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Apr 5, 2018

Thursday

  • April's First Thursday (full listing) 5pm to 9pm @ Downtown Muncie, Ball State University campus
    "Stand Together" with A Better Way Allyssa Burch at The Atrium Gallery, Ball State University Lily Rawson at The Atrium Gallery, Ball State University Beyond I CAN at Dandelions Boutique Young Artists Exhibition Winners, Cornerstone Center for the Arts GindhART at Madjax Rosie Sampley of Gordy Fine Art and Framing Marek Peretta of Gordy Fine Art and Framing "Conservation Tales" at Made in Muncie Jess Matthews, "Freak Show" at Madjax, 2nd floor “Vis Com Senior Show 2018" at Muncie Makes Lab “College of Architecture and Planning Design Selections" at Muncie Makes Lab: "Blues Jam" at Valhalla

    A Better Way
    Corner of Walnut St. and Charles St.

    "Stand Together" with A Better Way Services to show support to victims of sexual assault. This event is in connection with Sexual Assault Awareness Month, themed "Embrace Your Voice."  

    At 5 PM, we will have educational material available for review and supplies to create a sign representing your feelings of sexual assault. You may choose to represent a silent victim, hold a sign of statistics, or represent yourself as an ally. Please come and use your creativity to show support to survivors, stand up to victim blaming, correct harmful misconceptions, promote everyday consent, and practice healthy communication with children.

    We will be holding this event at the South end of Walnut Street, near the Walnut Street and Charles Street intersection. At 5:30 PM, we will stand in solidarity for 30 minutes showing victims we are there to support them.  

    The Atrium Gallery
    Arts and Journalism Building, 1st floor, Ball State University campus

    “MFA Creative Project Exhibition”: The School of Art Atrium Gallery will have a closing reception from 4:00-6:00 PM with extended viewing hours until 8 PM. The show features the artwork of Allyssa Burch and Lily Rawson, who are specializing in Glass at the Marilyn Glick Glass Center for the capstone experience required of graduate students as they complete their 3rd Year Creative Project for the Master of Fine Arts (MFA) degree in studio art. The exhibition runs from Tuesday, March 27 to Friday, April 6.

    The Atrium Gallery is located adjacent to the Atrium Food Court on the First Floor of the Art & Journalism Building. Atrium Gallery hours are Monday - Friday 9:00 am - 4:00 pm and Saturdays 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm. Closed Sundays and all Ball State breaks and holidays.

    Beyond I Can at Dandelions Boutique
    120 S. Walnut St.

    Beyond I CAN will be set up in Dandelions Flowers & Gifts Shop on First Thursday. We will have a table set up with pottery and cards for purchase inside Dandelions. Some of the Artisans and staff will be there. We will have information cards about our services and contact info available as well.

    Beyond I CAN is a creative day services program. We are dedicated to enriching the lives of individuals with intellectual/developmental disabilities through the experience of running their own business; from artistic design and production, to marketing and sales with assistance of staff. We provide an integrated work place where there is respect for all. Artisans can work in their own unique way, take pride in their work accomplishments and give to their community.

    Book Arts Collaborative (at Madjax)
    600 E. Main

    Book Arts Collaborative will have an exhibition of a selection of vintage posters from the Tribune Showprint archives.

    Cornerstone Center for the Arts
    520 E. Main

    “Young Artist Exhibition Winners:"
    Cornerstone Center for the Arts and PrimeTrust Federal Credit Union will host a reception and art show featuring the winners of the 2018 Young Artist Exhibition. The reception will take place in the Heritage Room on the second floor of Cornerstone in conjunction with April’s First Thursday, on April 5 from 5 to 7 p.m. The top four pieces from each grade category will be on display. This reception is open to the winning artists, their families, teachers, and any art lovers in our community. Refreshments will be provided by Mr. Mouse. After of the winners’ reception, the artwork will be showcased at PrimeTrust’s three branches.

    Winners in the kindergarten through second grade category were first place – Shiloh Ramos of East Washington Academy, second place – Annabelle Carter of East Washington Academy, third place – homeschooled, Peter Gestwicki, and honorable mention – Parker Shelley of West View Elementary.

    The third through fifth grade category winners were first place – Chloe Miller Southview Elementary, second place – Reese Ullman of West View Elementary, third place – Kathryn Enos of East Washington Academy, and honorable mention – Etienne Renet of East Washington Academy.

    The prizewinners in the sixth through eighth grade category were first place – Haley Blanchard of Delta Middle School, second place – Cori Chapman of Delta Middle School, third place – Hazel Crow of Burris Laboratory School, and honorable mention – Eden Richey of Delta Middle School.

    In the ninth through twelfth grade category the top pieces were first place – Katelyn Wade of Delta High School, second place – Shelby Hathaway of Yorktown High School, third place – Claire George of Delta High School, and honorable mention – Hezekiah Tyler of Burris High School.

    Be sure to join Cornerstone Center for the Arts and PrimeTrust Federal Credit Union in celebrating the winners of the 2018 Young Artist Exhibition on Thursday, April 5.

    Gindhart (at Madjax)
    514 E. Jackson St. (2nd floor)

    Muncie painter, Debra Gindhart, celebrates April's First Thursday from 5-9pm in her new gallery/studio at Madjax Muncie. There will be an opening reception to meet the artist and enjoy light refreshments while sipping some wine and taking in the view. The show includes "Red White Blue & Screwed,” Gindhart's homage to POTUS Trump and "Not your Grandmother's Tablecloth" series two, as well as layers of aerosols using vintage motifs and patriotic colors. There is also a new collection of Green Glam Studio recycled earrings, Boho Tassels, and Peace Elephants. 

    Gordy Fine Art & Framing Co.
    224 E. Main

    Gordy Fine Art & Framing introduces Rosie Sampley as the newest member of our team, Thursday April 5, 5 – 8 pm.   

    Barbara and Carl Schafer are pleased to showcase our strong experienced team at Gordy Fine Art & Framing Company who work directly with customers to meet a variety of framing needs. 

    The newest member to the team is Rosie Sampley.  Many will remember Rosie as the owner from 1996 until 2013 of Rosie’s Custom Frames, an institution in Muncie for regional needle pointers and cross-stitchers.  Besides her expertise in the needle arts, she also specializes in creating shadow boxes that can capture unique personal memories from vacations to sporting evets. Rosie brings a down-to-earth approach to framing and preserving family treasures.  She believes that anything can be framed and has over thirty years of experience doing just that.

    Mark Perretta joined our team last fall and brings a strong visual eye through his experience as an artist, culinary talent, and fabricator and installer of sculpture. Mark is strong in all areas of framing and is focusing his talent making our original line of Schafer-Gordy frames which are gilded and finished by hand from raw wood.

    Owners Carl and Barbara Schafer have over 25 years each in the museum world working with artists and caring for works of art and historic artifacts.  They have first-hand knowledge of preservation framing and how to showcase artworks in a frame that enhances the beauty of the art.  Carl has special expertise restoring antique frames as well as crafting from appropriate frames from scratch that compliment all types and periods of artworks.   “Gordy is thrilled to bring together these varied skills and approaches to framing under one roof so anyone walking in our door can feel comfortable.  We have the best framers in East Central Indiana helping you,” says Barbara Schafer. 

    Please join Barbara, Carl, Mark and Rosie on First Thursday, April 5th for an open house from 5 until 8 with food and drink and as always a place to see friends.

    Made in Muncie
    313 S. Walnut

    “Conservation Tales: Bees and Salamanders with a sneak peak of Manatees, Sea Turtles, and Seahorses.”

    Art exhibition and book sale. Learn more about the series on wildlife conservation for young readers (grades 3-5). Meet the Author, Tom J. McConnell, Ph.D., from the Department of Biology and Art Director and Barbara Giorgio from the School of Art at Ball State University. School of Art illustrators, designers, photographer, and educators will be available for book signings and to answer questions about the creative process.

    Four books in the series will be available for purchase:
    Cerulean Warbler, Bats, Salamanders, Bees

    Get a sneak peek at the next three books in the series to be available June 2018:
    Manatees, Sea Turtles, Seahorses

    Learn more about the series at www.conservationtales.com

    Madjax Muncie
    514 E. Jackson St. 2nd fl.

    Freak Shows: The Main Attraction by Jess Matthews”

    Come one, Come All! This interactive exhibit surrounds you in conditions that people deemed as "freaks" faced everyday. Multiple facts are brought up in humorous ways to allow this hardening information easier to take in. My senior campaign focuses on bringing the light of the stage to the "freaks" and to make people aware of their actual diseases/disabilities rather than the cruel names they were known for.

    Muncie Makes Lab
    628 S. Walnut

    “Vis Com Senior Show 2018 and CAP Design Selections”
    There will be an opening reception from 5-8pm at Muncie Makes Lab for two design shows:

    The Vis Com Senior Show is an exhibit by the graduating class of Graphic Design students at Ball State University, School of Art. Students will show their capstone design campaign — a multifaceted project that will represent the culmination of their design education by demonstrating a connection between academic theory and practice of design.

    College of Architecture and Planning Professor Ana De Brea will also be presenting selected works from her fourth year design studio and her personal investigations. 

    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!

     

May 3, 2018

Thursday

  • Brink of Summer Artswalk (May's First Thursday): full listing 5pm to 8pm @ Downtown Muncie, Ball State University campus
    Brink of Summer Artswalk, sponsored by Downtown Development, , the Community Foundation of Muncie and Delaware County, Inc., and the School of Art at Ball State University Brink of Summer Artswalk, sponsored by Downtown Development, , the Community Foundation of Muncie and Delaware County, Inc., and the School of Art at Ball State University Brink of Summer Artswalk, sponsored by Downtown Development, , the Community Foundation of Muncie and Delaware County, Inc., and the School of Art at Ball State University Kaiti Sullivan, "Generations of New," Cornerstone Center for the Arts Gindhart's One Year Anniversary, Madjax, 2nd floor Pawnee Readymade Frames, Gordy Fine Art and Framing “A Night with Vonnegut: An Interactive Multi-Media Exhibit," Guardian Brewing Co. "The Art of Dave and Tina Fox," Guardian Brewing Co. “Glue and Scissors "Empowering Women," Madjax Beyond I CAN, Madjax "Scratch Disk" Video Show, Madjax Tipsy Turvey Pubcakes, Madjax "To Muncie, With Love," Muncie Makes Lab Virtual Reality from the IDIA Lab, Muncie Makes Lab Melissa Livermore, "Deconstruction," Plyspace Jannell Summers, "TV EYE," Studio Exhale Tres Amigos Beer Release, Thr3e Wisemen "Blues Jam," Valhalla YART, Canan Commons YART, Canan Commons

    The Brink of Summer Artswalk!

    There is so much going on DWNTWN during the First Thursday Gallery Walk in May, we decided it needed its own name! Artswalk is sponsored by Downtown Development, the Community Foundation of Muncie and Delaware County, Inc., and the School of Art at Ball State University. Join us from 5pm-8pm on May 3rd for the following events:

    The Atrium Gallery
    Arts and Journalism Building, 1st floor, Ball State University campus

    The School of Art and the Atrium Gallery are proud to present the fourth in our spring series of four Senior capstone exhibitions for the Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) degree in the Atrium Gallery showcasing the culmination of the undergraduate art studio experience in the School of Art.

    This fourth exhibition is open for viewing from May 1st – 5th. The opening reception is Thursday May 3rd from 4-6 pm. The gallery will have Extended Hours on May 3rd for First Thursday art events in downtown Muncie, until 8 PM.

    The Atrium Gallery is located adjacent to the Atrium Food Court on the First Floor of the Art & Journalism Building. Gallery hours M - F, 10-4 pm, Sat 1-4 pm, closed Sundays and university holidays.

    Book Arts Collaborative (at Madjax)
    514 E. Main

    In conjunction with the “A Night with Vonnegut” exhibit at the Guardian Brewing Co., Book Arts Collaborative will offer visitors the opportunity to print a 3-color commemorative poster featuring a lesser-known quotation from the work of Kurt Vonnegut.

