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Nov 6, 2021

Saturday

Feb 13, 2021

Saturday

Feb 11, 2021

Thursday

  • The Creative Use of Difference Discussion Series (part 1) - The Art of Politics 6pm to 7pm @ Virtual Event

    PlySpace, an immersive Artist-in-Residence program of the Muncie Arts and Culture Council, is hosting four community panel discussion webinars as part of the series: The Creative Use of Difference. Each panel will feature artists, both local and national, who are using their respected art forms to creatively bring awareness to societal issues such as racial injustices, sexism, and more. These hour-long discussions will be in collaboration with Atlanta-based artist Indya Childs as she develops a new work, entitled "Peace, Love, Dance" with Ball State University Department of Theatre and Dance students. The semester-long project will culminate in a dance film, choreographed by Indya and the students in response to the Creative Use of Difference series. The film will be completed and will premiere later this spring, details forthcoming. All discussions in the Creative Use of Difference series will be held online, are free, and open to the public. Registration is required to access each discussion webinar. Learn more about the panelists and project at Plyspace.org/pld

    The Art of Politics
    February 11th, 2021 from 6-7 PM (online)
    Featuring panelists Ted Williams III and Shantanu Suman
    The Art of Politics is a discussion with artists on how they are using their artistic voices to bring awareness to politics, social change, and more. 

    The Black Woman Creating
    February 18th, 2021 from 6-7 PM (online)
    Featuring guest panelists Charmaine Minniefield and Dee Dee Batteast
    The Black Woman Creating is a discussion with Black female-identifying artists whose work is influenced by Black feminism, social justice, and more. 

    Women Shifting the Space
    February 25th, 2021 from 6-7 PM (online)
    Featuring guest panelists Ana de Brea and Lauren Pacheco
    Women Shifting the Space is a discussion with female-identifying artists on how they are shifting the space of patriarchy and creating a space for female visibility and leadership. 

    The “New” Policies of Dance
    March 4th, 2021 from 6-7 PM (online)
    Featuring guest panelists Felecia Thomas and Beverly Bautista
    The “New” Policies of Dance is a discussion with dance educators that will highlight the new policies of inclusion, diversity, and equality in the dance world adopted by dance schools, institutions, etc in the wake of 2020. 

    Registration is required for each event. Please see the website for details. 

Oct 3, 2020

Saturday

Dec 7, 2019

Saturday

Oct 3, 2019

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Sep 21, 2019

Saturday

  • 2019 International Festival 4pm to 7pm @ Ross Community Center 1110 West 10th Street

    Celebrating our local, global community

    Come experience the World in Muncie while helping us to raise money for our wide array of programs! This event will feature food, entertainment and a silent auction. Have fun as our local community members share their history, culture and mouth-watering cuisine. Tickets are limited so reserve yours today here or by contacting the Ross Community Center.

    A community that learns together, grows together.

    Purchase your tickets today!

    Each ticket includes tastes of foods from cultures around the World with access to our free displays of music, dancing and entertainment.

    Ticket prices will be $25 online and at the door after September 16th.

    Refunds will be available up until 7 days before the event, but if you cannot make it and would like to donate your ticket to someone who possibly cannot afford it, or if you would just like to make a donation in general, please contact the Ross Community Center at (765) 747-4741

    More about Ross Community Center

    What do we do?

    The Ross community Center builds community by providing and prmoting programs, services and activities for the advancement of education, health and wellness.

    A little bit about us.

    Today, Ross community Center, Inc. Is at a pivotal moment. It has survived "start-up" challenges as it has transitioned from a city-operated recreational facility to an independent non-profit organization through the dedication and persistence of a handful of volunteers. We have kept the doors open and the dream alive to establish a safe, welcoming, neutral haven in one of the state's most hard-pressed neighborhoods.

    We continue to build relationships and establish partnerships with our Community agencies, organizations, individuals and groups to find ways to effectively and efficiently provide high-quality programs and events for little to no cost.

    Find out more at www.rosscentermuncie.org

    https://www.eventbrite.com/e/2019-international-festival-ross-community-center-tickets-68356571345

Aug 31, 2019

Saturday

  • Burlesque: The Fabulous Funcie Femmes with Miss Mary Jane Green 10pm @ Mark III Tap Room 306 S Walnut St, Muncie, Indiana 47305
    Cost: $10
    Ages: 21+

    Mark your calendars to see Muncie's very own burlesque troupe, The Fabulous Funcie Femmes, Saturday, August 31 at the Mark III Tap Room for A Sinister Summer Spectacular. S

    The've taken the summer to perfect their performances and bejewel their bras. They've even brought you a special treat from out of town.

