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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
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    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! 

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!

  • Holiday Gift Market 5pm to 8pm @ Corner of Walnut & Adams Streets Indoors in former Chase Bank (black glass building) Corner of Walnut & Adams - Downtown Muncie.

    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 - now owned and generously offered to us by Open Door Health Services - this is the big black 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 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, and please SHARE this post:     

    https://www.facebook.com/groups/1627047027524961/ ;

Jan 6, 2022

Thursday

  • January's First Thursday at Madjax Leon Crosby and Debra Gindhart, Madjax 2nd floor Debra Gindhart, Madjax 2nd floor Debra Gindhart, Madjax 2nd floor Debra Gindhart, Madjax 2nd floor Debra Gindhart, Madjax 2nd floor January's First Thursday (Full Listing) 5pm to 8pm @ Downtown Muncie
    January's First Thursday at Madjax January's First Thursday at Madjax Leon Crosby and Debra Gindhart, Madjax 2nd floor Leon Crosby and Debra Gindhart, Madjax 2nd floor Debra Gindhart, Madjax 2nd floor Debra Gindhart, Madjax 2nd floor Debra Gindhart, Madjax 2nd floor Debra Gindhart, Madjax 2nd floor Debra Gindhart, Madjax 2nd floor Debra Gindhart, Madjax 2nd floor Debra Gindhart, Madjax 2nd floor Debra Gindhart, Madjax 2nd floor

    Cornerstone Center for the Arts
    520 E. Main
    Bill Pattinson Studio:
    The artistry of Bill Pattison captures those fleeting moments in time, which are truly Americana. This noted artist, and Indiana native, has gained international prominence and popularity with collectors. Pattinson studied art at LaSalle Institute, Washington School of Art, Portland, Oregon (correspondence) and Indiana Wesleyan University (formerly Marion College,) Marion, Indiana. He has exhibited and won over 100 awards through juried shows, is featured in numerous publications, and was a member of the Board of Directors of Hellenic Arts Institute, New York City. Pattinson is the President and Founder of Artistic Expressions Publishing Company, Inc. and the PBS Host “Art of Illusion.”

    Madjax Muncie
    515 E. Main St.
    January First Thursday at Madjax!
    New year, new art! Come and support the creative genius of our makers and artists during First Thursdays gallery walk at Madjax.

    First Floor Galleries: 
    The Aerial Annex, Drinking Bear Forge/Jacob Buck Price, 

    Second Floor Galleries:
    Lucas Reidenbach and Uryah Arrowood, Tom Stader, Angel Gillette, Debra Gindhart Dragoo, and Leon Crosby/art collaboration, Georedt Huggins, Popup artists, makers AND more! Support The Guardian Brewery too! 5-8pm.

    Additional information about Madjax Artists is listed below:

    Leon Crosby and Debra Gindhart: Action cartoon characters and assemblage art is the art exhibit of Leon Crosby; artist and arts educator at Cornerstone Center for the Arts and Debra Gindhart Dragoo; Madjax curator and arts advocate. Illustration meets humorous assemblage art! Find this fun collaborative installation in the Madjax second floor galleries. Meet the artists during Muncie’s first First Thursday of 2022. 5-8pm.

    Debra Gindhart: Local artist Debra Gindhart Dragoo is channeling her inner Jean-Michel Basquiat in a new series GIRL POWER-Real Babes Recycle-#METOO. The art of #MeToo the movement heard around the world. Women coming forward with their stories of mistreatment from men, oftentimes a male relative. Molestation is maturity in a moment a sort of soul murder. This problem, forbidden from conversation for so many years, stems from a variety of underlying factors at play. One in five women will be raped in her lifetime. Rape culture is prevalent in all communities worldwide. Just a century ago, the #MeToo movement would not have been possible. Meet the artist during First Thursdays at Madjax. Second floor gallery, 5-8pm. This event is free and open to the public.

    The Shoppe by Pink Leaf
    108 S. Walnut St.
    New year, new you! Spice up your life with healthy alternatives to amp up your cooking and keep you feeling your best. We are offering 25% off spice and tea helpers for your New Year’s resolution, so stop in and see what all the buzz is about!

