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Jun 3, 2021

Thursday

  • Brink of Summer Artswalk, sponsored by Downtown Development After Hours Art Reels, sponsored by Downtown Development Flower Hour, sponsored by Downtown Development The Commercial Kitchen by Pink Leaf Opening Reception of Student Showcase, Cornerstone Center for the Arts Ron Richcreek at Dandelions Boutique The Downtown Farm Stand Cheryl Anne Lorance, Brink of Summer Artswalk at Madjax Beyond I CAN, Madjax,1st floor Tribune Showprint, Madjax, 1st floor Debra Gindhart, Madjax 2nd floor Debra Shidler, Madjax 2nd floor Karen Fisher, Muncie Artists' Guild Artist of the Month Muncie Map Co. The North Church Venue Sea Salt and Cinnamon YART! June's First Thursday (Full Listing) 5pm to 8pm @ Downtown Muncie
    Brink of Summer Artswalk, sponsored by Downtown Development Brink of Summer Artswalk, sponsored by Downtown Development After Hours Art Reels, sponsored by Downtown Development After Hours Art Reels, sponsored by Downtown Development Flower Hour, sponsored by Downtown Development Flower Hour, sponsored by Downtown Development The Commercial Kitchen by Pink Leaf The Commercial Kitchen by Pink Leaf Opening Reception of Student Showcase, Cornerstone Center for the Arts Opening Reception of Student Showcase, Cornerstone Center for the Arts Ron Richcreek at Dandelions Boutique Ron Richcreek at Dandelions Boutique The Downtown Farm Stand The Downtown Farm Stand Cheryl Anne Lorance, Cheryl Anne Lorance, "Leaving Biltmore," Gordy Fine Art and Framing Co. Brink of Summer Artswalk at Madjax Brink of Summer Artswalk at Madjax Beyond I CAN, Madjax,1st floor Beyond I CAN, Madjax,1st floor Tribune Showprint, Madjax, 1st floor Tribune Showprint, Madjax, 1st floor "Hot" Music Night Trivia and Raffle, Madjax, 2nd floor Debra Gindhart, Madjax 2nd floor Debra Gindhart, Madjax 2nd floor Debra Shidler, Madjax 2nd floor Debra Shidler, Madjax 2nd floor Karen Fisher, Muncie Artists' Guild Artist of the Month Karen Fisher, Muncie Artists' Guild Artist of the Month Muncie Map Co. Muncie Map Co. The North Church Venue The North Church Venue "Cicada Chorus," at Plyspace Sea Salt and Cinnamon Sea Salt and Cinnamon YART! YART!

    Downtown Development
    A special edition of First Thursday, Brink of Summer ArtsWalk celebrates the arts culture in Muncie. Watch and learn from local artists as they perform their craft, support vendors at YART, and explore the DWNTWN community. This event is sponsored by The Community Foundation of Muncie & Delaware County.

    After Hours Art Reels
    Muncie Downtown Development Partnership will host outdoor After Hours Art Reels following the First Thursday Gallery Walks in June–September. June’s film is Casablanca

    Films will be projected onto the MutualBank wall on Charles St 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. 9-11pm

    Go to http://www.downtownmuncie.org/after-hours-art-reels/ to see the trailers for all the films.

    Upcoming:
    July 1- The Untouchables
    August 5- Rocketman
    September 2- 2001 The Space Odyssey 

    Flower Hour
    Explore DWTNWN during Brink of Summer ArtsWalk and collect flowers from 10 different locations to create a beautiful, custom bouquet. Tickets are $20 and can be purchased here or from a participating sponsor or Downtown Development board of staff member.

    Money raised through this event will support DWNTWN event programming and development opportunities. This event is presented by Normandy Flower Shop, Foister's Flowers & Gifts, Dandelions Flowers & Gifts, and Miller's Flowers and Gifts

    The Commercial Kitchen by Pink Leaf
    108 S. Walnut
    Bring the whole family and grow with us! We're opening up the Commercial Kitchen by Pink Leaf from 5:30-8:00pm for tours. Check out the newly commissioned art piece that will bloom in the lobby and take home a packet of seeds for your garden. Youth-designed coloring pages and cookies will keep the young ones happy while you browse.

    Cornerstone Center for the Arts
    520 E. Main
    Opening Reception for Cornerstone Spring Celebration: Student Showcase Hosted by Cornerstone Center for the Arts in conjunction with DWNTWN Muncie’s First Thursday

    As a celebration of our students' creativity and perseverance through the current

    pandemic, our Teaching Artists have curated a gallery to showcase their outstanding pieces. The visual arts exhibit will be displayed in the Judith Barnes Memorial Gallery on the second floor of Cornerstone Center of the Arts.

    The opening reception will be held on Thursday, June 3, from 5 - 8 p.m. and will remain on

    display until Friday, June 25. In addition, recordings of student performances will be shown during the exhibit. A virtual gallery will be available on the Cornerstone Center for the Arts website during this time.

    This event is free and open to the public, but visitors are asked to follow social distancing

    guidelines and to wear masks. For more information about this event, please contact Claire Yazel at (765) 281-9503 ext. 123 or cyazel@cornerstonearts.org.

    Dandelions Flowers and Gifts
    120 S. Walnut
    Ron Richcreek Pottery will be on display at Dandelions Flowers for June’s First Thursday. Ron has been working with slab ware and hand building along with his wheel thrown pieces.

    Downtown Farm Stand
    125 E. Main
    The Downtown Farm Stand will have smoked pulled pork sandwiches in front of the Farm Stand for sale along with our full restaurant menu and beer and wine available inside.  

    The Farm Stand Second Story banquet room will offer tours of our historically renovated dance hall and we will have a free wine tasting of newly available  organic Italian wines.
    107 S Mulberry St Suite 210

    Gordy Fine Art & Framing Co. 
    224 E. Main
    Opening Reception for Summer Invitational, featuring Cheryl Anne Lorance, Aaron Nicholson, Chet Geiselman, and Josh Winkler.


    Gordy Fine Art and Framing Company will celebrate the Brink of Summer ArtsWalk, June 3rd from 5 – 8 pm with an opening reception for the gallery’s annual Summer Invitational. The exhibit will feature work by Cheryl Anne Lorance, Aaron Nicholson, Chet Geiselman, and Josh Winkler. These four artists all have strong ties to Muncie and Ball State.  Light refreshments will be served and the public is invited to attend.


    The exhibit will be on view for three months through the end of August. 

    A brief program at 6:15 will highlight the work of Cheryl Lorance and Aaron Nicholson. Lorance will talk about paintings from her Wanderlust series depicting the imaginary travels of a small camper at the car that pulls it.  Nicholson’s work focuses on outer space and human interactions in the galaxies.  He will be serving cherry pie made in his baking pan shaped like an alien. 

    The work of Geiselman and Winkler will be highlighted at the First Thursday event in August.  

    Gordy is proud to participate in DWNTWN Muncie’s Flower Hour as one of ten locations to collect flowers to create a beautiful, custom bouquet.  Tickets can be purchased for $20.  Money raised through this event will support DWNTWN event programming and development opportunities. 

    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. Summer Invitational may also be viewed through the end of August during regular business hours: Monday through Friday, 9 am – 5:30 pm, Saturday, 10 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.

    High Street United Methodist Church
    219 S. High 
    High Street UMC will be enjoying some of the thrills of summer in our parking lot on the corner of High Street and Jackson. We’ll have popsicles, some yard games, sidewalk chalk and more. Stop by and play awhile!

    Madjax Muncie
    515 E. Main St.
    Brink of Summer ArtsWalk at MADJAX
    Madjax, 1st and 2nd floors

    Makers, creatives, and artists will fill Monroe Hall, Public Hall and Second Floor Galleries. We are thrilled to have these talents! 
    June Brink of Summer ArtsWalk please support local artists and makers.

    Meet the makers and artists and see their many talents, 5-8pm

    Second floor galleries and Monroe Street Hall pop-up artists and makers

    Beyond I CAN
    Madjax, 1st floor
    Beyond I CAN/CARS is a creative day service program for adults with special-needs. We create opportunities and experiences for individuals with intellectual/developmental disabilities to explore through creative media in a fun, social environment. We create pottery, mosaics, paintings, greeting cards, small wooden furniture, screen-printed t-shirts, jewelry, crocheted/knitted items, greeting signs and more!  Visit us in our new location on the first floor of MadJax.

    Tribune Showprint
    Madjax, 1st floor
    Tribune Showprint will be open for shop tours and a press will be inked for you to pull a print to take home with you. Come see new presses and products that we have been working on this past year.

    “Hot” Music Night: Trivia and Raffle!
    Madjax, 2nd floor
    Join Madjax for the Brink of Summer Artswalk to listen to some “Hot” music celebrating the summertime! Each song played will include “hot” words/synonyms (fire, inferno, burning, etc.) in either the title of the song or the name of the band. While you shop for art at Madjax, listen to the music, then fill out a trivia sheet naming at least three of the songs you heard. Everyone who fills out a sheet will be entered in a raffle to win an artsy Muncie price pack filled with goodies from places like The Orchard Shop at Minnetrista, the Mailroom, and Muncie Map Co.! Pick up and return your trivia sheets to Natalie at the DJ table on the 2nd floor. 

    Debra Gindhart
    Madjax, 2nd floor
    Debra Gindhart artist in residence and First Thursdays curator at Madjax will feature TEXT ON altered thrift store art, redirected vintage paintings and prints. Humorous words on found art. Meet the artist and see this new art series TEXT ON. 5-8pm    

    Debra Shidler
    Madjax, 2nd floor
    Bloom: A Beautiful Process of Becoming

    About the Artist: Debra Shidler

    I hail from the mid-west; a small town in central Indiana called Portland. Art is ingrained in my upbringing as there are wood workers, glass blowers, fashion designers and painters within my family tree.  I have always loved art since I was a child and could be found drawing in the afternoon sun by a door way. I have continually been inspired by nature, but had been struggling with a perfectionistic outlook throughout my art journey.

    While taking classes for my art degree at Ball State; a painting teacher advised me to just live with a painting I loathed. She pushed me to see the imperfections and see the beauty in the work. That was the first time I had really stopped and took in my art. It was hard to see the beauty because I could only see what I had failed to accomplish in the painting. I began looking at the work as a whole with time I saw my painting process and fell in love.

    I soon realized my creative style was marrying organic abstract with nature images ranging from birds, flowers, seed pods, wood grain, etc. While in ceramic and metal working classes I enjoyed exploring imprint of natural found objects. I loved painting in oils as this medium allows an artist to come back and push the colors or add textures. I really enjoy artist from all mediums as well.  I am inspired by the colors and movement of Paul Klee’s work. The clean, organic architecture and designs of Frank Lloyd Wright, and gorgeous glass work of Dale Chihuly. The impressive scale and ingenuity of the Burning Man Exhibits is truly an experience.

    My work to this day still explores these very key elements and inspirations; however, it was my son who reminded me of loving the imperfections of creating again. I had recently rented a pottery wheel to help my son discover the love of art; of course, at 3 he loves to see what materials will do with force. As I pulled up a pot form from the wheel he would then “help.” This created a rose like sculpture. It was simplistic, but stunning.

    My art has been in the Juried Art Show at Minnetrista, Cornerstone Center for Arts Show, Ball State’s Juried Art Show, Echo Gallery, Made in Muncie, F.B. Fogg Salon and Cornerstone Center for the Arts all in central Indiana. I have also worked within the Muncie community at the Boys & Girls Club doing summer art programs and the Unity Center; as it my goal to inspire youth to express themselves and see the beauty around them.

    I began my formal art training at Ball State University in the Fall of 2001 and finished in the Spring of 2006. I was able to explore many mediums such as: enameling to copper forms and flat surfaces; metal working with various metals like copper, silver and nickel; electroforming to grow copper products, discovering numerous ceramic glazing processes and firing techniques; printing and etching; as well as painting.

    The subject of this show is Bloom; a beautiful process of becoming. During this time of the epidemic, I have really been able to dive back into art again. The creative outlet has been uplifting, challenging and a welcome distraction. Most of the work is focused on flowers as this reminds me of new growth and spring when the world wakes up from hibernation. I like to paint with acid like colors, but have been trying to develop other tints and shades in my pallet. The bright colors remind me of happiness and have a playful demeanor; which I feel allow my abstract figures and objects to dance on the canvas.

    I hope my work brings you joy, a feeling of optimism and a sense of freedom. Please enjoy my show.

    Muncie Artist’s Guild
    Various locations
    Muncie Artists Guild’s June 2021 
    Artist of the Month, Karen Fisher

    Karen Fisher moved to Muncie in 1972 as a Ball State freshman majoring in art education.  Just as her graduation goal came into sight, and her plan to exit Muncie was forming, she met Paul Fisher, a native of Muncie; the rest (as they say) is history. Paul and Karen were married in 1982 and have one daughter, Elizabeth.

    Karen finished her undergraduate degree in 1976 in art education and completed her master’s degree in education in 1990. She taught reading in the Anderson schools before going to work at Gordy’s Art Mart. In 2003 Karen and Paul purchased the business from the Gordys’ and renamed it, simply, Art Mart. Art Mart is a successful art materials business in the BSU “Village.” Karen is a Certified Art Materials Retailer by NAMTA, an International Art Materials Association. This year Art Mart received two awards from the Best of Ball State which is sponsored by the Daily News. They were thrilled and proud to accept both the Best Small Business Award and the Best Customer Service Award.   

