Events on October 3, 2019

  • Dancing With a Brush 1pm to 4pm @ The E.B. and Bertha C. Ball Center Ball State University 400 Minnetrista Boulevard, Muncie
    Cost: $95
    Ages: 18+

    Instructor: Mrs. Ann Johnson, local artist and former owner of F.B. Fogg

    Ann Johnson will repeat the wonderful workshop she taught in Arizona this past summer in three afternoons.  She'll cover techniques that every painter should know, including tips and tricks for making a beautiful watercolor masterpiece from start to finish.  Her professional experience enables her to teach novices as well as advanced painters in the same setting.  You'll learn something new, no matter your skill level.  A suggested supply list will be provided upon enrollment.

    Oct. 3: A Sunset landscape.  Will focus on paper, brushes, washes and skies.

    Oct. 10: Loosey Goosey.  How to loosen up your brush strokes while painting trees, plants, and fruit.

    Oct. 17: Waterscapes.  Will discuss control, edges, shaddows, and carrot people.

  • The Muncie Makers Market at First Thursday 5pm to 8pm @ Corner of Walnut & Adams Streets In front of Toys Forever & the Muncie Map Co.

    You can find the Muncie Makers Market on First Thursdays from 5-8p on the corner of Walnut and Adams Streets in Downtown Muncie! Fresh homemade food, locally grown fruit and vegetables, fresh and dried herbs, live plants, beautiful art, and handmade crafts of all kinds at the Muncie Makers Market! 

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  • Arts Walk Pumpkin Trail & Glow 5pm to 8pm @ Downtown Muncie Walnut St. & Canan Commons

    A special edition of First Thursday, ArtsWalk Pumpkin Trail & Glow features autumnal festivities and celbrates the arts culture in Muncie.  Watch and learn from local artists as they perform their craft, support vendors at YART, and explore the DWNTWN Community

  • The Fall 2019 Muncie YART 5pm to 8pm @ Canan Commons 500 S. Walnut St

    #YART - A huge Yard Sale for Art held during ArtsWalk on the First Thursday of every May and October in Downtown Muncie! :) All Art under $40! Find us on Facebook for LOTS of event information!

  • October Artswalk (full listing) 5pm to 9pm @ Downtown Muncie
    Artswalk Kevin Campbell, "Waterscapes," at Brinkman Gallery Asian Collectibles at Brinkman Gallery Leon Crosby and Alex Hanson, "Creative Legacy," at Cornerstone Center for the Arts "Voices," from Forward S.T.E.P.S. Artist Mug Sale at Gordy Fine Art and Framing Co. Mark Sawrie at Made in Muncie Mark Sawrie at Made in Muncie Beyond I CAN at Madjax, 1st floor Bookarts Collaborative at Madjax, 1st floor Dame Leo at Madjax, 2nd floor Flynnville Train at Canan Commons GindhART at Madjax, 2nd floor Spiral Bound Fine Art at Madjax, 2nd floor Motivate our Minds at Madjax Soup Bowl Fundraiser at Mulberry Street Uniques Muncie Arts and Culture Council, 10th Anniversary Muncie Makers Market, Adams and Walnut Streets Judy Kreiger at Muncie Makes Lab Karen Fisher at Muncie Makes Lab The Pumpkin Trail and Glow The Rhyme and Vibe Shantanu Suman at Savage's Alehouse An Inkling of Self at Twin Archer Derek Radford at Twin Archer Blues Jam at Valhalla Yart at Canan Commons

    Muncie Downtown Development Partnership (MDDP), in partnership with Muncie Arts and Culture Council and Ball State University’s Departments of Fine Art and Music, present ArtsWalk 2019. ArtsWalk will be held in the streets of DWNTWN Muncie on Oct. 3rd from 5-9 p.m. Please join us for an exceptional evening of art, food and performances.

    In addition to the well-established DWNTWN “First Thursday” art gallery openings, Ball State students and faculty will share a wealth of musical talent and visual artistry, including a pottery throwing demonstration, dance exhibition and an artwork sale. Music will be presented by a variety of Ball State ensemble groups.

    Muncie Symphony Orchestra, sponsored Raymond James and Associates, will perform from 6-7 p.m at the corner of Walnut and Charles St.

