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  • 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

    - 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


    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:

    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 

    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.