    She's an internationally touring performance artist & music hall vaudevillian all the way from Dallas, Texas. Known as “The Trouser Tent Teaser" you'd better prepare to have your tent popped because it's the one and only, Miss Mary Jane Green! She'll be bringing her amazing acts, including her own "Tango with the Devil."
    Follow her on IG @ missmaryjanegreen and visit her website at www.missmaryjanegreen.com%2F%3Ffbclid%3DIwAR1JUXR_ZNu9jB4T5JscabdMutVD6x8ln_3AOQXfJaIwiBY_w0PLHxiJTUg&h=AT0owVyk-PHiT97NZbRfk5HJHKfhFNRgYxgFPZTpSKhjWSoYanOW0cYQ91KTRle-eef-3z02Yl_vZbeqE0Uf9LICa2e9da29mwxJs1fKhActDG89GqhHLoz7DoXeg_Zlva2jgidWWJpfK0Vt8Fue" target="_blank" data-lynx-mode="hover">www.missmaryjanegreen.com

    Get Your Tickets At The Door Or At Eventbrite!

    Come see Miss Mary Jane along with your favorite performers, Margot Lugosi, Dolores Daze, Minx LeMew, Bettie Nuggs, Greta Glee, and the Mistress of Mayhem herself, LADY J, as they show you the dark side of burlesque. Sparky Andersyn, Alyson Marchere and the kittens will be there as will our emcee, Count Funkenstein. DJ Mecca will be on the sound, and Papa Rottzi-Photographer will be handling the photos for the event.

    Tickets will be $10 at the door.
    Showtime is at 10pm. Doors open at 7pm.
    This is a 21+ event and the Mark will have specials.
    As always, there will be games, a raffle and prizes to be won!

    Bring your tipping dollars so you can show us your tips! Also, bring all the noise so that we can show Miss Mary Jane Green some proper appreciation.

    Find out more on our facebook page. Don't forget to like & share so all your friends can join!

    See you there!


    More about Miss Mary Jane Green:
    She pulls inspiration from Weimar Kabarett, UFA German Expressionism & early Hollywood cinema. She evokes the glory days of titillating cabaret appearing on stages across the US, Canada, New Zealand & Europe.

    Having performed for the majority of her life, she is a member of SAG/AFTRA/AEA studying acting at Circle in the Square Theater School on Broadway and holds a Master's degree in Drama. Her background in ballet, jazz and the theatrical design arts combined with her vast experience in acting & vocal work; as well as her zest for travel and cultural history informs her unique aestheticism.

    Miss Mary Jane specializes in the risqué cabaret scene during the Weimar Republic in Berlin. She is a vintage enthusiast who is constantly inspired by performers such as Anita Berber, Marlene Dietrich and Cyd Charisse continuing in a classic vein with the hope of keeping bygone vintage entertainment alive.

Jun 6, 2019

Thursday

  • Will Britton, Jr. at Cornerstone Center for the Arts Dame Leo, Sarah Shaffer, Forever Young's Sidewalk Sale and Lemonade Stand GindhART, GindhART, painted handbags, Madjax, 2nd floor Lisa Walsh, Carrie Wright, Muncie Makers Market, corner of Walnut and Adams Fixer Upper at at Muncie Makes Lab Solar Decathlon Design Challenge at Muncie Makes Lab Reimagining Memorial and Hoyt at Muncie Makes Lab Silly Walk at various locations downtown Blues Jam at Valhalla June's First Thursday (full listing) 5pm to 9pm @ Downtown Muncie
    Will Britton, Jr. at Cornerstone Center for the Arts Will Britton, Jr. at Cornerstone Center for the Arts Dame Leo, Dame Leo, "No Mas," Madjax, 2nd floor "Muncie Mystery" from the Delaware County Historical Society Sarah Shaffer, Sarah Shaffer, "What a Waist," at Elm Street Brewing Co. "Baby Driver" at Afterhours Art Reels, The Fickle Peach Forever Young's Sidewalk Sale and Lemonade Stand Forever Young's Sidewalk Sale and Lemonade Stand GindhART, GindhART, "Tools 4 Schools," Madjax, 2nd floor GindhART, painted handbags, Madjax, 2nd floor GindhART, painted handbags, Madjax, 2nd floor Lisa Walsh, Lisa Walsh, "Red and Black Pin," at Gordy Fine Art and Framing, Co. Carrie Wright, Carrie Wright, "Lunar Crane," at Gordy Fine Art and Framing, Co. Muncie Makers Market, corner of Walnut and Adams Muncie Makers Market, corner of Walnut and Adams Fixer Upper at at Muncie Makes Lab Fixer Upper at at Muncie Makes Lab Solar Decathlon Design Challenge at Muncie Makes Lab Solar Decathlon Design Challenge at Muncie Makes Lab Reimagining Memorial and Hoyt at Muncie Makes Lab Reimagining Memorial and Hoyt at Muncie Makes Lab Silly Walk at various locations downtown Silly Walk at various locations downtown Blues Jam at Valhalla Blues Jam at Valhalla

    Cornerstone Center for the Arts

    520 E. Main
    Join Cornerstone Center for Arts on Thursday, June 6 for the opening reception of Sparking Nostalgia Through Pop Culture, an art exhibition by Will Britton Jr. 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 June’s First Thursday events.