    Canan Commons
    500 S. Walnut St.

    Help us harken warmer weather with Muncie Ballet Studio and BSU Student Dance Association as they join us to teach guests a Maypole dance! Look for the Maypole at Canan Commons.

    Also, YART will be at Canan Commons! See below under “YART” for more details.

    Cornerstone Center for the Arts
    520 E. Main

    Join Cornerstone Center for the Arts on Thursday, May 3, from 5:00 to 8:00 pm for the opening reception of Generations of New by photographer, Kaiti Sullivan. The exhibition will be held in the Founder’s Room on the second floor of Cornerstone Center for the Arts. Generations of New is a photo project documenting family farms in rural Muncie, Indiana.

    As the number of family owned farms declines, so does the number of journalists documenting them. People living in rural towns account for nearly 20 percent of the U.S. population, many of them underreported or unreported. These generations of families are full of beautiful, untold stories. Kaiti Sullivan photographed these families in attempt to reveal their arduous lifestyles and moments of connection.

    Kaiti is a Senior Photojournalism and Fine Art student at Ball State University. She is the Photo Editor of Ball State’s Daily News and the President of Ball State’s National Press Photographers Association. You can visit her website at www.kaitlynnlouise.com.

    For more information about the show, call Cornerstone’s Department of Education & Communication at 765-281- 9503, ext. 23 or visit cornerstonearts.org.

    Cornerstone Center for the Arts is a non-profit organization with a mission to nurture community connections by providing opportunities for creative expression, educational programs, and events in a historic setting.

    Courtyard Marriott at Horizon Convention Center/ Walnut Street
    601 S. High St.

    Flower Hour, a fundraiser for the Erskin Green Training Center, will be blooming on Walnut St.! Your $20 ticket will score you a beautiful bouquet after visiting each flower distribution location.  You will receive your vase and treated to a reception at the Courtyard Marriot after your adventure.  Tickets are limited to the first 200 and are available at the Courtyard Marriott Hotel and the Horizon Convention Center.

    Dandelions Boutique
    120 S. Walnut St

    Reashea Reed and Lisa Pritchett of Shea's Diamonds & Personal Jeweler will be set up outside of Dandelion’s Boutique selling Sorrelli jewelry, a fun bright collection of antique inspired jewelry, and a new collection of beautiful cuff bracelets that are truly artwork in fashion jewelry. Shea’s carries the following jewelry designers: Frederic Duclos, Andrea Candela, Lafonn, Sorrelli, Charles Garnier, Elle, Artistry, as well as the new collection of Evocateur Style.

    The artist notes: I have spent the past 30 years working in the jewelry business in local stores. I spent the last twelve years at Ashcraft Jewelers before they closed in June. I opened my own business this past October hoping to provide my clients with the same customer service, and style they had come to expect from me. I am now a private jeweler who works with customers on a personal level. I enjoy doing special community events, as well as pop up shops within a local business.  I offer a collection of unique jewelry from different designers. I carry a large collection of affordable jewelry that would be perfect for any special occasion as well as a self purchase. Working with designers like Frederic Duclos who enjoys working with different textures and finishes allows me to have collections that are both stylish and well made. I offer all the services of a traditional jewelry store with the personal service of a private shopper. 

    Forever Young Children’s Boutique
    125 E. Charles

    Forever Young Children's Boutique will host an after hours event during the Brink of Summer Artswalk from 5:00-8:00pm. We will offer new releases, special discounts, treats, and an attendee drawing.

    Gindhart (at Madjax)
    514 E. Jackson St. (2nd floor)

    "ART is Influential" by Debra Gindhart: This is ONE year! Muncie artist Debra Gindhart to celebrate May’s First Thursday at Madjax Muncie, marking one year in the community of makers building. The exhibit will feature aerosol, acrylic, sculpture paintings, assemblage, altered thrift store art, and redirected art techniques, including social commentary messages in paint.. There will be Green Glam Studio jewelry available as well. Come meet the artist and enjoy light refreshments while sipping some wine during the Brink of Spring ArtsWalk reception.

    Gordy Fine Art & Framing Co.
    224 E. Main

    Pawnee Readymade Frames: On First Thursday May 3rd, Gordy Fine Art and Framing is introducing a new line of readymade frames available in standard sizes for purchase in our store.  Pawnee frames are made 100% from found materials and are packaged and priced to sell-abrate Muncie.  They are inspired by Muncie’s place in American pop-culture.  Sizes include The fierce Robin-size (3 x 5), The Close Encounter (4 x 6), The Middle-towner (5 x 7), The Muncie Timeshare (8 x 10), and Framed and Famous (8 ½ x 11).

    The event is being held along with our Mother’s Day Sale which runs from Saturday April 28 to Saturday May 12.  During the sale Gordy is offering 20% off on all custom framing in time to surprise mothers and graduates with a gift that will last a lifetime.  Our expert frame designers can preserve and transform treasured objects from childhood, school days, motherhood, professional honors, and military service into wall hangings that can be displayed and seen every day.   Remember that Father’s Day is also coming up soon.

    Please join Barbara, Carl, Mark and Rosie on First Thursday, May 3rd from 5 until 8 with food and drink and as always a place to see friends.

    The Guardian Brewing Company (at Madjax)
    514 E. Jackson

    Guarding Brewing Co. will host an opening reception of “A Night with Vonnegut: An Interactive Multi-Media Exhibit” in their all-ages common area. The show is on loan from the Vonnegut Museum and Library and was created by Immersive Learning students at Ball State under the direction of Rai Peterson. Guest speaker Dan Wakefield, author, editor, and personal friend of Vonnegut, will take the stage at 6:00 to give a brief talk. In the taproom (21+), they will feature the art of Dave and Tina Fox, as well as a beer release of Rosewater Golden Ambrosia Saison with hibiscus flowers and rose hips on tap. There will be 100 limited release 22oz bottles available and 10% of Rosewater sales will go to help fund the Vonnegut Museum and Library.

    Kurt Vonnegut is a renowned author, who took an unflinching look at the world, tempered with a satirical eye and sardonic sense of humor. In a career spanning over 50 years, Vonnegut published fourteen novels, three short story collections, five plays, and five works of non-fiction. He is most famous for his darkly satirical, best-selling novel Slaughterhouse-Five. Come out and celebrate one of Indiana's true treasures!

    Madjax Muncie
    515 E. Main St.

    Co:Lab (1st floor): “Glue and Scissors "Empowering Women" art show, aimed at connecting the student body and community, and highlighting talented female artists. Art pieces reflecting themes of women's empowerment going above and beyond, challenging conventional ideas, and presenting these ideas in a unique, creative manner will be on exhibit.

    Beyond I CAN (1st floor): Beyond I CAN is a program dedicated to enriching the lives of individuals who have disabilities and gifts through the experience of running their own business, from artistic design and production to marketing and sales. Enhancing the quality of their lives due to self-confidence built on real abilities instead of focusing on their disabilities, the participants experience a natural transition from the world of school to the world of adult living via the Beyond I CAN Gallery and Gift Shop.

    The Beyond I CAN program offers participants the opportunity to learn vocational and life skills that will help them contribute to the community while developing self-respect and the highest level of self-sufficiency. Workers develop an artistically-based line of products they display and market in their gallery and online gift shop. This program serves as a model to mainstream businesses of how individuals with special needs can contribute in the workforce.

    Scratch Disk, Co (1st floor, Public Hall): Join our Video class at MadJax on May 3rd for a Video Show! Refreshments will be provided and Guardian Brewing Company is located in MadJax as well! Each day leading up to the show we will post information about the individual pieces, stay tuned!

    Tipsy Turvey Pubcakes (1st floor): A Ball State University graduate and longtime Muncie resident is the one-person team behind Tipsy Turvey Pubcakes, a small business she started about two years ago that combines her love for craft beer with her love for baking. Turvey makes everything from bread to beer-seasoned crackers using mostly local or state-made brews.

    Banner Clothing Company (1st floor): Banner Clothing Company is an apparel and custom design clothing company specializing in: Graphic Design, Vinyl, Embroidery, and Screen Printing. BCB strives to print on apparel that inspires faith, hope, and love to their clients.

    Live screen printing demonstrating how to use a one-color screen printing press. Customers can purchase a shirt and print on their shirt using a one-color screen printing press.

    The Mocal Collective
    301 S. Walnut St., Ste. 101

    The Mocal Collective is an art show that features a group of creative friends who kept kickin’ it in Muncie after they finished school. These Mocals (an affectionate contraction of “Muncie Local”) work in a variety of mediums and are excited to collaborate on their first gallery show and celebrate their talent together. Come by from 5-8pm to check out the following featured Mocal artists:

    Zach Poor is a graphic designer and amateur type hunter who explores elements of design via photography. His work features found typography from around Muncie and explores analog processes of image creation via film photography.

    Tanesha Tanaé Burrell is a lively creative with an appetite for graphic design. In her art she applies methods of printmaking to explore the complexity of human body language and personality.

    Joshua Westbrook is a human being who is passionate about entering conversations about restoration through the visual mediums of art and design. His work features rare photographic documentation of the pothole portals of Muncie, IN.

    Sam Langdon is an artist who is inspired by nature and the world around her. She allows her imagination to mix with her experiences in nature, and transfer it into mixed media pieces using mediums such as watercolors, white ink, and black india ink.

    Bobby Bennett is an artist who enjoys telling stories through filmmaking, photography, and drawing. He recently fulfilled a dream to visit Iceland where his love of photography led him to try and capture the country’s beauty. He hopes to share some images from the trip, but also his thoughts and experience on photography, making new memories, and learning to enjoy the moment in a new place.

    Muncie Makes Lab
    628 S. Walnut
    Please join the Muncie Makes Lab from 5-8 pm for the following events:

    "To Muncie, With Love" (1st floor): By Breanne Trammell with Alexis Brooks, Danielle Campbell, Brent Cole, Mallory Creekmur, Veronica DeBone, Michael Dorsey, Mickey Higgins, Maura Jasper, Megan Lange, James Lupkin, Rowan Mayo, Summer Moore, Megan Sutton. Visiting artist Breanne Trammell presents a collaborative exhibition/event produced with students and faculty from the School of Art. Featuring letterpress posters, a poetry zine workshop, and community karaoke. Join us for zines, songs, and fun!

    “Year in Review 2” (2nd floor): a collection of work by architecture and landscape architecture students from Ball State’s College of Architecture and Planning.

    “Virtual Reality from the IDIA Lab” (2nd floor): Stop by to explore selections from our immersive multiuser virtual environments that use the Oculus Rift Head Mounted Display showcasing our historic simulations and interactive artworks. IDIA Lab staff and faculty will be on hand for questions about how these emerging technologies are being used in the arts, sciences and humanities. IDIA Lab is an interdisciplinary virtual reality and simulation lab at Ball State University’s College of Architecture and Planning.

    Muncie Music Center
    600 S. Mulberry St.

    The long-awaited line up for this year's Muncie Three Trails Music Series will be announced during the Gallery Walk at Muncie Music Center. Enjoy free food from Downtown Farm Stand while you listen to LIVE music from the Muncie Music Center house band. Be sure to stop by for this first time ever event!  CD packages from all four headliners will be given throughout the evening!

    The Muncie Three Trails Music Series is a non-profit endeavor presented by Muncie Downtown Development Partnership, the Muncie Arts and Culture Council, and Rick Zeigler, series founder and organizer. The series is dedicated to presenting outstanding national recording acts free of charge. Attendees are also encouraged to take advantage of the concert venues’ proximity to Muncie’s downtown and the three beautiful trails that give the series its name: the White River Greenway, Cardinal Greenway, and Muncie Arts and Culture trail. Our hope is that all series attendees will heed our slogan, “Explore the Trails, Enjoy the Music.”

