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July's SECOND Thursday (full listing)

When Thursday, July 11, 2024
5:00pm to 8:00pm
Where Downtown Muncie
Many Locations throughout Downtown Muncie
What Art painting, drawing, exhibitions, photography, design, jewelry, first thursday, downtown
111 Arts Gallery 111 Arts Gallery Eugene Boyd and Jasen Combs at Cornerstone Center for the Arts Eugene Boyd and Jasen Combs at Cornerstone Center for the Arts Eugene Boyd and Jasen Combs at Cornerstone Center for the Arts Eugene Boyd and Jasen Combs at Cornerstone Center for the Arts Laura Conley at Fox and Sparrow Tattoo Laura Conley at Fox and Sparrow Tattoo Casey Leigh at Fox and Sparrow Tattoo Casey Leigh at Fox and Sparrow Tattoo Shonet Martin at Gordy Fine Art and Framing, Co. Shonet Martin at Gordy Fine Art and Framing, Co. The Muncie Makers Market The Muncie Makers Market Alison Beam-Hindman, Muncie Artist Guild's Alison Beam-Hindman, Muncie Artist Guild's "Artist of the Month" for July Alison Beam-Hindman, Muncie Artist Guild's Alison Beam-Hindman, Muncie Artist Guild's "Artist of the Month" for July

Downtown Development
Thursday evening will kick off at 5 pm with an on-street, after-hours Thursday shopping experience with downtown merchants. Then, at 6 pm, rockabilly band The Naptown Hepcats will open for the Dave Bennet Quartet on the Canan Commons stage. The concert, sponsored by the City of Muncie, is free and open to the public.

111 Arts Gallery 
111 E. Main
111 Arts Gallery/ Tattoo Museum is hanging vintage tattoo flash from collection of N8harmon, Fred Clark photos, Kobel photos, Indiana tattoo artifacts as featured @ Indianapolis tattoo convention, tattooing in Indiana from the past to the present, art show, and live tattooing. 5-8pm. 

Cornerstone Center for the Arts
520 E. Main
Cornerstone Center for the Arts (CCA) July SECOND THURSDAY is excited to feature a pottery arts exhibit showcasing Eugene Boyd and Jasen Combs CCA ceramics instructors in the Judith Barnes Memorial Gallery(2). This featured display will also include work by their spring and summer semester ceramic students. Local musician and talented singer-songwriter Nash Hammond will provide music for the evening. 

Artist in residence and Muncie arts advocate Debra Gindhart Dragoo is grateful for the growing CCA arts community of popup artists, makers, and creator. “We believe it is important to encourage the creative paths of our artists. We also celebrate the youth who are creative artists in the CCA community,“ says Dragoo. Come and meet our incredibly talented artist community and support local artists. Our list of popup artists includes Mikell Vawter, Stefan Mckell, Angel Gillette, Will Britton Jr., Belinda Gray, Tom Stader, Melissa Wright Davis, Val Kelley, Maya Doss, and Debra Gindhart Dragoo. You will find paintings, prints, drawings, pottery, wearables, jewelry design, photography, and more. Second floor/Great Room, 5-8 pm.

Fox & Sparrow Tattoo
304 S. Walnut
Fox & Sparrow Tattoo will be hosting local artists Laura Conley of Cokarille Print Co. selling their adorable prints & handkerchiefs, and Casey Leigh of Creative Chaos selling their magical handmade earrings clay creations! The Tattoo Artists at F&ST will also be accepting walk-ins 1pm-8pm. 

Gordy Fine Art & Framing Co. 
224 E. Main
The Art of Nurturing: Shonet Martin & Abby Wagner: Gordy Fine Art & Framing is proud to exhibit artworks that connect these artists, and even the viewers, to the nurturing role we all play in raising families and helping care for parents as they age. Refreshments will be served.

Harmony Movement Studio
312 E. Main
Harmony Movement Studio will be dancing in Dave's Alley! Anyone can join to watch the fun or get a quick crash course.

Muncie Artist’s Guild
Various locations
Alison Beam-Hindman is our Muncie Artists Guild's Artist of the Month for July 2024: Alison Beam-Hindman gained an appreciation for nature on the farm where she grew up in Northwest Indiana and from her father who sparked her early interest in the science of astronomy by pointing out stars by name in the clear, night skies. Beam-Hindman holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Purdue University North Central and a Master of Arts from Ball State University. 

A self-taught painter, Alison found more time for her hobby after retiring from Ivy Tech Community College East Central. She joined the Muncie Artists Guild in 2015 and credits the other members with providing mentoring and friendship that she needed to hone her skills as an artist. 

In competition with astrographic photographers, Beam-Hindman’s painting, “A Closer Look…”, won 2nd place for Imaging and also won the Judge’s Choice Award at the Great Lakes Astronomical League’s competition. Alison’s triptych paintings of Comet McNaught won first place for Imaging at the Annual Indiana Family Star Party in Frankfort, IN. Her acrylic paintings and one photograph have also won awards at the Muncie Artists Guild’s Annual Shows. 

Beam-Hindman’s lifelong interest in astronomy and space exploration inspires much of her work as do space artists Chesley Bonestell, and astronaut/artist Alan Bean. Beam-Hindman is also a charter member of the Muncie Astronomy Club since 2000 and is active in the Club’s community outreach program on science education. 

Her work will be shown at the following locations: Northwest Bank (E Charles), Old National Bank (S Madison), Rosebud Coffee House, Vera Mae's Bistro, and Parlour Salon. 

Muncie Makers Market
Corner of Walnut and Adams
Come see the Growers & Makers of your community from 5-8p at Adams & Walnut in Downtown Muncie! The Muncie Makers Market is a community farmers market with fresh homemade food, locally grown produce, live plants, and handmade arts of all kinds. Please JOIN us on Facebook and Instagram and please SHARE our posts