    Sparking Nostalgia Through Pop Culture is a collection of pop culture icons. From the obscure to the more commonly known, Britton’s work brings forth nostalgia from childhood favorites. The work invokes those things that would get you up early on Saturday with a big bowl of cereal eager to turn on cartoons. Those things that when you see them, you remember time, place, taste, and smell. Britton’s work seeks to transport viewers back to the joy of childhood.

    Will Britton Jr. was born and raised in Muncie, Indiana. He graduated from Muncie Central High School in 1997 and then went on to Vincennes University where he studied Fine Arts until he transferred to The Art Academy of Cincinnati. He graduated with his bachelor’s degree in Fine Arts with his specialty being printmaking. He has worked steadily making the art he loves while also working in social services. He lives in Muncie with his wife, children, an old dog and a bossy cat.  His everyday life consists of wrangling chaos and disorder, making items for local markets and a little D & D as time permits.

    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)
    “No Más!” featuring mixed media paintings, sculpture, and wearable art by Dame Leo. 2nd floor, Madjax.

    Delaware County Historical Society
    Various locations downtown
    The Delaware County Historical Society presents “Muncie Mystery” from 5-7:30pm.

    A serious (and pretend) crime has been committed in Downtown Muncie! We are calling on all citizen sleuths to participate in a real-life Clue game as part of the First Thursday festivities on June 6.

    Between 5 and 6:30 pm, visit ten participating downtown businesses for clues about suspects and weapons. At each location, you will have the chance to answer a Muncie trivia question to learn more about our city, complements of the Delaware County Historical Society.

    The guilty party and facts about the case will be revealed at Muncie Civic Theatre at 7:00 pm. Sleuths who correctly identify the perpetrator and weapon will be entered into a drawing for great prizes, including an overnight stay at the Courtyard by Marriott Muncie at Horizon Convention Center, Muncie Civic Theatre tickets, a silver crystal pendant from Pazols Jewelers, and more! (Must be present to win.)

    Event partners: Downtown Muncie, Muncie Civic Theatre, Indiana Public Radio, WIPB-TV, Ball State Office of Community Engagement, Muncie Neighborhoods, and Delaware County Historical Society

    Participating businesses: Debbie's Handmade Soap, The Hayloft Boutique, Twin Archer Brewpub, Mulberry Street Uniques, Aw Yeah Comics- Muncie, Vintage Shoppe Thrift & Gift, Intersection, Olive & Slate, Muncie Map Co.

    Elm Street Brewing (21+)
    519 N. Elm

    The opening reception for Life in Plastic, featuring artwork by Sarah Shaffer will take place at Elm Street Brewing Co on Thursday, June 6 from 5:00 to 7:00 pm. The opening of Life in Plastic will take place in conjunction with First Thursday’s events.

    The smallest things can have the biggest impact. Our childhoods shape us, create us, and define who we will become. In the collection titled, "Life in Plastic," Sarah Shaffer has explored society's monumental impact through the form of its tiniest role models. Each piece is a depiction of a doll, focusing only on a portion of the body and recreated in a large scale. This collection of acrylic paintings portrays the objectification of and unrealistic expectations placed upon women.

    Sarah Shaffer is a native of Indiana, growing up in Fort Wayne with a love of art from an early age. Sarah is a graduate of Ball State University's Art Department, with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Metalsmithing earned in 2007. Sarah lives with her husband and daughter in Muncie, Indiana, and works at Cornerstone Center for the Arts as the Education and Marketing Coordinator as well as a visual arts instructor.

    The opening reception of Life in Plastic will include live music by local artist Caleb Ferguson. After attending the reception, Elm Street Brewing Co invites you to stick around, order dinner and a beer, and enjoy the relaxed family friendly atmosphere. The Peterson and Dunn Project will perform following the conclusion of the opening reception. Life in Plastic will be on display, with work for sale throughout the month of June.

    The Fickle Peach (21+)
    117 E. Charles

    Muncie Downtown Development will host outdoor “Afterhours Art Reels” following the First Thursday Gallery Walks, June-September.  Films will be projected onto the Mutual Bank wall on Charles St. at dusk.  Seating will be available on the Fickle Peach patio located at 117 E. Charles St. for guests 21 and up. June’s movie is Baby Driver from director Edgar Wright.

    Forever Young Children’s Boutique
    125 E. Charles
    Forever Young will be open from 5-7pm for Sidewalk Day Sale. There will be a lemonade stand and all proceeds will be donated to First Choice for Women.

    Gindhart (at Madjax)
    514 E. Jackson St. (2nd floor)
    Local social commentary artist Debra Gindhart will feature two assemblage pieces titled TOOLS 4 SCHOOLS. Debra believes that guns have no place in our schools. We must reduce the possibility of any gunfire in schools, rather than concentrating on ways to keep all guns off school property. Ensuring the safety of children and school employees, school administrators should focus on measures that will create safe and supportive learning environments for students, faculty, and staff. 