    Karen has taught art classes to many young students and adults over her years in art materials. She still interacts with many of those same folks, now some have kids and grandkids. Karen still does Art Camps in the summertime and often goes to area family art festivals to demonstrate one process or another. She also taught at Cornerstone Center for the Arts for several years.

    As an artist Karen likes to paint and draw.  “I love stuff! Often I paint or draw what is on my studio table. Recently I have enjoyed drawing and painting architectural components. In particular I have been very interested in corbels, molding and fancy bric-a-brac on old Victorian homes. Living in a 125-year-old home allows me to appreciate the work that went into all the beautiful decoration on many of the old homes.”

    Karen is a member of Muncie Artist Guild, a new member of the Mayor’s Public Arts Committee as well as a longtime member of NAMTA, National Art Materials Trade Association, and, iAMart, an international organization of Independent Art Materials stores.  

    To see Karen Fisher's artwork in person, please visit the following businesses, proud hosts of the Muncie Artists Guild's Artist of the Month:

    Vera Mae's - Walnut St.
    Massage Therapy Associates - Walnut St.
    Northwest Bank - Adams St.
    Old National Bank - Madison St.
    Rosebud Cafe -Memorial Dr.

    Come see Muncie Artists Guild’s website for the latest news on our events and activities:  https://www.muncieartistsguild.com/ 

    Muncie Map Co.
    111 E. Adams
    Jannell Summers will be set up outside with a table of some of her old prints and originals (inside if it rains). She will also be doing blind-continuous contour drawings for the public. 

    Muncie Map will also have a clearance sale going on, free give-aways throughout the night. We will have coloring pages of a map of Muncie for kids to keep or enter into a coloring contest called "Hey, We're Neighbors!" Coloring pages need to be turned in by the following Thursday, June 10th. The winners will be announced on the first Thursday of July. Prizes include tshirts, stickers, magnets, and more. Notable entries will be displayed in our shop for the month of June.

    Amy Shears, who owns Fur in Focus pet photography studio, inside and adjacent to Muncie Map, will have an open studio with refreshments, examples of past work, and will be available to chat with the public about her services.

    The North Church Venue
    400 E. North St.
    The North Church Venue will have the following for June’s First Thursday celebration!:

    - Elm Street Brewery will be bartending for drinks
    - Jansen Blevins is playing live music 5-7pm and Jake Hendershot is playing 7-9pm
    - A few local artists will be in attendance as well showcasing their recent works.

    PlySpace
    608 E. Main
    First Thursday Open Studio Cicada Chorus Recording Session

    The Muncie Arts and Culture Council invites you to stop by the PlySpace Gallery (608 E Main Street, Muncie) for First Thursday ArtsWalk on June 3 from 5:00 to 8:00 pm to sing like a cicada! Inspired by the buzzing, whirring, and chirping of cicadas during the late spring and summer, PlySpace artist in residence Erin Mallea will collaborate with community members to listen to and observe insect noises in the area and develop a performance as a choral insect cacophony. On First Thursday, you can chirp, buzz, hiss, hum, and scream into a microphone and become part of her work! Recorded sounds will be woven into the final project, The Cicada Chorus, which will be presented as a video to the public at the end of June (date and time, TBD). Participation is free, but masks are required. 

    More information about the Cicada Chorus and how you can be a part of this project visit www.PlySpace.org/cicada. PlySpace Summer Term events can be found on the PlySpace website at www.PlySpace.org/events and the PlySpace Facebook page. Questions or comments about the PlySpace Residency program, events, and community collaborations can be directed to the Program Coordinator, Sarah Shaffer, at hello@plyspace.org. Learn more about Muncie Arts & Culture Council at www.munciearts.org.

    PlySpace is a program of the 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. 

    Sea Salt and Cinnamon
    Walnut and Main
    Sea Salt and Cinnamon is fundraising for our new downtown storefront by holding a bake sale table (with proceeds going toward our Kickstarter campaign) in front of the Patterson building during Artswalk.

    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, and coincides with ArtsWalk. The Spring 2021 Muncie YART is scheduled for the evening of Thursday, June 3rd!

    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 2021 Muncie YART will be held in conjunction with the 2021 Brink of Summer ArtsWalk on Thursday, June 3rd, from 5-8p. You can find YART and LIVE music performances at Canan Commons, Muncie's great urban greenspace park and amphitheater by 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 pandemic-safe and socially distanced 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 150 Artists! Each YART Artist will be present throughout YART, masked and socially distanced, 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. Face masks covering the nose and mouth are required for all who attend ArtsWalk and YART, including children. If you are unable to wear a face mask, this will not be a safe environment for you or the community. We strongly encourage everyone to immediately get fully vaccinated against COVID-19.

    The Spring 2021 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!

    Outdoor fun for all ages - YART and 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 City of Muncie for their generous support! YART is an all-volunteer, zero-budget, community event. THANK YOU!

    LIKE Muncie YART on FaceBook:

    https://www.facebook.com/pages/Muncie-Yart/156725934394407

     

Jul 1, 2021

Thursday

  • Forever Young Children's Boutique, moving sale and popsicle stand Madjax, 1st floor galleries Madjax, 2nd floor galleries Live Music with Katie Jo Robinson, Madjax, 1st floor Music Trivia Drawing, Win this prize pack! Madjax, 2nd floor Michelle Duran, Madjax, 2nd floor Michelle Duran, Madjax, 2nd floor Debra Gindhart, Madjax, 2nd floor Debra Gindhart, Madjax, 2nd floor Ron Richcreek, Madjax, 2nd floor Ron Richcreek, Madjax, 2nd floor Karen Evans, Pati Sparks, The Commercial Kitchen at Pink Leaf July's First Thursday (Full Listing) 5pm to 8pm @ Downtown Muncie
    Forever Young Children's Boutique, moving sale and popsicle stand Forever Young Children's Boutique, moving sale and popsicle stand Madjax, 1st floor galleries Madjax, 1st floor galleries Madjax, 2nd floor galleries Madjax, 2nd floor galleries Live Music with Katie Jo Robinson, Madjax, 1st floor Live Music with Katie Jo Robinson, Madjax, 1st floor Music Trivia Drawing, Win this prize pack! Madjax, 2nd floor Music Trivia Drawing, Win this prize pack! Madjax, 2nd floor Michelle Duran, Madjax, 2nd floor Michelle Duran, Madjax, 2nd floor Michelle Duran, Madjax, 2nd floor Michelle Duran, Madjax, 2nd floor Debra Gindhart, Madjax, 2nd floor Debra Gindhart, Madjax, 2nd floor Debra Gindhart, Madjax, 2nd floor Debra Gindhart, Madjax, 2nd floor Ron Richcreek, Madjax, 2nd floor Ron Richcreek, Madjax, 2nd floor Ron Richcreek, Madjax, 2nd floor Ron Richcreek, Madjax, 2nd floor Karen Evans, Karen Evans, "The Boat at Sunset," Muncie Artist's Guild: Artist of the Month Pati Sparks, Pati Sparks, "Winter Reflections," Muncie Artist's Guild: Artist of the Month The Commercial Kitchen at Pink Leaf The Commercial Kitchen at Pink Leaf

    Cornerstone Center for the Arts
    520 E. Main
    Opening Reception for Darla Gaskins’s Gallery: Persphone
    Hosted by Cornerstone Center for the Arts
    In her first solo art exhibit entitled Persphone, Darla Gaskins brings together the worlds of sorrow and joy. With pieces portraying both positive and negative emotions, this gallery shows the beauty in both darkness and light. Gaskin’s exhibit will be displayed in the Judith Barnes Memorial Gallery on the second floor of Cornerstone Center of the Arts during the month of July.

    The opening reception will be held on Thursday, July 1st, from 5 - 8 p.m. and will remain on display until Friday, July 30. A virtual gallery showcasing Gaskin’s pieces will be available on the Cornerstone Center for the Arts website during this time.

    This event is free and open to the public, but visitors are asked to follow social distancing guidelines and to wear masks. 

    Forever Young Children’s Boutique
    125 E. Charles
    Forever Young CB will be open late that evening till 7:00. We have a lot going on. First we are MOVING! So we will be having a moving SALE. Also we have lots of Red White and Blue apparel in the shop now for Fourth of July. Last thing is we will be having a Free Popsicle Stand All donations will go to First Choice for Women. 

    High Street United Methodist Church
    219 S. High
    High Street UMC will have cornhole, sidewalk chalk and ice pops in the parking lot! Stop by and play a while with us.

    Madjax Muncie
    515 E. Main St.

    Madjax, 1st floor galleries, 5-8pm
    Come and support the local pop up makers and artists during First Thursdays at MADJAX. Find these many accomplished artists and crafters in Monroe Hall and Public Hall, first floor. 

    The Aerial Annex, Beyond I CAN, Lindsay Jones, Jaelin No Rivals, Rhonda Newsome, Katie Jo Robinson/MUSIC, Cassandra Reeves, Ron and Debbie Richcreek, Climbing Ivy Handmade Journals, Angelita Hampton, Missy Scott, Toquetta Woods, Wendy Lynn, Deshawn Roberts, 

    Dawn Carter, Kayla Renae Thomas, Jessi Ireland, Michele Ray and MORE!! 

    Monroe Hall and Public Hall are both on the first floor accessible via the Monroe Street entrance. 

    Madjax, 2nd floor galleries, 5-8pm
    Come and support the creative genius of these makers and artists during First Thursdays at MADJAX. Support local community creatives: Neal Soley, Angel Gillette, Lanie Manning, 

    Caitlin Torres, Nancy Carlson, Georedt Michael Huggins, Amelia Jo Roe, Johnny Woods, Alyssa Carey, Anna Grace Longfellow, Mattie Ewing, Debbie Mae, Michelle Duran, Missy Adams, Sara Collas, Victoria Callow, Debra Gindhart , Natalie Phillips (DJ)

    Additional information about specific Madjax artists is below:

    Music, 1st floor: Live music from Katie Jo Robinson
    Come and enjoy the incredible musical talents of Katie Jo Robinson a local singer songwriter and educator. Madjax is thrilled to have her as part of our July First Thursday! Katie has been serenading Muncie and beyond for several years. Attend and enjoy first floor Madjax Muncie.

    Music, 2nd floor: “American” Music Night: Trivia and Drawing!
    Join Madjax for July’s First Thursday and listen to some “American” music celebrating Independence Day! Each song played will include words associated with “America” (America, freedom, liberty, etc.) in either the title of the song or the name of the band. While you shop for art at Madjax, listen to the music, then fill out a trivia sheet naming at least three of the songs you heard. Everyone who fills out a sheet will be entered in a drawing to win an artsy Muncie price pack filled with the following goodies: two pairs of earrings from Debra Gindhart, a Bob Ross sticker and button from The Orchard Shop at Minnetrista, a Ball State School of Art sticker, a Vincent Van Gogh notebook, a Starry Night pin, and a set of artist/paintbrush pins. 

    Pick up and return your trivia sheets to Natalie at the DJ table on the 2nd floor. 

    Michelle Duran, 2nd fl.
    Michelle Duran is a maker who explores the spiritual and physical worlds. In addition to her miniature spirit world items such as tarot decks and grimoires, this month she has new embroidery designs, crystal jewelry, and essential oil bath salts for sale. 

    Debra Gindhart, 2nd fl.
    Debra Gindhart, local artist-maker, visual arts educator and community arts programmer will feature her Green Glam Studio jewelry for July First Thursdays at Madjax Muncie. Featuring Tibetan filigree earrings and earrings created using vintage necklace clasps. Found objects, estate baubles, thrift store finds combined with design and creative techniques result in one of a kind accessories. There is also a new Green Glam Studio jewelry collection of braided cord pendants including a humorous “I Solemnly Swear I Am Up To No Good” charms. Meet the artist. 

    Ron Richcreek, 1st fl.
    Ron Richcreek will be joining the artists at First Thursdays at Madjax on July 1st from 5-8PM with his functional and aesthetic pottery.

    Muncie Artist’s Guild
    Various locations
    Co-Artists of the Month - Muncie Artists Guild - July 2021
    Please visit the following area businesses this month to enjoy the artwork of Pati Sparks and Karen S. Evans:
    Vera Mae's on Walnut Street;
    Northwest Bank on Adams Street;
    Old National Bank on Madison Street; and
    Rosebud Coffee House on Memorial Drive.

    Pati Sparks: As a fulltime, professional artist, Pati (Bell) Sparks specializes in portraits and landscapes in oil and pastel. Sparks teaches art privately from her studio north of Sulphur Springs and has had a long and successful career as a mural artist in Indianapolis. Currently she continues to create artwork in her childhood home, a Victorian farm house in Henry County.

    Art has been a large part of who Sparks is from a very young age.  She won her first award at seven, and received her first portrait commissions while still in her teens. Sparks is a naturally gifted artist, developing her talent by studying fine art in various museums and galleries and by experimentation.  She draws much inspiration from her passions for travel and her observations of people. 

    Her paintings have won numerous awards including “Best of Show” in juried exhibits in Indiana and North Carolina. Her murals have been featured in national magazines including Better Homes and Gardens and she has been listed in the fine arts section of the “International Who’s Who in Interior Design.”   Her work is well recognized in venues including the James Whitcomb Riley Hospital for Children and Kona Jack’s Restaurant (Indianapolis, IN) and the Medical College of Georgia Children’s Hospital (Augusta, GA).   Her paintings and murals are part of numerous  private collections in Indiana and in the American Southeast. 

