Brink of Summer Artswalk (May's First Thursday): full listing

When Thursday, May 3, 2018
5:00pm to 8:00pm
Where Downtown Muncie, Ball State University campus
What Art - arts walk, downtown, dwntwn, first thursday
Brink of Summer Artswalk, sponsored by Downtown Development, , the Community Foundation of Muncie and Delaware County, Inc., and the School of Art at Ball State University Brink of Summer Artswalk, sponsored by Downtown Development, , the Community Foundation of Muncie and Delaware County, Inc., and the School of Art at Ball State University Brink of Summer Artswalk, sponsored by Downtown Development, , the Community Foundation of Muncie and Delaware County, Inc., and the School of Art at Ball State University Kaiti Sullivan, "Generations of New," Cornerstone Center for the Arts Gindhart's One Year Anniversary, Madjax, 2nd floor Pawnee Readymade Frames, Gordy Fine Art and Framing “A Night with Vonnegut: An Interactive Multi-Media Exhibit," Guardian Brewing Co. "The Art of Dave and Tina Fox," Guardian Brewing Co. “Glue and Scissors "Empowering Women," Madjax Beyond I CAN, Madjax "Scratch Disk" Video Show, Madjax Tipsy Turvey Pubcakes, Madjax "To Muncie, With Love," Muncie Makes Lab Virtual Reality from the IDIA Lab, Muncie Makes Lab Melissa Livermore, "Deconstruction," Plyspace Jannell Summers, "TV EYE," Studio Exhale Tres Amigos Beer Release, Thr3e Wisemen "Blues Jam," Valhalla YART, Canan Commons YART, Canan Commons

The Brink of Summer Artswalk!

There is so much going on DWNTWN during the First Thursday Gallery Walk in May, we decided it needed its own name! Artswalk is sponsored by Downtown Development, the Community Foundation of Muncie and Delaware County, Inc., and the School of Art at Ball State University. Join us from 5pm-8pm on May 3rd for the following events:

The Atrium Gallery
Arts and Journalism Building, 1st floor, Ball State University campus

The School of Art and the Atrium Gallery are proud to present the fourth in our spring series of four Senior capstone exhibitions for the Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) degree in the Atrium Gallery showcasing the culmination of the undergraduate art studio experience in the School of Art.

This fourth exhibition is open for viewing from May 1st – 5th. The opening reception is Thursday May 3rd from 4-6 pm. The gallery will have Extended Hours on May 3rd for First Thursday art events in downtown Muncie, until 8 PM.

The Atrium Gallery is located adjacent to the Atrium Food Court on the First Floor of the Art & Journalism Building. Gallery hours M - F, 10-4 pm, Sat 1-4 pm, closed Sundays and university holidays.

Book Arts Collaborative (at Madjax)
514 E. Main

In conjunction with the “A Night with Vonnegut” exhibit at the Guardian Brewing Co., Book Arts Collaborative will offer visitors the opportunity to print a 3-color commemorative poster featuring a lesser-known quotation from the work of Kurt Vonnegut.

Canan Commons
500 S. Walnut St.

Help us harken warmer weather with Muncie Ballet Studio and BSU Student Dance Association as they join us to teach guests a Maypole dance! Look for the Maypole at Canan Commons.

Also, YART will be at Canan Commons! See below under “YART” for more details.

Cornerstone Center for the Arts
520 E. Main

Join Cornerstone Center for the Arts on Thursday, May 3, from 5:00 to 8:00 pm for the opening reception of Generations of New by photographer, Kaiti Sullivan. The exhibition will be held in the Founder’s Room on the second floor of Cornerstone Center for the Arts. Generations of New is a photo project documenting family farms in rural Muncie, Indiana.

As the number of family owned farms declines, so does the number of journalists documenting them. People living in rural towns account for nearly 20 percent of the U.S. population, many of them underreported or unreported. These generations of families are full of beautiful, untold stories. Kaiti Sullivan photographed these families in attempt to reveal their arduous lifestyles and moments of connection.