    Debra Gindhart will also feature wearable art, painted clothing, and painted handbags. There will be an opening reception where you can meet the artist and enjoy light refreshments from 5-8pm. Madjax, 2nd floor.

    Gordy Fine Art & Framing Co.
    224 E. Main

    Gordy Fine Art and Framing Company will open Natural Influences: Two Hoosiers, Nature, and Their Art. From topographically inspired jewelry by Lisa Walsh to floral designed silks by Carrie Wright, the influence of nature will be celebrated during June’s First Thursday on June 6, from 5:00 to 8:00. Carrie Wright, a Muncie silk painter, will give a short talk at 6:15. Light refreshments will be served, and the public is invited to attend. The exhibition will remain on view with works for sale throughout the summer.

    Carrie Wright, a Muncie silk painter and newly minted Indiana Artisan, will be sharing her beautiful pieces of wearable art. Wright gives specific attention to several details, such as: where the design elements are likely to fall on the body when the scarf is worn; an appropriate color pallet within the design with careful consideration for the occasion or outfit for which the scarf might be worn; a balanced combination of floral and graphic elements maintaining visual tension and interest. Wright’s creativity is nurtured by combining the clean design disciplines of the Japanese kimono textile creators and the forward-thinking creativity of European designers.

    “I was born and raised amid the fields in northern Delaware County,” says Wright. “I’ve always been inspired by the beauty of Indiana landscapes, fields that stretch to the horizons of both the rising and setting sun. Much of my work is influenced by the flora of the area combined in some way with a bold graphic design element to help balance the piece and prohibit it from becoming flowery or fussy.”

    Lisa Walsh, a jewelry designer from Lafayette, will be showcasing pieces from her Topography Series. Walsh uses enamels and mixed metals to portray accurate contour lines from topographical maps. Conceptualized in 2015, this series has received four consecutive Arts in the Parks grants from the Indiana Arts Commission. The Topography Series includes work featuring Clifty Falls and Spring Mill State Park in southern Indiana, and recently expanded to include areas of Shenandoah National Park where Walsh was artist-in-residence in 2018.

    Walsh’s influence is a “fascination with topographical maps which I have had since studying fire science many years ago, but hadn't incorporated them into my work until relatively recently.  Topography and jewelry are such an unusual pairing that it often opens discussions that lead into important land and conservation issues,” she says.  “Jewelry is the ultimate traveling art, and as such, a great medium for encouraging dialogue between people.”

    Grace Episcopal Church
    300 S. Madison

    Come on down to Grace Episcopal Church (corner of Madison & Adams) for an awesome concert with singer song writer and recording artist Joan Hamilton. Tonight's concert begins at 7pm. Joan is a local favorite guitar and keyboard performer with deep roots in the Muncie and Indy music scene. There will be CD' for sale. This is a great way to start the summer music season.

    Muncie Makers Market
    Corner of Walnut and Adams
    “First Thursday is SOON, on Thursday, June 6th! 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 6th. I also invite everyone to see what we’ve got going on inside of the Muncie Map Co. as well. Lots of local themed shirts/magnets/stickers/books/music, excellent mappiness, and a Muncie Makers Market kiosk open there every day! 

    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
    Join Muncie Makes Lab from 5-8pm for the following shows:

    Fixer Upper
    Erica Collins’ 6th grade Northside Middle School math class worked with Tom Collins from the BSU Department of Architecture on an documentation and redesign project for a single room in which the students took physical measurements, drew scale drawings, learned about architectural drawing conventions, proposed renovations to the room, and calculated the renovation costs for materials and labor. The results of the 6-week project were shown at the MCS Celebrate Excellence Show in May.

    Solar Decathlon Design Challenge
    A Spring 2019 architecture design studio taught by Tom Collins with the assistance of Walter Grondzik and Tarek Mahfouz that participated in the US Department of Energy’s Solar Decathlon Design Challenge. Two collaborative student-led teams developed net-zero energy ready housing proposals for sites in historic districts adjacent to downtown Muncie with community partners ecoREHAB and Greater Muncie Habitat for Humanity.

    Reimagining Memorial & Hoyt
    A Summer 2019 architecture design studio/workshop co-taught by Pam Harwood and Tom Collins focused on reimagining, redeveloping, and reusing underutilized property in Muncie’s Southwestern neighborhoods to support neighborhood revitalization efforts to improve access to food, healthcare, housing, and transportation. The class is working with Building Better Neighborhoods and the 8 Twelve Coalition on this community design immersive learning project.

    Silly Walk
    Various locations downtown

    Meeting Spot: In the back parking lot where The Muncie Escape Room is located. (Jefferson St and Adams St) Look for the Silly Walk Map in the comments!
    Time: 5:15pm. Walk will begin around 5:30pm.
    Attire: 1920s attire (this is optional but recommended to keep with the First Thursday of Muncie Theme)

    First Thursday at Downtown is having a 1920s Mystery game at participating businesses (where our walk will happen). We may be having fun with our Silly Walk, but we are going to participate too! It's a real-life Clue game in Downtown Muncie! We'll take our Silly Walk to the Downtown Streets of Muncie and into these participating businesses (listed in the order our walk will happen: Olive & Slate, Twin Archer Brewpub, Intersection, Debbie's Handmade Soap, Aw Yeah Comics- Muncie, Vintage Shoppe Thrift & Gift, Mulberry Street Uniques, The Hayloft Boutique, Muncie Map Co.).

