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Sep 1, 2022

Thursday

  • Jannell Summers at Gordy Fine Art and Framing Co. Madjax Tenant Artists Spotlight Maude and Me, by Debra Gindhart and Maude Jennings, Madjax, 2nd floor Gringo Gadjo at Madjax Jerry Wire, Muncie Artist's Guild The Muncie Makers Market Jon Rees at Muncie Makes Lab Muncie Map Co. September's First Thursday (full listing) 5pm to 8pm @ Downtown Muncie
    Jannell Summers at Gordy Fine Art and Framing Co. Jannell Summers at Gordy Fine Art and Framing Co. Madjax Tenant Artists Spotlight Madjax Tenant Artists Spotlight Maude and Me, by Debra Gindhart and Maude Jennings, Madjax, 2nd floor Maude and Me, by Debra Gindhart and Maude Jennings, Madjax, 2nd floor Gringo Gadjo at Madjax Gringo Gadjo at Madjax Jerry Wire, Muncie Artist's Guild Jerry Wire, Muncie Artist's Guild "Artist of the Month" The Muncie Makers Market The Muncie Makers Market Jon Rees at Muncie Makes Lab Jon Rees at Muncie Makes Lab Muncie Map Co. Muncie Map Co.

    Cornerstone Center for the Arts
    520 E. Main
    Cornerstone Center for the Arts will be showing work by Nicholle Sanchez. The show is titled “Rebel Girl, the death of a people pleaser,” a series of mostly acrylic paintings focusing on the need to disassimilate from society's standards of what is or isn't proper social norms. With the unwillingness to let our real and valid anger be diffused, with the tagline: I hope this series punches you in the mouth,I hope you feel it and I hope it hurts.

    Gordy Fine Art & Framing Co. 
    224 E. Main
    Gordy Fine Art & Framing final party for Making Their Mark: Four Artists Thursday September 1, 5-8pm. 
    Gordy Fine Art and Framing is honored to celebrate the 5th anniversary of On the Mark, For the City, the colorful mural on the Mark III Tap Room, with an exhibition and sale of artworks by the four artists who planned, designed, and painted that mural.  The final party for this exhibition will be First Thursday, September 1 from 5 to 8 pm.

    Following the tragic events at the Orlando Pulse Nightclub in 2016, JoAnna Darda, Braydee Euliss, Faith Kellermeyer, and Jannell Summers were inspired to work hand-in-hand to create a piece of public art that would illustrate Muncie’s acceptance of and support for people of all backgrounds. These four women artists raised the funds, figured out the logistics, designed and painted the mural. Throughout the process they invited the community to help in the creation of the mural.

    Making Their Mark looks at each of these women as artists. JoAnna, a textile artist, focuses on color, texture, and function. Braydee is a visual artist and curator that explores human relationships with objects, spaces, and institutions. Faith, a painter, focuses on narratives that embrace universal experiences. Jannell works in various mediums that blend 70s color and design with modern day attitudes. 

    The show will be on view with works for sale through August 30. 10% of all sales of artworks will go to support Muncie OUTreach and its mission to provide an accepting environment to enhance the personal growth of gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, and questioning youth in the Delaware County area. 

    Gordy Fine Art and Framing 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 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.
    Madjax Muncie Tenant Artist Highlight:
    Aimee Mychack, thanks for sharing your talents with Madjax and Muncie. Aimee is a muralist, local Box-Box artist, and a fabulous tenant artist. Come and check out her collection of ecologically correct taxidermy art on Madjax’s first floor.

    Tom Stader works primarily with acrylic paints. Tom’s captures of the sky, the mountains, the hills, in colorful landscapes are quite eye catching. Vibrant colors dance in the shadows and across each canvas. His talents and imagination are an inspiration to all who view his extensive collection. 2nd floor galleries

    Joining Aimee and Tom are several local popup artists and makers located on both floors. Please support these talented creatives. We believe it is important to encourage the artistic paths of our artists and makers. First and Second floor galleries, 5-8pm.

    GringoGadjo:
    Musical duo: Dan Wright and John Kamplain will share their musical talents with Madjax and Muncie. 

    Gindhart at Madjax:
    MAUDE and ME: Do you see things the way we saw them?