Kaiti is a Senior Photojournalism and Fine Art student at Ball State University. She is the Photo Editor of Ball State’s Daily News and the President of Ball State’s National Press Photographers Association. You can visit her website at

For more information about the show, call Cornerstone’s Department of Education & Communication at 765-281- 9503, ext. 23 or visit

Cornerstone Center for the Arts is a non-profit organization with a mission to nurture community connections by providing opportunities for creative expression, educational programs, and events in a historic setting.

Courtyard Marriott at Horizon Convention Center/ Walnut Street
601 S. High St.

Flower Hour, a fundraiser for the Erskin Green Training Center, will be blooming on Walnut St.! Your $20 ticket will score you a beautiful bouquet after visiting each flower distribution location.  You will receive your vase and treated to a reception at the Courtyard Marriot after your adventure.  Tickets are limited to the first 200 and are available at the Courtyard Marriott Hotel and the Horizon Convention Center.

Dandelions Boutique
120 S. Walnut St

Reashea Reed and Lisa Pritchett of Shea's Diamonds & Personal Jeweler will be set up outside of Dandelion’s Boutique selling Sorrelli jewelry, a fun bright collection of antique inspired jewelry, and a new collection of beautiful cuff bracelets that are truly artwork in fashion jewelry. Shea’s carries the following jewelry designers: Frederic Duclos, Andrea Candela, Lafonn, Sorrelli, Charles Garnier, Elle, Artistry, as well as the new collection of Evocateur Style.

The artist notes: I have spent the past 30 years working in the jewelry business in local stores. I spent the last twelve years at Ashcraft Jewelers before they closed in June. I opened my own business this past October hoping to provide my clients with the same customer service, and style they had come to expect from me. I am now a private jeweler who works with customers on a personal level. I enjoy doing special community events, as well as pop up shops within a local business.  I offer a collection of unique jewelry from different designers. I carry a large collection of affordable jewelry that would be perfect for any special occasion as well as a self purchase. Working with designers like Frederic Duclos who enjoys working with different textures and finishes allows me to have collections that are both stylish and well made. I offer all the services of a traditional jewelry store with the personal service of a private shopper. 

Forever Young Children’s Boutique
125 E. Charles

Forever Young Children's Boutique will host an after hours event during the Brink of Summer Artswalk from 5:00-8:00pm. We will offer new releases, special discounts, treats, and an attendee drawing.

Gindhart (at Madjax)
514 E. Jackson St. (2nd floor)

"ART is Influential" by Debra Gindhart: This is ONE year! Muncie artist Debra Gindhart to celebrate May’s First Thursday at Madjax Muncie, marking one year in the community of makers building. The exhibit will feature aerosol, acrylic, sculpture paintings, assemblage, altered thrift store art, and redirected art techniques, including social commentary messages in paint.. There will be Green Glam Studio jewelry available as well. Come meet the artist and enjoy light refreshments while sipping some wine during the Brink of Spring ArtsWalk reception.

Gordy Fine Art & Framing Co.
224 E. Main

Pawnee Readymade Frames: On First Thursday May 3rd, Gordy Fine Art and Framing is introducing a new line of readymade frames available in standard sizes for purchase in our store.  Pawnee frames are made 100% from found materials and are packaged and priced to sell-abrate Muncie.  They are inspired by Muncie’s place in American pop-culture.  Sizes include The fierce Robin-size (3 x 5), The Close Encounter (4 x 6), The Middle-towner (5 x 7), The Muncie Timeshare (8 x 10), and Framed and Famous (8 ½ x 11).

The event is being held along with our Mother’s Day Sale which runs from Saturday April 28 to Saturday May 12.  During the sale Gordy is offering 20% off on all custom framing in time to surprise mothers and graduates with a gift that will last a lifetime.  Our expert frame designers can preserve and transform treasured objects from childhood, school days, motherhood, professional honors, and military service into wall hangings that can be displayed and seen every day.   Remember that Father’s Day is also coming up soon.

Please join Barbara, Carl, Mark and Rosie on First Thursday, May 3rd from 5 until 8 with food and drink and as always a place to see friends.

