Apr 22, 2018


Apr 27, 2018


Apr 28, 2018


  • Professional Art Practice Pancake Extravaganza 10am to 3:30pm @ PlySpace Gallery 608 E Main Street, Muncie, IN 47307
    Nick Witten and Danielle Joy Graves host a professional art practice seminar at PlySpace.

    PlySpace Resident Artists Danielle Joy Graves and Nick Witten invite high school and foundation-level college student artists to join them for a free day-long workshop on professional practice for artists and contemporary art issues. The workshop will take place on Saturday, April 28th, starting at 10:00 AM.

    Please register through Eventbrite for this FREE event by April 27th to reserve a spot.  Click below for tickets and a comprehensive schedule for the day.

    The workshop will be geared toward students looking to pursue a career in fine art. Through discussions, presentations, and demonstrations, participants will be introduced to resume building, careers and alternative jobs in the art world, and contemporary art practice. A pancake breakfast will be provided (gluten and dairy free).

    In the afternoon, students are also invited to join a group critique of participant's artwork. Students will learn how to photograph their work for a professional portfolio, and the photographic documentation taken during the workshop will be published online for participants to use for future applications and websites. Nick and Danielle will also publish documentation of each critique online so students will be able to use that credential on their resumes.

    The event is free and open to any students interested in art practice. Students are encouraged to bring a few pieces of work for the group critique and to have photographed during the demonstration. Participants are welcome to attend the entire day, or just the workshop they find most interesting. Breakfast is provided but please bring your own lunch.

    Danielle Joy Graves and Nick Witten are Indianapolis-based artists, collaborative partners, and co-curators of Sugar Space Gallery, a contemporary art gallery focused on emerging artists. Nick holds an MFA in Sculpture from Cranbrook Academy of Art and a BFA in Sculpture from Herron School of Art and Design. He is an Adjunct Instructor at Herron and works with Big Car Collaborative. Danielle holds a BFA in Illustration from Herron School of Art and Design. She works as a professional artist. They are both current resident artists at PlySpace, through the end of April.

    PlySpace is a program of the Muncie Arts and Culture Council in partnership with the City of Muncie, Ball State University School of Art, and Sustainable Muncie Corporation. PlySpace is generously supported by the National Endowment for the Arts. Learn more at" target="_blank">

Apr 29, 2018


May 3, 2018


  • The Spring 2018 Muncie YART - A Yard Sale for Art! 5pm to 9pm @ Canan Commons 500 S. Walnut St

    Muncie, Indiana – YART is Coming! 

    YART is a Yard Sale for Art! YART began in Muncie, Indiana with students at Ball State University and continues here and in several U.S. cities - a Muncie original! The Muncie YART is now held Downtown, at Canan Commons, twice a year, Spring and Fall, on the First Thursday of every May and October. 

    This community art sale, with a goal of making art affordable and accessible to everyone, brings together Artists and Art patrons in a casual and unique setting. The Spring 2018 Muncie YART will be held in conjunction with the May 2018 First Thursday Gallery Walk on Thursday, May 3rd, from 5-9pm. YART will ring the park at Canan Commons, Muncie's great urban greenspace park and amphitheater at the roundabout on South Walnut Street in Downtown Muncie, Indiana. 

    All forms of Art are welcome at YART! Art of all kinds, by all kinds of Artists! YART encourages interaction between Artists and the community, hoping to make Art more accessible, especially to those who think they cannot afford to buy Art for themselves and their homes. To this goal, all YART Art will be priced below $40! YART works to enable local creative entrepreneurs and to improve the Muncie economy. Shop local, support independents, enjoy your town! 

    Last YART featured over 100 Artists! Each YART Artist will be present throughout YART to meet the public, discuss their Art, handle sales personally, and some Artists will be making Art LIVE at YART! This is a great opportunity to enjoy your family interacting with local culture in a dynamic, lively, and relaxed atmosphere. We love kids and there will be lots of fun stuff for them at Canan Commons too! 

    The Spring 2018 Muncie YART will feature a wide variety of handmade jewelry, photography, clothing, oil/acrylic/watercolor paintings, fused glass, ceramics, knits, pottery, candles, toys, drawings, sculpture, lampwork glass, stuffed animals, digital art, mosaics, the Midwest Writer's Workshop's Poems While You Wait, LIVE ART and LIVE MUSIC, and so much more!

    Fun for all ages - YART and the First Thursday Gallery Walk are for the whole family!

    Miss Moth (YART Director) and the YART Artists very much thank Cheryl Crowder of the Muncie Downtown Development Partnership and the Muncie Parks Department for their generous support! :) YART is an all-volunteer, zero-budget, community event. THANK YOU!

    Follow Muncie YART on FaceBook, Instagram, and Tumblr!

  • Flower Hour 5pm to 7pm @ Downtown Muncie

    In conjunction with Downtown’s First Thursday, A Brink of Summer ArtsWalk, “Flower Hour” is a progressive walk of downtown Muncie to benefit the Erskine Green Training Institute.

    The Arc of Indiana advocates and lobbies on behalf of citizens with cognitive and developmental disabilities. It also creates post-secondary training opportunities for people with disabilities that empower them and lead to meaningful employment through the Erskine Green Training Institute (EGTI). It is the first of its kind in the country.

    After receiving training at EGTI, students apply those skills through internships at the Courtyard Marriott Muncie, Thr3e Wise Men Brewing Co., and IU Health Ball Memorial Hospital.

    This program is both improving the quality of life for people with disabilities and their families and providing a positive economic impact to the Muncie community.

    Flower Hour will take place on Thursday, May 3rd from 5:00-7:00 PM. It is a progressive walk of downtown Muncie where participants will collect a flower at various stops and finish the tour at the Courtyard Marriott Muncie to receive a vase and attend a complimentary reception.

    Tickets are $20 a piece and may be purchased at the Horizon Convention Center and the Courtyard Marriott Muncie.

    Stop locations:
    - Dandelion's
    - The Hayloft Boutique
    - HeidiJHale
    - Intersection
    - Brinkman Gallery
    - Canan Commons
    - Courtyard Marriott Muncie

  • Ball State Photovoice Exhibition 5pm to 7pm @ Ivy Tech Patterson Building 3rd floor

    Dr. Amanda O. Latz, Associate Professor of Adult, Higher, and Community Education, and the graduate students in the EDCC 641 course “Community Colleges and Diversity” invite you to attend “Teaching Students and Telling Stories,” a participatory action research photovoice exhibition to be held on Thursday, May 3, 2018 from 5-7pm at Ivy Tech Community College’s Patterson Building, third floor ballroom. 

    The photovoice exhibition is the culmination of a research project carried out by 19 graduate students in the EDCC 641 course who worked with approximately 20 faculty members at Ivy Tech Community College. Through a process of providing 20 Ivy Tech faculty members with disposable cameras to record aspects of their teaching lives, students developed a strong sense of what it is like to be a community college faculty member at the Muncie campus of Ivy Tech. Students talked with the faculty about their photos and analyzed conversations to gain an understanding about faculty experiences. 

    The EDCC 641 class, in collaboration with Ivy Tech, has organized the photovoice exhibition as a way to showcase this immersive learning project. The exhibition will include the instructors’ photos and serve as an interactive space for dialogue and reflection. Refreshments will be served. All Muncie, Ivy Tech Community College, and Ball State University community members are welcome to attend and engage those who were involved in this project at this event. For more information about the EDCC 641 photovoice project, please contact Dr. Amanda O. Latz at

May 4, 2018


May 6, 2018