    PlySpace
    608 E. Main

    Muncie Arts and Culture Council will host PlySpace Open Studios at Madjax with current resident artists Melissa Joy Livermore, Nick Witten, and Danielle Joy Graves for First Thursday, May 3rd from 5-8 pm. The artists will be on hand during the reception and available for informal discussion about their personal and collaborative residency projects.

    Studio Exhale
    103 N. High St.

    TV EYE: Art Exhibit by Jannell Summers: Join Studio Exhale on May 3 from 5-6:30pm as we welcome the art of Jannell Summers for our May Arts Walk Reception!

    Thr3e Wisemen Brewing Co.
    625 S. High St.

    Join Thr3 Wisemen for the release of their new beer, “Tres Amigos: Mexican Lager.”

    Tribune Showprint (at Madjax)
    515 E. Main

    Tribune Showprint will be open for First Thursday giving shop tours and will have new items for sale in the retail shop.

    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.

    YART is Coming! YART is a 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, 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 Spring 2018 Muncie YART will be held in conjunction with the May 2018 Brink of Summer ArtsWalk on Thursday, May 3rd, from 5-9pm. YART will ring the park 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 Spring 2018 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, the Midwest Writer's Workshop's Poems While You Wait, LIVE ART and LIVE MUSIC from The Shamaniacs and Ripped From the Roots, and so much more!

    Fun for all ages - YART and the First Thursday Gallery Walk 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!

    Go here to RSVP on our EVENT page on Facebook:
    https://www.facebook.com/events/208614256534183/?ti=icl

    LIKE Muncie YART on Facebook:
    https://www.facebook.com/pages/Muncie-Yart/156725934394407

Jun 7, 2018

Thursday

  • June's First Thursday (full listing) 5pm to 9pm @ Downtown Muncie, Ball State University campus
    Blacksmith Demo at 111 Arts Gallery Ashley Allegretti, "Beginnings," at The Atrium Gallery Bad Art Night at Cornerstone Center for the Arts Pink Floyd's "The Wall," After Hours Art Reels at the Fickle Peach GindhART at Madjax, 2nd floor Gordy Fine Art and Framing The Bearded Baker at Madjax Angie Ridge Hedman, "Patterns," at Savage's Alehouse "Blues Jam" at Valhalla

    111 Arts Gallery
    111 E. Main

    111 Arts Gallery will have a blacksmith demo by Jacob Price in the parking lot adjacent to the gallery.

    The Atrium Gallery
    Arts and Journalism Building, 1st floor, Ball State University campus

    The School of Art is proud to present the BEGINNINGS 2018 Student Art Exhibition in the Atrium Gallery, open until Saturday, July 21. The gallery will have Extended Hours on June 7th for First Thursday art events in downtown Muncie, until 8 PM. This exhibition is free and open to the public.

    This exhibition focuses on the amazing work done by First Year students in the School of Art during the 2017-2018 academic year. This exhibit is a great chance to see the exciting drawings, designs, and sculptures being made by some of the School of Art's newest artists!

    Atrium Gallery hours are Monday - Friday 9:00 am - 4:00 pm and Saturdays 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm. Closed Sundays and all Ball State breaks and holidays.

    The Brinkman Gallery
    409 S. Walnut

    Gay Nation with Brinkman Gallery. Tracey Danner Odenwelder with Total Dynamic Organization. Dale Basham with #RoBash

    Cornerstone Center for the Arts
    520 E. Main

    “Bad Art Night” at Cornerstone: Join Cornerstone Center for the Arts on Thursday, June 7, from 6:00 to 7:30 pm for Bad Art Night at Cornerstone. Leave your talent at the door and create your best disasterpiece at this free event. Bad Art Night encourages attendees to create the tackiest, ugliest, and most ridiculous artwork with a chance to win prizes. Bad Art Night on First Thursday will take place in Studio A on the second floor of Cornerstone Center for the Arts.

    This event is co-hosted by Muncie Public Library and Cornerstone Center for the Arts. Bad Art Night is a monthly workshop that rotates between the locations of Cornerstone Center for the Arts and Maring Hunt Library.

    For more information about Bad Art Night, call Cornerstone’s Department of Education & Communication at 765-281- 9503, ext. 23 or visit cornerstonearts.org.

    The Fickle Peach (21+)
    117 E. Charles

    “After Hours Art Reels”: Muncie Downtown Development in partnership with The Fickle Peach, presents After Hours Art Reels following the First Thursday Gallery Walks June through September. Come enjoy the gallery exhibits from 5-8pm, and join us afterwards at dusk for these great 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.

    The first film of the season will be Pink Floyd’s “The Wall”. In advance of the screening, local talent “The Meanies” will play two special sets of Pink Floyd classics on the Fickle Peach patio.
    https://www.facebook.com/TheMeanies/)

    Coming up!
    July 12th - La La Land
    Aug 2nd - The Blues Brothers
    Sept. 6th - Brazil

    Gindhart (at Madjax)
    514 E. Jackson St. (2nd floor)

    Art It's The Way You Are "LOVE" series 1, Momma Knows Best series 2, "Please Don't Do Coke In Our Bathroom,” and "Patterns & Words" series 1 is the June 7th First Thursday gallery exhibit by local artist Debra Gindhart at Madjax Muncie. Paintings in aerosols and acrylics using altered thrift store art and redirected art techniques. Debra also includes her line of recycled jewelry Green Glam Studio in her 2nd floor studio. Meet the artist from 5-8pm and enjoy light refreshments.

    Gordy Fine Art & Framing Co.
    224 E. Main

    Barbara and Carl Schafer invite you to come share a glass of wine or a soft drink with the staff of Gordy Fine Art & Framing Company from 5-8pm.     

    During the First Thursday party and throughout the month of June, we will feature works of art by more than 25 East Central Indiana artists including many of our personal favorites.  The event is open to the public and light refreshments will be served giving customers the opportunity to buy unique objects created by local artists.

    Prices range from $1 to $2,000, with most falling between $30 to $200. From whimsical “Funcie” signs and shirts to handcrafted mugs and plates. Paintings capturing Indiana’s rural landscapes in various media to handbound journals and letterpress cards. 

    The show will run throughout June and July with new works continually added to replace things that are purchased and removed.

    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, 9 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 www.gordyframing.com or call 765-284-8422.

    Grace Episcopal Church
    300 S. Madison

    Start your summer with some great music. At 7:30pm, Joan Hamilton, recording artist, guitar player and singer will perform at Grace Episcopal Church (corner of Madison and Adams). Joan is currently living in Indy but Muncie is her hometown. There will be CD’s of Joan’s music for sale at the concert.  There will be snacks and drinks for your enjoyment. All donations will go to Wild Card Cafe, a program to support BSU students through Grace Village.

    Madjax Muncie
    515 E. Main St.

    The Bearded Baker will be selling delicious baked goods for First Thursday at Madjax!

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

    Savages will have Angie Ridge Hedman hanging art. Her show is called “Patterns.” She used mixes of acrylic and vintage dress patterns.

    Tribune Showprint (at Madjax)
    515 E. Main

    Tribune Showprint will be open and giving shop tours. One press will be inked and ready to have our guest pull a print.

    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!

Sep 6, 2018

Thursday

  • September's First Thursday (full listing) 5pm to 9pm @ Downtown Muncie, Ball State University campus
    "Beginnings, The Atrium Gallery, BSU Bookarts Collaborative "Nineteen (filter)," KevinCampbell at Brinkman Gallery GindhART at Madjax, 2nd floor Alan Patrick, "Blue Woods," Gordy Fine Art and Framing Muncie Map Co., Muncie Makers Market Pop-Up Shop Blues Jam at Valhalla Tipsy Turvy will be at Madjax from 5-9pm

    The Atrium Gallery
    Arts and Journalism Building, 1st floor, Ball State University campus

    The School of Art is pleased to continue its summer exhibition to present BEGINNINGS 2018: EXTENDED, a Student Art Exhibition in the Atrium Gallery. It remains on display until Tuesday, September 18 with a closing reception from 4-6 pm. The gallery will have Extended Hours on September 6 for First Thursday art events in downtown Muncie, until 8 PM. This exhibition is free and open to the public.

     

    This exhibition focuses on the amazing work done by First Year students in the School of Art during the 2017-2018 academic year. This exhibit is a great chance to see the exciting drawings, designs, and sculptures being made by some of the School of Art's newest artists!

    Atrium Gallery hours are Monday - Friday 9:00 am - 4:00 pm and Saturdays 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm. Closed Sundays and all Ball State breaks and holidays.

    Book Arts Collaborative (at Madjax)
    514 E. Main

    Come by Book Arts Collaborative in the Madjax building to greet our fall 2018 students and turn one of our 100 year old printing presses.

    The Brinkman Gallery
    409 S. Walnut

    Brinkman Gallery will be featuring "Waterscapes" by artist,  Kevin Campbell. We will also be featuring Kevin's original DOG portraits and "The Puzzle Project".  Check our Kevin’s website http://www.kevincampbellartwork.com/

    Kevin Campbell’s meticulously painted water landscapes at the Brinkman Gallery are full of dualities. At a distance they appear photorealistic, but as you approach the pattern of the waves begins to break down into abstract forms and shapes. The limited field of the canvas has become a snapshot of eternity. Just as the sailor cannot drink the sea, he can only sail over its surface, viewer of art can only skim, they can never plumb the depths to know the heart of the one who created it.

    Kevin is a native of Griffith, IN and moved to Muncie in 1972 to attend BSU.  He have lived in Muncie ever since.

    Brinkman Gallery is located at 409 South Walnut Street – corner of Walnut and Charles and welcomes guests to meet Kevin Campbell and enjoy refreshments during First Thursday.

    Gindhart (at Madjax)
    514 E. Jackson St. (2nd floor)

    Gindhart at Madjax 66 PARTY! Debra turns 66 during the month of September. She has a long standing ART-BIRTHDAY celebratory ritual with Downtown Muncie's First Thursday event. 

    There will be birthday treats (CAKE) and other light refreshments. First Thursday at Madjax Muncie is an opportunity to meet the artist September 6 5-8pm. See a new text collection of art featuring aerosols, acrylics, assemblage wall art, along with a BLOW UP YOUR TV sculptural 

    piece. She will also have painted clothing and is currently accepting commissions for her wearable art designs. There is also a new Green Glam Studio jewelry pieces in the BAUBLES collection as well. Recycle chic is the way of Real Babes Recycle art anthem of long time artist/designer and educator Debra Gindhart. 

    Gordy Fine Art & Framing Co.
    224 E. Main

    Gordy Fine Art & Framing Company to present Magic, an exhibition of paintings by artist Alan Patrick, Thursday September 6, 5 – 8 pm.   

    Gordy Fine Art & Framing Company will open the exhibition Magic with paintings by artist Alan Patrick, Thursday September 6, 5 – 8 pm.    The exhibit will feature new paintings by Mr. Patrick who is beloved in Indiana’s art community and is always considered among the most committed and consistent talents of our time.  Throughout the evening, he will be on hand to engage with viewers and answer questions. At 6:15 he will speak briefly about his work.  Light refreshments will be served and the public is invited to attend. 

    Patrick is known for his uncanny ability to capture the mist of early morning in the woods as well as the sunlight and haze of a summer afternoon settling on water and on distant landscapes.  “I can pass by a place a hundred times and that place is just ordinary.  There is nothing of visual interest there.  Then, one day, it’s magic. It has color, form, light, and drama.  It has suddenly become a wonderful place to look at.  I know there is a painting there.”

    Patrick has strong roots in East Central Indiana having grown up in Centerville and received his training in painting and ceramics at Ball State University in the early 1960’s.  Soon afterward, he established the well-known Bethel Pike Pottery with John Peterson and David Cayton in Albany, Indiana.  When the pottery closed in 2006, he began to paint full time and has been included in many exhibitions throughout Indiana and beyond.  Several weeks ago he was given the “Award for Traditional Landscape” at the 2018 Hoosier Art Salon which is currently open at the Indiana State Museum in Indianapolis. 

