense of community in Indianapolis, IN

Looking to join a community? Here are some places to visit in Indy that will make you feel like you belong.

People checking out the main space during an open house

Draft has lots of space from its main room to the sun room, garden, and upstairs studio and conference rooms.

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It’s human nature to want to feel like we belong.

Whether you’re looking to try a new hobby, make new friends, or immerse yourself in the city — we’re rounding up a few places around Indy to visit for a sense of community.

People following instruction during a bouldering session

New to bouldering? Don’t worry, North Mass Boulder will help you out.

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North Mass Boulder, 1411 Roosevelt Ave.
If you’re looking to get into fitness or try out climbing, North Mass is the place to check out. This bouldering gym is about more than rocks — it also aims to be inclusive and create a sense of community where everyone is welcome. It hosts events like Queer + Trans Climbing Night, Women Crush Wednesdays, 40+ Bouldering Club, and Sensory Hours. Check out the events calendar.

draft creative space, 1525 Prospect St.
Working from home can feel isolating at times. If you’re looking to connect with other remote workers and like-minded individuals in the city, check out draft. Its goal is to be a space to inspire + encourage creativity and collaboration. You can book a tour or apply for a membership.

A group of women working together in a shared space

Looking for a relaxed space to work remotely from? Check out Epicenter.

Epicenter Indy, 1609 S. East St.
This is a first-of-its-kind holistic health-focused coworking space where the goal is to “bring awareness to holistic healing in a high vibrating community.” Learn more about its providers. You’ll leave here feeling relaxed and well-connected with its welcoming community.

Day Won Fitness, 1125 E. Brookside Ave., Ste. B10
There’s no gym-timidation here. Day Won is all about making fitness “a celebration of yourself and all you can accomplish.” It hosts small group classes and hosts events to build a team + community environment. Book a class.

Is there a place in Indy where you’ve built a sense of community + belonging? Let us know so that we can add it to the list.


“The Alley Cat Ceramics studio is one of my very favorite places to be. I might be biased, but I can also say that the atmosphere and just general vibe is so collaborative, creative, and welcoming for anyone who comes in and to be honest, not something I can even take credit for. We just have a real nice group of members and students that somehow found each other.” — Alexa A.

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