    Prime Trust will host a “Soup Crawl” benefiting Second Harvest Food Bank at a variety of DWNTWN and other locally owned restaurants. Tickets are available in advance at all Prime Trust branches and Second Harvest Food Bank.

    Old National Bank and IU Health will sponsor "Just Desserts" a fundraiser benefiting The Muncie Boys and Girls Club. The event will be held at IVY Tech and tickets are available in advance.

    Muncie’s YART 2019 will be held in conjunction with ArtsWalk. This guerrilla art sale, with a goal of making art affordable and accessible to the community, brings together artists and art patrons in a casual and unique setting. YART will be hosted at Canan Commons.

    The Pumpkin Glow and Trail, featuring a Pumpkin Carving Contest and Best Business/Vendor display can be found throughout DWNTWN. Winners will be announced at 8:45pm from the Canan Commons Stage.

    Flynnville Train sponsored by Danner Inc. will take the Canan Commons Stage at 7:00pm.

    All ArtsWalk events are free and open to the public unless otherwise noted. A full listing of exhibitions, performance times and activities will be available on our website as information is received. Please visit us at downtownmuncie.org.

     

    In addition, please visit the following events held throughout Downtown Muncie:

     

    Brinkman Gallery
    409 S. Walnut
    Brinkman Gallery is featuring a collection of Buddha’s and Asian art along with miniature Art Deco sculpted figurines as well as a miniature animal collection (over 100 pieces) and over 50 unique paperweights, all from Gay Nation's travels in Europe, Asia and the U.S. Also featuring a permanent collection of artist Kevin Campbell’s Waterscapes, meticulously painted water landscapes. At a distance they appear photorealistic, but as you approach the pattern of the waves begins to break down into abstract forms and shapes. Additionally, original DOG portraits that you can't believe are paintings as they are so lifelike, new puzzle pieces, and a section of Sweet Thursday by artist Kevin Campbell. Puzzles range from a single piece to a 730 piece puzzle. Come out and enjoy refreshments from 5-8pm.

    "The puzzle project deals with vague themes: connection, balance, infinity, using a plain and simple image- the jigsaw puzzle. The idea is to create objects that point to the ideas or concepts they represent, as a single puzzle piece inherently states that it is part of something greater."  

    -Kevin Campbell

    Cornerstone Center for the Arts
    520 E. Main
    Creative Legacy, Featuring the Art of Leon Crosby and Alex Hanson:

    Join Cornerstone Center for the Arts on Thursday, October 3 for the opening reception of Creative Legacy featuring art by Leon Crosby and Alex Hanson. The reception will take place in the Judith Barnes Memorial Gallery on the second floor of Cornerstone from 5 to 7 p.m. in conjunction with October’s ArtsWalk events.

    Leon Crosby and Alex Hanson are a teacher and student duo that have created a vibrant collection of acrylic paintings harnessing their combined passion for urban art. The collection Creative Legacy showcases colorful and illustrative pieces fusing street art styles with traditional and new innovative art techniques.

    Leon Crosby has been teaching at Cornerstone Center for the Arts for nearly six years. He is an active artist in the community and demonstrates a strong passion for creating and teaching alike. Leon creates art incorporating a wide variety of styles. He has specialization in the areas of street and graffiti art, cartooning and animation styles, pop art, and traditional Japanese painting and kanji. Leon is passionate about the Muncie community and works every day to inspire creativity in others and to beautify the town he calls home.

    Alex Hanson is a senior at Monroe Central High School in Farmland, IN. He began taking art classes with Leon at Cornerstone his freshman year of high school. He, like his teacher, has also demonstrated a strong ability and passion for creating art utilizing his love for comic book art and urban arts styles. He describes himself as someone who encourages being different and being true to one’s self.

    Creative Legacy will be on display and open to the public in the Judith Barnes Memorial Gallery throughout the month of October.

    Flynnville Train
    Canan Commons
    This free event will be held at Canan Commons during the Annual Artswalk event. Flynnville Train is an American country rock band and hometown boys. Their self-titled debut album was released on September 11, 2007, and it produced two singles on the U.S. Billboard Hot Country Songs charts. The band is composed of Brian Flynn (lead vocals), Brent Flynn (lead guitar), Joseph Shreve (bass guitar), and Tommy Bales (drums).