    Sparks currently accepts commissions from throughout the United States. Inquiries are welcome by Messenger at www.facebook.com%2Fpati.sparks&data=04%7C01%7Cnephillips%40bsu.edu%7C5d9fb0e026d5463a49a708d936891684%7C6fff909f07dc40da9e30fd7549c0f494%7C0%7C0%7C637600784695110177%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C1000&sdata=2Q3Yd0vb85pMO6WSM8jvf7zW%2FKaCVbkSq8RoNAWgQLM%3D&reserved=0">https://www.facebook.com/pati.sparks.

    Karen S. Evans: Karen Evans has loved drawing and creating all her life.  Some of her fondest childhood memories are of drawing alongside her brother who went on to earn his MFA and made his living as an artist. Karen’s small high school didn’t even offer art as a subject, but despite being unable to pursue her artistic interests in as straightforward a way as her brother, she has always enjoyed being creative.  

    Immediately after high school she began working at the Winchester Gazette, setting type. Her lifelong work has been in printing and doing graphic artwork for different newspapers. She was especially good at creating ads for area sales representatives.

    Over the years, her creativity has taken several forms, including cutting hair, decorating cakes, 

    making candy, painting wooden and ceramic ornaments and crafts, taking photographs, managing flower gardens, making silk flower arrangements,and decorating windows for the holidays.

    Always wanting a creative outlet, she began oil painting lessons in the late 1980s with various 

    Artists including Steve Ross (son of the famous Bob Ross), Martha Searcy, Phyllis Whitworth, and Dorothy Humbarger. For the past several years Evans has studied painting with her fellow artist of the month, Pati Sparks, who describes Evans as “one of my most talented students!”  and “She isn’t satisfied until her paintings are ‘just right.’”  

    Evans focuses mainly on creating landscapes, but also enjoys painting flowers and portraits. Evans says, “My desire is to continue improving my ability to capture the interesting and beautiful things around us using oil paint and canvas.”

    Pink Leaf- The Commercial Kitchen
    108 S. Walnut St.
    Bring art into your everyday life. From our kitchen to yours, come watch Michael Still of The Master's Potter work on his pottery wheel and purchase one-of-a-kind handmade pottery pieces to take home. Don't forget to bring the kids to enter our coloring contest!

Aug 5, 2021

Thursday

  • Chet Geiselman at Gordy Fine Art and Framing, Co. Madjax for August's First Thursday Gindhart at Madjax, 2nd floor Gindhart at Madjax, 2nd floor Gindhart at Madjax, 2nd floor Gindhart at Madjax, 2nd floor Ron Richcreek at Madjax, 1st floor Ron Richcreek at Madjax, 1st floor Ron Richcreek at Madjax, 1st floor Carla Corbin, Muncie Artists' Guild, Featured Artist of the Month Carla Corbin, Muncie Artists' Guild, Featured Artist of the Month Carla Corbin, Muncie Artists' Guild, Featured Artist of the Month August's First Thursday (Full Listing) 5pm to 8pm @ Downtown Muncie
    Chet Geiselman at Gordy Fine Art and Framing, Co. Chet Geiselman at Gordy Fine Art and Framing, Co. Madjax for August's First Thursday Madjax for August's First Thursday Gindhart at Madjax, 2nd floor Gindhart at Madjax, 2nd floor Gindhart at Madjax, 2nd floor Gindhart at Madjax, 2nd floor Gindhart at Madjax, 2nd floor Gindhart at Madjax, 2nd floor Gindhart at Madjax, 2nd floor Gindhart at Madjax, 2nd floor Ron Richcreek at Madjax, 1st floor Ron Richcreek at Madjax, 1st floor Ron Richcreek at Madjax, 1st floor Ron Richcreek at Madjax, 1st floor Ron Richcreek at Madjax, 1st floor Ron Richcreek at Madjax, 1st floor Carla Corbin, Muncie Artists' Guild, Featured Artist of the Month Carla Corbin, Muncie Artists' Guild, Featured Artist of the Month Carla Corbin, Muncie Artists' Guild, Featured Artist of the Month Carla Corbin, Muncie Artists' Guild, Featured Artist of the Month Carla Corbin, Muncie Artists' Guild, Featured Artist of the Month Carla Corbin, Muncie Artists' Guild, Featured Artist of the Month

    111 Arts Gallery 
    111 E. Main
    We always have art, specifically tattoo flash from the last 100 years on display from artists around the world. The shop is a museum and temple to one of the world’s oldest art forms still practiced to this day (6000 year old art form). We invite everyone everyday to just walk-in and see 111 Arts Gallery and peer into the timeless art and collection this studio and gallery offer. Currently showing work from early 1970s from artist from Fort Recovery, Ohio. 

    Boys and Girls Clubs of Muncie
    1710 S Madison St.
    The Boys and Girls Clubs of Muncie will be promoting their Back2Club Bash and our After School programs. 

    Cornerstone Center for the Arts
    520 E. Main
    Opening Reception for Crosbys’ Gallery: Dimensions Hosted by Cornerstone Center for the Arts in conjunction with Muncie DWNTWN’s First Thursday

    Within their debut joint exhibit, Dimensions, Leon Crosby collaborates with his wife, Laura Crosby, to showcase how different perspectives can create one cohesive story. Through this mixed media gallery, the Crosbys highlight elements of colorful fun and whimsical stories. The Crosbys’ exhibit will be displayed in the Judith Barnes Memorial Gallery on the second floor of Cornerstone Center of the Arts during the month of August.

    The opening reception will be held on Thursday, Aug. 5, from 5 - 8 p.m. The exhibit will remain on display throughout the month, until Friday, Aug. 27. Additional art pieces will be available for purchase in an adjoining room on the second floor during the opening reception.

    This event is free and open to the public, but visitors are asked to follow social distancing guidelines and to wear masks. For more information about this event, please contact Claire Yazel at (765) 281-9503 ext. 123 or cyazel@cornerstonearts.org.

    Gordy Fine Art & Framing Co. 
    224 E. Main
    First Thursday, Reception for Summer Invitational, featuring Chet Geiselman, Josh Winkler, Cheryl Anne Lorance, and Aaron Nicholson.
    Gordy Fine Art and Framing Company will celebrate First Thursday, August 5, from 5 – 8 pm with a reception for the gallery’s annual Summer Invitational. The exhibit features work by Chet Geiselman, Josh Winker, Cheryl Anne Lorance, and Aaron Nicholson. These four artists all have strong ties to Muncie and Ball State. Light refreshments will be served and the public is invited to attend.

    A brief program at 6:15 will highlight Chet Geiselman who will talk about his long running series of bas relief wooden sculptures.  Geiselman shapes pieces of wood and assembles them like a puzzle forming three-dimensional images.   “Sometimes the images originate as doodles in the margins of his notepad,” says Gordy owner Carl Schafer.  “The sculptures are a record of his wandering thoughts while doing daily tasks not needing his full attention.”

    The exhibit will remain on view through August 28.  

    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. Summer Invitational may also be viewed through the end of August during regular business hours: Monday through Friday, 9 am – 5:30 pm, Saturday, 10 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.

    High Street United Methodist Church
    219 S. High
    High Street UMC is introducing its church library this month! Stop by our church parking lot to check out some of the resources available. Our librarians have culled our collection and have pulled some things for you to be able to add to yours! As always we will have water and popsicles available as well. 

    Intersections
    301 S Walnut Street, Suite 101
    Intersection’s 10th Birthday Party: In 2011, Intersection opened its doors to bold ideas. Ten years later, we’re still going strong. Join us for an open house celebration to take a look back at our biggest and boldest work over the past 10 years and to see where we’re headed next. Refreshments will be served.

    Madjax Muncie
    515 E. Main St.
    Come and support the creative genius and talented makers during First Thursdays at MADJAX

    FIRST FLOOR GALLERIES: Kayla Renae Thomas, Ron Richcreek, Debbie Richcreek, Morgan Tyler, Marie Koons, Wendy Lynn, Moe’s Adornment, Dawn Carter, Sydney Teare, Stephen M Millben II, Toquetta Woods, Tamara Harris, Jayla Bell, Donna Craycraft Hicks, Christine Barber Bush, Morgan Mercer, Maggie Love Mercer

    SECOND FLOOR GALLERIES: Tom Stader, Mattie Ewing, Johnny Woods, Debbie Mae, Nancy B. Carlson, Georedt Michael Huggins, Caitlin Torres, Lanie Manning, Alyssa Carey, Anna Grace Longfellow, Angel Gillette, Mary Hammond, Elli Abrahamson McCormick

    Additional Information about some of the Madjax artists is listed below:
    Gindhart at Madjax

    FUN WITH POETRY and MESSAGE IN A CAN is the August First Thursdays at Madjax exhibit by local artist and maker Debra Gindhart Dragoo. Her second floor gallery Gindhart at Madjax will feature humorous and telling mixed media wall art. Found art, thrift store finds, aerosol art and assemblage techniques combined with text on messages make up this months art installation. 

    There’s a NEW Green Glam Studio jewelry earrings collection too, EAT YOUR VEGGIES 2!

    Meet the artist.

    Ron Richcreek
    Ron Richcreek will be at Madjax for August’s First Thursday. Ron has been working on bulbous shapes for some time and has a few to share with you. Join in the fun at Madjax, August 5th and support your local art community.

    Muncie Artist’s Guild
    Various locations
    The Muncie Artists Guild will feature work by our featured artist, Carla Corbin.

    Please visit the following area businesses this month to enjoy the artwork of Carla Corbin:
    Vera Mae's on Walnut Street; Northwest Bank on Adams Street; Old National Bank on Madison Street; Parlour Salon on University Ave. and Rosebud Coffee House on Memorial Drive.

    Carla’s Bio:
    Drawing and making things have been present in my life since childhood. I recently retired from the Department of Landscape Architecture at Ball State where I taught drawing and graphics, and design and other professional courses. Originally my focus in college was Fine Arts, but an interest in Architecture took me in a different direction. After graduation I practiced in the Washington DC area, working on several projects that were more about landscape than architecture, then embarked on a mid-life career change to study and teach landscape architecture. 

    With full-time teaching aside now, a return to making art has been a delight. Drawing with pen and pastel, I’ve also taken classes in printmaking, both on paper and fabric. I was surprised by a growing fascination with fabric and stitch – drawing lines with thread and making marks with dye – and have been making work to exhibit for over three years. I currently have three representational works in the Figures of Speech show at the Anderson Museum, and two abstract pieces that will be in Fabulous Fibers IV in the fall in Henderson, Kentucky.  

    As a member of the Muncie Art Guild I’ve been showing work locally for the past several years, as well as with the Pendleton Artists Society, where I’m also a member. Both organizations do a great deal toward bringing art into the community in our area, and I’m pleased to be a part of that effort. 

    Muncie Ballet Studio
    Canan Commons
    Muncie Ballet Studio will be offering free dance-along opportunities for children at 6:00 p.m. and 6:45 p.m. on the stage at Canan Commons. Children of all ages and abilities are welcome to attend. 

    Patterson Block Muncie
    108 S. Walnut St.
    Grow with us at the GRAND OPENING of Patterson Block Muncie from 5-8pm! The street will be blocked off for the party with food vendors and fun, plus our building will be open to the public- filled with artists, music, tours, giveaways and activities for the whole family!

    The Speakeasy on Walnut
    227 S. Walnut St.
    Join us for the GRAND OPENING of The Speakeasy on Walnut! The Speakeasy is an event center with a unique twist -- we teach partner dance classes with Harmony Dance Studio! Our social dances regularly draw folks from Fort Wayne, Portland, Indianapolis, and Ohio, and we're excited to introduce more people to the love of dancing. We'll be having our open house on Thursday the 5th and offering snacks, music, and mini dance lessons every half hour from 5-9pm. 

Sep 2, 2021

Thursday

  • Jeff Brackett at Gordy Fine Art and Framing Co. Madjax, 1st and 2nd floor galleries Gindhart at Madjax, 2nd floor Deborah Brown, Muncie Artist's Guild Artist of the Month Deborah Brown, Muncie Artist's Guild Artist of the Month Deborah Brown, Muncie Artist's Guild Artist of the Month The North Church Venue September's First Thursday (Full Listing) 5pm to 8pm @ Downtown Muncie
    Jeff Brackett at Gordy Fine Art and Framing Co. Jeff Brackett at Gordy Fine Art and Framing Co. Madjax, 1st and 2nd floor galleries Madjax, 1st and 2nd floor galleries Gindhart at Madjax, 2nd floor Gindhart at Madjax, 2nd floor Deborah Brown, Muncie Artist's Guild Artist of the Month Deborah Brown, Muncie Artist's Guild Artist of the Month Deborah Brown, Muncie Artist's Guild Artist of the Month Deborah Brown, Muncie Artist's Guild Artist of the Month Deborah Brown, Muncie Artist's Guild Artist of the Month Deborah Brown, Muncie Artist's Guild Artist of the Month The North Church Venue The North Church Venue

    Gordy Fine Art & Framing Co. 
    224 E. Main
    Gordy Fine Art and Framing will open a sale of ink drawings by Jeff Brackett, Associate Professor of Religious Studies and Ball State.  Brackett’s mostly abstract images are made of lines that are balanced between being purposefully composed and meandering adventurously.  Some of the drawings are very large scale at 60” x 40”.  Others are small at 8” x 8”.  The show’s title is Forgetting the Ox.  Brackett compares his process to the Buddhist metaphor of Ox-herding where he works toward eliminating the distinction between himself and the art he makes.  The show will open at a reception on Thursday September 2 from 5 – 8 pm.  Refreshments will be served, and the artist will be on hand to engage with visitors. The show will remain on view until Saturday October 2 when he will return for a closing event from 1 – 3 pm. 