    At 7pm, once was walk is over, head over to the Muncie Civic Theatre to see if you guessed the crime correctly to win great prizes!

    Thr3e Wisemen Brewing Co.
    625 S. High St.
    Thr3e Wise Men will be doing $5 10" Cheese Pizzas and 1/2 off bottles of wine!

    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!

    Wishbone Gifts, Inc.
    201 S. Walnut St.

    Wishbone Gifts, Inc. will feature works by Jeremy Babb and Erin Cox.

May 5, 2019

Sunday

May 2, 2019

Thursday

  • The Spring 2019 Muncie YART 5pm to 8pm @ Canan Commons 500 S. Walnut St
  • 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 Kimberley True, Dame Leo at Madjax, 2nd floor Many thanks to Muncie's Downtown Development for their support of the Brink of Summer Artswalk Grace Hollars, GindhART at Madjax, 2nd floor GindhART at Madjax, 2nd floor Margie Prim, Conservation Tales at Made in Muncie 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, Blues Jam at Valhalla YART at Canan Commons 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 Book Arts Collaborative at Madjax Kevin Campbell, Puzzle Project, at the Brinkman Gallery Kevin Campbell, Puzzle Project, at the Brinkman Gallery Waterscapes at the Brinkman Gallery Waterscapes at the Brinkman Gallery Kevin Campbell, DOG Portraits, 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, Kimberley True, "Movement in Nature," Cornerstone Center for the Arts Dame Leo at Madjax, 2nd floor Dame Leo at Madjax, 2nd floor Many thanks to Muncie's Downtown Development for their support of the Brink of Summer Artswalk Many thanks to Muncie's Downtown Development for their support of the Brink of Summer Artswalk Grace Hollars, Grace Hollars, "Bursting: Stories Inspired by Women," at the Fickle Peach GindhART at Madjax, 2nd floor GindhART at Madjax, 2nd floor GindhART at Madjax, 2nd floor GindhART at Madjax, 2nd floor Margie Prim, Margie Prim, "Onions and Daisies," at Gordy Fine Art and Framing, Co. Conservation Tales at Made in Muncie Conservation Tales at Made in Muncie "Virtual Reality Projects" from IDIA Lab at Madjax Muncie Makers Market Muncie Makers Market ANTENNA Intermedia Show at Muncie Makes Lab ANTENNA Intermedia Show at Muncie Makes Lab Jonny Swales and Alana Rasche, 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 Nomad Yarns at Charles and Walnut Nomad Yarns at Charles and Walnut Ben Fulcher and Emily Thornton, Ben Fulcher and Emily Thornton, "Transplanted" at Plyspace Blues Jam at Valhalla Blues Jam at Valhalla YART at Canan Commons 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!

Apr 4, 2019

Thursday

Jan 24, 2019

Thursday

Dec 9, 2018

Sunday

  • Fall Celebration 2pm @ Cornerstone Center for the Arts 520 E Main, Muncie, IN 47305

    Cornerstone Center for the Arts will conclude its current class session with its Fall Celebration on Sunday, December 9. This recital will include dance and music performances as well as fitness demonstrations, visits with Santa, and a student art gallery.

    Act 1 will begin at 2 p.m. in the E.B. Ball Auditorium, followed by Act 2 beginning at 3:15 p.m. During intermission a Zumba demonstration will take place in the Colonnade Room. Santa will be available for visits from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. and light refreshments will be available in the Colonnade Room on the first floor of Cornerstone. The event will continue until 4:30 p.m.

    Celebration will highlight the work of this session’s youth and adult dance, fitness, art, and private lesson music students. Information about the upcoming spring class session will be available at the event. Celebration is free and open to the public. For more information visit cornerstonearts.org or call the Education Department at 765-281-9503.

Dec 6, 2018

Thursday

  • Thaw: Dance Performance using a thermochromic (heat-sensitive) floor. Experiment in Tension: Fiber deconstruction using a GoPro camera attached to the body. Double Feature Performances / Linda Ryan + Melissa Joy Livermore 6pm to 8pm @ PlySpace Gallery 608 E Main Street, Muncie, IN 47305
    Thaw: Dance Performance using a thermochromic (heat-sensitive) floor. Thaw: Dance Performance using a thermochromic (heat-sensitive) floor. Experiment in Tension: Fiber deconstruction using a GoPro camera attached to the body. Experiment in Tension: Fiber deconstruction using a GoPro camera attached to the body.