    Magic will be exhibited throughout the month of September.  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, 9 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 www.gordyframing.com or call 765-284-8422.

    Grace Episcopal Church
    300 S. Madison

    Let’s kick off the fall with some folk rock music. The local band, Steve Robert & the Jazzmanian Devils will be appearing at Grace Episcopal Church at the corner of Madison & Adams at 7:30pm. The Jazzmanian Devils play covers from such bands as The Marshall Tucker band all the way to their own material. Come support a local band at a First Thurs. Downtown event.

    The Guardian Brewing Company (at Madjax)
    514 E. Jackson

    January Easton will have an opening reception of new paintings at The Guardian Brewing Company.

    Muncie Makes Lab
    628 S. Walnut

    Flourish- James F. Kerestes
    Flourish is a collection of work aimed at exploring the concept of complexity in geometry.  Working within a digital environment, each piece is created by repeatedly subdividing and extruding a single primitive shape. Over time, complex geometric patterns and compositions are generated and refined. The current collection includes graphic representations that illustrate the range of complexity that can be produced through the creation process.

    RoboDrawings Digital Fabrication seminar, Ball State University College of Architecture & Planning, Asst. Prof James Kerestes
    RoboDrawings is a series of images that were produced by architecture students from Ball State University where they explored the exchange of authorship between humans and an industrial robotic arm during the process of drawing complex patterns.

    Muncie Map Co.
    111 E. Adams

    Join the Muncie Makers Market for a fun Pop-Up Shop inside of the brand new Muncie Map Co. during the September First Thursday in Downtown Muncie! Get a sneak peek inside this fantastic new shop/event venue and shop local with the Makers of the Muncie Makers Market!

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

    Savage’s will have drawings by Jake Adams.

    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!

     

    Just added:
    Tipsy Turvy Pubcakes will also be at September's First Thursday! They will be in front of Colab at Madjax from 5-9pm offering primarily Muncie Brewery Beer Pubcakes, crackers, and breads. Hope to see you there!

    https://www.facebook.com/tipsyturveys/

     

Nov 1, 2018

Thursday

  • November's First Thursday (full listing) 5pm to 9pm @ Downtown Muncie, Ball State University campus
    Hannah Barnes and Ted Neal, Sabbatical Exhibition at The Atrium Gallery Ted Neal and Ted Neal, Sabbatical Exhibition at The Atrium Gallery Kevin Campbell at Brinkman Gallery Kevin Campbell at Brinkman Gallery Kevin Campbell at Brinkman Gallery Shannon Mahaffey, "Studies in Isolation," Cornerstone Center for the Arts Robby Tompkin, "Take a Moment," The Fickle Peach Debra Gindhart, “1992 WAS THE YEAR OF THE AMERICAN INDIAN,' GindhART at Madjax, 2nd floor 'Holiday Showcase," Gordy Fine Art and Framing Works from Tribune Showprint at the Guadiran Brewing Co. Josshua Coggeshall and Department of Architecture Students, BSU, “Plywood Chairs + Simple Toolboxes," Madjax Muncie Makers Market, corner of Walnut and Adams “The Figurative Element: Drawings from Life," Muncie Makes Lab, 1st floor “Design is a tool of action. Architecture is a verb," Muncie Makes Lab, 2nd floor "Blues Jam," at Valhalla

    The Atrium Gallery
    Arts and Journalism Building, 1st floor, Ball State University campus

    “Hannah Barnes & Ted Neal: Sabbatical Exhibitions”
    The Ball State University School of Art Atrium Gallery proudly presents a two-person exhibition of artwork by Hannah Barnes, Associate Professor of Art, Painting, and Ted Neal Professor of Art, Ceramics, from October 30 to November 29, 2018. The Atrium Gallery will have extended hours for the November 1st First Thursday from 5:00pm to 8:00pm.

    Barnes will conduct a public lecture at 5:30pm on November 15 in AJ225 regarding her work in the exhibition and her research in India after receiving a Fullbright Scholarship and a sabbatical leave during the 2017-18 academic year.

    Neal received a sabbatical leave for the 2018 spring semester and will conduct a Gallery Talk on his work on Monday, November 19 at 3:30pm in the Atrium Gallery.

    Barnes creates work that draws on a familiar vocabulary of abstract forms and tropes to explore the nature of meaning within abstraction. Her work in painting, drawing, and installation engages ideas such as structure and fragmentation, surface and depth, perception, illusion, impermanence, and the indeterminacy of images. 

    Neal says about his work: “In all of my work, one constant is my use of the vessel as a framework upon which to hang concepts of utility and self-expression. Specifically, my utilitarian work is most satisfactory when a single object occupies space as both a useful object and one that also embodies loftier ideas such as beauty, connectedness and shared kinesthetic experiences.”

    The School of Art Atrium Gallery is in the Art and Journalism Building and is open Monday through Friday, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. and Saturdays 1-4 p.m.

    Book Arts Collaborative (at Madjax)
    514 E. Main

    Book Arts Collaborative and Tribune Showprint will be open for shop tours. 

     The Brinkman Gallery
    409 S. Walnut

    Brinkman Gallery will be featuring "Waterscapes" by artist, Kevin Campbell. We will also be featuring Kevin's original DOG portraits and "The Puzzle Project".  Check our Kevin’s website http://www.kevincampbellartwork.com/

    Kevin Campbell’s meticulously painted water landscapes at the Brinkman Gallery are full of dualities. At a distance they appear photorealistic, but as you approach the pattern of the waves begins to break down into abstract forms and shapes. The limited field of the canvas has become a snapshot of eternity. Just as the sailor cannot drink the sea, he can only sail over its surface, viewer of art can only skim, they can never plumb the depths to know the heart of the one who created it.

    Kevin is a native of Griffith, IN and moved to Muncie in 1972 to attend BSU.  He have lived in Muncie ever since.

    Brinkman Gallery is located at 409 South Walnut Street – corner of Walnut and Charles and welcomes guests to meet Kevin Campbell and enjoy refreshments during First Thursday.

    Cornerstone Center for the Arts
    520 E. Main

    “Studies In Isolation: An Art Exhibition by Shannon Mehaffey”
    Join Cornerstone Center for Arts on Thursday, November 1 for the opening reception of Studies In Isolation, an art exhibition by Shannon Mehaffey. The reception will take place in the newly renovated Judith Barnes Memorial Gallery on the second floor of Cornerstone Center for the Arts from 5:00 to 7:00 pm in conjunction with November’s First Thursday events.

    Studies In Isolation is a mixed media series of paintings depicting derelict and vacant landscapes. Abandoned buildings, factories, blight, and power lines all serving as metaphors for loss, grief, and enduring hardship within oneself and surviving. The artist tries to convey a sense of beauty and wonder using color despite the blight around her; fueling a sense of optimism and a drive for survival.

    Shannon Mehaffey is an artist and educator living and working in Muncie, Indiana. She teaches watercolor painting and mixed media arts to adults and youth at Cornerstone Center for the Arts. Her work often incorporates elements of collage, alternative process photography, watercolor painting and drawing. Common concepts explored throughout the works often come from personal histories of growth, redemption, feminism, survivorship, and grief.

    Studies In Isolation will be on display and open to the public in the Judith Barnes Memorial Gallery throughout the month of November.

    For more information about the exhibition call Cornerstone’s Department of Education & Communication at 765-281- 9503, ext. 23 or visit cornerstonearts.org.

    The Fickle Peach (21+)
    117 E. Charles

    Robby Tompkins, “Take a Moment”
    During the month of November a photographic art show featuring DWNTWN Muncie sunsets will be at The Fickle Peach. 

    The name of the show is “Take A Moment" and is by downtown native Robby Tompkins. He began taking sunset photos a few years ago as a way to pause, relax, and put away the stress and hustle of everyday life. The show features 25 sunsets taken from the same downtown Muncie location.

    Gindhart (at Madjax)
    514 E. Jackson St. (2nd floor)

    “1992 WAS THE YEAR OF THE AMERICAN INDIAN”
    The 500th anniversary of the arrival of Christopher Columbus in the western hemisphere in 1492 was the occasion for national and local celebrations. However, for Native people it was an occasion they could neither fully embrace nor participate in. Congress acknowledged their concerns regarding the Columbus Quincentennial by enacting 1992 as the “Year of the American Indian" signed by then President George H.W. Bush. 

    The American Indian response to the anniversary was marked by public protests. Yet, it also was seen by many in that community as a special, year-long opportunity to hold public education events, commemorations of ancestral sacrifices and contributions to America, and celebrations for the survival of Native peoples over five centuries.

    Debra Gindhart will celebrate Native American Heritage Month with an assemblage art series "Native American Indian Genocide". Adding several new pieces of art to her current collection. Art reflecting history in vibrant colors and mixed media.

    Debra has also created a beautiful Green Glam Studio jewelry collection using native natural stones and beads. Her maker homage to Native American Indian bead works and artisans.  

    Join Debra in her Gindhart at Madjax studio/gallery for November's First Thursday second floor Madjax Muncie. Enjoy light refreshments and meet the artist from 5-8pm in the 2nd floor studio/gallery.

    Gordy Fine Art & Framing Co.
    224 E. Main

    “Holiday Showcase”
    Gordy Fine Art & Framing Company opens annual Holiday Showcase featuring work by Muncie’s Book Arts Collaborative, First Thursday, November 1

    Gordy Fine Art & Framing Company will open its annual Holiday Showcase on First Thursday, November 1 from 5-8 PM. Gordy is the area’s leading source for holiday gifts that are handmade locally.  During the event representatives will be on hand from Muncie’s Book Arts Collaborative, a letterpress shop and book publisher managed by Ball State immersive learning students.  They will give a special presentation of their work at 6:15 and will discuss their products such as hand-sewn journals, coasters, and greeting cards. The event is open to the public and light refreshments will be served giving customers the opportunity to buy unique objects created by local artists for holiday decorating and gift giving.

    In addition to items from the Book Arts Collaborative, the Holiday Showcase offers drawings, jewelry, and pottery by skilled local people.  Prices range from $1 to $2,000, with most falling between $30 to $200. From whimsical “Funcie” signs and shirts to handcrafted mugs and plates. Paintings and prints capture Indiana’s landscapes in both traditional and contemporary styles.  The show will run through November and December and new items will be continually added.

    “The Holiday Showcase offers great opportunities to find unique holiday gifts with a connection to Muncie and East Central Indiana,” says Gordy owners Barbara and Carl Schafer.  “Often our customers are shopping for friends and children who have moved away from the area and want something special to remember their hometown.  Others want to buy something unique and affordable as well as support the East Central Indiana art scene.”

    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, 9 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 www.gordyframing.com or call 765-284-8422.

    The Guardian Brewing Company (at Madjax)
    514 E. Jackson

    The Guardian Brewing Company will be showcasing the rich history and diverse collection from Tribune Showprints.

    Madjax Muncie
    515 E. Main St.

    “Plywood Chairs + Simple Toolboxes”
    Department of Architecture students, Instructor Josh Coggeshall

    “I want to work a piece of wood into an object that contributes something beautiful and useful to everyday life” – Sam Maloof, Woodworker

    Architecture students from the College of Architecture + Planning designed and constructed a couple of simple wood chairs and toolboxes.

    Muncie Makers Market
    Corner of Walnut and Adams

    The Muncie Makers Market is excited to bring fresh homemade food, locally grown fruit and vegetables, fresh and dried herbs, live plants, beautiful art, and handmade crafts of all kinds to First Thursdays in Downtown Muncie! We’ll be on the corner of Walnut and Adams, in front of Toys Forever and the Muncie Map Co, from 5-8p during our town’s monthly celebration of local arts and culture, First Thursday! 