    At 6:15 the artist will give a 10 minute presentation about his work and answer questions. 

    The show will be up and drawings for sale through 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.

    Madjax Muncie
    515 E. Main St.
    Come and support the creative genius of our makers and artists during First Thursdays at MADJAX.

    The Aerial Annex, Beyond I Can, Box Car Advertising, Dj Natalie, Donna Craycraft Hicks, Jayla Bell, Charlie West, Elli Abrahamson McCormick, Christine Barber Bush, Angel Gillette, Tom Stader, Dawn Carter, Sara Collas, Cayonna Lewis, Stephen M. Millben Jr. and MORE!! 

    Support The Guardian Brewery too! 

    Madjax Muncie 
    First and second floor galleries
    515 East Main Street
    First Thursdays at MADJAX
    September 2nd 

    Below is additional information about Madjax Artists:
    Gindhart:
    Debra Gindhart Dragoo is celebrating her birthday EARLY AGAIN! Local artist, arts educator and community arts advocate invites you to join her as she celebrates 69! 

    Please stop by Gindhart at Madjax and give her some LOVE. Debra is a spoken word artist as well, it has been my voice and poetry flowing through the paint—be it aerosol, acrylics, or otherwise—it’s tactile and telling. Her work will tell the story of a young girl-artist-woman, giving voice to such issues as childhood sexual abuse/the degradation of women and girls, divorce, cancer—it’s funding, research and cure, chemical effects on the planet, hunger and stardom, all told through vibrant colors sprinkled with spray art. Always outspoken and creative, she’s poured her energy, over the years, into various projects, both personal and community-wide. She’s practiced her love of spoken-word poetry at various First Thursday (Muncie’s art night) events, and has showcased her Green Glam Studio jewelry line of environmentally friendly jewelry.

    Debra believes that life passes from our art. We evolve with age and, hence, our style and medium evolve. My art is storytelling using strokes and spray, my art has been fiber and paint and public. Through years of community outreach arts programming, I hold multi-generational projects close to my artist heart. Art is in my spirit, resounding from my soul.

    Muncie Artist’s Guild
    Various locations
    Muncie Artist’s Guild Artist of the Month: Congratulations to Deborah Brown for having won the Best-of-Show award at the Muncie Artists Guild’s  2021 annual exhibit “Artists Unmasked” which took place at the Minnetrista Cultural Center. Deborah’s winning artwork is an acrylic painting titled “The Gathering” which the judge, John C. Kelty of Fort Wayne, described as having been created with an extremely well-done painterly technique as well as with a masterful use of contrast. Deborah’s award included the honor of becoming the guild’s September Artist of the Month and the payment of her 2022 membership.   

    Deborah is a Muncie native and completed her graduate and MA degrees at Ball State University, as well as a certification in Gifted Education. Before retiring, she taught school in southern Indiana, Georgia, Florida, then once again in Indiana. 

    After retiring, she pursued her lifelong love of art, attending several workshops, some of which were in Maine, Nantucket, and southern Indiana (New Harmony). Some of the workshops were taught by accomplished artists such as Thomas Dunlay, Pam Newell, Susie Rachels, Beth Schwier, Jim Faulkner, and Terry Armstrong. 

    Besides painting, Deborah enjoys spending time with her family (especially her grandchildren!) and traveling to various parts of the country gathering inspiration from nature and God's handiwork. 

    One of her favorite quotes is, "You are never too old to become what you might have been." 

    You can see Deborah's artwork in person during the month of September at the following businesses who have generously agreed to support the artists of the Muncie Artists Guild by hosting and displaying our creations: 

    Northwest Bank,110 E Charles St. Muncie, IN 47305
    Old National Bank,2401 S Madison St. Muncie, IN 47302
    Rosebud Coffee House,1805 S Hoyt Ave. Muncie, IN 47302
    Vera Mae’s Bistro, 207-209 S Walnut St. Muncie, IN 47305
    Parlour,1300 W University Ave Muncie, IN 47303 

    The North Church Venue
    400 E. North St.
    The North Church Venue will be doing First Thursday with an acoustic set by John Beatrice Duo, food truck by Farmland BBQ Company, bar by Elm Street Brewery, snacks by the Bearded Baker, and art by several local artists.

    The Speakeasy on Walnut
    227 S. Walnut St.
    The Speakeasy on Walnut will have an open house on First Thursday from 5-9pm. There will be snacks, drinks for adults, mini dance lessons, and lots of music!

     

Oct 7, 2021

Thursday

  • Downtown Development, Pumpkin Trail and Glow Ty Morton's “Following Vincent: From Paris to Provence” at The Fickle Peach Ned Griner, Fall Fest at Madjax Gindhart, Madjax 2nd floor Maria Walker, Muncie Artist Guild's Artist of the Month, various locations The North Church Venue Plyspace Open Studios at Madjax Artswalk (full listing) 5pm to 8pm @ Downtown Muncie
    Downtown Development, Pumpkin Trail and Glow Downtown Development, Pumpkin Trail and Glow Ty Morton's “Following Vincent: From Paris to Provence” at The Fickle Peach Ty Morton's “Following Vincent: From Paris to Provence” at The Fickle Peach Ned Griner, Ned Griner, "Jericho", at Gordy Fine Art and Framing Co.'s “Muncie Mayor’s Arts Awards Recipients: 13 Visual Artists” Fall Fest at Madjax Fall Fest at Madjax Gindhart, Madjax 2nd floor Gindhart, Madjax 2nd floor "A Priori" at Madjax Maria Walker, Muncie Artist Guild's Artist of the Month, various locations Maria Walker, Muncie Artist Guild's Artist of the Month, various locations The North Church Venue The North Church Venue Plyspace Open Studios at Madjax Plyspace Open Studios at Madjax

    Downtown Development
    A special edition of First Thursday, ArtsWalk will feature autumnal festivities and a celebration of arts, music, and culture in Muncie.

    The October ArtsWalk will feature the Pumpkin Trail and Glow (sponsored by The Muncie Delaware County Visitors Bureau), YART, Chalk It Up To Thankfulness Artists (Sponsored by Muncie Delaware Community Foundation), The Jacob Smith Ensemble, Ball State University Studio Jazz, Muncie Ballet Studio, America's Hometown Band Jazz Combo, pop up performances from Spirit of Muncie Marching Band, food trucks, MadJax Studio Artists, The Spirit of Muncie Marching Band (roaming DWNTWN from 6:00 pm-7:00 pm), and the Muncie Delaware County Visitor Bureau Grand Opening.

    Throughout the evening, chalk artists will also be creating their representations of thankfulness on DWNTWN sidewalks as part of "Chalk It Up to Thankfulness!"

    $100 Prizes will be awarded in three age groups for the Pumpkin Glow and Trail Pumpkin Carving contest. Registration must be complete by October 4th. Please follow this link to sign up: downtownmuncie.org/pumpkinglow.

    Visit downtownmuncie.org for a listing of all ArtsWalk events. 

    Parking is available in the Parking Garage located next to the Horizon Convention Center and Courtyard Marriott. Enter west of the hotel off of Liberty Street or south of the roundabout off of Victor Street. 

    111 Arts Gallery 
    111 E. Main
    111 Arts Gallery will present work by local artists Jamie and Jolie Noggle outside on the sidewalk (weather permitting). Their feminist brand of art is inspiring to people of all types. They will have shirts, zines, and bags, all themed and handmade. 
    http://theescapistartist.etsy.com/

    111 Arts Gallery will also have some prints on display from their last publication documenting a collection put together by the late Jack Armstrong (One Eyed Jack). They will also have a 3-ring binder available of the entire collection to look through. These will be on display in the front gallery of the shop. 
    www.tattooindiana.com

    The Downtown Farm Stand
    125 E. Main
    The Downtown Farm Stand is showing off their façade renovation work and will be selling smoked bratwurst out front.  Our full menu will be available inside!  $3.00 special on drafts of Sierra Nevada Hazy IPA inside!

    The Fickle Peach (21+)
    117 E. Charles
    “Following Vincent: From Paris to Provence”: The Fickle Peach will feature a photo exhibit by Ty Morton inspired by Vincent Van Gogh’s journey from the Montmarte artist colony in Paris to the streets of Arles in the southern region of Provence. It includes scenes of Van Gogh’s paintings as they exist today and their current surrounding scenery.

    Gordy Fine Art & Framing Co. 
    224 E. Main
    Gordy Fine Art & Framing presents “Muncie Mayor’s Arts Awards Recipients: 13 Visual Artists”: Gordy Fine Art and Framing is promoting the 2021 Mayor’s Arts Awards program by presenting a show of visual art made by Award recipients from previous years. Since 2015, awards have been given to 24 individuals and organizations. 13 of these are visual artists and we are proud to present their work beginning on the evening of ArtsWalk, October 7, 5 – 9 pm, to anticipate the 2021 Awards celebration in November. The 13 artists are Jonathan Becker, Braydee Euliss, Jim Faulkner, Ned Griner, Heidi Hale, Bob Hartley, Maura Jasper, Ann Johnson, Kim Miller, John Peterson, Michael Prater, Rachel Replogle, and Lynette Waters-Whitesell.  

    Madjax Muncie
    515 E. Main St.
    Come and support the creative genius of our makers and artists during ArtsWalk 2021 at MADJAX. Featuring work by: Ball State University School of Architecture, Kevin Klinger and students, The Aerial Annex, Beyond I Can, Drinking Bear Forge/Jacob Buck Price, Box Car Advertising/Anna Grace Longfellow, Donna Craycraft Hicks, Tom Stader, Angel Gillette, Jill West, Aimee Maychack, Debra Gindhart Dragoo/second floor galleries, Cay Cox, Emma Grace Dragoo/Mitchell.

    Additional info on Madjax artists is listed below:
    Design Lab/Idia Lab:
    “Atmospheres: Fabricating Light, Sound, and Place”: Join us in an exploration of sensory experiences unveiled within MadJax’s new Design Lab location! Visit with students and faculty from the I-Made DFAB Seminar at Ball State University’s Wayne Estopinal College of Architecture and Planning. Professor Kevin Klinger and students from this seminar will be on hand showcasing innovative digital fabrication projects, and enhancements to the atmospheres within the space.

    Partnering in this collaborative showcase is CAP’s IDIA Lab with the unveiling of their latest research project. IDIA’s Dr. Michael Rhoades designed and composed a site responsive 8.1 channel acoustical installation entitled, “A Priori,” which will be exhibited. Meet the students and faculty of CAP’s I-Made Seminar and IDIA Lab who will be on-site throughout the event!
    http://i-m-a-d-e.org
    http://idialab.org/

    Fall Fest:
    Ball State 4th year architecture students are holding their very first Fall Fest First Thursday this October 7th from 5pm to 9pm. These students have worked very hard over the past month to bring change to the courtyard outside of Madjax. We have created planters, cornhole boards, and fall décor for this event. They have also partnered with the Guardian who will be supplying pretzels and cheese for this event. Come support your local University and Muncie Makers! 

    Gindhart:
    Local artist and educator Debra Gindhart Dragoo annual exhibit addressing Native American Indian Genocide Month during ArtsWalk 2021. Abolish Columbus Day and start celebrating the native cultures. The holiday’s popularity has been waning for some time. It has already been renamed Indigenous Peoples’ Day, a reminder that Columbus’s voyages set off a chain of events that wreaked havoc on native populations in the New World. Columbus Day’s sentiments are superfluous. Instead, let’s focus on the indigenous people displaced by Columbus and those who followed in his wake. Let’s start reimagining that future as one that doesn’t honor Christopher Columbus. Debra will exhibit several pieces of wall art with Anti Columbus and pro Native American Peoples text on altered thrift store art. The artist's Green Glam Studio jewelry collection will also be featured. 2nd floor

    Plyspace:
    “Plyspace Artswalk Open Studio at Madjax”: PlySpace, the artist in residence program of the Muncie Arts and Culture Council (MuncieArts) will be hosting Open Studios on the second floor of Madjax during October ArtsWalk on Thursday, October 7, from 5:00 to 8:00 pm. Stop by and get to know the fall PlySpace residents, Adam Stacey, Makenzie Goodman, Lyzette Wanzer and Camila Ortiz. Each will be on hand to talk about work and their upcoming projects in Muncie. 

    Massage Therapy Associates of Muncie
    419 S. Walnut
    Massage Therapy Associates of Muncie will be hosting an exhibition of work from the Muncie Artists Guild. Included in the exhibition will be work by Jean McCauley, Tom Heatherly, Lylanne Musselman, Jill Palumbo, Chic Elbert Velazco, and Carla Corbin, along with other members of the Muncie Artists Guild. 

    Muncie Artist’s Guild
    Various locations
    The Muncie Artists Guild’s “Artist of the Month” for October is Maria Walker. She is a self-taught beadwork artist. She uses beads the way a painter uses paints to express her artwork. Maria has been a member of Muncie Artists Guild since 2016 and enjoys participating in the Guild’s annual show where she has won awards in three-dimensional art, fiber art and photography.  Her beaded mask titled "Mariposa Perception" won second place in the Guild’s 2021 annual show.  

    In 2019 Maria entered her first beaded bottle "Morning Prayer" which was accepted into the juried exhibition Open Space: Art about the Land.  Most recently her photograph "Winter Catalpa Tree" was also accepted into the 2021 Open Space: Art about the Land.   

