Events on August 3, 2017

  • Open Door Farmers' Market 11am to 2pm @ Open Door Health Services East Parking Lot 333 S Madison St, Muncie, IN

    SNAP benefits will be accepted by the mobile markets. In addition, WIC and senior farmers’ market checks and IU Health Bucks will be accepted by most vendors. Vendors will also accept cash and checks. These benefits go along with Open Door’s farmers’ market mission, which is to provide employees, patients, and community members with fresh and readily available produce and make it easier for everyone to have access to fresh fruits and vegetables in the community. 

  • August's First Thursday (full listing) 5pm to 9pm @ Downtown Muncie
    Bill Lett at Elm Street Brewing Co. "The Fifth Element," After Hours Art Reels at the Fickle Peach Forever Young Children's Boutique, "Mom's Helping Mom's Benefit" Allison Smith, "Anaglygh 3D," Gordy Fine Art and Framing Co. Allison Smith, "510 W 27th Street & 555 W 22nd Street (Diptych)" National IPA Day, The Heorot GindhART @Madjax First Thursday with Debra Gindhart Dragoo #TellTodd Community Action Party: First Thursdays with the Planned Parenthood Summer of Defiance Tom Stader at Studio Exhale "Blues Jam" at Valhalla

    Elm Street Brewing (21+)
    519 N. Elm

    Elm Street Brewing Company will launch its participation in the First Thursday Gallery Walk series this month. The brewery will feature artwork created by its co-owner, Bill Lett.

    Bill is a native o​f​ Michigan but has lived large parts of his life in Colorado, California, and Muncie. He has completed over 1,000,000 square feet of historic preservation, hundreds of high end retail stores and restaurants, along with dozens of custom homes. With the help of his wife Robin Lett, Bill’s most recent and active project is the restoration of the Muncie Ice and Coal building.

    His artistic work spans many mediums and has most recently centered upon the creation of “Steel Tattoos” which have become the hallmark of Elm Street Brewing Company’s interior design. Join us on Thursday to hear the story of Bill’s creative inspiration and to see other works of art not presently on display.

    The Fickle Peach (21+)
    117 E. Charles

    After Hours Art Reels: The Fifth Element- Muncie Downtown Development Partnership, in collaboration with The Fickle Peach, presents After Hours Art Reels. August’s film is the 1997 hit “The Fifth Element” starring Bruce Willis and Milla Jovovich. Come enjoy the gallery exhibits from 5-8pm, and join us afterwards at dusk for these great cult and art film classics!

    Films will be projected onto the Mutual Bank wall on Charles Street at dusk. Seating will be available on the Fickle Peach patio area located at 117 E. Charles St. for guests who are 21 and up. Viewers who are not yet 21 can watch the films from the sidewalk surrounding the patio area.

    Save the First Thursday dates for the films this summer. Go to to see the trailers for all the films.

    Forever Young Children’s Boutique
    125 E. Charles

    “Mom’s Helping Mom’s” Special Promotion: Forever Young Children’s Boutique is having a benefit for First Choice for Women. Bring a donation of baby wipes and/or diapers and receive special discounts! 5% off total purchase for one donated item, 10% for two items, and 15% for 3 items. They will also hold special extended hours from 5-7pm. 

    Gordy Fine Art & Framing Co.
    224 E. Main

    Gordy Fine Art and Framing Company will celebrate First Thursday, August 3rd from 5 – 8 pm with an opening reception for the gallery’s first Fiber Arts Invitational. The exhibit will feature artwork by local and regional fiber artists. Light refreshments will be served and the public is invited to attend.

    The Fiber Arts Invitational will introduce a variety of approaches to traditional and contemporary techniques being used in fiber arts today including hand weaving, industrial weaving, and felting. Exhibiting artists are Martina Celerin, Ann Land, and Allison Smith. Celerin is a fiber artist who creates dimensional weavings using reclaimed and recycled materials. Born in Prague, she now lives and works in Bloomington, Indiana. Land is an Insurance Agent by day and an artist by nature. Her most recent exploration with fiber arts are 2D and 3D felted works made in her Muncie studio. Smith received her BFA in Crafts, Textiles and Fine Arts minor from Kent State University in 2014. She is currently continuing her studies at Kent State University as she pursues her MFA in Crafts, Textiles. She combines various textile materials and techniques with a focus on dualities: hard and soft, rigid and fluid, geometric and organic.

    Light refreshments will be served, and the public is invited to attend. A brief talk at 6:15 will introduce the exhibit and artists in attendance. The Fiber Arts Invitational will be on view through Saturday, September 2nd and close with an afternoon artist reception and demonstration. The downtown gallery will also partner with their neighbor Yarn Stories, a local yarn store that has been serving the fiber arts community since 2015, to present small educational opportunities throughout the exhibition.