    Shop LOCAL and watch for our markets year-round throughout Muncie! Please JOIN us on Facebook and Instagram, and please SHARE this information:   
    www.facebook.com/groups/1627047027524961/

    Muncie Makes Lab
    628 S. Walnut

    Muncie Makes Lab will feature two exhibitions from 5-8pm:

    First Floor Show:
    “The Figurative Element: Drawings from Life”
    Teddy Lepley and Erin McAtee

    A group show of drawings made by Ball State students, alumni, and faculty. The drawings in the exhibition are drawn from life. We believe that drawing from life creates a more sensitive and lively drawing which reveals subtle decisions made by the artist and makes a record of an encounter with the subject being drawn.  

    Second Floor Show:
    “Design is a tool of action. Architecture is a verb.” 

    Installation by Ana de Brea, In collaboration with Taylor Henderson and Jesse Lindenfeld 

    Curiosity and a passionate spirit of inquiry have always helped me foster learning to fashion architecture in so many ways. Aaron Betsky challenges: ‘Is an architect more than just somebody who gets buildings built? Any architect who has a sense of self-worth derived from something other than money or the satisfaction of getting a job done must answer this question. That means that she or he must believe that there is either an artistic role (making beauty) or a critical one for the architect. Both are profoundly difficult notions to maintain.’ Here I am (once again) trying to maintain both of those complex hypotheses. The construction of the structural forms created intends to provoke the force that attracts a body towards the center of the earth, or toward any other physical body having weight. Those anatomical shapes are result of a deep exploration on the material used. To stretch, to fold, to pleat, to compress, to crimp, to crinkle, to ruck up, to crease, to surface, among others, become new components of the architectural vocabulary and, essentially, creative parts of the making of architecture. There is more. I do believe in explorations (future) that go beyond the experiences already done (past) and cross-examine subjects from 360 degrees leaving behind presuppositions or preconceived concepts.

    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!

     

Dec 6, 2018

Thursday

  • December's First Thursday (full listing) 5pm to 9pm @ Downtown Muncie, Ball State University campus
    BookArts Collaborative, Madjax “WWJB (What Would Jesus Buy),” GindhART, Madjax 2nd floor Holiday Showcase at Gordy Fine Art and Framing, Co. Light Up DWNTWN "Time Bank Social," Muncie Time Bank, Madjax Muncie Makers Market "Objectile Athenaems," Muncie Makes Lab Linda Ryan, "Thaw Space," Plyspace Melissa Joy Livermore and Linda Ryan, "Experiments in Tension," Plyspace Blues Jam, Valhalla

    Light Up DWNTWN
    Downtown Muncie
    Light Up DWNTWN, powered by Indiana Michigan Power, will be held on First Thursday, December 6, from 5 -8 p.m. throughout Downtown Muncie. Galleries, restaurants, and retailers invite you to spend the evening with them as we kick off the holiday shopping season.

    The Community Tree Lighting ceremony will take place at Canan Commons (located in the 500 block of S. Walnut St.) at 6:00 p.m. Join us as Mayor Dennis Tyler, BSU President Geoffrey Mearns Charlie Cardinal and Santa Claus light up the holiday tree! 

    New this year will be an animated light show synchronized to music! The light show will be executed several times throughout December with times and dates to be announced. 

    Muncie Community School's Elementary School Choirs will sing their Community Christmas Sing songs and lead the crowd in a carol or two!

    Canan Commons will also be the location for the Holiday Makers Market, featuring nearly 50 artists in a heated tent.

    Kiddie Express train will be running. Fire pits will be lit to keep you warm and concessions will be available. 

    Brian Blair’s holiday sculptures will be on display at the park throughout the holiday season.

    For more information, please visit downtownmuncie.org

    The Atrium Gallery
    Arts and Journalism Building, 1st floor, Ball State University campus

    The School of Art Atrium Gallery presents a BFA Exhibition featuring the work of Aminta Cabrera, Taylor Fentz, and Teddy Lepley. There will be an opening reception from 4-6pm with extended hours until 8pm for First Thursday. The show runs from December 4-8.

    Gallery hours are 9:00am to 4:00pm Monday through Friday, and from 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM on Saturday. The gallery is closed on Sundays, and during all holidays and breaks observed by Ball State. Free admission.

    Book Arts Collaborative (at Madjax)
    514 E. Main

    Book Arts Collaborative is featuring hand carved prints for $5 and holiday cards by local folk artist Mary Miller. We’ve also got hand-sewn journals and letterpressed holiday cards and wrapping paper. It’s the last First Thursday for 5 of our students who are graduating in December. There’s something for everyone in Madjax this season!

    Gindhart (at Madjax)
    514 E. Jackson St. (2nd floor)

    GindhART will feature more social commentary artwork to close out 2018. Debra Gindhart, longtime local artist/artivist and visual arts educator has created “WWJB (What Would Jesus Buy),” a visual look at the consumerism that plagues our planet. She will also feature “I don't NEED A PRINCE” a view into the world of Disney indoctrination. “Tiny Trump”s is a sculptural homage to our POTUS 45 (pussy grabs). Debra's December First Thursday exhibition will also include REAL BABES RECYCLE and Green Glam Studio jewelry. Meet the artist and enjoy green tea from Italy and holiday cookies from 5-8pm on the 2nd floor of Madjax.

    Gordy Fine Art & Framing Co.
    224 E. Main

    Gordy Fine Art & Framing Company will feature the works of local artists in its Holiday Showcase on First Thursday, December 6 from 5-8 PM. The event is open to the public and light refreshments will be served giving customers the opportunity to buy unique objects created by local artists for holiday decorating and gift giving. Greg Pyle and Austin Burton will be joining in the festivities with their musical talents including a favorite Christmas song or two.

    Gordy is the area’s leading source for drawings, jewelry, journals, paintings, and pottery designed and made by local artists.  Most prices fall between $30 to $200. From whimsical “Funcie” signs and shirts to “Goddess” mugs that celebrate the female form. Paintings and prints capture Indiana’s landscapes and scenes in both traditional and contemporary styles.  Jewelry highlight simple cylindrical forms or the beauty of mounted stones.  The show will run through December and new items will be continually added.

    “The Holiday Showcase offers great opportunities to find unique holiday gifts with a connection to Muncie and East Central Indiana,” says Gordy owners Barbara and Carl Schafer.  “Often our customers are shopping for friends and children who have moved away from the area and want something special to remember their hometown.  Others want to buy something unique and affordable as well as support the East Central Indiana art scene.”

    Gordy Fine Art and Framing Company promotes talented local artists and offers expert design and craftsmanship for framing and displaying treasured family possessions and works of art. Gordy also repairs damaged frames and offers appraisal services for both art and antiques. Business hours: Monday through Friday, 9 am – 5:30 pm, Saturday, 9 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 www.gordyframing.com or call 765-284-8422.

    The Guardian Brewing Company (at Madjax)
    514 E. Jackson

    Linda Ellis will have an opening reception photo exhibit for First Thursday at The Guardian Brewing Company.

    Heintzelman Hardwood Floors
    103 High St.

    Heintzelman Hardwood Floors is doing a live Giving Tree graciously donated by the Kiwanis of Muncie. On this tree we are asking for donated hats, scarves, and gloves that will be given to the YWCA and the Muncie Mission. They are also providing live music and refreshments along with an art show in the evening.

    Madjax Muncie
    515 E. Main St.

    Madjax will hold several events for this month’s First Thursday. The BSU School of Art will hold a show produced by first year art students. Beginning with an underlying grid, each project is an exploration of the use of form, structure, focal point, and hierarchy.

    CO:LAB invites you to see a live 3D Printer demo and check out our stellar work-space.

    Muncie Time Bank invites you to join them for the Time Bank Social from 7-8:30pm to see what their organization does for the Muncie community and how you can participate. Muncie Time Brank prides themselves on being a non-monetary organization that uses time instead of money as currency. Light snacks will be provided. For more information, visit www.muncietimebank.org.

    Tipsy Turvey's Pubcakes will be set up in front of the Co:Lab in MadJax. They will have Pubcakes, Beer Fudge, Cookies, Coffee Cakes and Crack(ers). As always, there will be at least 2 Gluten Free options!

    Muncie Makers Market
    Canan Commons

    The Muncie Makers Market will again join Light Up DWNTWN on Thursday, December 6th from 5-8pm at Canan Commons in Downtown Muncie! The Muncie Makers Market has our Annual Holiday Gift Market filled with local artisans in a HEATED tent right by the Community Tree where you’ll find fresh, homemade food, beautiful art, and handmade crafts of all kinds!

    Light Up DWNTWN, powered by Indiana Michigan Power, and sponsored by the Muncie Downtown Development Partnership, features the Community Tree Lighting ceremony led by Mayor Dennis Tyler, Ball State President Geoffrey Mearns, Charlie Cardinal, Santa Claus, and the Code Red Dancers. The Market’s tent is next to the Community Tree with FREE ADMISSION. There will also be an animated light show synchronized to music, the Muncie Community School’s Elementary Choir Performance and Caroling, the Kiddie Express Train, Fire Pits, and more! This is a Muncie tradition, be sure to bring your family!

    Sponsored by the Muncie Downtown Development Partnership. For more information, please visit https://www.facebook.com/events/1895072917276997/?ti=icl

    Muncie Makes Lab
    628 S. Walnut

    Muncie Makes Lab will feature work by the College of Architecture and Planning at BSU on the first floor from 5-8pm. “Objectile Athenaeum’s: Architectural Research in Robotic Concrete 3D Printing” is led by CAP Professor Chris Battaglia. Through the lens of additive manufacturing, the exhibition consists of a series of projects looking at the potential of mass customization through the material parameters of concrete 3D printing. Objectile Athenaeum’s is a 4th year design studio where students investigated how the shift from mass production to mass customization will change the way we think about architectural design. From the fabrication of a 3D printing platform, to the design of individual architectural components, the work ranges in scale to speculate how the shift in concrete construction techniques will impact design methodologies. 

    PlySpace
    608 E. Main

    Join PlySpace on First Thursday, December 6th, for an Artist-in-Residence Double Feature with two performances by current Fall 2018 resident Linda Ryan and past Spring 2018 resident Melissa Joy Livermore. 

    The first performance, Experiment in Tension, is a collaborative work by Melissa Joy Livermore and Linda Ryan, and is an extension of Deconstruction, a performance that Livermore exhibited during her residency at PlySpace last Spring.  Deconstruction is the practice of slowing down to engage in the present moment. The many iterations of the project have emphasized the mental space for contemplation and conversation created by removing thread after thread from a piece of fabric.  Experiment in Tension shifts the focus to the body -- by performing a repetitive action in collaboration, the work expands Deconstruction to a multi-person endeavor centered on the mental and physical spaces we can share with others.

    The second performance, The Thaw, is a solo dance by current PlySpace Resident Linda Ryan, and is the culmination of the work she has completed while in residence this fall. Ryan will perform using a thermochromic (heat-sensitive) floor that changes color upon contact with the dancer's body. The artist will dance, crawl, roll, and run on the floor to create an ephemeral record of movement and body heat that will remain in memory but fade with time. The floor was constructed and engineered by Ryan while at PlySpace.

    Melissa Joy Livermore graduated from Ball State University in 2015 and was an artist in residence with Transform Creative in Paris in 2017. Linda Ryan holds a BA in Dance from the George Washington University's Corcoran School of the Arts & Design, where she received the Luther Rice Research Fellowship as well as the Enosinian Scholars Grant. She is an award-winning dance researcher, conducting movement research and experiential choreography both internationally and at home in the US.

    Performances begin at 6:00 PM (Experiment in Tension), 6:30 PM (The Thaw), 7:00 PM (Experiment in Tension), 7:30 PM (The Thaw), and last roughly 20 minutes each. There will be a short break (5-10 minutes) between performances. The audience is encouraged to arrive and take a seat 5 minutes before the performance start time.  All performances will be held in the PlySpace Gallery, at 608 E. Main Street. Parking is available at the northeast corner of Main and Monroe Streets. Please use the gallery entrance on the west side of the building, located directly off of the parking lot.