    Forever Young Children’s Boutique
    125 E. Charles
    Come and join us at Forever Young for a fun filled evening at our Fall open house. 15% off entire store. Stop by our Cider stand to enjoy a fresh cup of hot cider while supporting a local non-profit. Happy Fall!

    Forward S.T.E.P.S.
    102 S. Walnut (Ivy Tech Patterson Building Ballroom)
    Forward S.T.E.P.S will host the show “Voices,” which showcases the hard work of Forward S.T.E.P.S. participants through photos and stories. This program, sponsored by Second Harvest Foodbank of East Central Indiana, is designed to provide intentional relationships and build a community of support while participants are guided through five life stages of survival, vulnerable, stable, safe, and thriving.  Come and see the positive growth, development, and supportive community of Forward S.T.E.P.S. and partnerships with Ball State and Ivy Tech faculty and students, as well as our Muncie community members.

    Gordy Fine Art & Framing Co.
    224 E. Main

    Gordy Fine Art and Framing Company, 224 E. Main Street next door to Muncie Civic Theatre, will have for sale lots of MUGS made by local potters Kim Anderson, Sue Beach, Carol Burt, John Peterson, Marty Price, and Kyle Rees. Everyone needs a mug for their morning brew. These mugs blend together practicality with art. To continue this theme, selfie mugs shots will be available for you to take by yourself or with family and friends. Light refreshments of bars (lemon, heavenly, and fruity) will be served. Greg Pyle and Austin Burton will be in the house providing tunes to make us smile. 5-9 pm.

    Gordy Fine Art and Framing Company promotes talented artists, provides appraisals, 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, 9 am – 3 pm. Gordy Fine Art and Framing Company is located in downtown Muncie, Indiana at 224 East Main Street, next door to Muncie Civic Theatre.  For more information, visit www.gordyframing.com or call 765-284-8422.

    Made in Muncie
    313 S. Walnut

    Double your pleasure, double your fun; it’s two, two, two shows in one!  Mark Sawrie will have two separate and disparate exhibits at Made in Muncie (or MIM) from October 3rd thru the 31st.  In the main gallery will be “…where I ended up”; an exhibit of photographs that honor the sublime and the banal visuals found in Muncie.  In the upstairs gallery will be “rated maRk”; an exhibit of photographs that combine humor and sharp edges; this will include symbolic still-lives, portraits of the psyche and digitally manipulate bodily fluids (also known as semen).  Opening reception will be on October 3rd from 5-8 p.m with a keg provided by The Guardian Brewing Company.

    Madjax Muncie
    515 E. Main St.
    The following artists and exhibitors will have work on display at Madjax during ArtsWalk:

    Beyond I CAN
    Beyond I CAN is a creative day services program that creates opportunities and experiences for individuals with intellectual/developmental disabilities to explore through creative media in a fun, social environment. Stop by during ArtsWalk to view pottery, greeting cards, jewelry, welcome signs, and other gift items created by the program's Artisans.

    Book Arts Collaborative
    Book Arts Collaborative is an immersive learning course and student-managed business under the direction of Dr. Rai Peterson that offers Ball State University and community courses in letterpress printing, book binding, and collaborative opportunities for artist's book making. Students will be on hand to answer questions about the bookbinding process and to display their latest creations. Handmade journals, books, and other items will be for sale.

    Dame Leo
    Dame Leo is having an open studio on the 2nd floor of Madjax. Come meet the artist! Broyles makes mixed media, repurposed “Angry Dame Art”.

    Conservation Tales
    Tom McConnell, Associate Professor at Ball State University, will be at Madjax during ArtsWalk with children's books and samples of original paintings created by Conservation Tales, an immersive learning project that brought together faculty in the Department of Biology and the School of Art, with students in animation, visual communication (graphic design), photography, and elementary education to produce three volumes of children’s books about wildlife conservation featuring manatees, sea turtles, and seahorses. Books and the card game "Manatee Match" will be available for purchase.