    Grace Episcopal Church
    300 S. Madison

    We have a great idea on how to stay cool on a hot day! Come listen to hot music indoors. At Grace Episcopal Church (corner of Madison and Adams), we will be hosting classical guitarist Paul Reilly. Reilly will be featuring two 20th century composers, Joaquin Turina and Federica Moreno-Tamoba. The concert starts at 7:30pm and a reception will follow.

    Heorot Pub & Draught House (21+)
    219 S. Walnut

    First Thursday is national IPA Day and we're celebrating with 6 hoppy brews from Grand Rapids' Founders Brewing!

    Centennial IPA (65 IBU, 7.2%)
    Get ready to bask in the glory of the frothy head’s floral bouquet. Relish the citrus accents from the abundance of dry hopping. This one’s sweet, yet balanced. Malty undertones shake hands with the hop character for a finish that never turns too bitter.

    All Day IPA (42 IBU, 4.7%)
    The beer you’ve been waiting for. Keeps your taste satisfied while keeping your senses sharp. An all-day IPA naturally brewed with a complex array of malts, grains and hops. Balanced for optimal aromatics and a clean finish. The perfect reward for an honest day’s work and the ultimate companion to celebrate life’s simple pleasures.

    Red's Rye IPA (70 IBU, 6.6%)
    Serious hop bitterness, along with an unyielding grapefruit bouquet from the Amarillo dry hop, balances the malty richness of four varieties of imported Belgian caramel malts. Pours a spectacular crimson with a creamy tan head. A generous addition of rye malt accentuates a spicy, crisp finish.

    reDANKulous (90 IBU, 9.5%)
    This bold, 9.5% imperial red IPA pours a pleasing burnt amber color. Caramalt and roasted barley introduce a subtle sweetness, but the hops are the true headliner in this big IPA. The spicy, piney and tropical complexities of Chinook, Mosaic and Simcoe hops hit you right away with their dank aroma – and they stick around. It’s not just ridiculous. It’s reDANKulous.

    Doom (86 IBU, 12.4%)
    Doom may be impending but that doesn’t mean you have to fear it. A collision of worlds, the intense hop character of our imperial IPA mingles with the warm vanilla and oak notes imparted from time spent in our favorite bourbon barrels. Like all good things, Doom comes to those who wait.

    10K IPA (75 IBU, 9.1%)
    Like many good things, 10K IPA was the result of a bet. Our Co-Founder offered our Brewmaster $10,000 to brew an IPA that got higher ratings than one of the notoriously best IPAs in the world. Our Brewmaster claims he never got that $10,000, but the beer world got an incredibly big and bold IPA, exploding with Simcoe hop flavor and just the right amount of malt sweetness. Win-win.

    Madjax Muncie
    514 E. Jackson St.

    GindhART @Madjax First Thursday with Debra Gindhart Dragoo

    Longtime local artist and designer Debra Gindhart Dragoo is in her Madjax Studio with new paintings, small painted furniture, new text pieces, green glam on vintage displays, and new recycle-chic jewelry available for purchase. Her art processes include but are not limited to Aerosols, Acrylics and Assemblage with commissions welcomed. Meet the artist and enjoy light refreshments from 5-9pm during First Thursday’s Gallery Walk.

    Studio Exhale
    103 N. High St.

    For the month of August, Studio Exhale will feature the artwork of Tom Stader. His colorful work showcases the beauty of nature through his eyes. Opening reception is on First Thursday from 5-8pm.

    Valhalla  (21+)
    215 S. Walnut

    Valhalla and The Heorot present “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!

    Muncie YWCA
    310 E. Charles (Community Room)

    #TellTodd Community Action Party: First Thursdays with the Planned Parenthood Summer of Defiance

    Join the Planned Parenthood Summer of Defiance team Thursday, August 3rd from 5:30-7pm at the YWCA to help hold Senator Todd Young accountable! #TellTodd why YOU stand with Planned Parenthood and the 22 million Americans at risk of losing their healthcare if this new senate ‘healthcare’ bill is passed once and for all. Win a t-shirt, make a poster, decorate some cookies, and make your voice heard!

  • GindhART 5pm to 9pm @ Madjax Muncie First floor just outside Tribune Showprint 515 E Main Street
    We Are Living Art

    First Thursday
    August 3 2017
    Madjax Muncie

    GindhART @Madjax
    Longtime local artist and designer Debra Gindhart Dragoo is in her Madjax Studio with new paintings, small painted furniture, and new recycle chic jewelry.
    Her art processes include but are not limited to Aerosols, Acrylics and Assemblage with commissions welcomed.
    Meet the artist and enjoy light refreshments during First Thursday gallery walk.