    For more information please take a look the PlySpace events page (www.plyspace.org/events). Questions or comments about the PlySpace Residency program, events, and community collaborations can be directed to Residency Coordinator, Erin Williams at hello@plyspace.org.

    PlySpace is a program of Muncie Arts and Culture Council in partnership with the City of Muncie, Ball State University School of Art, and Sustainable Muncie Corporation. PlySpace is supported in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts

    Tribune Showprint (at Madjax)
    515 E. Main

    Tribune Showprint will be open giving shop tours. Come see what new projects we are working on and get a little inky.

    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!

     

Apr 4, 2019

Thursday

  • April's First Thursday (full listing) 5pm to 9pm @ Downtown Muncie, Ball State University campus
    Chelsea Ortiz's work at the Atrium Gallery's MFA grad schow Emily Pellini's work at the Atrium Gallery's MFA grad schow Tay White's work at the Atrium Gallery's MFA grad schow Beyond Pilates Grand Opening Kelcey Parker Ervick at Book Arts Collaborative Young Artist Exhibition at Cornerstone Center for the Arts Dabid Owlsey Museum of Art's "Art in Bloom" preview event at Sursa Griner Wealth Management Amy Rocco at The Fickle Peach Green Glam Jewelry, GindhART at Madjax, 2nd floor Alfredo Marin-Carle at Gordy Fine Art and Framing, Co. Juli Thorson, "Dented Coffee Thermos," at The Guardian Brewing Co. Conservation Tales at Made in Muncie School of Art MFA Open Studios Muncie Makers Market at Walnut and Adams Vis Comm Senior Show at Muncie Makes Lab Kevin Titzer at Plyspace Ellie Tison in "Inspired by Orchids" at Rinard Orchid Greenhouse Blues Jam at Valhalla

    The Atrium Gallery

    Arts and Journalism Building, 1st floor, Ball State University campus

    The School of Art Atrium Gallery will have extended hours for First Thursday from 6-8pm to showcase the work of 1st and 2nd year graduate students progressing towards the Master of Fine Arts (MFA) degree in studio art. The exhibitors are Dakota Blose, Rachel Carter, Sam Chumley, Jennifer Hathaway, Breeana Hinton, Victoria Hutchinson, Chelsea Ortiz, Emily Pellini, Taylor Whyte, and Seul Yi. The show runs from Tuesday, March 19 to Friday, April 5, 2019

    The Atrium Gallery is located adjacent to the Atrium Food Court on the First Floor of the Art & Journalism Building. Atrium Gallery hours are Monday - Friday 9:00 am - 4:00 pm and Saturdays 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm. Closed Sundays and all Ball State breaks and holidays.

    Beyond Pilates, LLC
    103 N. High St.

    Stop by Beyond Pilates LLC for their Grand Opening from 5-8pm. Stop in to take a tour, meet the owner Kristin Irvine and her husband Jeffrey, ask questions, and pick up a schedule for their group fitness classes, which begin April 8th. Beyond Pilates will offer FREE fitness classes April 6 and 7th. Online registration is open Wed April 3rd - visit their website at beyondpilates.life to book.

    Book Arts Collaborative (at Madjax)
    514 E. Main

    Book Arts Collaborative is publishing a book containing a series of paintings and short, creative non-fiction essays by South Bend artist and writer Kelcey Parker Ervick.  This publication is a true Muncie effort, with type loaned by Tribune Showprint Posters, Inc. and digital images printed at Pengad. Come by the shop to see students hand-stitching the book's title into its Coptic-style construction. These artists' books are truly unique with covers made from vintage blueprints and slipcovers fabricated out of Tribune's poster over-runs, the structure of the book reinforces its message about devolution and obsolescence in the most fun way possible.

    Cornerstone Center for the Arts
    520 E. Main

    Join Cornerstone Center for Arts for their gallery opening honoring the winners of the Young Artist Exhibition. The reception will take place in the Judith Barnes Memorial Gallery on the second floor of Cornerstone from 5-7pm in conjunction with April’s First Thursday events.

    Cornerstone Center for the Arts, in partnership with PrimeTrust Federal Credit Union, hosted the Young Artist Exhibition on Thursday, March 14 for school-age children in Delaware County. The show featured the artwork of students in kindergarten through twelfth grades who reside in or attend school in Delaware County. Students that placed 1st, 2nd, 3rd, or Honorable Mention will have their artwork on display in the Judith Barnes Memorial Gallery on the second floor of Cornerstone for the month of April. Artwork will then be displayed at PrimeTrust Federal Credit Union’s three branches.

    For more information about the exhibition call Cornerstone’s Department of Education & Communication at 765-281- 9503, ext. 23 or visit cornerstonearts.org.

    Dame Leo (at Madjax)
    514 E. Jackson St. (2nd floor)

    Come by Dame Leo from 5-8pm at Madjax (2nd floor) to see "and from the paper come the spirits" featuring magical wearable art from handmade paper, mixed media paintings featuring 'pink poodle hitchhiking,' and a special doll.

    The David Owsley Museum of Art
    Event will be held at 400 S. Walnut St.

    Join event presenting sponsors Sursa Griner Wealth Management for the kick off of Art in Bloom 2019 during the April 4th ArtsWalk in downtown Muncie! Julie Vance from Buck Creek In Bloom will create a floral arrangement during the event to celebrate our signature painting. Stop by to enjoy refreshments from Elm Street Brewing Co., celebrate art and flowers, and learn more about Art in Bloom 2019 (which is May 17-19).

    The Fickle Peach (21+)
    117 E. Charles

    Artist Amy Rocco will show her work at the Fickle Peach for March’s First Thursday. Amy was formally trained in painting knowledge and techniques at her previous institution, Florida Southern College, before transferring to Ball State University with a focus on art history. Taking inspiration from her classes, she is a portrait artist using bold colors and mixed mediums to bring life and modernity to her paintings. These expressive contemporary portraits focus on representing the female form with the intension of transmitting emotion to the viewer. 

    Forever Young Children’s Boutique
    125 E. Charles

    Forever Young will be open late from 5-7pm for a Sidewalk Sale.

    Gindhart (at Madjax)
    514 E. Jackson St. (2nd floor)

    Local artist and educator Debra Gindhart will feature her repurposed and recycled Green Glam Studio jewelry again during April First Thursday. Gindhart is an avid reuser of many elements, proclaiming her personal pledge to save the landfills one piece of costume jewelry at a time. Debra believes one should either be a work of art, or wear a work of art. She will feature pendants and earrings and a new NOPE collection of red, white, and blue baubles. 20% of jewelry proceeds will support the Bailey for Mayor campaign. Meet the artist and enjoy light refreshments from 5-8pm.

    Gordy Fine Art & Framing Co.
    224 E. Main

    Gordy Fine Art & Framing Company will open an exhibition of new paintings by artist Alfredo Marin-Carle, Thursday April 4,  5- 8pm. Marin-Carle joined the faculty at Ball State University in 1985 teaching graphic design in the Journalism department. He is now Associate Professor Emeritus and resides in Indianapolis. Throughout the evening, he will be on hand to engage with viewers and answer questions. At 6:15 he will speak briefly about his work. Light refreshments will be served and the public is invited to attend. 

    Marin-Carle’s new paintings explore his lifetime fascination with eastern philosophies and the understanding of every living being as an expression of the cosmos. “Alfredo’s process reflects the creation and destruction always going on around us,” says Gordy co-owner Carl Schafer.  “The constant push-and-pull is described in Buddhism as Yin and Yang.” The artist builds up layers and then sands them down. He carves recognizable images then scratches deep and aggressive marks that disturb their clarity. The paintings are made of primeval materials starting with tar paper which he paints with multiple layers of different colors. The sanding and carving reveal the layers underneath and then the application of certain chemicals encourages the tar to permeate the paint layers causing discoloration that will continue through the life of the painting.  “The process of the tar moving within the paint layer brings the paintings to life,” Alfredo says.  “These paintings will change in subtle and beautiful ways over time.”

    The exhibition will remain on view with works for sale throughout the month of April. 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 at 224 East Main Street, next door to Muncie Civic Theatre.  For more information, visit www.gordyframing.com or call 765-284-8422.

    Grace Episcopal Church
    300 S. Madison

    It's spring and that means there is some banjo playing going on somewhere. Come to Grace Episcopal Church (corner of Adams & Madison) at 7:30pm to hear Ric Dwenger, a local performer play ballads and folk music. Ric plays both the banjo and guitar. He is a talented singer and song writer. Donations this evening will be given to A Better Way. Also there will be gently used LPs for sale. Come walk down memory lane and take home an old favorite. 

    The Guardian Brewing Company (at Madjax)
    514 E. Jackson

    The Guardian Brewing Company will host an opening reception of “The Human Condition’ featuring new paintings by Juli Thorson. Thorson states: “As a professor of philosophy, I live in a world of words and analytical argumentation. At times, it is hard to keep in mind the big questions that each of us must face in our lives. Nonetheless, the big questions are important and there is more to answering them than analytical argumentation. Indeed, emotional content is as important, but philosophers often ignore the emotions. When I paint, this emotional content emerges. Images can make philosophical questions deeply and personally felt. Painting makes my professional life as a philosopher more interesting and my professional occupation allows me to infuse my paintings with meaning.”

    Made in Muncie
    313 S. Walnut

    Join Conservation Tales and see a sneak peak of artwork from the Africa series about Elephants and Giraffes. Meet art director, Barbara Giorgio-Booher, and our team of illustrators, designers, photographer, and educators. The event includes an art exhibition, children activities, and books will be available to purchase, including the Manatee Match Card Game.

    Madjax Muncie
    515 E. Main St.

    MFA School of Art Open Studios: Interested in seeing how artwork comes to life? Have you ever wondered about the process to create an animated film, or wanted to see the sketches and planning that go into a developed artistic vision? Ball State School of Art MFA Candidates will be hosting open studios at MADJAX Muncie on First Thursday, April 4th from 6pm - 8pm. Exhibiting artists include: Dakota Blose, Rachel Carter, Sam Chumley, Ben Fulcher, Jennifer Hathaway, Breeana Hinton, Emily Thornton, and Seul Yi. The community is invited to meet the artists and explore works in progress, ask questions, and learn about the ideas and processes behind the projects as they develop. The artists will be displaying works in animation, 3D modeling and design, ceramics, and metalsmithing. The work being shown are samples of projects that the MFA candidates have been working on throughout their time in the graduate program at Ball State University. The artists will also be demonstrating their work process and will be selling artwork such as jewelry, prints, and caricatures. This event is open to the public and refreshments will be available.

    Motivate Our Minds Community Garden: GROUNDworks: Motivate Our Minds, Ball State, and community members are developing spaces for play, gathering, and gardening in the Whitely neighborhood east of the Shaffer Chapel. Landscape architecture, architecture, and interior design students will exhibit work from their GROUNDworks design build class.

    “We Think It, We Make It:” M.O.M. and CAP Makes

    At the CAP Makes Muncie Makes workshop at Madjax, students in grades 4-8 from Motivate Our Minds will exhibit work from their after-school club, “We Think It, We Make It,” led by Ball State architecture professors and their students. Students will be constructing concrete pavers and animal sign chalkboards in continuation with a series of designs for the community garden being planned adjacent to Shaffer Chapel.

    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 an invitation to take over the sidewalks in front of the Muncie Map Co., at 111 East Adams Street, in Downtown Muncie. We set up on the SE corner of Adams and Walnut Streets from 5-8p on the first Thursday of every month. Plenty of nearby free parking! I’m really excited for us to have this opportunity and I am really hoping we get a nice evening of weather for the 4th. I will be hosting our kiosk of consignment items inside the Muncie Map Co. during First Thursday and I also invite everyone to join me there to see what we’ve got going on inside as well.

    First Thursday is a popular local tradition, going years back, with all sorts of vendors, artists, and entertainers set up throughout all of Downtown Muncie inside and outside of various shops, restaurants, bars, and other businesses. It’s fun! I hope to see you all next week!