    In addition to Maria's love of beading designs on glass bottles and working in other media, Maria also designs unique jewelry. Maria believes, "Inspiration is everywhere." 

    See her work at the following locations:
    Rosebud Coffee House, Old National Bank, Northwest Bank, Vera Mae’s, and Parlour

    Muncie Map Co.
    111 E. Adams
    Artists Jannell Summers and Mary Arnett-Delaney will be set up outside with prints, zines, and other cool stuff for sale at their show "Full of Zest." Jannell will be doing free blind-contour portraits and Mary will be demonstrating how to make your own tiny zine throughout. Refreshments provided, will move indoors for bad weather.  Muncie Map Co. will also be open and selling its unique mappy and Muncie items as well.

    The North Church Venue
    400 E. North St.
    The North Church Venue will be open from 5-8 PM! We will have cash bar by Elm Street, live music, a food truck, and local artists!

    Pink Leaf- The Commercial Kitchen
    108 S. Walnut St.
    Fall into New Community Classes at Pink Leaf! We will be showcasing NoellieBellie Boutique's crocheted designs as well as sharing our community class sign ups. Runaround Soup and Danielle's Bistro will be selling soup & desserts, so come hungry and see what all the buzz is about!

    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! This community art sale, with a goal of making art affordable and accessible to everyone, brings together Artists and Art patrons in a casual and unique setting. The Fall 2021 Muncie YART will be held in conjunction with the 2021 ArtsWalk on Thursday, October 7th, from 5-8p. You can find YART and LIVE music performances at Canan Commons, Muncie's great urban greenspace park and amphitheater by 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 pandemic-safe and socially distanced 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! 

Oct 8, 2021

Friday

Nov 4, 2021

Thursday

  • Mayor's Arts Awards Highlights at Gordy Christine Barber Bush at Madjax Angel Gilette at Madjax Debra Gindhart at Madjax Charlie Kehoe at Madjax Ron Rickcreek Pottery at Madjax Melissa Joy Livermore at Muncie Makes Lab November's First Thursday (full listing) 5pm to 8pm @ Downtown Muncie
    Mayor's Arts Awards Highlights at Gordy Mayor's Arts Awards Highlights at Gordy Christine Barber Bush at Madjax Christine Barber Bush at Madjax Angel Gilette at Madjax Angel Gilette at Madjax Debra Gindhart at Madjax Debra Gindhart at Madjax Charlie Kehoe at Madjax Charlie Kehoe at Madjax Ron Rickcreek Pottery at Madjax Ron Rickcreek Pottery at Madjax Melissa Joy Livermore at Muncie Makes Lab Melissa Joy Livermore at Muncie Makes Lab

    111 Arts Gallery 
    111 E. Main
    111 Arts Gallery will have some prints on display from their last publication documenting a collection put together by the late Jack Armstrong (One Eyed Jack). They will also have a 3-ring binder available of the entire collection to look through. These will be on display in the front gallery of the shop. Stop by on First Thursday or anytime. Open to the public 7 days a week

    Book Arts Collaborative (at Madjax)
    514 E. Main
    Book Arts Collaborative will be open, selling limited edition posters at incredibly low rates and giving demonstrations in printing and book binding. Stop by to learn more; registration for fall classes (including auditing opportunities) has begun. 

    Gordy Fine Art & Framing Co. 
    224 E. Main
    The Muncie Mayor’s Arts Awards recognize the contributions to the cultural community by artists of all kinds, and organizations working in the arts to benefit the residents of Muncie.  Gordy Fine Art and Framing is promoting the 2021 Mayor’s Arts Awards program by presenting a show of visual art made by Award recipients from previous years.  Since 2015, awards have been given to 24 individuals and organizations. Thirteen of these are visual artists and we are proud to present their work beginning on the evening of ArtsWalk, October 7, 5-9 pm, to anticipate the 2021 Awards celebration in November.

    The 13 artists are Jonathan Becker, Braydee Euliss, Jim Faulkner, Ned Griner, Heidi Hale, Bob Hartley, Maura Jasper, Ann Johnson, Kim Miller, John Peterson, Michael Prater, Rachel Replogle, and Lynette Waters-Whitesell. 

    Refreshments will be served. The show will remain on view until Saturday November 19. 

    At 6:15, Erin Williams, Executive Director of the Muncie Arts and Culture Council will give a 10-minute presentation honoring this year’s nominees and previewing the Awards Ceremony held at Sursa Performance Hall on Ball State’s campus on Friday November 12 at 7:30. 

    The show will be on view with all works for sale through November 19.  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, 10 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.

    Madjax Muncie
    515 E. Main St.
    Come and support the  creative genius of our makers and artists during November’s First Thursdays at MADJAX: The Aerial Annex, Drinking Bear Forge, Debra Gindhart, Dragoo/Gindhart at Madjax, Box Car Advertising/Anna Grace Longfellow, Tom Stader, Angel Gillette, Cay Cox, Charlie West, Christine Barber Bush, Nancy Carlson, Ron Richcreek, Popup artists and makers and more! Support The Guardian Brewery too! First and second floor galleries 

    Additional information on Madjax artists is listed below:

    Angel Gilette: Sci-fi Fantasy art with a grunge touch

    Debra Gindhart: Local artist and educator Debra Gindhart Dragoo’s November exhibit addresses Native American Indian Genocide Month. Altered thrift store art celebrating the native culture and focusing on the indigenous people displaced by Columbus and those who followed in his wake. We must begin reimagining the future as one that doesn’t honor Christopher Columbus. 

    Debra will exhibit several pieces of wall artwork that is pro Native American Peoples text on altered thrift store art. The artist's Green Glam Studio jewelry TURKEY collection will also be featured. Fiber mart scarves will also be available. Meet the artist event is free and open to the public. 5-8pm 2nd floor. 

    Charlie Kehoe: Silver Linings: Handmade bows and earrings 

    Ron Richcreek: Potter Ron Richcreek will be returning to MadJax for the November First Thursday Art Walk. He will display functional handmade pottery for everyday use. Come to MadJax for a fun evening of entertainment and fun

    Muncie Artist’s Guild
    Various locations
    Lylanne Musselman is the Muncie Artists Guild Artist of the Month for November.

    Musselman is a Delaware County native who graduated from Delta High School and Ball State University. Musselman has exhibited in juried art shows across the region, most recently in the 97th Hoosier Salon, Watercolor Society of Indiana, Ventures in Creativity, Wabash Valley Exhibition, and Minnetrista’s Annual Show, among others. She’s won over 110 awards since 1983, including winning Muncie Artist’s Guild Best of Show in 2020 with her pastel painting, “Cat Lover.” Currently, she has two pastel pieces that were juried into Biodiversity/Cultural Diversity at the Arts Center in Portland, IN, and she has work at the Fort Wayne Artist’s Guild Pop Up Gallery at Jefferson Pointe in Fort Wayne.

    Musselman is the current president of the Muncie Artists Guild where she’s been a member since 2017. She also is membership chair of Fort Wayne Artists Guild, and co-chair of their Community Arts Program. Musselman also serves on the board of Midwest Writers Workshop, where she is secretary. A Ball State Alumnae, she is an award-winning poet and playwright, so Musselman often incorporates words and poems into her work. She specializes in pastels, gouache, and acrylics with an emphasis on pet and people portraiture. Musselman has taught art classes privately and through area organizations.

    Her paintings are on display at Old National Bank (Southside Branch), Northwest Bank (East Charles St.), Vera Mae’s Bistro, Rosebud Coffee House and Parlour Salon.

    Muncie Makes Lab
    628 S. Walnut
    Melissa Joy Livermore
    untitled: language experiment 
    First Thursday November 4th at Muncie Makes Lab 5PM-9PM

    Melissa Joy Livermore is an interdisciplinary artist who is interested in the role that text plays in the construction of the self. They will perform a durational piece that explores ideology and spirituality through the lens of the memorization and internalization of different texts.

    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! 

    White River Lofts
    400 W. Washington St.
    There will be a ribbon-cutting ceremony of the White River Lofts located at 400 W. Washington St. on November 4th at 4pm, with an open house, tours and preview of the public plaza planned from 4:30-8:00pm. 

Dec 2, 2021

Thursday

  • Light Up DWNTWN! The Holiday Shop at Gordy Fine Art and Framing Co. Madjax 1st and 2nd floor galleries Debra Gindhart at Madjax, 2nd floor Debra Gindhart at Madjax, 2nd floor Larry Gindhart at Madjax, 2nd floor Neal Soley at Madjax, 2nd floor Neal Soley at Madjax, 2nd floor The Holiday Gift Market, 22o S. Walnut St. Jordan Delzell at Plyspace The 20th Anniversary of First Thursday! 5pm to 8pm @ Downtown Muncie
    Light Up DWNTWN! Light Up DWNTWN! The Holiday Shop at Gordy Fine Art and Framing Co. The Holiday Shop at Gordy Fine Art and Framing Co. Madjax 1st and 2nd floor galleries Madjax 1st and 2nd floor galleries Debra Gindhart at Madjax, 2nd floor Debra Gindhart at Madjax, 2nd floor Debra Gindhart at Madjax, 2nd floor Debra Gindhart at Madjax, 2nd floor Larry Gindhart at Madjax, 2nd floor Larry Gindhart at Madjax, 2nd floor Neal Soley at Madjax, 2nd floor Neal Soley at Madjax, 2nd floor Neal Soley at Madjax, 2nd floor Neal Soley at Madjax, 2nd floor The Holiday Gift Market, 22o S. Walnut St. The Holiday Gift Market, 22o S. Walnut St. Jordan Delzell at Plyspace Jordan Delzell at Plyspace

    The 20th Anniversary of First Thursday!
    Please join us in celebrating the following events for our 20th anniversary:

    Downtown Development presents the following events for the 20th Anniversary of First Thursday:
    Light Up DWNTWN
    Spread the Christmas cheer with galleries, restaurants, retailers, and neighbors throughout DWNTWN during December’s First Thursday! At 6:00 pm, join us in Canan Commons as we officially kick off the holiday season with the tree lighting. 

    Then, every Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, there will be music & light shows at the top of every hour from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm! 

    Amazing Elf Hunt
    Some of Santa’s elves have arrived in Muncie!

    Throughout the month of December, 80 elves will be working with DWNTWN businesses to prepare for Christmas. If you look closely at storefront windows, you might just spot them!

    Can you find at least 25 elves? Fill in your Elf Tracker (coming soon for download at downtownmuncie.org/lightupdwntwn or to pick up from downtown business locations) with at least 25 of the possible 80 elves’ names and numbers and be entered to win one of five $100 cash prizes!

    Return your completed Elf Tracker by:
    - Mailing physical copies to Downtown Muncie, 120 W Charles St, Muncie, IN 47305
    - Emailing the fillable PDF to info@downtownmuncie.org
    Completed Elf Trackers must be received by January 3, 2022. Cash prize winners will be drawn and announced via Downtown Muncie Facebook Live at noon on January 6, 2022.
    This scavenger hunt is brought to you in partnership with Muncie Children's Museum's Amazing Elf Adventure.

    The Muncie Children's Museum will also be hosting its Amazing Elf Adventure Elf Training at the Holiday Gift Market (220 S. Walnut), which will involve crafts, gift-wrapping stations, and games!

    Holiday Organ Music at Downtown Churches
    Two downtown churches will welcome First Thursday visitors, Dec. 2, to hear Holiday music played on the pipe organ. Come in, sit down, warm up, and enjoy Advent/Christmas carols and pieces at either or both of these churches:

    High Street United Methodist Church, 219 S. High St.--organist: Andrea Hughes
    Grace Episcopal Church, 300 S. Madison St.--organist: Fr. Paul Jacobson

    Visit any time between 5:30 and 6:15 pm. 
    Coordinated by the American Guild of Organists, Muncie Chapter

    Book Arts Collaborative (at Madjax)
    514 E. Main
    Twentieth Anniversary: $20 hand-sewn journals
    Journals make great gifts for aspiring or accomplished writers, busy people, and folks with too much time on their hands. Give a journal this holiday season, and see what it sparks!

    Book Arts Collaborative will be open for First Thursday with letter-presses holiday cards, local interest posters (great gifts for teachers!), and blank books from pocket-sized to photo album worthy. As always, our work is hand-made but priced to sell because we love making more of it. 

    Forever Young Children’s Boutique
    125 E. Charles
    Forever Young will be open until 7:00 and will have fun specials and deals to celebrate the 20th Anniversary of First Thursday!

    Gordy Fine Art & Framing Co. 
    224 E. Main
    Gordy Fine Art & Framing Company fills its gallery with locally handmade items and readymade photo frames perfect for gift giving.  Our Holiday Shop will be open 5-8pm, First Thursday, December 2

    Gordy Fine Art and Framing is the area’s leading source for holiday gifts that are handmade locally. These include prints, jewelry, pottery, and tree ornaments. We also have readymade photo frames with easel backs that complement our photo printing and enlargement services.  Prices mostly fall between $30 to $200. From whimsical “Funcie” shirts to handcrafted mugs and plates. Paintings and prints capture Indiana’s landscapes in both traditional and contemporary styles.  Most things in the gallery are also available on our Online Store at gordyframing.com/store

    “The Holiday Shop offers great opportunities to find unique holiday gifts with a connection to the city we live in,” says Gordy owners Barbara and Carl Schafer.  “Often our customers are shopping for friends who have moved away from Muncie, or for their grown children who need something special to remember their hometown. Useful things such as mugs, bowls, and t-shirts are popular since they are used every day.”