    Spiral Bound Fine Art
    Demos at 7:00 and 7:30 p.m.
    Local artist Abigayle Devendorf will hold paint pouring demonstrations at 7:00 and 7:30 p.m. Swipe, flipped cup, and Dutch pour methods will be demonstrated. Art created by Devendorf and earrings by local artist Gail Heiland will be available to buy shortly before and after each demonstration.

    Estopinal
    College of Architecture and Planning (CAP), Ball State University
    Visit the i.M.A.D.E. happening in the courtyard. Come see design-build projects by immersive learning students in Kevin Klinger's ARCH 603 class and bring your ideas! Industry partners: Midwest Metal, Ecovantage Thermally Modified Hardwood, Indiana Hardwood & Lumberman's Association, Madjax, Minnetrista

    Future of Work
    Come see what's going on with the Future of Work initiative at Madjax. Explore and interact with technology being used to create art.

    GindhART @Madjax ArtsWalk
    Local artist and educator Debra Gindhart is addressing Native American Indian Genocide Month during ArtsWalk 2019. Debra will exhibit several pieces of wall art with Anti Columbus and pro Native American Peoples text. The artist's Green Glam Studio jewelry collection will feature buy 2 pairs of earrings get one pair free. Meet the artist and enjoy light refreshments.

    IDIA Lab
    Ball State University’s IDIA Lab will be showcasing recent immersive virtual reality projects at MadJax Muncie. Wear a VR headset to explore the Apollo 11 mission and the Wright Brother’s bicycle shop amongst other experiences!

    It's a Wood Thing Penturning
    Scott Wood creates pens and other items in his shop using all types of woods and acrylics. Purchase one for yourself or as a gift.

    Motivate Our Minds Celebration in the Garden 5-7p.m.
    You are invited to Madjax to view and celebrate the hard work and progress made over the summer by the students of Motivate our Minds', "We Think It, We Make It" club and community volunteers. Come see photos of finished projects and meet the MOM students who will be working on future projects.

    Jeffery Pearson and Michael Brockley will also be onsite with "Bards on the Run" on the spot typewriter poems.

    Smoke River Pottery
    Stop by Smoke River Pottery to view and purchase unique and functional pieces by artists Spencer Davis and Rachel Stahlke. Mugs, planters, decorative pieces, and more will be on display.

    Ta-JAY's Caribbean Delight
    Visit Ta-JAY's for authentic, mouth-watering Jamaican cuisine. Outdoor seating is available.

    Tribune Showprint
    Tribune Showprint, America's oldest continuously operating print shop, will be open during ArtsWalk with prints, stationery, and other items for sale. Tribune Showprint designs and produces hundreds of made-to-order posters for concerts, sporting events, festivals, and carnivals one letter at a time.

    Mulberry Street Uniques
    105 S. Mulberry
    Mulberry Street Uniques and Mud Creek Pottery: Soup Bowl Fundraiser:
    Mulberry Street Uniques is partnering with Mud Creek Pottery to raise money for “The Soup Kitchen of Muncie”.  For each bowl purchased $5 will be donated. Bowls are $20 or 2 for $35. The bowls are hand thrown stoneware that are microwave and dishwasher safe. Mulberry Street Uniques will have extended hours until 8 p.m. with special discounts on many items in the store.  

    Muncie Arts and Culture Council
    Various locations
    Continuing their year-long 10th anniversary celebration, Muncie Arts & Culture Council invites ArtsWalk attendees to share what drives their passion for the arts! Find MACC representatives throughout downtown all night long for an opportunity to participate!

    Muncie Civic Theatre
    216 E. Main

    Muncie Civic Theatre will be displaying painting by Maude Jennings that will be for sale with proceeds benefiting the Theatre.

    Muncie Makers Market
    Corner of Walnut and Adams
    The Muncie Makers Market is happy to be a part of Muncie’s First Thursday community events, thanks to a kind invitation to take over the sidewalks in front of the Muncie Map Co. at 111 East Adams Street in Downtown Muncie. We are open for First Thursday from 5-8p every month. This month, October, is ArtsWalk and it’s HUGE! First Thursday is a popular local tradition, going many years back, where all sorts of vendors, artists, and entertainers set up throughout all of Downtown Muncie. The Muncie Makers Market is a farmers market with fresh homemade food, locally grown fruit and vegetables, beautiful art, and handmade crafts of all kinds. Come enjoy the evening with us!