    She paints, I paint, we both write and recite POETRY. Art exhibit of Dr. Maude Jennings Ph.D BSU Emerita paintings and poetry art installation and collaboration with local artist in residence, maker, educator, and arts advocate Debra Gindhart Dragoo. 

    MAUDE AND ME will feature mixed media wall art and live poetry recital from various local poets and spoken word artists. Fun with POETRY.
    Be sure to come by and wish Debra a HAPPY 70!!
    5-8pm, 2nd floor galleries.

    Beyond I Can:
    Beyond I Can’s gift shop will be open for First Thursday. 

    Muncie Artist’s Guild
    Various locations
    Jerry Wire is our MAG artist of the month and he was our 2022 Annual Show Winner of the "Best of Show."

    Jerry Wire, a Delaware County resident, was born and raised in Madison County. In his youth he was influenced by his grandfather’s oil paintings of Brown County and Bean Blossom Overlook.

    Wire began his art education in high school at Madison Heights where he designed a school shield that was installed on the gymnasium wall. He also worked on stage sets for student plays and began drawing pastel portraits of students. He continued his education at Ball State University majoring in U.S. History and minoring in art.

    He is a veteran of the Air Force and after discharge moved to Muncie and worked at Ball Brothers as a computer operator. He worked as a teacher of art at Muncie Community Schools for over 30 years and volunteered at Minnetrista for various art projects after he retired.

    Wire is an art hobbyist who has dabbled in both two and three-dimensional projects in charcoal and pastels, oils, acrylic portraits, ceramics, throwing, terra-cotta, papier-mâché, kites, mosaics, weaving, hyper-tufa garden sculptures and printmaking. His main interest is in art history and the study of the men and women over the ages of Western Civilization, their interpretation of life, and how they handled their subjects.

    Muncie Makers Market
    Corner of Walnut and Adams
    The Muncie Makers Market is happy to be a part of Muncie’s First Thursday community events, thanks to an invitation to take over the sidewalks in front of Muncie Map Co. in Downtown Muncie. This is a popular local tradition, going years back, all sorts of vendors, artists, and entertainers set up throughout Downtown Muncie every month. It’s a casual, relaxed evening outdoors, and we help to bring folks to the area. The Muncie Makers Market is a community farmers market with fresh homemade food, locally grown produce, live plants, beautiful art, and handmade crafts of all kinds! You’ll find the Muncie Makers Market at special events throughout our community all year. Please JOIN us on Facebook and Instagram, and please SHARE this post: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1627047027524961/

    Muncie Makes Lab
    628 S. Walnut
    “Digital Analogue”: An exhibition by Jon Rees, School of Art, Ball State University
    Description: An exhibition of glass sculpture that explores the link between digital and traditional methods of creation through the analysis of popular architectural typologies with a focus on Form, Space, and Light. 
    First Thursday gallery hours: 6pm-9pm
    By appointment Friday 9/2

    Muncie Map Co.
    111 E. Adams
    For First Thursday, Muncie Map Co. is happy to be hosting Muncie Makers Market on our side walks just outside our store.

    We've been restoring historical maps these past few days that will be released as part of our Heritage Series. This batch is largely focused on comical pictorial maps of national parks, but there are a few real beauties from other places as well. A few of these will be ready for purchase by First Thursday. 

    The Shoppe by Pink Leaf
    108 S. Walnut St.
    As summer is ending, our deals on seeds are only getting better. All seeds are buy one get one free! Get a head start on next year's gardening plans and stock up early.

Sep 3, 2022

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Sep 26, 2022

Monday

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

  • Soup Crawl 5pm to 8pm @ Downtown Muncie
    Cost: $20

    The Tenth Annual Soup Crawl presented by PrimeTrust Federal Credit Union will take place in downtown Muncie on Thursday, October 6th at 5pm to 8pm. It’s a culinary celebration in downtown Muncie that benefits Second Harvest Food Bank’s Big Idea Program (formally the School Food Pantry Program). Over thirty local restaurants and businesses will participate in Soup Crawl 2022, including many downtown and area favorites. For just $20, attendees will be able to sample 4 oz. cups of soup at restaurant and business locations throughout downtown.