    Join us on First Thursday for a PlySpace Artist-in-Residence Double Feature with performances by current Fall 2018 resident Linda Ryan and past Spring 2018 resident Melissa Joy Livermore.

    Experiment in Tension //A collaborative performance with Melissa Joy Livermore and Linda Ryan

    Start Time: 2 performances, one starting at 6:00 PM and one starting at 7:00 PM

    Location: PlySpace Gallery

    Deconstruction is a 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 Thaw // A dance performance by Linda Ryan

    Start Time: 2 performances, one starting at 6:30 PM and one starting at 7:30 PM

    Location: PlySpace Gallery

    “The Thaw” is a dance performed on a thermochromic (heat-sensitive) floor that changes color upon contact with the dancer's body. PlySpace Resident Linda Ryan 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. This performance is the culmination of the creative research she has completed while at PlySpace this fall.

    Each performance will last about 20 minutes. There will be a short break (5-10 minutes) between performances. Please 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.

    More information about the PlySpace Residency Program can be found on the PlySpace website at www.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.

Nov 17, 2018

Saturday

Nov 3, 2018

Saturday

Oct 4, 2018

Thursday

  • Artswalk (full listing) 5pm to 9pm @ Downtown Muncie

    WALNUT ST.

    Debbie’s Handmade Soap: 123 S. Walnut St. 

    Celebrating two years Downtown. Door prizes and refreshments. 

    Kirk’s Bike Shop: 124 S. Walnut St. 

    Open late; offering flat tire repair clinics. 

    Wishbone Gifts: 201 S. Walnut St. 

    Featured artist Lucas Reidenbach will hang his work inside the shop and will be doing live painting in front of the shop on Walnut Street. 

    The Hayloft Boutique: 202 S. Walnut St. 

    Nash FM will be on site promoting Alpha Center Adult Day Services Charity Event.  

    Valhalla: 215 S. Walnut St. 

    Governor Davis will play after ArtsWalk/Soup Crawl for an open jam night, beginning at 8:30. No cover. 

    Former Chase Bank Building: 220 S. Walnut St. 

    The Muncie Arts and Culture Council and PlySpace, an artist-in-residence, will present a short performance by PlySpace resident Linda Ryan. During ArtsWalk, she will perform a solo dance titled “The Teller” inside the former Chase Bank building. The 10-minute performance about money, credit, and the sinister side of customer service will be viewable through the bank windows on Walnut Street and will begin at 7:30. The audience should gather outside of the building on Walnut Street shortly before the performance.  

    Downtown Flea Market, Oddities and Antiques: 227 S. Walnut St. 

    Featuring Oddities Dealers and their wares. Some are collectors of the unusual, such as a dinosaur egg, anaconda skin, 200-year-old skulls from the Catacombs, rare articulated animal skeletons, an opium pipe from 1890, and so much more. Refreshments will be served.

    Heidi J Hale and Olive & Slate 

    20% off at both locations. 

    Toys Forever Models & Hobbies: 300 S. Walnut St. 

    Keep playing with Toys Forever Models & Hobbies during ArtsWalk! They will be displaying and offering hands-on demonstrations, both in the store and on the sidewalk. While you are on the corner of Walnut and Adams, be sure to check out their spooky Halloween window displays, too! 

    Made in Muncie: 313 S. Walnut St. 

    Will be featuring Published, a series of black and white photographs by artist Angie Hedman. Angie is an artist, writer, gallery coordinator (The Cup), and high school art educator (Monroe Central) who creates and resides in Muncie. Her photos focus on the details, flaws, deterioration, shadows, and understated intricacies of the everyday objects that surround her. The collection of exhibited photos have appeared in literary magazines and journals throughout the past year.

    The Caffeinery: 401 S. Walnut St. 

    Featuring the photographic work of Jayne Rohlfing.  
    www.besweetlight.com

    Muncie Makes Lab: 628 S. Walnut St. 

    pink punch: an all-pink show celebrating the color pink! Multiple mediums are represented in this show, from both fresh and familiar local artists. pink punch is a meaningful collection of heartfelt artwork, good vibes, and a sincere love of pink.

    ADAMS ST.

    Muncie Map Company: 111 E. Adams St. 

    Muncie Map Co. will be celebrating its Grand Opening Extravaganza by launching The United States of Data, a gallery show and map series by shop cartographer Andy Shears. He will be examining the aesthetic quality of geospatial data with a set of 2,640 different maps. Their acclaimed Muncie Ramones tribute T-shirt will be available. Live music by Beard of Rock, munchies, and freebies.

    The Neely House: 617 E. Adams St. 

    Muncie’s newest farm-to-table upscale dining destination will host its ribbon cutting ceremony at 4 p.m. and celebrate its grand opening throughout the evening. Listen for the ringing of the original Muncie Central High School bell as the ribbon is cut. Come explore the newly renovated Neely House, the history, the grounds, and a superlative dining experience.

    CHARLES ST.

    Twin Archer Brewpub: 119 W. Charles St. 