    Muncie Makes Lab
    628 S. Walnut

    BSU Visual Communications Senior Design Show
    Join us for the BSU Visual Communications Senior Design Show from 6-9pm at the Muncie Makes Lab with a juror presentation at Ball State’s Arts and Journalism Bldg. Room 225 at 5pm. The Senior show is an exhibit by the graduating class of Graphic Design students at Ball State University, School of Art. Students will show their capstone design campaign, a multifaceted project that will represent the culmination of their design education by demonstrating a connection between academic theory and practice of design. This year we are inviting Bryony Gomez-Palacio to judge the student work and give awards.

    About the Juror: Born and raised in Mexico City, Bryony Gomez-Palacio is a graphic designer and writer now living in Bloomington, IN. She is co-founder of UnderConsideration—a graphic design firm and publishing enterprise all rolled into one—where she manages the behind-the-scenes of the online network comprised of Brand New, FPO, Quipsologies and The Art of the Menu. Bryony has co-authored five books with her husband and partner, Armin Vit—their most popular titles being Graphic Design, Referenced and the self-published Flaunt. Most recently, they conceived and presented the Brand New Conference, the Brand New Awards, the FPO Awards, and the recently launched lecture series by The Austin Initiative for Graphic Awesomeness. Bryony enjoys conducting workshops and lecturing when not tending to her two young daughters and their crazy schedules.

    PlySpace
    608 E. Main

    As part of the PlySpace 2019 spring programming, the public is invited to explore and interact with an exciting, family-friendly installation and exhibition by PlySpace Resident Fellow, Kevin Titzer. Nowhere To Be And All Day To Get There will open on Thursday, April 4th, from 5 - 8 PM at the PlySpace Gallery (608 E. Main Street), as part of the April First Thursday in downtown Muncie, Indiana. Light refreshments will be served, and the artist will speak about his work at 7:00 PM. PlySpace is an artist-in-residence program of the Muncie Arts and Culture Council which provides artists a space to create and connect with the Muncie community through collaborative projects.

    Nowhere To Be And All Day To Get There is the fifth installment of an ongoing project started at the end of 2017 in which Titzer traveled to different communities, including Guadalajara, Mexico; Bloomington, Indiana; and Alma, Quebec, Canada, to create sculptures using local resources. Through the process of scavenging materials and meeting people in each region, he worked to capture the feeling and history of each location through an installation using its objects and refuse. About the site-specific nature of this project, Titzer says, "Often different communities value and discard different things. This makes each installment of this project unique and impossible to create in any other place or time."

    The installation at PlySpace reflects the time Titzer has spent in Muncie using found, donated, and scavenged materials from the area. The found-object sculptures and structures in the installation will feature interactive elements, electronic movement, or sound, which can be activated by the viewer. Titzer says his final exhibition is a mix of his own experiences and reactions while at the PlySpace Residency in Muncie. "I'm left with an amalgam of images that filters through the studio. What emerges is an impressionistic view of my time spent in a specific region. In this respect, the art often reflects aspects of that community, but isn't a one-to-one portrait per se."

    As the PlySpace Resident Fellow, Titzer has been collaborating with Ball State University School of Art Students in two 3D Foundations classes to explore the use of alternative materials in sculptural practice. Through a series of workshops and class visits with the students, he has discussed how found and scavenged objects can be creative catalysts for sculptural ideas. Each student will design and craft a different found-object bird sculpture which will contribute to the final exhibition.

    Kevin Titzer was born and raised in Evansville, Indiana in the United States and has been based in the Saguenay region of Quebec for the last nine years. He has been exhibiting professionally in art galleries for twenty years, and his work has been shown in Canada, Mexico, Japan, UK, and across the United States. You can learn more about his work at www.kevintitzer.com and on the PlySpace website at www.plyspace.org.

    Rinard Orchid Greenhouse
    W. University Ave., Ball State Campus

    Inspired by Orchids is the newest exhibition opening at Ball State University’s Dr. Joe and Alice Rinard Orchid Greenhouse. Featured works have been inspired by the tropical environment of the Rinard Orchid Greenhouse. Join us from 4-5pm for an artist’s reception where visitors can discover a selection of works of Ball State art students and local artists whose works have been inspired by the variety of shapes, colors, and textures in the greenhouse. Inspired by Orchids is a compilation of works created by Ball State University drawing and painting students. Take a peek into the (local) tropics to enjoy these works of art. Parking is available near Christy Woods on the Ball State University campus. Free and open to the public.

    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!

May 2, 2019

Thursday

  • The Brink of Summer Artswalk (full listing) for May's First Thursday 5pm to 9pm @ Downtown Muncie, Ball State University campus
    Book Arts Collaborative at Madjax Kevin Campbell, Puzzle Project, at the Brinkman Gallery Waterscapes at the Brinkman Gallery Kevin Campbell, DOG Portraits, at the Brinkman Gallery "Flock," College of Architecture and Planning Design Build Project, NW Corner of Canan Commons Kimberley True, "Movement in Nature," Cornerstone Center for the Arts Dame Leo at Madjax, 2nd floor Many thanks to Muncie's Downtown Development for their support of the Brink of Summer Artswalk Grace Hollars, "Bursting: Stories Inspired by Women," at the Fickle Peach GindhART at Madjax, 2nd floor GindhART at Madjax, 2nd floor Margie Prim, "Onions and Daisies," at Gordy Fine Art and Framing, Co. Conservation Tales at Made in Muncie "Virtual Reality Projects" from IDIA Lab at Madjax Muncie Makers Market ANTENNA Intermedia Show at Muncie Makes Lab Jonny Swales and Alana Rasche, ANTENNA Intermedia Show at Muncie Makes Lab Nomad Yarns at Charles and Walnut Nomad Yarns at Charles and Walnut Ben Fulcher and Emily Thornton, "Transplanted" at Plyspace Blues Jam at Valhalla YART at Canan Commons

    The Atrium Gallery
    Arts and Journalism Building, 1st floor, Ball State University campus
    The School of Art Atrium Gallery finishes its fourth week of BFA Exhibitions for Spring 2019 showcasing the work of five of its graduating seniors, Sarah Anderson, Kitty Taylor, Sarah Gardner, Megan Lange, and Marret Metzger. There will be extended hours from 5-8pm for First Thursday.

    Book Arts Collaborative (at Madjax)
    514 E. Main

    Come by Book Arts Collaborative to wish our graduating seniors good luck as they embark on post-baccalaureate life. Bring your real-world cautionary tales, loan repayment strategies, and warming wishes. They have devised a cool, family friendly print project that you can take away for free too—it’s their graduation gift to you. 

    The Brinkman Gallery
    409 S. Walnut
    Brinkman Gallery presents “Waterscapes,” featuring 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. Also on display are original DOG portraits, new puzzle pieces, and a section of “Sweet Thursday” by artist Kevin Campbell. Puzzles range from a single piece to a 730 piece puzzle. Additionally, some of Gay Nation’s personal Garfield collection will be on display. Come out to meet Kevin and enjoy refreshments from 5-8pm.

    Canan Commons
    500 S. Walnut St.
    College of Architecture & Planning Centennial Design Build Project- Flock:
    Flock is a temporary installation in downtown that reads as an object but is made up of discrete parts just as Muncie is a collective of cultural backgrounds that come together to form a community. The project is supported by the Ball State University College of Architecture and Planning and in collaboration with DWNTWN_Muncie Downtown Development Partnership. Flock is a design build project headed by Assistant Professor of Architecture James F. Kerestes and his students, Lauren Hunter and Katie Gordon. The project is part of the College or Architecture and Planning’s centennial celebration and aims to highlight the long standing history and achievements of the school. The installation will be on the Northwest Corner of Canan Commons on property owned by DeFur Voran.

    Muncie’s Downtown Development:
    Help us hearken warmer weather with Muncie Ballet Studio and BSU Student Dance Association as they join us to teach our young guests a Maypole dance! Look for the Maypoles at Canan Commons. Magic City Music Men will be serenading from the stage. Muncie Public Library will also be on hand at Canan Commons to help the littles create a Mothers Day craft bouquet. There will also be a flash mob/silly parade event!

    Cornerstone Center for the Arts
    520 E. Main
    Movement in Nature An Art Exhibition by Kimberley True:
    Join Cornerstone Center for Arts on Thursday, May 2 for the opening reception of Movement in Nature, an art exhibition by Kimberley True. 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 May’s First Thursday events.

    The world around us is ever-evolving, always in motion and yet quiet and still. It is enveloping and frightening and awe-inspiring. As above in the clouds and stars, so below in the deepest oceans, this is where Kimberley True finds her greatest source of inspiration.

    True’s art is deeply rooted in her fascination with movement in nature. She has created paintings that flow and breathe across the canvas. Her color schemes are influenced from far-off galaxies, sunsets over Midwestern fields, and the crashing waves along our ocean's shores.

    Kimberley True is a Muncie-native and only daughter to local artists Randy and Debbie True. Her first loves were reading and writing however art was a close third. The messier the medium, the better. After charcoal, pastels, and watercolor, Kim settled on acrylics as her preferred modus operandi. 

    Movement in Nature will be on display and open to the public in the Judith Barnes Memorial Gallery throughout the month of May. For more information about the exhibition call Cornerstone’s Department of Education & Communication at 765-281- 9503, ext. 23 or visit cornerstonearts.org.

    Dame Leo (at Madjax)
    514 E. Jackson St. (2nd floor)
    Dame Leo presents: “Resist & Revolt” garden art & altar candles, “No Más Babies in Cages” jewelry & magnets, and "I don't play well with Racists-Fascists or Nazis" mix-medium paintings. Mother's Day is Sunday May 12th so buy her/him an original and OOAK piece of art made by a local mama!!! MadJax 2nd floor 5-9pm.

    Delaware County Historical Society
    120 E. Washington
    The DCHS will have the Moore-Youse Home Museum open at 120 East Washington St. We will have a "Meet the Authors" event with several local authors who have written books on local Delaware County Historical topics. We will have their books and more available for sale. Visitors can also sign up to win a Delaware County Historical afghan/throw with a $40 value and do not have to be present to win. The exhibit galleries will be open featuring "Toys from our past to present," Delaware County Sports including Muncie's Pro Football Team the Congerville Flyers, and a new exhibit featuring "Treasures from the Museum’s Collection."

    The Fickle Peach (21+)
    117 E. Charles

    Ball State University senior photojournalism major and women's and gender studies minor Grace Hollars, who has explored the world photographing two Olympics and was named 2017 Indiana College Photographer of the Year, takes on a new adventure in her hometown of Muncie documenting inspiring women who are changing and building up the community. "Bursting: Stories Inspired by Women,” is a rich collection of women we know as our neighbors, coworkers, sisters, wives, and friends whose stories are captured through twelve large 20x30 images. 

    FILM IS NOT DEAD: A 35mm Film Photography Collective Art Show
    301 S Walnut St, Suite 101

    FILM IS NOT DEAD is a celebration of the artistic and nostalgic value of 35mm film photography in our digital-first world. Featured analog photographers Zach Poor, Tanesha Tanaé Burrell, Bobby Bennett, Kenton Little, and Joshua Westbrook are showcasing a variety of photographs, all captured the "old-fashioned" way.

    Zach Poor is a graphic designer by trade who enjoys exploring the intersection of digital and analog creative expression in his personal work. Shooting film on his mom’s old Pentax K1000 gives him the opportunity to slow down and create images with appropriate meaning and magnitude and to practice traditional creative processes in a modern era. 

    Tanesha Tanaé Burrell is a lively creative with an appetite for design. She enjoys working in a variety of different mediums including digital media, printmaking, drawing, and film photography. Inspired by different aspects of her faith, she desires to express what words fail to at times.