     

    Limited Soup Crawl tickets will be made available to the public. Tickets will be sold virtually ahead of the event and if they last on-site the day of SoupCrawl.

     

    For more information, visit www.primetrustcu.com or look up the Soup Crawl or PrimeTrust pages on Facebook.

Oct 10, 2022

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Oct 15, 2022

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Oct 22, 2022

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Oct 27, 2022

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Oct 28, 2022

Friday

Nov 3, 2022

Thursday

  • Charmed Cupcakes food drive Cornerstone Center for the Arts Staff Show David Johnson at Gordy Fine Art and Framing Co. First Thursday at Madjax Anna Marie Mitchel and Debra Gindhart at Madjax, 2nd floor Deborah Brown, Muncie Artists Guild Muncie Makers Market November's First Thursday (full listing) 5pm to 8pm @ Downtown Muncie
    Charmed Cupcakes food drive Charmed Cupcakes food drive Cornerstone Center for the Arts Staff Show Cornerstone Center for the Arts Staff Show David Johnson at Gordy Fine Art and Framing Co. David Johnson at Gordy Fine Art and Framing Co. First Thursday at Madjax First Thursday at Madjax Anna Marie Mitchel and Debra Gindhart at Madjax, 2nd floor Anna Marie Mitchel and Debra Gindhart at Madjax, 2nd floor Deborah Brown, Muncie Artists Guild Deborah Brown, Muncie Artists Guild "Artist of the Month" Muncie Makers Market Muncie Makers Market

    Charmed Cupcake Co.
    114 N. Mulberry
    Charmed Cupcake Co. will be preparing to give thanks with our friends at Concrete Rose in November! Please help us make this free community meal a success. Bring in canned goods or other non-perishable items and receive a 15% discount. 

    Cornerstone Center for the Arts
    520 E. Main
    Cornerstone staff will be displaying its art in the Judith Barnes art gallery for the month of November. Artist include Matt and Susan Blanchfield, Chaney Youngblood, Leon Crosby, Michelle Metzer-Cass, Shirley Jean Rice, Ashton Baker, Emily Curtis, Tracy Waggoner and others! It will be a celebration of many different styles from the Cornerstone staff. 5pm-8pm 

    Gordy Fine Art & Framing Co. 
    224 E. Main
    Gordy Fine Art & Framing presents Flophouses, Monkeys and Masks: Prints by David Johnson: Gordy Fine Art and Framing will celebrate an exhibition and sale of prints by David Johnson from 5-8 pm. Johnson is well known for his direct and often humorous observations of humans and animals. He taught drawing and printmaking at Ball State University for 33 years. He is now retired and continues to live in Muncie. Light refreshments will be served, and the public is invited to attend.  The artist will be on hand to engage with visitors. At 6:15 the artist will give a brief presentation about his work and answer questions. 

    “My prints derive from life; the town I live in and the people I see,” says Johnson. “I love drawing… I think of it as a wonderful basic human activity, like singing. I find etchings and woodcuts are ways to extend my drawings. I can take the best information from each of my drawings and combine the more successful elements, increase the scale, experiment with color, and transform the whole thing into ink. I appreciate the heightened impact Relief Prints impart to the original drawing… what may have been indefinite graphite scribbles turns into definite black lines and shapes. The show will be on view with works for sale through November 26. 

    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.
    Visit Madjax during First Thursday for live music, art and design exhibitions, handmade goods, and maker demonstrations and activities for all ages! View art exhibitions by Debra Gindhart Dragoo and by photography artist Jason Kindred. Hear live music by Dan Wright and John Kamplain of Gringo Gadjo, and find goods for sale by local vendors. Visit The Guardian Brewing Co for pizza, craft beer, and work by local artists. Parking is available in our lots at the corner of Jackson and Monroe, and at the corner of Main and Monroe.

    Madjax will also feature the following show:
    Anna Marie Mitchel and Debra Gindhart Dragoo local artists join creative COLLAGE energies and ASSEMBLAGE techniques for November 3 First Thursday. Collage describes both the technique and the resulting work of art in which pieces of paper, photographs, fabric and other ephemera are arranged and stuck down onto a supporting surface. Collage is a technique of art creation, primarily used in the visual arts. Meet the artists at MADJAX. 5-8pm 

    Muncie Artist’s Guild
    Various locations
    Our Artist of the Month for the Muncie Artists Guild for November 2022 is Deborah Brown. Deborah is a Muncie native. She 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." 