    Muncie Makes Lab
    628 S. Walnut
    Nature and Design: Karen Fisher and Judy Kreiger. Works in this show feature paintings and pastels by Karen Fisher. Judy Kreiger will have a collection of drawings, paintings and sculpture pieces. 5-8pm.

    Muncie Map Co.
    111 E. Adams
    Muncie Map Co will be celebrating a year since opening by displaying all custom pieces crafted in our shop, a perfect inspiration for your unique holiday gift.  MMC is also debuting its line of personalizable map designs to bring an array of affordable options suitable for all tastes. 

    Pumpkin Trail and Glow
    Various locations
    Follow the Pumpkin Trail throughout the streets of downtown Muncie during ArtsWalk. The pumpkin trail will end at Canan Commons with a community Pumpkin Glow and contest. Cash and prizes will be awarded! Winners will be announced from the stage at Canan Commons at 8:45 pm

    Entry age groups
    Ages 8-13 | 14-17 | 18 and up
    Scariest | Funniest | Most Creative | Best Overall

    $100 cash prize will be awarded for the “Best Overall” design in each age group. A gift bag with at least a $50 value will be presented to all age groups in the other three categories provided there are at least 3 participants in each category.

    Downtown Businesses, Soup Crawl Participants and YART Vendors are encouraged to participate in the following three categories and can enter by submitting a registration at downtownmuncie.org/pumpkin glow.

    Most Creative Display | Scariest Display | Most Original Display
    Trophies will be awarded in all 3 categories.

    How to Enter Pumpkin Carving Contest:
    Anyone between the ages of 8 and 80 can enter their *battery lit, carved pumpkin into the Community Pumpkin Glow contest @ Canan Commons. *No actual candles please. Rules are included in the online registration.

    Pre-registration must be complete by Monday October 1st. by filing out a registration online @ downtownmuncie.org/pumpkinglow. After submitting your registration you will receive a number via email for your pumpkin. Arrive to place your pumpkin at Canan Commons between noon-5pm. Judging will be at 8pm. Day of entries will be accepted for display but will not be eligible for prizes.

    The Rhyme & Vibe
    227 S. Walnut St.
    FAITH + ART + RHYMES. LOUD MUSIC WILL BE PLAYED. DOPE ARTISTS WILL PERFORM. PRAISES WILL GO UP AND BLESSINGS WILL COME DOWN. : 9:30pm-midnight.

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

    Jigyasa (meaning curiosity) — a show by Shantanu Suman, is a selection of type designs created in Devanagari script. The designs exhibited in this show are some of his favorite words that Shantanu learned from the Indian language and literature. While living and working in the US, he likes to recreate these Hindi/Urdu words that are a reminder of his memories from India. Meet the designer from 8:30pm onwards.

    Twin Archer Brewpub (all ages)
    117 W. Charles St.
    Twin Archer will feature two exhibitions for First Thursday:

    An Inkling of Self: An exhibition of dynamic self-portraits created in pen, brush and ink by School of Art students in Intermediate Figure Drawing. Come see the variety of textures and patterns created using white and black ink on grey illustration board. Twin Archer Brewpub is an all ages restaurant and bar that serves craft beer and great food that are made with responsibly sourced ingredients. Come sample some of their homemade soup during the Soup Crawl!

    There will also be an exhibition of work by Derek Radford. Derek is a 1/2 Local Midwest artist specializing in abstract and 3D art , 22 years of age, avid skateboarder ,and trustee on a non profit board that specializes in youth 2/2 and the elderly.

    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!

    YART
    Canan Commons, 500 S. Walnut St.
    Follow the Pumpkin Trail at ArtsWalk to YART, Muncie’s 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 on Walnut Street, 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 Fall 2019 Muncie YART will be held in conjunction with the Fall 2019 ArtsWalk on Thursday, October 3rd, from 5-9pm. You can find YART and LIVE music performances 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 Fall 2019 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, LIVE ART and LIVE MUSIC, and so much more!

    Fun for all ages - YART and the ArtsWalk 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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