    The show will run throughout the holiday season and new works will be 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. We also offer photo printing and enlargement services.  Business hours: Monday through Friday, 9 am – 5:30 pm, Saturday, 10 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.

    Madjax Muncie
    515 E. Main St.
    1st Floor
    Come and support the creative genius of our makers and artists during December’s First Thursdays at MADJAX. Shop small and support local. 5-8pm.

    2nd Floor
    Madjax is celebrating the 20th Anniversary of First Thursday with special art installations in our second floor galleries. This extraordinary exhibit includes long standing Muncie artists, previous Madjax artists, BSU art student, and live MUSIC. Featuring: Bob Hartley, Michael DuQuette, Neal Soley, Jill Palumbo, Alyssa Carey, Debbie Shidler, Nicholle Sanchez, Debbie Shidler, and Larry Gindhart. Celebrate ART! 5-8pm

    Erica Blair and Debra Gindhart
    Wearable ART collaboration installation features Erica Blair of Boom Vintage and Debra Gindhart Dragoo. Fabulous and beautiful objects to accessorize. Erica Blair will have a mix of fun clay bright leopard pieces and brass with semi precious gemstones. Debra will continue with her art anthem “Real Babes Recycle” her Twentieth Anniversary of First Thursday Green Glam Studio jewelry will feature Ho Ho Ho BAUBLES & Hemp pendants. Meet the artists. 5-8pm

    Gindhart at Madjax
    'Tis the season for social commentary artwork from Debra Gindhart Dragoo, longtime local artist and visual arts educator, turned curator and arts advocate m. She  has created WWJB THREE(What Would Jesus Buy 3)a visual look at the consumerism that plagues our planet and feeds our landfills. Techniques of found art, altered art, assemblage, and collage produce these telling topical images of wall art. This year’s collection is both telling and humorous.

    Debra's last First Thursday exhibit of 2021 will also include hand knitted infinity and cowl neck scarves. A collection of Gindhart fiber art combines thick and soft fibers to create colorful and functional wearable art. Some yarns are hand spun and unique.

    Debra’s Green Glam Studio jewelry will feature HO HO HO earrings and HO HO HO HEMP pendants to make your ugly Christmas sweater POP! These pieces reinforce the artist’s personal and creative anthem of “real babes recycle.”

    Larry Gindhart
    Join musician Larry Gindhart and experience the calm, gentle and luxurious, melodies of Native American Flutes, the harmonic and mystical sounds of RAV Vast melodic steel drums, and a variety of nature sounds. Relaxation, comfort and an easy peaceful feeling are hallmarks of this musical performance. Soothing, healing sounds and pleasing melodies speak to the heart as they renew, soothe and energize. 5:30-8:00pm

    Neal Soley
    Indianapolis artist Neal Soley will feature new work from his ongoing Tulip Factory project. Select pieces include works on canvas as well as a multitude of other mediums. Join the artist from 5-8 pm to celebrate 20 years of Muncie First Thursday and learn about Soley’s upcoming events and projects.

    Muncie Makers Market
    220 S. Walnut St.
    The Muncie Makers Market presents Muncie’s Annual HOLIDAY GIFT MARKET! 

    Join your community at Light Up DWNTWN and #ShopLocal on First Thursday, December 2, 2021 from 5-8p INDOORS with wonderful local Makers! We will be celebrating the season with a great night of shopping and entertainment in a new venue for us, the former Chase Bank building at 220 South Walnut Steet - now owned by Open Door Health Services - this is the big glass building on the corner of Walnut and Adams in Downtown Muncie! All INDOORS, with FREE PARKING! 

    Remember, no shipping worries when you shop here, everything is in stock and ready to go!

    THANK YOU to our Muncie Downtown Development Partnership and Open Door Health Services for supporting Muncie’s Annual HOLIDAY GIFT MARKET! 

    You’ll find the Muncie Makers Market at special events throughout our community all year!
    Please JOIN us on Facebook and Instagram:
    https://www.facebook.com/groups/1627047027524961/     

    Muncie Map Co.
    111 E. Adams
    Muncie Map Co will have their expanded holiday selection on hand, with ten different shirt designs in stock plus dozens of new special gift items. The shop will be open with extended hours plus MMC will have a booth at the Holiday Gift Market with some exclusive goodies there. 

    PlySpace
    608 E. Main
    Muncie Arts/ Plyspace welcome Plyspace Resident Jordan Delzell:

    PlySpace, the artist in residence program of the Muncie Arts and Culture Council (MuncieArts) welcomes Fall 2021 Resident Jordan Delzell. Jordan Delzell is a visual artist, researcher and recycler. Through foraging, collecting and scavenging material she reroutes items from the waste stream to sites of deep study and care. She creates objects, installations, images and interactions. While in residence Jordan will offer multiple opportunities to learn more about the art of paper recycling.

    For First Thursday, Jordan Delzell will transform the PlySpace gallery (608 E Main Street, Muncie) into a recycling center where the Muncie community can drop off paper materials to be recycled and learn about paper-making with recycled materials. Stop by from 5-8pm. 

    About the Artist:
    Born in Morning Sun, Iowa, Jordan Delzell moved to New York City to study Integrated Design, a practice merging visual art, design and psychology. In 2017 she lived and worked at Elsewhere Museum, a museum and collective living experiment in a former thrift store in North Carolina. In 2019 she relocated to Kansas City, where she has continued work focused on paper-making with recycled paper. She has facilitated the collective recycling of paper through poetic workshops in unconventional spaces: garages turned schools and storefronts turned art galleries. She currently lives and works on an urban homestead where she grows food and fiber and is actively learning the art of seed-saving.

    The Shoppe by Pink Leaf
    108 S. Walnut St.
    Get a head start on your holiday baking this year! The Shoppe by Pink Leaf offers a variety of organic spices, teas, kitchen supplies, handmade jewelry and more, which make perfect gifts for the holiday season. Plus, our holiday favorites are 25% off! Come see what all the buzz is about!

Mar 25, 2022

Friday

Mar 27, 2022

Sunday

Apr 7, 2022

Thursday

  • Earth Thursday at Canan Commons Alfredo Marin-Carle at Gordy Fine Art and Framing Co. First Thursday at Madjax John Burton and Debra Gindhart Dragoo, Madjax, 2nd floor Ron Richcreek, Madjax Ron Richcreek, Madjax Diane Burrell, Muncie Artist's Guild Diane Burrell, Muncie Artist's Guild Will Mueller at Muncie Makes Lab Will Mueller at Muncie Makes Lab Derek Spencer at Plyspace April's First Thursday 5pm to 8pm @ Downtown Muncie
    Earth Thursday at Canan Commons Earth Thursday at Canan Commons Alfredo Marin-Carle at Gordy Fine Art and Framing Co. Alfredo Marin-Carle at Gordy Fine Art and Framing Co. First Thursday at Madjax First Thursday at Madjax John Burton and Debra Gindhart Dragoo, Madjax, 2nd floor John Burton and Debra Gindhart Dragoo, Madjax, 2nd floor Ron Richcreek, Madjax Ron Richcreek, Madjax Ron Richcreek, Madjax Ron Richcreek, Madjax Diane Burrell, Muncie Artist's Guild Diane Burrell, Muncie Artist's Guild "Artist-of-the-Month" Diane Burrell, Muncie Artist's Guild Diane Burrell, Muncie Artist's Guild "Artist-of-the-Month" Will Mueller at Muncie Makes Lab Will Mueller at Muncie Makes Lab Will Mueller at Muncie Makes Lab Will Mueller at Muncie Makes Lab Derek Spencer at Plyspace Derek Spencer at Plyspace

    Please join us in celebrating Earth Day for April’s First Thursday with a number of Earth Day-themed events!

    Canan Commons
    500 S. Walnut St.
    Earth Thursday at Canan Commons!
    Earth Day is Friday, April 22nd but you don’t have to wait to celebrate it! Come join your friends and neighbors in a special celebration of environmental arts and education. 

    There will be activities at Canan Commons and sites throughout downtown Muncie from 5-8 pm. Featuring:

    -“Healthy Kids” program activities inside the YMCA and at Canan Commons. 
    -A scavenger hunt hosted by the Audubon Society of Muncie
    -Register to “Chalk Up” a square of the sidewalk at Canan Commons. Prizes for best design in each category
    -Solar Cooking demonstration on the green at Canan Commons (vegetarian friendly)
    -And as usual, fine art from local artists at businesses and galleries and businesses throughout downtown Muncie

    Hosted by Muncie Downtown Development, Muncie Chapters of the YMCA, the Audubon Society, and Madjax. 

    Book Arts Collaborative (at Madjax)
    514 E. Main
    Book Arts Collaborative will be in the shop working on final projects during First Thursday if anyone wants to stop in to watch or ask questions.

    Cornerstone Center for the Arts
    520 E. Main
    Cornerstone Center for the Arts will host an exhibition by Matt Blanchfield titled “Befuddled Redux.” The artist states: “I paint and draw whatever draws my or my wife's interest, from fantasy to realism and back to abstraction.” Blanchfield’s show will be in the 2nd floor gallery at Cornerstone.

    Gordy Fine Art & Framing Co. 
    224 E. Main
    Gordy Fine Art and Framing will open an exhibition and sale of new paintings and sculpture by Alfredo Marín-Carle, Thursday April 7th, 5-8 pm. Marín-Carle joined the faculty at Ball State University in 1985. 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. Light refreshments will be served and the public is invited to attend. 

    At 6:15 the artist will give a 10-15 minute presentation about his work and answer questions. 

    Visions, the title of the exhibit, states simply that these works of art convey what the artist sees, reflecting his lifetime fascination with eastern philosophies. “In the process of creation, I experience the Buddhist concept of interdependence,” says Marín-Carle, “that nothing exists on its own.” The artist builds up layers and then sands them down. He uses stencils to apply forms and shapes, then rubs them with chemicals and carves deep and aggressive marks that disturb their clarity. In this way he is exploring the creation and destruction always going on around us.

    The show will be on view with works for sale through May 28. 

    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, 10 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.

    Madjax Muncie
    515 E. Main St.
    Join us as we celebrate EARTH DAY EARLY! First Thursdays at MADJAX celebrates local Artists and Makers in our community too. Enjoy an evening with family and friends. Have some fun during April FIRST THURSDAYS AT MADJAX. Come and support the creative genius and talents of our amazing POPUP artists, tenant artists, and makers during gallery walk at Madjax Muncie. 

    First and Second Floor Galleries:
    Drinking Bear Forge/Jacob Buck Price
    Tom Stader
    Angel Gillette 
    Debra Gindhart Dragoo & John Burton Monochrome: BLACK - WHITE 
    Foto Therapy 
    Georedt Michael Huggins 
    DIY workshops AND more!
    Support The Guardian Brewery too! 
    5-8pm. Enjoy & celebrate locally made arts and unique gifts including painted artwork, jewelry, scarves, hand decorated eggs, baked goods and more! Parking is available in our lot at the corner of Jackson and Monroe, and at the corner of Main and Monroe.

    Additional information about Madjax artists is listed below:

    John Burton and Debra Gindhart Dragoo:
    Monochrome: BLACK | WHITE: Drawing and aerosol painting in black and white is a radical new look at what happens when artists John Burton and Debra Gindhart Dragoo cast aside the color spectrum and focus on the visual power of black, white, and everything in between. John and Debra’s collaboration in Monochrome: Black | White, is an exhibit of paintings, and drawings and united by their monochromatic palettes. Meet the artists. 5-7pm. 

    Ron Richcreek
    Ron Richcreek will be setting up his pottery tables at MadJax First Thursday on April 7th. Porcelain and Stoneware pieces large and small at reasonable prices. Pieces for gifts or for your own personal pleasure. Come to MadJax, April 7th and support your local artists.

    Muncie Artist’s Guild
    Various locations
    The Muncie Artist’s Guild’s “Artist-of-the-Month for April” is Diane Burrell!

    Diane is a painter, enamelist, and teacher, and her work will be on display in various locations throughout the city including Old National Bank, Northwest Bank, Hazelwood Hair Salon, Rosebud Coffee House, and Vera Mae’s.

    Diane’s life as an artist has evolved over 50 years, yet the source of inspiration has remained constant. She is affected by her surroundings where she lives and works in her home studio on a lake in North Anderson.  The abundant ever-present fodder, wildlife, deer, blue herons, eagles, osprey, waterfowl, and fish provide a constant source of tranquility, and subject matter, which is revealed through the exploration and use of color in multiple layers of paint or enameling, (which is Glass fired onto metal at 1,450 degrees.) Other sources for subject matter come from her dedication to serving others through a food assistance program at Trinity Episcopal church.  She is energized by sharing her experiences through teaching and displaying her art.

    Diane is a graduate from Ball State University in 1988. She continued her graduate work through 1995. She is an art teacher with an emphasis in painting and metal design and enameling.  Diane taught art at Daleville Community Schools and is retired from South Madison School Corporation in Pendleton Indiana.  She continues to teach classes in painting and enameling to all ages at Pendleton Artist Society, Gallery 119 on a regular basis. 

    Diane has won numerous awards from, the Indiana State fair, Madison County Artist Society, Pendleton Artist Society, Muncie Artist Guild and was accepted in the Hoosier Salon.