    Muncie Makers Market
    Corner of Walnut and Adams
    First Thursday with the Muncie Makers Market is coming soon on November 3rd! #ShopSmall #BuyLocal

    The Muncie Makers Market is happy to be a part of Muncie’s First Thursday community events, thanks to an invitation to take over the sidewalks in front of Muncie Map Co. in Downtown Muncie! This is a popular local monthly tradition, going years back, with all sorts of vendors, artists, and entertainers set up throughout Downtown Muncie. It’s a casual, relaxed evening outdoors, and we help to bring folks to the area. We’ve been getting a great turn out! 

    Assuming good weather, the Muncie Makers Market will set up on the sidewalks by the corner of Walnut and Adams Streets for the November 2022 First Thursday. A former Market Vendor who now has their own shop, Muncie Map Co. at 111 East Adams Street, hosts us on their sidewalk. This is right next to Toys Forever Models & Hobbies at 300 South Walnut Street, and lots of great shops, bars, and restaurants. The Muncie Makers Market is a registered farmers market featuring handmade creations, homemade foods, and locally grown produce! We will be open ‪to the public from 5-8p. All of our local Growers and Makers hope you come see us and enjoy a lovely Autumn evening with your community!

    All Vendors must register in advance, thank you!

    The Shoppe by Pink Leaf
    108 S. Walnut St.
    Pink Leaf will feature buy one get one free deals on all clearance items. Come in and shop for your holiday spice and mocktail needs and check out our new gift items from books to bags to kitchen accessories.

  • Muncie Makers Market 5pm to 8pm @ Downtown Corner of Walnut & Adams

    First Thursday with the Muncie Makers Market is coming soon on November 3rd! 🍁 #ShopSmall #BuyLocal

     

    The Muncie Makers Market is happy to be a part of Muncie’s First Thursday community events, thanks to an invitation to take over the sidewalks in front of Muncie Map Co. in Downtown Muncie! 🍂 This is a popular local monthly tradition, going years back, with all sorts of vendors, artists, and entertainers set up throughout Downtown Muncie. It’s a casual, relaxed evening outdoors, and we help to bring folks to the area. We’ve been getting a great turn out!

     

    Assuming good weather, the Muncie Makers Market will set up on the sidewalks by the corner of Walnut and Adams Streets for the November 2022 First Thursday. A former Market Vendor who now has their own shop, Muncie Map Co. at 111 East Adams Street, hosts us on their sidewalk. This is is right next to Toys Forever Models & Hobbies at 300 South Walnut Street, and lots of great shops, bars, and restaurants. The Muncie Makers Market is a registered farmers market featuring handmade creations, homemade foods, and locally grown produce! We will be open ‪to the public from 5-8p‬. 🍁 All of our local Growers and Makers hope you come see us and enjoy a lovely Autumn evening with your community!

     

    All Vendors must register in advance, thank you! 🍂

Nov 12, 2022

Saturday

Nov 26, 2022

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Dec 1, 2022

Thursday

  • Light up Dwntwn! Hugh Syme at Gordy Fine Art and Framing, Co. Jingle & Mingle at Madjax for First Thursday Snowflake Ornament Workshop at Madjax Retirement Party for Debra Gindhart Dragoo at Madjax, 2nd floor Rosaline Franklin, Muncie Artist Guild's Holiday Gift Market Carrie Wright Pop-Up Shop inside Olive & Slate December's First Thursday (full listing) 5pm to 8pm @ Downtown Muncie
    Light up Dwntwn! Light up Dwntwn! Hugh Syme at Gordy Fine Art and Framing, Co. Hugh Syme at Gordy Fine Art and Framing, Co. Jingle & Mingle at Madjax for First Thursday Jingle & Mingle at Madjax for First Thursday Snowflake Ornament Workshop at Madjax Snowflake Ornament Workshop at Madjax Retirement Party for Debra Gindhart Dragoo at Madjax, 2nd floor Retirement Party for Debra Gindhart Dragoo at Madjax, 2nd floor Rosaline Franklin, Muncie Artist Guild's Rosaline Franklin, Muncie Artist Guild's "Artist of the Month" Holiday Gift Market Holiday Gift Market Carrie Wright Pop-Up Shop inside Olive & Slate Carrie Wright Pop-Up Shop inside Olive & Slate

    Downtown Development
    Canan Commons
    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, at the top of each hour from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm, the animated Community Christmas Tree will feature a 15 minute music & light show you won't want to miss! Make it a part of your holiday tradition!