The Guardian Brewing Company (at Madjax)
514 E. Jackson

Guarding Brewing Co. will host an opening reception of “A Night with Vonnegut: An Interactive Multi-Media Exhibit” in their all-ages common area. The show is on loan from the Vonnegut Museum and Library and was created by Immersive Learning students at Ball State under the direction of Rai Peterson. Guest speaker Dan Wakefield, author, editor, and personal friend of Vonnegut, will take the stage at 6:00 to give a brief talk. In the taproom (21+), they will feature the art of Dave and Tina Fox, as well as a beer release of Rosewater Golden Ambrosia Saison with hibiscus flowers and rose hips on tap. There will be 100 limited release 22oz bottles available and 10% of Rosewater sales will go to help fund the Vonnegut Museum and Library.

Kurt Vonnegut is a renowned author, who took an unflinching look at the world, tempered with a satirical eye and sardonic sense of humor. In a career spanning over 50 years, Vonnegut published fourteen novels, three short story collections, five plays, and five works of non-fiction. He is most famous for his darkly satirical, best-selling novel Slaughterhouse-Five. Come out and celebrate one of Indiana's true treasures!

Madjax Muncie
515 E. Main St.

Co:Lab (1st floor): “Glue and Scissors "Empowering Women" art show, aimed at connecting the student body and community, and highlighting talented female artists. Art pieces reflecting themes of women's empowerment going above and beyond, challenging conventional ideas, and presenting these ideas in a unique, creative manner will be on exhibit.

Beyond I CAN (1st floor): Beyond I CAN is a program dedicated to enriching the lives of individuals who have disabilities and gifts through the experience of running their own business, from artistic design and production to marketing and sales. Enhancing the quality of their lives due to self-confidence built on real abilities instead of focusing on their disabilities, the participants experience a natural transition from the world of school to the world of adult living via the Beyond I CAN Gallery and Gift Shop.

The Beyond I CAN program offers participants the opportunity to learn vocational and life skills that will help them contribute to the community while developing self-respect and the highest level of self-sufficiency. Workers develop an artistically-based line of products they display and market in their gallery and online gift shop. This program serves as a model to mainstream businesses of how individuals with special needs can contribute in the workforce.

Scratch Disk, Co (1st floor, Public Hall): Join our Video class at MadJax on May 3rd for a Video Show! Refreshments will be provided and Guardian Brewing Company is located in MadJax as well! Each day leading up to the show we will post information about the individual pieces, stay tuned!

Tipsy Turvey Pubcakes (1st floor): A Ball State University graduate and longtime Muncie resident is the one-person team behind Tipsy Turvey Pubcakes, a small business she started about two years ago that combines her love for craft beer with her love for baking. Turvey makes everything from bread to beer-seasoned crackers using mostly local or state-made brews.

Banner Clothing Company (1st floor): Banner Clothing Company is an apparel and custom design clothing company specializing in: Graphic Design, Vinyl, Embroidery, and Screen Printing. BCB strives to print on apparel that inspires faith, hope, and love to their clients.

Live screen printing demonstrating how to use a one-color screen printing press. Customers can purchase a shirt and print on their shirt using a one-color screen printing press.

The Mocal Collective
301 S. Walnut St., Ste. 101

The Mocal Collective is an art show that features a group of creative friends who kept kickin’ it in Muncie after they finished school. These Mocals (an affectionate contraction of “Muncie Local”) work in a variety of mediums and are excited to collaborate on their first gallery show and celebrate their talent together. Come by from 5-8pm to check out the following featured Mocal artists:

Zach Poor is a graphic designer and amateur type hunter who explores elements of design via photography. His work features found typography from around Muncie and explores analog processes of image creation via film photography.

Tanesha Tanaé Burrell is a lively creative with an appetite for graphic design. In her art she applies methods of printmaking to explore the complexity of human body language and personality.

Joshua Westbrook is a human being who is passionate about entering conversations about restoration through the visual mediums of art and design. His work features rare photographic documentation of the pothole portals of Muncie, IN.