    Will present a show of children’s art titled Impressions of my Neighborhood. 20 young artists from across Muncie have created artwork about their neighborhoods. Ball State’s Building Better Neighborhoods program will be on site with postcards for youth visitors to fill out about what they love about their school, neighborhood, or city. These postcards are part of a campaign to share positive stories with our neighbors and will be mailed to randomly selected addresses across the city of Muncie. 
     
    The restaurant will also have decorated pumpkins and pumpkin beer on draft. 

    The Fickle Peach: 117 E. Charles St. 

    Exhibition by Lori Ricciardi Wright and Annie Wright. 

    Forever Young: 125 E. Charles St. 
    Featuring an apple cider stand and an abundance of cuteness.  

    YART: Canan Commons 

    YART is a Yard Sale for Art!  

    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. YART will ring the park at Canan Commons this year. The Pumpkin Trail & Glow will lead you right to YART. 

    The Fall 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, sculptures, lampwork glass, stuffed animals, digital art, mosaics, live art, and live music. 

    Pumpkin Trail & Glow  

    Follow the Pumpkin Trail throughout the streets of downtown Muncie during ArtsWalk. The Pumpkin Trail will end at Canan Commons with the Community Pumpkin Glow contest. Cash prizes will be awarded @ 8 p.m. from the stage. 

    Prizes are as follows: 1st place, $250; 2nd place, $1003rd place, $50 prizeHonorable Mention, DWNTWN gift bag.

    MAIN ST.

    Cornerstone Center for the Arts: 520 E. Main St. 

    Will host the opening reception of A Nature Walk with God, featuring a collection of landscape paintings by regional artist Barbara Kuntz. 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 to 7 p.m.  

    In the collection A Nature Walk with God, artist Barbara Kuntz utilizes the act of painting to explore a journey of self-expression. Drawn to nature as a place of rejuvenation, Barbara began each painting using only the memories of places she has been as inspiration. She then allows the painting to evolve into an image of its own making. This experiential process encourages the paint colors, the paint brushes, and a little technique to create work that allows the imperfections in life to exist without an eraser. Barbara has found natural recurring subjects—trees, water, rocks, and sky—within her body of work, creating a sense of solitude and peace.

    Gordy Fine Art & Framing Company: 224 E. Main St. 

    Will open the exhibition Hurley Goodall: Muncie Icon.  Photographs will be drawn from Ball State University’s Archives and Special Collections, a department of Ball State University Libraries. Copies will be sold to benefit the Delaware County Historical Society’s effort to commission a statue of Muncie's great African-American leader. Light refreshments will be served.  

    Downtown Farm Stand: 125 E. Main St. 

    Smoking Bratwurst with kraut and mustard in front of the store.

    E. JACKSON ST.

    The Guardian Brewery: 514 E. Jackson St. 

    We're Still Makin' It: Work by Mark King and Pat Kowalski King. 

    Book Arts Collaborative and Tribune Showprint: 514 E. Jackson St. 

    Artist Scott Wood will be featured at First Thursday this month. Scott turns acrylic and exotic wood barrels for pens by hand and assembles them using pre-cast parts. 

    Scott will be demonstrating and selling pens. This is an opportunity to shop Scott’s incredible inventory and observe Scott creating his pens. 

    Stop by Book Arts Collaborative and Tribune Showprint for shop tours and a hands-on printing experience. 

    Gindhart at MadJax: 514 E. Jackson St. 

    Debra Gindhart's 2018 exhibit, Girl Power, tells of influencing cultural attitudes and the transformation of stereotypes. There is no singular medium or style that unites feminist artists—they often combine aspects from various movements and media, including conceptual art, body art, and wearable art into works that present a message about women's experiences and the need for gender equality. Gindhart uses aerosol paints, acrylics, and assemblage technique pieces. 

    Debra Gindhart's Trafficked ArtReal Babes RecycleArmed & Polite,#Metoo series, and Degradation Dolls will highlight her ArtsWalk 2018 exhibit. She will also have her Green Glam Studio collection of HAUTE COUTURE HANGERS featured in her artist show and reception. 

    A meet and greet with the artist and light refreshments will be offered. Gindhart’s studio is located on the second floor of MadJax. 

    CAP Makes Muncie Makes at the Madjax Maker Hub: 514 E. Jackson St. 

    Through the Motivate Our Minds after-school program, College of Architecture and Planning students are working with 4th- through 8th-grade students as part of the CAP Makes Muncie Makes initiative. Students will exhibit their hand-made sketchbooks as well as preliminary designs for signs and construction games for the M.O.M. community garden. 

    CAP Makes Muncie Makes and Motivate Our Minds will show community workshop design ideas for the M.O.M. community garden, adjacent to Shaffer chapel, as well as photos from preliminary work done by M.O.M. students and TEENWORKS. 

    M.O.M. teachers: Morgan Aprill, Marilyn Marks, and Leah Bowman. M.O.M. students: Justin, NaKyla, Arshaun, Brayden, Cayden, Matthew, and CJ. BSU mentors: Mason Olson, Pam Harwood, Janice Shimizu. 