    - Community Tree Lighting (6pm) with Animated Light Show Synchronized to Music 
    - Santa & The Kiddie Express Train at Canan Commons
    - Holiday Gift Market by the Muncie Makers Market (OPEN DOOR BUILDING, 220 S WALNUT)
    - Holiday Gallery Walk

    LIVE MUSIC & PERFORMANCES
    - America’s Hometown Band Jazz Combo: 
    George Wolfe (Sax) & Robert Willey (Piano) • 220 S Walnut
    - Tree Lighting Performances by: Harmony Players, Code Red Dancers, Masterworks Chorale, MCS Elementary School Choirs, Charlie Cardinal and Rudy the Roadrunner

    https://www.downtownmuncie.org/lightupdwntwn

    111 Arts Gallery 
    111 E. Main
    111 arts gallery continues to showcase new art historic tattoo artists on daily basis for the past 17 years.

    Gordy Fine Art & Framing Co. 
    224 E. Main
    Gordy Fine Art & Framing opening party for Hugh SymeHugh Syme is an artist with a long career designing album covers for bands such as Rush, Def Leppard, Dream Theatre, Megadeath and many others. He will open a new exhibit in Muncie, Indiana at Gordy Fine Art and Framing on Thursday December 1, 5 – 8 pm. The show of signed prints will include some of his most iconic album art together with rare originals.  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.  Live music by Dan Wright will be provided throughout the evening. 

    At 6:15 there will be an informal Question and Answer period with Hugh.

    The exhibit will be on view with framed works for sale in the gallery and at gordyframing.com through January 28, 2023. 

    Originally from Toronto, Syme has lived in New Castle, Indiana off and on since 1987.  When working in Indiana, he collaborated with a Muncie-based photographer for set pieces, worked with local people as models, and used nearby architecture to construct the final images for his work. 

    Syme began his career in the music business playing keyboards and creating the album art for the Ian Thomas Band.  The manager for the Thomas band also managed Rush. In 1975 he and Rush drummer Neil Peart asked Syme to do the album art for the Caress of Steel album. This launched Syme’s career, now spanning nearly 50 years.  In Peart’s introduction to Syme’s recent book Art of Rush, he said that Syme creates with “both talent and love.” He praised “Hugh’s eye for proportion and ‘negative space’ – seldom understood as luxury, as space always does to humans.”

    Syme’s clients include Time Warner, Disney, Forbes, NFL, Virgin, David Geffen, Mercury, SONY and many record labels too numerous to list. Syme has been nominated for the Juno Award (Canadian equivalent of the Grammy) a total of 18 times. He won for Best Album Graphics or Design in 1982 for Rush’s Moving Pictures, 1986 for Rush’s Power Windows, 1989 for Ian Thomas’s Levity, 1990 for Rush’s Presto, and 1992 for Rush’s Role the Bones

    Since 2020, he has co-hosted the popular “Music Buzz” podcast with fellow Hoosiers Dane Clark, drummer for John Mellencamp, and Andy Wilson, president of Elevate Entertainment.   musicbuzzzpodcast.com

    Syme recently launched his gallery shop website: hughsymeartshop.com

    Madjax Muncie
    515 E. Main St.
    DECEMBER 1, 2022 – FIRST THURSDAY AT MADJAX Visit Madjax during First Thursday for handmade goods and maker demonstrations and activities for all ages!

    Lab Tech Olivia has been working on designs for our Snowflake Ornament workshop! Stop by the Design Lab on Thursday, Dec 1 anytime between 5 and 8 pm and personalize your ornament with a word, short phrase, or design. Cost is $5 per ornament. Register at madjax.as.me/snowflake-ornaments.