    More information is available by contacting Diane at dienamel@gmail.com or 765-617-2853

    Muncie Makes Lab
    628 S. Walnut
    William Mueller is an MFA Candidate at Ball State University. His thesis exhibition ‘Operating Cost’ is a collection of works with a narrative of how public relation, marketing, and advertising campaigns can persuade the public opinion and how we as consumers are to handle that information. The work is constructed primarily with cast concrete, a material that is known for its aesthetic value in modern architecture. This material is viewed as strong, resilient, and sustainable when in fact it can be brittle, require frequent maintenance, and is the third leading contributor to greenhouse gases. Our perception of the world around us is not always correct and quite often, it is shaped by firms that seek to do so for ulterior motives. This work challenges the viewer to think critically about the information that we take for granted.  

    PlySpace
    608 E. Main
    PlySpace, the artist in residence program of the Muncie Arts and Culture Council (MuncieArts) in collaboration with the Ball State Department of Theatre and Dance, presents an open rehearsal by PlySpace ResidentFellow in Theatre,Derek Spencer.

    Derek Spencer (Los Angeles, CA) will direct his cast and crew through an open rehearsal at 7pm on Thursday, April 7th in the PlySpace Gallery (608 E Main Street). In preparation for their upcoming performance, the cast is seeking audience members to join them for a brief interactive and immersive practice. No prior experience is required. This event is free and open to the public, but seating is limited. Masks are recommended, but not required. From 5pm to 7pm, the gallery will be open for the public to visit with Derek and the cast prior to their rehearsal. Light refreshments will be provided at this time.

    While at PlySpace, Derek has been working with acting students from Ball State University’s Department of Theater and Dance, led by teaching professor Veronica Santoyo, to create a devised adaptation of The Eumenides by Aeschylus as his community collaborative project. This performance will be presentedto the public in a short run from April 21-24 at Cornerstone Centerfor the Arts. Learn more about the performance at plyspace.org/events.

    Derek is the founder and artistic director of Ceaseless Fun, an LA-based immersive performance company operating since 2016. Select projects with Ceaseless Fun include: Everyone Agrees it’s about to Explode (2020), The Stars (2018), They Who Saw the Deep (2018), and Agnosia (2018). Derek served as a board member for the League of Experiential and Immersive Artists from 2017-2021 and currently runs an intermittent ensemble devising jam called Soft Focus. In 2014 he received his B.A. in Philosophy and Public Policy from the University of Chicago.

    For more information about this and other Spring Term events, visit our website, www.PlySpace.org or the PlySpace Facebook page. Questions or comments about the PlySpaceResidency Program, events,and community collaborations can be directed to the Muncie Arts & Culture Council 608 E. Main St. Muncie, IN 47305 www.munciearts.org

    The Shoppe by Pink Leaf
    108 S. Walnut St.
    Spring is finally here! Start your garden and beautify your home with our artist-designed seed packs of flowers and veggies. Buy three packs of seeds, get one free!

     

Apr 23, 2022

Saturday

Apr 24, 2022

Sunday

Apr 26, 2022

Tuesday

May 5, 2022

Thursday

  • Once Upon a Muncie Mystery, Canan Commons Cara Wahlers will perform at Book Arts Collaborative Students working at Book Arts Collaborative Mom's Night Out at Forever Young Children's Boutique Alfredo Marin-Carle at Gordy Fine Art and Framing Co. Conservation Tales: Central America at Made in Muncie Abbey Jessup and Brooke Ackerman at Made in Muncie First Thursday at Madjax Debra Gindhart Dragoo and Debra Mae Shidler at Madjax, 2nd floor Ron Richcreek at Madjax Collage Creating at Madjax, 2nd floor Marta Stephens, Muncie Artist's Guild's Artist of the Month (showing at various locations) May's First Thursday (full listing) 5pm to 8pm @ Downtown Muncie
    Once Upon a Muncie Mystery, Canan Commons Once Upon a Muncie Mystery, Canan Commons Cara Wahlers will perform at Book Arts Collaborative Cara Wahlers will perform at Book Arts Collaborative Students working at Book Arts Collaborative Students working at Book Arts Collaborative Mom's Night Out at Forever Young Children's Boutique Mom's Night Out at Forever Young Children's Boutique Alfredo Marin-Carle at Gordy Fine Art and Framing Co. Alfredo Marin-Carle at Gordy Fine Art and Framing Co. Conservation Tales: Central America at Made in Muncie Conservation Tales: Central America at Made in Muncie Abbey Jessup and Brooke Ackerman at Made in Muncie Abbey Jessup and Brooke Ackerman at Made in Muncie First Thursday at Madjax First Thursday at Madjax Debra Gindhart Dragoo and Debra Mae Shidler at Madjax, 2nd floor Debra Gindhart Dragoo and Debra Mae Shidler at Madjax, 2nd floor Ron Richcreek at Madjax Ron Richcreek at Madjax Collage Creating at Madjax, 2nd floor Collage Creating at Madjax, 2nd floor Marta Stephens, Muncie Artist's Guild's Artist of the Month (showing at various locations) Marta Stephens, Muncie Artist's Guild's Artist of the Month (showing at various locations) "Cinematic Environments" at Muncie Makes Lab "The Final: This is (not) a Sign" at Muncie Makes Lab

    Downtown Development
    Once Upon a Muncie Mystery, Canan Commons
    A Crime- pretend crime, of course- has been committed and we need your help finding the culprit! Princess Snow White has been put under a mysterious sleeping curse by someone living in the Enchanted Forest! The Fairy Godmother needs your help to figure out who committed this crime and what they used to put her to sleep, so she can reverse the spell. Come out to Canan Commons on Thursday May 5th for First Thursday and put your investigative skills to work for the chance to win some great prizes! 5-6:30pm

    Clue locations:
    Downtown Farm Stand
    Sea Salt & Cinnamon
    Accutech
    The Hayloft Boutique
    Open Door Health Services
    Toys Forever Models & Hobbies
    Twin Archer Brewpub
    Jesse Anderson State Farm Insurance
    Muncie Visitors Bureau

    Correctly solved crime trackers will be entered into a drawing for the following prizes:
    Muncie Children's Museum Annual Family Pass
    Sea Salt & Cinnamon Gift Certificate
    Courtyard Marriott at the Horizon Convention Center 1 Overnight Stay
    HeidiJHale Gift Certificate
    Twin Archer Brewpub Gift Certificate
    Muncie Civic Theater 2 sets of 4 tickets to see Shrek
    DWNTWN Gift Bag
    BSU Gift Bag

    Book Arts Collaborative (at Madjax)
    514 E. Main
    Our very last First Thursday is going to be our best ever! Singer/song-writer Cara Wahlers will be performing in our shop; our students will ALL be there with their final "opus" projects that demonstrate what they have learned during their apprenticeship at Book Arts Collaborative, and we'll have "celebrity judges" including all of the authors we have printed at Book Arts Collaborative Press there to decide which projects gain immortality in the Special Collections at Bracken Library. Oh, and there will be cookies.

    Cornerstone Center for the Arts
    520 E. Main
    Presented by PrimeTrust Federal Credit Union and Cornerstone Center for the Arts, the 2022 Muncie Young Artist Exhibition Juried Art Competition is a celebration of young artists throughout Delaware County. 

    The theme of the 2022 Young Artist Exhibition Juried Art Competition is “My Community”. Over the past two years, our understanding of community has shifted as every aspect of our lives has changed from the familiar, to the digital unknown, to something completely different, a mix of the before-times and the future. Through it all, we have had our community - whether it was learning something new with our classmates on Zoom, having socially distanced holiday dinners, or getting back outside to play with our friends for what felt like the first time in forever, we had each other to get through this unprecedented time in our lives.

    Contestants are invited to submit up to two (2) works of art in the following categories: 2D (painting, drawing), 3D (sculpture, fiber arts, ceramics), and Intermedia (photography, videography, digital animation). No more than two submissions will be accepted per student. Entry is open through Friday, April 1st 2022.

    Winning artworks will be displayed in the Judith Barnes Memorial Gallery at Cornerstone Center for the Arts beginning May 5th. The YAE Awards Ceremony will take place Friday, May 20th from 5-8 PM in the Auditorium at Cornerstone Center for the Arts.

    Downtown Farm Stand
    125 E. Main
    First Thursday at The Downtown Farm Stand will feature an event in the new Farm Stand Second Story Lounge! The theme is Jazz with Cocktails inspired from Mexico. We will host a Ball State student jazz quintet, all are members of the BSU Jazz Ensemble. They will be playing a selection of jazz tunes that will appeal to everyone no matter what their experience level is with Jazz! 

    We will be rolling out our first peek at our new craft cocktails selection from all fresh and organic ingredients! Fresh squeezed Margaritas will of course be on the menu, along with a full craft liquor selection, beer and wine, and delicious non-alcoholic beverages. Our menu will include fresh preparations of light dishes inspired by the cuisine of Mexico and the Cinco de Mayo holiday! We invite everyone out to experience a first glimpse at a new bar and restaurant venue in downtown Muncie that will be embracing live music, craft cocktails, and fine food! This event is 21 and over. Event starts at 5 pm

    Forever Young Children’s Boutique
    125 E. Charles
    Forever Young will be open with a Ladies Night Out from 5-8:00. Let's Celebrate the ladies in our life. Attached event picture. 

    Gordy Fine Art & Framing Co. 
    224 E. Main
    Gordy Fine Art and Framing will celebrate an exhibition and sale of new paintings and sculpture by Alfredo Marín-Carle, Thursday May 5th, 5-8pm. Marín-Carle joined the faculty at Ball State University in 1985. He is now Associate Professor Emeritus and resides in Indianapolis. Light refreshments will be served, and the public is invited to attend. 

    Visions, the title of the exhibit, states simply that these works of art convey what the artist sees, reflecting his lifetime fascination with eastern philosophies. “In the process of creation, I experience the Buddhist concept of interdependence,” says Marín-Carle, “that nothing exists on its own.” The artist builds up layers and then sands them down. He uses stencils to apply forms and shapes, then rubs them with chemicals and carves deep and aggressive marks that disturb their clarity. In this way he is exploring the creation and destruction always going on around us.

    The show will be on view with works for sale through May 28. 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, 10 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

    Made in Muncie
    313 S. Walnut
    There will be THREE EXHIBITIONS celebrating Conservation Tales and its Artists at Made in Muncie: 

    Conservation Tales: Central America Series
    ART 370 Art Immersive Spring 2022
    Made in Muncie, 313 S. Walnut Street, Muncie IN
    First Thursday: May 5, 2022, from 5–8 pm

    Exhibition of artwork from the upcoming Conservation Tales books on Macaws and Sloths. Meet the team of illustrators, graphic designers, photographers, and science storytellers will be available to answer questions about the creative process; includes activities for children and book sales. The design team includes: Brooke Ackerman, Sunnie Berning, Cydney Davidson, Kami Geron, Abbey Jessup, Karina Kasmauskis, Sara Misak, Rhiannon Morrison-Naylor, Ashley Owens, Laine Powell, Zoe Scherer, Allison Smiley.

    Faculty mentors: Tom McConnell, Biology and Barbara Giorgio-Booher, School of Art

    Abbey Jessup & Brooke Ackerman Photography
    Made in Muncie, 313 S. Walnut Street, Muncie IN
    First Thursday: May 5, 2022, from 5–8 pm
    Special exhibition featuring photographs by Abbey Jessup and Brooke Ackerman in partnership with the Cincinnati Zoo, Zoo Knoxville, and Indianapolis Zoo for the Conservation Tales books series.

    Sara Misak: Creative Honors Thesis
    Made in Muncie, 313 S. Walnut Street, Muncie IN
    First Thursday: May 5, 2022, from 5–8 pm
    Meet Tré! Sara Misak completed a life-size model of a sloth for her Creative Honors Thesis. This model was created with anatomically accurate features of a brown-throated three-fingered sloth. Alongside the model, she has created educational materials about sloths for conservation of the animals. Come to First Thursday to learn more about her project or play the "What's that Smell?" Scent guessing game.

    Madjax Muncie
    515 E. Main St.
    Join us as we celebrate our local artists, makers, and musicians. First Thursdays at MADJAX is a fun evening with family and friends. Gallery walk your way around our first and second floor galleries. Enjoy DIY activities for everyone!

    Popup artists and makers: Maevyn Stone harpist & vocalist, Tom Stader, Angel Gillette, Johnny Woods, Georedt Michael Huggins, Debra Gindhart Dragoo & Debra Mae Shidler, AEROSOL ART COLLABORATION AND more!

    Support The Guardian Brewery too! First and Second floor galleries, 5-8pm. Enjoy & celebrate locally made arts, unique gifts, including paintings, ceramics, clothing, photography, wood carvings, jewelry, baked goods and more! Parking is available in our lot at the corner of Jackson and Monroe, and at the corner of Main and Monroe.

    Also showing at Madjax:

    Debra Gindhart Dragoo & Debra Mae Shidler
    Debra Gindhart Dragoo is a installation, public artist, community curator, and arts advocate. Former visual arts educator and long-standing community arts program developer. Gindhart’s aerosol work has been shown locally, in Indianapolis, and sold nationally.  She discovered spray can paintings in a gallery setting ten years ago. Her aerosol inspirations come from Joy Hernandez-Butler, Banksy, and Mr. Brainwash. Excited for this opportunity to collaborate with Debra Mae Shidler. Shidler is exploring texture and rhythm through paint design. She has previously exhibited at Madjax and throughout East Central Indiana. Meet the artists, Second floor/Gindhart at Madjax, 5-8pm.

