November's First Thursday (full listing)

Mayor's Arts Awards Highlights at Gordy Mayor's Arts Awards Highlights at Gordy Christine Barber Bush at Madjax Christine Barber Bush at Madjax Angel Gilette at Madjax Angel Gilette at Madjax Debra Gindhart at Madjax Debra Gindhart at Madjax Charlie Kehoe at Madjax Charlie Kehoe at Madjax Ron Rickcreek Pottery at Madjax Ron Rickcreek Pottery at Madjax Melissa Joy Livermore at Muncie Makes Lab Melissa Joy Livermore at Muncie Makes Lab

111 Arts Gallery 
111 E. Main
111 Arts Gallery will have some prints on display from their last publication documenting a collection put together by the late Jack Armstrong (One Eyed Jack). They will also have a 3-ring binder available of the entire collection to look through. These will be on display in the front gallery of the shop. Stop by on First Thursday or anytime. Open to the public 7 days a week

Book Arts Collaborative (at Madjax)
514 E. Main
Book Arts Collaborative will be open, selling limited edition posters at incredibly low rates and giving demonstrations in printing and book binding. Stop by to learn more; registration for fall classes (including auditing opportunities) has begun. 

Gordy Fine Art & Framing Co. 
224 E. Main
The Muncie Mayor’s Arts Awards recognize the contributions to the cultural community by artists of all kinds, and organizations working in the arts to benefit the residents of Muncie.  Gordy Fine Art and Framing is promoting the 2021 Mayor’s Arts Awards program by presenting a show of visual art made by Award recipients from previous years.  Since 2015, awards have been given to 24 individuals and organizations. Thirteen of these are visual artists and we are proud to present their work beginning on the evening of ArtsWalk, October 7, 5-9 pm, to anticipate the 2021 Awards celebration in November.

The 13 artists are Jonathan Becker, Braydee Euliss, Jim Faulkner, Ned Griner, Heidi Hale, Bob Hartley, Maura Jasper, Ann Johnson, Kim Miller, John Peterson, Michael Prater, Rachel Replogle, and Lynette Waters-Whitesell. 

Refreshments will be served. The show will remain on view until Saturday November 19. 

At 6:15, Erin Williams, Executive Director of the Muncie Arts and Culture Council will give a 10-minute presentation honoring this year’s nominees and previewing the Awards Ceremony held at Sursa Performance Hall on Ball State’s campus on Friday November 12 at 7:30. 

The show will be on view with all works for sale through November 19.  Gordy Fine Art and Framing Company promotes talented artists and offers expert design and craftsmanship for framing and displaying treasured family possessions and works of art. Business hours: Monday through Friday, 9 am – 5:30 pm, Saturday, 10 am – 3 pm. Gordy Fine Art and Framing Company is located at 224 East Main Street, next door to Muncie Civic Theatre.  For more information, visit or call 765-284-8422.

Madjax Muncie
515 E. Main St.
Come and support the  creative genius of our makers and artists during November’s First Thursdays at MADJAX: The Aerial Annex, Drinking Bear Forge, Debra Gindhart, Dragoo/Gindhart at Madjax, Box Car Advertising/Anna Grace Longfellow, Tom Stader, Angel Gillette, Cay Cox, Charlie West, Christine Barber Bush, Nancy Carlson, Ron Richcreek, Popup artists and makers and more! Support The Guardian Brewery too! First and second floor galleries 

Additional information on Madjax artists is listed below:

Angel Gilette: Sci-fi Fantasy art with a grunge touch

Debra Gindhart: Local artist and educator Debra Gindhart Dragoo’s November exhibit addresses Native American Indian Genocide Month. Altered thrift store art celebrating the native culture and focusing on the indigenous people displaced by Columbus and those who followed in his wake. We must begin reimagining the future as one that doesn’t honor Christopher Columbus. 

Debra will exhibit several pieces of wall artwork that is pro Native American Peoples text on altered thrift store art. The artist's Green Glam Studio jewelry TURKEY collection will also be featured. Fiber mart scarves will also be available. Meet the artist event is free and open to the public. 5-8pm 2nd floor. 

Charlie Kehoe: Silver Linings: Handmade bows and earrings 

Ron Richcreek: Potter Ron Richcreek will be returning to MadJax for the November First Thursday Art Walk. He will display functional handmade pottery for everyday use. Come to MadJax for a fun evening of entertainment and fun

Muncie Artist’s Guild
Various locations
Lylanne Musselman is the Muncie Artists Guild Artist of the Month for November.

Musselman is a Delaware County native who graduated from Delta High School and Ball State University. Musselman has exhibited in juried art shows across the region, most recently in the 97th Hoosier Salon, Watercolor Society of Indiana, Ventures in Creativity, Wabash Valley Exhibition, and Minnetrista’s Annual Show, among others. She’s won over 110 awards since 1983, including winning Muncie Artist’s Guild Best of Show in 2020 with her pastel painting, “Cat Lover.” Currently, she has two pastel pieces that were juried into Biodiversity/Cultural Diversity at the Arts Center in Portland, IN, and she has work at the Fort Wayne Artist’s Guild Pop Up Gallery at Jefferson Pointe in Fort Wayne.

Musselman is the current president of the Muncie Artists Guild where she’s been a member since 2017. She also is membership chair of Fort Wayne Artists Guild, and co-chair of their Community Arts Program. Musselman also serves on the board of Midwest Writers Workshop, where she is secretary. A Ball State Alumnae, she is an award-winning poet and playwright, so Musselman often incorporates words and poems into her work. She specializes in pastels, gouache, and acrylics with an emphasis on pet and people portraiture. Musselman has taught art classes privately and through area organizations.

Her paintings are on display at Old National Bank (Southside Branch), Northwest Bank (East Charles St.), Vera Mae’s Bistro, Rosebud Coffee House and Parlour Salon.

Muncie Makes Lab
628 S. Walnut
Melissa Joy Livermore
untitled: language experiment 
First Thursday November 4th at Muncie Makes Lab 5PM-9PM

Melissa Joy Livermore is an interdisciplinary artist who is interested in the role that text plays in the construction of the self. They will perform a durational piece that explores ideology and spirituality through the lens of the memorization and internalization of different texts.

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! 

White River Lofts
400 W. Washington St.
There will be a ribbon-cutting ceremony of the White River Lofts located at 400 W. Washington St. on November 4th at 4pm, with an open house, tours and preview of the public plaza planned from 4:30-8:00pm.