    Local artist, educator, poet and arts advocate Debra Gindhart Dragoo is wondering if artists ever retire? Being an artist means no official retirement age. I choose SEVENTY. Farewell First Thursday and tah tah to Muncie Arts. Come send me off. Social commentary ART SALE. 5-8pm, second floor gallery 

    Muncie Artist’s Guild
    Various locations
    The Muncie Artist Guild’s “Artist of the Month” for December 2022 is Rosaline Franklin

    Rosaline’s artist statement:
    "In my eyes there is nothing quite like looking out toward the horizon and taking in the beauty that can be found in nature!  In elementary school, I quickly fell in love with art class and always looked forward to painting.  I took this love home with me and begged my dad to buy me some paints!  I would try my best with my store brand water colors and put on little art shows for my family.  

    When I was a little older I began to appreciate nature more and more before discovering “The Joy of Painting'' hosted on PBS by none other than Bob Ross.  The way he was able to create whole landscape paintings from nothing in the span of thirty minutes was inspiring!  I decided I wanted to try my hand at wet on wet but found oils too expensive and settled on some acrylic paints.  I can’t quite mimic the look of Bob Ross style paintings but I really enjoy trying my best to make acrylics look like oils! 

    This particular series of paintings combined warm and cool colors!  Winter is my favorite season and I wanted to create snowy landscapes without using too much white.  I settled with multiple hues of grays and blues for my cool colors and exciting oranges and yellows for my warmer colors.  I love acrylic paints because little mistakes can be corrected quickly and I can come back sooner than with oils to add more to my canvas!" 

    Rosaline Franklin will be displaying her work at the following businesses for the month of December: 
    Northwest Bank, 110 E Charles St. Muncie, IN 47305
    Old National Bank, 2401 S Madison St. Muncie, IN 47302
    Parlour at Hazelwood Hair Salon, 1300 W University Ave, Muncie, IN 47303
    Rosebud Coffee House, 1805 S Hoyt Ave. Muncie, IN 47302
    Vera Mae’s Bistro, 207-209 S Walnut St. Muncie, IN 47305 

    In addition to our “Artist of the Month” display, Muncie Artist Guild Members have artwork on Display for the month of December at the following businesses: 
    Massage Therapy Associates of Muncie, 419 S Walnut St, Muncie, IN 47305 (members Pati Sparks, Lylanne Musselman and Jean McCauley)
    Identity Salon, 3111 W Jackson St, Muncie IN 47304 (members Alison Hindman and Carla Corbin) 
    Rosebud Coffee House, 1805 S Hoyt Ave, Muncie, IN 47302 (members Karen Fisher and Chicqiela Elbert-Velazo) 
    George Insurance, 114 S Walnut St, Muncie, IN 47305 (members Marta Stephens, Jill Palumbo and Mazelle Rollins) 

    Several Muncie Artists Guild members will have artwork for sale at both the Light Up DWNTWN Holiday Gift Market (December 1, 2022) and the Enchanted Luminaria Walk Holiday Market at Minnetrista (December 2-3, 2022).   

    Muncie Makers Market
    220 S. Walnut St.
    It’s time, Muncie! The 2022 HOLIDAY GIFT MARKET, presented by the Muncie Makers Market, is kicking off the Winter shopping season and we invite you to celebrate with us! The next BIG event for the Muncie Makers Market is the Holiday Gift Market coming up SOON on December 1st, during December’s First Thursday, from 5-8p. There will be fun events all over Downtown Muncie that evening which are sponsored by the Muncie Downtown Development Partnership, and we are excited to be at the heart of it all! Every December’s First Thursday is branded as Light Up DWNTWN and we intend to show up BRIGHT and MERRY!

    The Holiday Gift Market showcases local business and will feature a HUGE set-up with over FIFTY Vendors, all with handmade creations, homemade goodies, locally grown plants, and SO MUCH MORE! We’ll even have Gift Wrapping available from the Community of Hope fundraiser! Join your community at Light Up DWNTWN for a really fun evening of shopping in a fabulous environment - there is a three floor atrium above our heads and plenty of FREE parking right up to the door! We encourage folks to #ShopLocal on First Thursday, December 1, 2022 from 5-8p INDOORS with the wonderful local Growers and Makers of the Muncie Makers Market at Light Up DWNTWN in Downtown Muncie at our Holiday Gift Market! DO NOT MISS THIS! 

