July's First Thursday (full listing)

When Thursday, July 5, 2018
5:00pm to 9:00pm
Where Downtown Muncie
What Art - acrylic painting, aerosol, chalk drawing, downtown, dwntwn, first thursday, painting, sketching, watercolor
Kevin Campbell's "Dog Portraits" at The Brinkman Gallery Work by local Muncie artists will be featured at the Downtown Flea Market Lohren Deeg, "Urban Plein Air: Urban Sketches and Travels" at the Fickle Peach Lemonade Stand and Kid's Chalk Art Walk at Forever Young Debra Gindhart's work at GindhART, 2nd floor, Madjax Egyptian food from the Maadi Grill's new downtown location Sarah Morton, "Nocturnal Creations" at Savage's Alehouse "Blues Jam" at Valhalla

The Brinkman Gallery
409 S. Walnut
The Brinkman Gallery will feature Kevin Campbell’s “Puzzle Project” as well as the artist’s “Dog Portraits” series. Dale Basham will also be at the Brinkman Gallery promoting an upcoming event- his Inauguration Gala as upcoming Rotary District Governor. Matt Howell will be there photographing the event.

Downtown Flea Market, Oddities, and Antiques
227 S Walnut St
The Downtown Flea Market will be open until 7pm for July’s First Thursday. The work of many  local artists is currently on display in the store, including Michael Eldon DuQuette, Daline Beachler, and Debra Gindhart, as well as articulated animal skeletons by Lauren Veach and Wet Specimens by Drew Minier.

We are much more than a Flea Market! We many have vendors who are artists and ones that make artisan-crafted items. Not only do we have local artists, but we also have art for sale from around the world!

The Fickle Peach (21+)
117 E. Charles

The Fickle Peach will feature an exhibition by Lohren Deeg titled "Urban Plein Air: Urban Sketches and Travels.” The exhibition a series of matted digital prints from Deeg’s travel and design sketchbooks collected over the last decade. These sketches and watercolors depict urban and landscape scenes with a variety of ink and watercolor media, and in each case, were drawn or painted in-situ. Deeg explores the ability for field sketches to create a dialogue between the experience of place and design thinking, as well as engage local residents and fellow travelers. 

Deeg is an Associate Professor of Urban Planning at Ball State University in Muncie, Indiana, where he has taught beginning design and visual communication courses since 2001. Mr. Deeg collaborates with a small design and planning firm in downtown Muncie, Indiana, and maintains a small independent illustration practice as a member of the American Society of Architectural Illustrators (ASAI). He recently won three awards from ASAI in their 2017 and 2018 competitions.

Forever Young Children’s Boutique
125 E. Charles
Forever Young will be hosting a lemonade stand and kids chalk art walk for First Thursday from 5-7pm.

Gindhart (at Madjax)
514 E. Jackson St. (2nd floor)
Local artist Debra Gindhart will have a reception for her show “I Reconstruct,” featuring aerosol, acrylic, and assemblage wall art. From the artist: “Altered thrift store art allows for my creative palette to redirect the paint. Looking past the obvious, close observation and engagement of the subject is my process. The challenge is to see beyond the distraction of the conspicuous to capture its unique self. Some of my subjects are quite beautiful, others less so. My goal is to inspire those who see my work to look more carefully at the world around them, to discover beauty in unusual places.”

Come meet the artist in her 2nd floor Madjax studio from 5-8pm. Light refreshments will be served.

Maadi Grill
125 E. Charles
Maadi Grill will be staying open late July 5th to join the downtown community for July’s first Thursday event. We will have appetizers, desserts and several different teas available to enjoy during the event. We will also be featuring a talented local belly dancer at 6pm and FIFA World Cup Matches will be on our televisions. We are new to the downtown community and are excited to meet all of the new folks. So stop by and enjoy a little taste of Egypt!

Savage's Ale House (21+)
127 N. High

Savages will feature an exhibition of work from artist Sarah Morton titled “Nocturnal Creations.”

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!