    Born and raised in Illinois (the “s” is silent). Bobby Bennett has gone a few places of note: Ball State, Iceland, the bathroom, but never to the emergency room for any broken bones. He currently works at Union Chapel Ministries as the Creative Arts Director (the Uncreative Arts Director position was already taken. His job requires more creativity, sometimes in the form of puns and dumb humor and parentheticals!) He also enjoys shooting on film and capturing moments and sharing things that may be hiding in plain sight and run on sentences.

    Kenton Little started shooting film for a class in college where he fell in love with not only the look you get from film, but the process of developing and printing as well. He shoots film to get away from screens for a bit and just enjoy the physical world around him. He loves the feeling of excitement film gives when you have to wait to see the results of the photos you take. 

    Joshua Westbrook grew up overseas in Central Asia, but is now proud to live and work in the city of Muncie that he has adopted as his home. An idealist at heart, he hopes that his work uncovers points of true human connection through the lens of place and culture. 

    “Flower Hour”
    Various locations around Walnut St.
    "Flower Hour", a fundraiser for the Erskine Green Training Center will be blooming on Walnut St.! Your $20 ticket will score you a beautiful bouquet after visiting each flower distribution location. You will receive your vase and treated to a reception at the Courtyard Marriott after your adventure. Tickets are limited to the first 300 and are available at the Courtyard Marriott Hotel and the Horizon Convention Center or online @ eventbrite.com

    Gindhart (at Madjax)
    514 E. Jackson St. (2nd floor)
    BE A POEM BE ON PURPOSE: Local artist and poetry enthusiast is still celebrating poetry for the Brink of Summer ArtsWalk. Words on art. Original poetry chapbooks available. Green Glam Studio recycled jewelry still for Bailey. 20% of jewelry proceeds will support the Bailey for Mayor campaign. This event is open to the public and refreshments will be available. Meet the artist, 2nd floor of Madjax, 5-9pm.

    Gordy Fine Art & Framing Co.
    224 E. Main

    Gordy Fine Art and Framing Company will celebrate the brink of summer with the fresh and beautiful work of Margie Prim during May’s First Thursday on May 2, from 5:00 to 8:00.  Margie will give a short talk at 6:15. Light refreshments will be served, and the public is invited to attend.

    Margie’s heavy strokes swipe the canvas with dabs of bold color to create beautiful still lifes and peaceful landscapes. This quiet artist brings out her passion for life through canvases which captures scenes from East Central Indiana.  This Muncie artist’s inspirations may be found as easily down an alley, by the White River, or out in a farmer’s field.  “I just get in my car and I drive,” Margie explains.

    Margie Prim began her art career in the 1960s in Oklahoma by taking painting lessons. She arrived in Muncie in the 1970s.  She laid her brushes down until the early 1990s when she started taking various art classes offered by community organizations such as the YMCA. She took lessons from Walt Lewis at the Stan Nossett School of Fine Art in Muncie. Margie, the perpetual student, continues learning through her involvement with the New Richmond Group and Indiana Plein Air Painters.

    Margie considers herself both a studio and plein air artist and is adept in both methods.  She enjoys, especially in colder months, to work from sketches or photographs in the comfort of her studio.  As a plein air painter she works outside, on location, to create her paintings.

    Margie has shown in the Minnetrista Annual, the Richmond Art Museum Annual, and Red-Tail Land Conservancy Open Spaces Exhibit. She has won  several awards and held several one woman exhibits in the region.  In early 2019, Margie won honorable mention in the Madison County Art Show. Her works have been included in the Indiana Waterways Project and the Women’s Commission Art Exhibit.

    The exhibition will remain on view with works for sale throughout the month of May.  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 at 224 East Main Street, next door to Muncie Civic Theatre.  For more information, visit www.gordyframing.com or call 765-284-8422.

    Grace Episcopal Church
    300 S. Madison

    At 7pm, the local band Steve Robert and the Jazzmanian Devils will perform at Grace Episcopal Church (corner of Madison Ave. & Adams St.). This folk rock band will be performing covers and originals written by several band members. There will be vintage LPs, from the 50s to the 90s for sale. We are just a 5 minute walk east from Walnut St. and there is plenty of parking.

    Made in Muncie
    313 S. Walnut
    Conservation Tales: Come see a sneak peak of artwork from the Africa series about Elephants and Giraffes. Meet author Tom McConnell, art director, Barbara Giorgio-Booher, and our team of illustrators, designers, photographer, and educators. The event includes an art exhibition, children activities, and books will be available to purchase, including the Manatee Match Card Game.

    Madjax Muncie
    515 E. Main St.
    CAP’s IDIA Lab and Landscape Architecture at Artswalk Madjax!
    Ball State University’s IDIA Lab will showcase recent virtual reality projects at Madjax (514 E Jackson St Muncie, Indiana) during Muncie’s Artswalk. Stop by to explore selections from our immersive multiuser environments that use the HTC Vive VR headsets, animations and custom Human Computer Interaction projects. IDIA Lab staff, students and faculty will be on hand for questions about how these emerging technologies are being used in the arts, sciences and humanities. IDIA Lab is an interdisciplinary virtual reality and simulation lab at Ball State University’s College of Architecture and Planning. 

    Additionally students from the College of Architecture and Planning’s Dynamic and the Digital course will be exhibiting their creative works that involve time-based, virtual and augmented reality experimentations. Landscape Architecture First Year Graduate Studio will also be exhibiting design instigations for Farmished’s urban agricultural training farm.

    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 an invitation to take over the sidewalks in front of the Muncie Map Co., at 111 East Adams Street, in Downtown Muncie. We set up on the SE corner of Adams and Walnut Streets from 5-8pm on the first Thursday of every month. Plenty of nearby free parking! I’m really excited for us to have this opportunity and I am really hoping we get a nice evening of weather for the 2nd. Susan Danner will be hosting our kiosk of consignment items inside the Muncie Map Co. during First Thursday as well, and I also invite everyone to join her there to see what we’ve got going on inside of this super-cool locally-owned shop.

    Two First Thursday’s of each year are designated as ArtsWalk, in May and October, so some of our Makers will also be down at Canan Commons at the Spring 2019 Muncie YART. First Thursday is a popular local tradition, going years back, with all sorts of vendors, artists, and entertainers set up throughout all of Downtown Muncie inside and outside of various shops, restaurants, bars, and other businesses. It’s fun!

    Muncie Makes Lab
    628 S. Walnut
    ANTENNA: Experimental moving image and video installation. Students in BSU's School of Art Intermedia classes with Prof. Maura Jasper present works of sound, light, interactivity and moving image. Works by Jacob Bobeck, Noah Davis Cheshire, Kai Cohen, Erica Hille, Jenna Mesker, Alana Rasche, Jonny Swales, alongside a selection of works from students enrolled in Introduction to Computer Art. 5-9pm.

    Nomad Yarns
    Charles and Walnut
    Nomad Yarns will be at Charles and Walnut during the Brink of Summer Artswalk, alongside YART. Come and visit the yarn store on wheels! Nomad Yarns is packed full of unique hand dyed yarns, original patterns, kits and tools plus other great natural fiber yarns and spinning fibers from designer names. Drop on by to shop, see the truck murals, or ask us about how to get started in fiber crafting

    Photo Voice Project
    Alcove of the Old Chase Bank
    PhotoVoice Project on Opioid Use Disorder: An interdisciplinary group of Ball State students from Health Science and Anthropology are presenting a display of photos, which aim to ignite conversation about the escalating crisis of opioid abuse in our community. There will be a series of photos linked with brief quotes from service providers on what has caused the crisis, how it is affecting our community, and how we can move forward. Informational pamphlets on opioid use disorder will also be available. We will be setting up in the alcove of the old Chase Bank.

    PlySpace
    608 E. Main
    Muncie Arts and Culture Council is pleased to celebrate Brink of Summer ArtsWalk on Thursday, May 2, 2019 with an opening reception for Transplanted, a stop-motion animation video game by artists Emily Thornton and Ben Fulcher. The artists will speak about their work at 7:00 PM and will be available to answer questions and share insights about the project and their process with guests. Light refreshments will be served and the public is invited to attend.  The interactive exhibition of their work will be on view from April 30 to May 3, 2019 12:00 - 5:00 pm in the PlySpace Gallery at 608 East Main Street in downtown Muncie.

    Developed collaboratively by Fulcher and Thornton, Transplanted is a stop-motion video game that explores the benefits of taking care of another living thing and how that connection can change your life. The narrative of the game is centered around a woman named Elaine who has just graduated college and no longer has a goal or focus for her life. The objective of the game is to take care of a plant that is delivered to her house, an act which serves as a catalyst for change in the character’s life. By taking care of the plant, Elaine begins a transformation from lethargic depression to sentimental optimism through taking care of herself. The game plays as a quick, meditative passage through a character’s personal landscape. As each player slowly begins unpacking Elaine’s personal belongings, they are invited into the sentimental values of often innocuous items. The game is a meditation on personal motivation, and overcoming seemingly monumental tasks, one step at a time.

    In March, Transplanted was selected as a finalist for the Big Indie Pitch competition at the 2019 Game Developers Conference in San Francisco, California, where Fulcher and Thornton shared their project and received industry feedback alongside other indie developers. Both artists will receive their Master of Fine Arts in Animation from Ball State University’s School of Art this spring. This exhibition of their MFA thesis work offers visitors a unique opportunity to interact with Transplanted and the creative process behind it through individual gaming stations, documents of the digital rendering process, and the display of physical elements from the game’s stop-motion design.

    Ben Fulcher received his Bachelor of Fine Arts with a focus in Drawing from Clemson University. He is currently an Master of Fine Arts candidate in Animation at Ball State University School of Art. He spent time teaching English in China and Taiwan. Fulcher was awarded the Aspire Grant from Ball State University in 2018 and 2019. His work has been included in the Independent Talents International Film Festival in Bloomington, IN; the Life Screenings International Film Festival in Clermont, FL; and the Weird Wednesday 0711—Monthly in Stuttgart, Germany.

    Emily Thornton received her Bachelor of Science from Huntington University, and is currently a Master of Fine Arts candidate in Animation at Ball State University School of Art.. Her work has been accepted into RAW Natural Born Artist and published in The Broken Plate, and Huntington Chapter Ictus. Thornton is also a recipient of a silver award from the American Advertising Federation of Fort Wayne.

    The PlySpace Gallery is an exhibition and project space programmed by the Muncie Arts & Culture Council to support the activities of the PlySpace Residency as well as the objectives of emerging, experimental, and underrepresented artists and art forms. The PlySpace Gallery will be open for additional viewing hours on:

    Tuesday, April 30th // 12:00 - 5:00 PM
    Wednesday, May 1st // 12:00 - 5:00 PM
    Thursday, May 2nd // 12:00 - 8:00 PM
    Friday, May 3rd // 12:00 - 5:00 PM

    Muncie Arts and Culture Council and Ball State University School of Art welcome the public to the PlySpace Gallery for this one-of-a-kind exhibition of stop-motion animation and game development during the Brink of Summer ArtsWalk event for First Thursday in downtown Muncie. The PlySpace Gallery is located at 608 East Main Street, and parking is immediately adjacent to the building. Please enter through the gallery door facing the parking lot. For more information, please email info@munciearts.org.

    Thr3e Wisemen Brewing Co.
    625 S. High St.
    Thr3e Wise Men Brewing Co. will be passing out promotional items at Artswalk. They will also have some Artswalk specials featuring 10" Cheese Pizzas for $5 and 1/2 off bottles of wine!

    Twin Archer Brewpub (all ages)
    117 W. Charles St.
    Twin Archer will feature artwork by self-taught Hoosier artist, Christine Abercrombie. She enjoys painting as a hobby. The use of color and music is very important to her as an artist. She paints on a music stand while listening to music that moves her. She has done several showings in Muncie and will be showcasing new material at Twin Archer. 

    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.
    YART is a 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, 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 Spring 2019 Muncie YART will be held in conjunction with the May 2019 Brink of Summer ArtsWalk on Thursday, May 2nd, from 5-8pm. YART will ring the park 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 Spring 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!