    We will be celebrating the kick off of the season with a great night of shopping and entertainment in our wonderful host venue, the Open Door Health Services administration building at 220 South Walnut Street. This is the big glass building on the corner of Walnut and Adams in Downtown Muncie, formerly the Chase Bank building. Very easy to find! 

    All Vendors must register in advance. 

    More information here:
    www.facebook.com%2Fgroups%2F1627047027524961&data=05%7C01%7Cnephillips%40bsu.edu%7Cc63dd52901eb40e8b43c08dac57711ee%7C6fff909f07dc40da9e30fd7549c0f494%7C0%7C0%7C638039412577656579%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C3000%7C%7C%7C&sdata=lItSCurML3DdzFTP0x8aVJVFtr0PSB6VBvQKhrAvIYc%3D&reserved=0">https://www.facebook.com/groups/1627047027524961

    Olive & Slate
    304 S. Walnut St. 
    Carrie Wright will be having a pop-up shop inside Olive & Slate for First Thursday! 

    For the night of Light Up Downtown, they will be open until 8pm. She will be selling hand-painted silk gifts and art at every price point from $10 - $1000. Everything is handmade and one of a kind. 

    Carrie Wright Silk Gifts & Gallery Pop-Up
    Inside Olive & Slate
    304 S. Walnut
    First Thursday: 10am - 8pm
    11/21 - 12/4, 10am-7pm 
    www.carriewrightsilk.com%2F&data=05%7C01%7Cnephillips%40bsu.edu%7C2b46a26bd3bc4e450ae308dac38abadb%7C6fff909f07dc40da9e30fd7549c0f494%7C0%7C0%7C638037298040610506%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C2000%7C%7C%7C&sdata=ycjReaLQyyKMZ5uhb85TUW2TKsjysJM8eka4lIf29fI%3D&reserved=0">https://www.carriewrightsilk.com

    Sea Salt and Cinnamon
    100 S. Walnut St.
    Sea Salt and Cinnamon is having a kids holiday market from 5-8pm. We will have 5-6 kid makers with tables set up in the shop. 

  • 2022 Holiday Gift Market with the Muncie Makers Market at Light Up DWNTWN! 5pm @ Open Door Administration Building Atrium - Corner of Walnut & Adams - Big Glass Building 220 South Walnut Street


    It’s time, Muncie! 🎁 The 2022 HOLIDAY GIFT MARKET, presented by the Muncie Makers Market, is kicking off the Winter shopping season and we invite you to celebrate with us! The next BIG event for the Muncie Makers Market is the Holiday Gift Market coming up SOON on December 1st, during December’s First Thursday, from 5-8p. There will be fun events all over Downtown Muncie that evening which are sponsored by the Muncie Downtown Development Partnership, and we are excited to be at the heart of it all! Every December’s First Thursday is branded as Light Up DWNTWN and we intend to show up BRIGHT and MERRY!

    The Holiday Gift Market showcases local business and will feature a HUGE set-up with over FIFTY Vendors, all with handmade creations, homemade goodies, locally grown plants, and SO MUCH MORE! We’ll even have Gift Wrapping available from the Community of Hope fundraiser! Join your community at Light Up DWNTWN for a really fun evening of shopping in a fabulous environment - there is a three floor atrium above our heads and plenty of FREE parking right up to the door! We encourage folks to #ShopLocal on First Thursday, December 1, 2022 from 5-8p INDOORS with the wonderful local Growers and Makers of the Muncie Makers Market at Light Up DWNTWN in Downtown Muncie at our Holiday Gift Market! DO NOT MISS THIS! 🎁

    We will be celebrating the kick off of the season with a great night of shopping and entertainment in our wonderful host venue, the Open Door Health Services administration building at 220 South Walnut Street. This is the big glass building on the corner of Walnut and Adams in Downtown Muncie, formerly the Chase Bank building. Very easy to find! 🎁

    All Vendors must register in advance.