Sam Langdon is an artist who is inspired by nature and the world around her. She allows her imagination to mix with her experiences in nature, and transfer it into mixed media pieces using mediums such as watercolors, white ink, and black india ink.

Bobby Bennett is an artist who enjoys telling stories through filmmaking, photography, and drawing. He recently fulfilled a dream to visit Iceland where his love of photography led him to try and capture the country’s beauty. He hopes to share some images from the trip, but also his thoughts and experience on photography, making new memories, and learning to enjoy the moment in a new place.

Muncie Makes Lab
628 S. Walnut
Please join the Muncie Makes Lab from 5-8 pm for the following events:

"To Muncie, With Love" (1st floor): By Breanne Trammell with Alexis Brooks, Danielle Campbell, Brent Cole, Mallory Creekmur, Veronica DeBone, Michael Dorsey, Mickey Higgins, Maura Jasper, Megan Lange, James Lupkin, Rowan Mayo, Summer Moore, Megan Sutton. Visiting artist Breanne Trammell presents a collaborative exhibition/event produced with students and faculty from the School of Art. Featuring letterpress posters, a poetry zine workshop, and community karaoke. Join us for zines, songs, and fun!

“Year in Review 2” (2nd floor): a collection of work by architecture and landscape architecture students from Ball State’s College of Architecture and Planning.

“Virtual Reality from the IDIA Lab” (2nd floor): Stop by to explore selections from our immersive multiuser virtual environments that use the Oculus Rift Head Mounted Display showcasing our historic simulations and interactive artworks. IDIA Lab staff and faculty will be on hand for questions about how these emerging technologies are being used in the arts, sciences and humanities. IDIA Lab is an interdisciplinary virtual reality and simulation lab at Ball State University’s College of Architecture and Planning.

Muncie Music Center
600 S. Mulberry St.

The long-awaited line up for this year's Muncie Three Trails Music Series will be announced during the Gallery Walk at Muncie Music Center. Enjoy free food from Downtown Farm Stand while you listen to LIVE music from the Muncie Music Center house band. Be sure to stop by for this first time ever event!  CD packages from all four headliners will be given throughout the evening!

The Muncie Three Trails Music Series is a non-profit endeavor presented by Muncie Downtown Development Partnership, the Muncie Arts and Culture Council, and Rick Zeigler, series founder and organizer. The series is dedicated to presenting outstanding national recording acts free of charge. Attendees are also encouraged to take advantage of the concert venues’ proximity to Muncie’s downtown and the three beautiful trails that give the series its name: the White River Greenway, Cardinal Greenway, and Muncie Arts and Culture trail. Our hope is that all series attendees will heed our slogan, “Explore the Trails, Enjoy the Music.”

608 E. Main

Muncie Arts and Culture Council will host PlySpace Open Studios at Madjax with current resident artists Melissa Joy Livermore, Nick Witten, and Danielle Joy Graves for First Thursday, May 3rd from 5-8 pm. The artists will be on hand during the reception and available for informal discussion about their personal and collaborative residency projects.

Studio Exhale
103 N. High St.

TV EYE: Art Exhibit by Jannell Summers: Join Studio Exhale on May 3 from 5-6:30pm as we welcome the art of Jannell Summers for our May Arts Walk Reception!

Thr3e Wisemen Brewing Co.
625 S. High St.

Join Thr3 Wisemen for the release of their new beer, “Tres Amigos: Mexican Lager.”

Tribune Showprint (at Madjax)
515 E. Main

Tribune Showprint will be open for First Thursday giving shop tours and will have new items for sale in the retail shop.

Valhalla  (21+)
215 S. Walnut

Valhalla presents “Blues Jam” every Thursday. “Blues Jam” is an open event with sign-up starting at 7pm and music from 8-11pm. Come show us your talent!

Canan Commons, 500 S. Walnut St.

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 Brink of Summer ArtsWalk 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 from The Shamaniacs and Ripped From the Roots, 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!

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