    N. HIGH ST.

    Hans Heintzelman/Hub Community Garden, sponsored by Spangler Farms: 101 N. High St. 

    Heintzelman Hardwood Floors/Floors for Forests: Free tree giveaway (Red, White and Black Oak; Sycamore; Flowering Dogwood; and River Birch). Tree planting demo at 6:45. Music featuring Jason Beeson and Billy Brown.  

    103 N. High St.  

    Soup Crawl location for Grains and Grille. Bad Dad will be on site. Retrospective of Artwork by Hans Heintzelman. 

    Aw Yeah Comics: 107 N. High St.  

    Featuring work by James Ong, an animation artist and BSU student, and other artists. 

    Savage’s Ale House: 127 N. High St. 

    Jeffrey Brackett will show abstract, colorful mixed-media (watercolor & ink) designs. All work is framed (9"x12"). 50% of all sales will be donated to The United Way of Delaware County in support of Ball State's annual fund-raising campaign. Come get some cool art and support your community at the same time!

    E. WASHINGTON ST.

    The Delaware County Historical Society: 120 E. Washington St. 

    Will rededicate the once-lost Charles Willard statue at 5 p.m. The limestone statue of the early Muncie mercantilist was placed in a third-story alcove of the Willard Building in 1887. In 1961, the building was torn down, and within a few years, the statue vanished. In 2016, the statue was found at the Chattanooga Choo Choo Hotel, under the assumption it was a Confederate General. After some discussion regarding the statue’s true identity, it was returned to Muncie in September.  
     
    A vintage, Hoosier-made, 1866 Gaar Scott Steam Engine will cook the chili for this year’s Soup Crawl. Visitors may also tour the Moore-Youse Museum free of charge. The DCHS has three exhibits on display featuring Delaware County sports and athletic teams, Delaware County in the first World War, and Delaware County pottery.  

    Take a quick walk down east Adams Street to find great music, hot tea, and cider at Grace Episcopal Church on the corner of Adams and Madison. Guitarist and singer, Ric Dwenger, a Muncie native and long-time performer, will be playing and all proceeds will go to A Better Way. The concert begins at 7:30 p.m. wit a reception to follow.

    300 BLK S. WALNUT ST.

    Prime Trust is hosting a Soup Crawl benefiting Second Harvest Food Bank at a variety of DWNTWN and other locally owned restaurants. Tickets are available in advance for $20 at all Prime Trust branches and Second Harvest Food Bank.

    A Taste of Magic Catering (at KidsPeace)
    Ancestral Meats (at Rose Court)
    Big Brothers Big Sisters of East Central Indiana (soup by Sitara Indian Cuisine)
    Casa Del Sol Mexican Grill
    Courtyard Marriott Bistro
    Delaware County Historical Society
    Emily Kimbrough Museum
    Grains & Grill (at 103 N. High St.)
    Harmony Café
    Heorot Pub & Draught House
    Horizon Convention Center
    Inside Out Fresh Directions (at Pridemark Construction)
    Ivy Tech Chesterfield’s Café
    Maadi Grill
    Mamma’s Soul Food
    MCL Restaurant & Bakery (at AQS Staffing)
    Minnetrista (at Kirk’s Bike Shop)
    Muncie Civic Theatre (soup by Fuji Sushi & Hibachi)
    New Corner Brewing Co. (at NW Corner of Walnut & Charles)
    Olive Garden (at Pazols Jewelers)
    osteria 32 (at Intersection)
    Outback Steakhouse (at Frank Brinkman Law)
    Pete’s Bar & Grill (at The Fickle Peach)
    Texas Roadhouse (at NW Corner of Walnut & Main)
    Thr3e Wise Men
    Twin Archer Brewpub
    Vera Mae’s Bistro
    VKA Kitchen & Catering (at George Insurance)
    Welch Winery (at 220 S. Walnut St.)

    MUTUAL BANK PARKING LOT (CORNER OF WALNUT AND CHARLES ST.)

    Will play from 6–7 p.m. at the corner of Charles and Walnut Streets. The performance is sponsored by Raymond James and Associates. Selections from West Side StoryThe Sound of MusicInto the Woods, and others will be featured.

    FEATURED BSU PERFORMANCES, DEMONSTRATIONS, AND INFORMATION 

    ·       Pottery students from Ball State's School of Art will be doing pottery demonstrations on Walnut Street outside of Made in Muncie Pottery, weather permitting. 

    ·       David Owsley Museum of Art at Ball State University: Visit DOMA's table for giveaways and Artreach activities with DOMA docents and staff. 

    ·       Live musical and dance performances at Canan Commons Stage 

    ·       The Atrium Gallery will feature the work of Muncie native John McNaughton, who taught woodworking, drawing, and sculpture. The gallery will be open until 8 p.m., and McNaughton will present a Gallery Talk at 5 p.m.

Aug 5, 2018

Sunday