    Ron Richcreek 
    Ron Richcreek will be setting up at MadJax for the First Thursday in May.  He will be bringing new items in Porcelain and in Stoneware. Come to MadJax and shop around for Mother's Day or just something for yourself.  May 5th from 5 to 8 pm.

    DIY Collage!
    Collage creating @madjaxmuncie with @gindhart_madjax during May First Thursdays at Madjax $10 all supplies included 5-5-22 5-7 ages 10-adults Madjax 515 East Main Street second floor galleries $10 all supplies included reserve your spot pay with Venmo OR PayPal @DebraDragoo

    Muncie Artist’s Guild
    Various locations
    The Muncie Artists Guild's Artist of the Month is Marta Stephens!
    Her work will be on view at the following locations downtown: 
    Vera Mae's, Northwest Bank, Old National, Rose Bud Coffeehouse, and Parlour.

    Marta Stephens was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina, but has called Indiana her home since the age of four. Her formal art education includes courses at U.C.L.A, the Pasadena Art Center College of Design, and Ball State University.  However, while at Ball State, she changed her major and earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Journalism/Public Relations in 2001. 

    Marta has been painting for over 40 years. She is an active member of the Muncie Artists Guild since 2018 and has won several awards for her artwork. Her painting style has continuously evolved through experimentation and studying works of contemporary and traditional impressionist artists. She remains open to learning new techniques. Thus, this self-taught artist’s style is in a constant state of development. 

    She has worked with a variety of mediums including ink, washes, clay, and charcoals. Several years later she began exploring oils and acrylics. The subject matters of her paintings are primarily still lifes and landscapes. Gardening is one of her other creative passions, so inspiration often comes from nature and the study of light, shadows, and textures.

    Marta is also a published author of crime mystery novels all of which have received several awards and recognitions over the years. Her recent publication in 2021 is an anthology of short mysteries. Marta retired in 2020 from Ball State University, Human Resources, after 41 years. Since then, she has pursued her life-long passion—art.

    For more information about Marta’s artwork and novels, visit www.mstephensbooks.com. Follow her on Facebook, https://www.facebook.com/marta.stephens2/. 

    Muncie Makes Lab
    628 S. Walnut
    Join Muncie Makes Lab from 6-9pm for two exhibitions:
    Cinematic Environments
    Cinematic Environments is an exhibition of short films centered around world-building that occupies the fuzzy space between realism and speculation. Students from the Department of Architecture, within the College of Architecture Planning at Ball State University, produced films by photographing small scale, detailed models using cinematic techniques utilized by Hollywood. Through filmic representation, the projects aimed to present immersive atmospheres without the use of narrative or dialogue. 

    Students presenting work: Maarten Bergsma, Favian Cervantes, Charlie Davis, Alli Gerardot, Tessa Hill, Camden Hochgesang, Kevin Hundt, Allison Loth, Assumpta Nyein, Seong Joon Park, Elliot Shide, Long Tram, Barbara Wiley, and Isaac Wilson.

    The Final: This is (not) a Sign
    An exhibition of Neon work including both sculptural and sign based forms from the current Ball State Neon Class. Students include: Caitlyn Brown, Angelica Lavergne, Katrina Mitchell, Erica O’Connor, Kat Pendleton, Steven Polchinski, Victoria Stout, and Bethany Uremovich.

    Muncie Map Co.
    111 E. Adams
    Muncie Map Co. will be revealing the long-awaited update to the Ultimate Muncie Map. A follow-up to the 2019 map of the same name, the 2022 edition is all new, including updated and additional details in a refined aesthetic to create the finest map of Muncie ever produced. A limited number of copies will be available for purchase on First Thursday. Visitors will also be able to peruse the Local Business Hall of Fame, a growing collection of graphics from legendary Muncie establishments of the past, available to order on a wide range of apparel and other products.

    The Shoppe by Pink Leaf
    108 S. Walnut St.
    Mother's Day is almost here! Come check out our beautiful Mother's Day baskets and other unique gifts for the women in your life. Take advantage of in-store specials including 10% off a locally-designed and created Mother's Day card with the purchase of any basket.

     

     

Jun 2, 2022

Thursday

Jul 13, 2022

Wednesday

Oct 6, 2022

Thursday

  • Artswalk 2022 Karen Fisher and the Muncie Artists Guild at Cornerstone Center for the Arts Specials at Debbie's Handmade Soap Ty Morton at The Fickle Peach Carrie Wright at Gordy Fine Art and Framing Co. Cocktail hour with Inland Interior Design Artswalk at Madjax Artswalk at Madjax Artswalk at Madjax LUMPLAND at Muncie Makes Lab Muncie Map Co. Rigel Jackson at the Patterson Building, 3rd floor Special fall sale at The Shoppe at Pink Leaf Fall Yart 2022 Artswalk 2022 (full listing) 5pm to 9pm @ Downtown Muncie
    Artswalk 2022 Artswalk 2022 Karen Fisher and the Muncie Artists Guild at Cornerstone Center for the Arts Karen Fisher and the Muncie Artists Guild at Cornerstone Center for the Arts Specials at Debbie's Handmade Soap Specials at Debbie's Handmade Soap Ty Morton at The Fickle Peach Ty Morton at The Fickle Peach Carrie Wright at Gordy Fine Art and Framing Co. Carrie Wright at Gordy Fine Art and Framing Co. Cocktail hour with Inland Interior Design Cocktail hour with Inland Interior Design Artswalk at Madjax Artswalk at Madjax Artswalk at Madjax Artswalk at Madjax Artswalk at Madjax Artswalk at Madjax LUMPLAND at Muncie Makes Lab LUMPLAND at Muncie Makes Lab Muncie Map Co. Muncie Map Co. Rigel Jackson at the Patterson Building, 3rd floor Rigel Jackson at the Patterson Building, 3rd floor Special fall sale at The Shoppe at Pink Leaf Special fall sale at The Shoppe at Pink Leaf Fall Yart 2022 Fall Yart 2022

    A special edition of First Thursday, October ArtsWalk: It's a Three Ring Circus will feature unique arts, dazzling shows, and delicious food! October ArtsWalk is sponsored by: the MuncieArts & Culture Council as well as Ball State University College of Fine Arts. 

    Unique Arts: 
    Throughout the evening, art exhibitions will be taking place featuring local and visiting artisans in various media at Madjax, Gordy Fine Art & Framing, and other galleries throughout DWNTWN. YART, a yard sale for art, will also be on site with a wide variety of local makers and artisans, all with art priced under $40 at Canan Commons. 

    Dazzling Shows:
    Sponsored by the Community Foundation of Muncie & Delaware County, Mr. Daniel Sings, a children's show, will take place at Canan Commons from 5:00 - 6:00pm. 

    More entertainment for the whole family you won't want to miss will consist of Visual Vivacity & Her Variety Circus! Circus shows such as Roaming Stilt-walkers on the streets 6-7:30pm, Partner Acro 6–6:30pm, Balloon Art 6:40-7:30pm, and Character Actors 6:40-7:20pm, and a final show at 7:30-8:00pm will take place at Canan Commons.

    Chris Taylor, Certified Bob Ross Instructor, will demonstrate their techniques near the Caffeinery 5-8:00pm. 

    Performances by George Wolfe & America's Hometown Band Jazz Combo will take place next to Dave's Alley from 6:00-7:00pm. Additional featured performances will fill the evening such as Aerial Annex, Muncie Ballet Studio, and BSU Theater Students! 

    Delicious Food:
    Soup Crawl PrimeTrust FCU is back this year with the fan-fave event benefiting Second Harvest Food Bank. Purchase your $20 ticket and sample 20 incredible soups.

    Sample street fare and drinks from local food trucks or stop in at your favorite DWNTWN eatery for a bite.

    Parking is available in the Parking Garage located next to the Horizon Convention Center and Courtyard Marriott. Enter west of the hotel off of Liberty Street or south of the roundabout off of Victor Street 

    Additional information on Artswalk events is listed below:

    The Clubhouse at Accutech
    115 S. Walnut
    The Clubhouse will have an outside bar with specialty cocktails and we will be serving ribs.

    Cornerstone Center for the Arts
    520 E. Main
    Cornerstone Center for The Arts will be presenting art by current members of the Muncie Artist’s Guild, including work by Karen Fisher. 

    Debbie’s Handmade Soap
    108 S. Walnut
    Debbie’s Handmade Soap will have the following specials for Artswalk: Buy 4 Bath Bombs get the 5th Free! Buy 9 soaps get the 10th Free! Enter Drawing for $100 gift Basket!

    The Fickle Peach (21+)
    117 E. Charles
    The Fickle Peach will host a photography show by Ty Morton called “The Sky’s the Limit,” a series of aerial photography, most of which is from right here at home. It will be on display all month at the Fickle Peach. 

    Gordy Fine Art & Framing Co. 
    224 E. Main
    Gordy Fine Art and Framing will host the opening party for A New Intimacy: Power of Eliminating Words from the Conversation which highlights the painted silk works of Muncie artist, Carrie Wright. An artist talk will take place at 6:15. Refreshments will be served. Works will be on sale through October 29.

    Inland Interior Design
    109 E. Main St.
    To follow the theme of three ring circus, Inland Interior Design will also be celebrating its 3 year Anniversary! Find us not only in our main store location, 109 E Main Street, where we will be having a cocktail hour with live music and sales, but we will also be at the North Church Venue where we will be partaking in the One Night at Salem event. Come and celebrate with us on this special night!

    Madjax Muncie
    515 E. Main St.
    Visit Madjax during Artswalk for live music, art and design exhibitions, handmade goods, and maker demonstrations and activities for all ages! Carve pumpkins with the East Central Neighborhood Association, press your own mug in the Madjax Design Lab, and make your own mini catapult with Tom Steiner. View design projects by Ball State architecture students in the courtyard, pottery demonstrations by ClayWood Art Pottery, and the intergenerational art exhibition “Tie Dye and Boo Baubles” by Debra Gindhart Dragoo and Arie Hammond. Hear live music by KLS Digital and Lovesick Moan, and find handmade goods for sale by Beyond I CAN and our Madjax vendors. Visit The Guardian Brewing Co for pizza, craft beer, live music by The Jar Community Church, and artwork by local artists. Learn more at madjax.org/events.

    Muncie Makes Lab
    628 S. Walnut
    Muncie Makes Lab will be hosting a group exhibition curated by artists Grif Williams and Lexi Musselman. The show, LUMPLAND, will feature local artists and their strange and wild creations. Come by and see the freak show from 5-8pm!

    Muncie Map Co.
    111 E. Adams
    First Thursday will see the release of our new Basic Indiana Map, an all-new reference map from Muncie Map Co. This map features counties, cities and towns, highway, state parks and recreation areas, and many points of interest, the Basic Indiana Map is an attractive reference suitable for home or office. We’ll also be featuring a newly restored 1854 map of Indianapolis, and all sweatshirts and hoodies are $3.50 off. Open extended hours until 8pm.

    The North Church Venue
    400 E. North St.
    One Night in Salem: Makers Market and Eerie Fun!: Come join us at The North Church Venue on October 6th from 5-8 PM for First Thursday! We will have food, cash bar, live music, and LOTS of vendors. Tickets are $2.50 in advance or $3.50 at the door (scan to purchase), 20% of ticket sales goes to Yorktown Council for the Arts.

    Open Door Health Services
    220 S. Walnut
    Open Door Health Services will offer free coloring pages and crayons, featuring health tips from Dr. Kari Kendall of Open Door Pediatrics. Free at-home COVID-19 test kits will be distributed. Activities take place 5-7 p.m. outside Open Door's administrative site at 220 S. Walnut. 

    Patterson Building, 3rd Floor
    108 S Walnut St.
    There will be an exhibition of work by Rigel Jackson on the 3rd floor of the Patterson Building. The show is called “The Empowered Portraits Exhibition” featuring photographs of 40 women 40 and better. 

    The Shoppe by Pink Leaf
    108 S. Walnut St.
    Fall is in the air, which means soup season is upon us! Join us at Pink Leaf for deals on soup helpers and spices to elevate your comforting creations. Samples of our latest mocktail line will be available in the lobby along with local author Laurie Lunsford signing her books!

    YART
    Canan Commons, 500 S. Walnut St.
    YART is a Yard Sale for Art! The Fall 2022 Muncie YART will be held in conjunction with the 2022 ArtsWalk on Thursday, October 6th, from 5-8p. You can find YART and LIVE performances at Canan Commons, Muncie's great urban greenspace park and amphitheater by the roundabout on South Walnut Street. YART encourages interaction between our 150 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!

     

  • The Fall 2022 Muncie YART 5pm to 8pm @ Canan Commons 500 S. Walnut St

    Muncie, Indiana – 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, and coincides with ArtsWalk. The Fall 2022 Muncie YART is scheduled for the evening of Thursday, October 6th!

     

    This community art sale, with a goal of making art affordable and accessible to everyone, brings together Artists and Art patrons in a casual and unique setting. The Fall 2022 Muncie YART will be held in conjunction with the 2022 ArtsWalk on Thursday, October 6th, from 5-8p. You can find YART and LIVE music performances at Canan Commons, Muncie's great urban greenspace park and amphitheater by 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 pandemic-safe 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! 

     

    The 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.

     

    The Fall 2022 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!

     

    Outdoor fun for all ages - YART and 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 City of Muncie for their generous support! YART is an all-volunteer, zero-budget, community event. THANK YOU!

     

    LIKE Muncie YART on FaceBook:

    https://www.facebook.com/pages/Muncie-Yart/156725934394407

Nov 3, 2022

Thursday