Feb 3, 2022

Thursday

  • Ronn Brown at Gordy Fine Art and Framing Co. February's First Thursday at Madjax Debra Gindhart Dragoo at Madjax, 2nd floor Debra Gindhart Dragoo at Madjax, 2nd floor Pati Sparks: Muncie Artist’s Guild’s Artist-of-the-Month Pati Sparks: Muncie Artist’s Guild’s Artist-of-the-Month February's First Thursday (full listing) 5pm to 8pm @ Downtown Muncie
    Ronn Brown at Gordy Fine Art and Framing Co. Ronn Brown at Gordy Fine Art and Framing Co. February's First Thursday at Madjax February's First Thursday at Madjax Debra Gindhart Dragoo at Madjax, 2nd floor Debra Gindhart Dragoo at Madjax, 2nd floor Debra Gindhart Dragoo at Madjax, 2nd floor Debra Gindhart Dragoo at Madjax, 2nd floor Pati Sparks: Muncie Artist’s Guild’s Artist-of-the-Month Pati Sparks: Muncie Artist’s Guild’s Artist-of-the-Month Pati Sparks: Muncie Artist’s Guild’s Artist-of-the-Month Pati Sparks: Muncie Artist’s Guild’s Artist-of-the-Month

    Cornerstone Center for the Arts
    520 E. Main
    Cornerstone Center for the Arts will have an exhibition by Cory Hanna titled “Interrupted Contours: a study of line and color and the forms that emerge from those lines.”

    Gordy Fine Art & Framing Co. 
    224 E. Main
    Ronn Brown – Portraits:
    Gordy Fine Art and Framing will open an exhibition and sale of photographs by career fashion photographer Ronn Brown.  A native of East Central Indiana, Mr. Brown worked in Los Angeles for decades where his home studio focused on fashion as well as musicians, actors and models.  In earlier years, he attended Ball State in the art department and the photojournalism department.  He refined his studio skills while teaching classes at Jack’s Camera Shop in downtown Muncie.  In 2020, he returned to Muncie and Gordy is thrilled to present a selection of his portraits from the past six years.  Many were made during extended studio sessions in both Los Angeles and Muncie. Some are more spontaneous but all show Brown’s unique talent for drawing out emotions that are both expressive and contemplative. 

    The opening party is free to the public on Thursday February 3 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 March 12. 

    At 6:15 the artist will give a 10 minute presentation about his work and answer questions. The show will be on view with works for sale through March 12.  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.
    February’s First Thursday at Madjax!
    Come and support the creative genius and talents of our amazing POPUP artists and makers during First Thursdays gallery walk at MADJAX. Featured artists include: Drinking Bear Forge/Jacob Buck Price, Tameron Francis Ceramics, Cay Cox, Erica Blair, John Burton, Evey, Georedt Michael Huggins, Tom Stader, Angel Gillette, Debra Gindhart Dragoo, Popup artists, makers AND more! Support The Guardian Brewery too! 
    First & Second Floor Galleries, 5-8pm. 

    Additional information about Madjax Artists is listed below:
    Debra Gindhart:
    Local artist Debra Gindhart Dragoo’s February First Thursday exhibit is titled The COLORS & WORDS of LOVE (humorous and not). Seventeen gallery stretched canvases all covered in bright colors and repetitive designs and patterns, aerosol and assemblage art. Vibrant contemporary art for the new year spreading the LOVE message. 

    Three NEW Green Glam Studio jewelry earring collections. Enamel Elephants, OM, and HEARTS IN ROSE GOLD. Check it out during February gallery walk and meet the artist. Second Floor maker & curator in residence. 5-8pm.

    Nancy Carlson:
    I am selling NEWSIES newsboy caps at Muncie Civic Theatre’s lobby from 5-8 on First Thursday, Feb. 3rd. The $20 price for these unique lined wool hats goes to Muncie Civic as a fund-raiser. All sizes. Kids, too.

    Muncie Artist’s Guild
    Various locations
    Pati Sparks: Muncie Artist’s Guild’s Artist-of-the-Month:
    Pati Sparks is a professional artist specializing in portraits and landscapes in oil and pastel. Showing talent as a child, she has developed this gift by studying fine art in various museums, by taking workshops, and by experimentation in her studio south of Muncie, Indiana. 

    She had a successful art business in Indianapolis where her murals may be seen at J.W. Riley Hospital for Children, as well as many high-end homes and businesses. During this time, she also painted commissions in Naples, FL and Augusta, GA. Handmade ceramic tile and mosaic were other specialties from her studio. One of her hand-painted ceramic murals was featured on the cover of Better Homes and Gardens Kitchen and Bath magazine. She also was commissioned as sole artist for Indianapolis Monthly's Dream Home, as well as being listed in Who's Who in Interior Design in the fine art section. 

    Her paintings have been juried into many shows in the Midwest, including the Hoosier Salon. Awards include "Best of Show" as well as several first-place awards.

    The Shoppe by Pink Leaf
    108 S. Walnut St.
    More and more people are cooking at home for Valentine's Day this year, so let us help you amp up your special meal. Free recipe ideas incorporating our spices will be available along with a free gift with every purchase! 

Mar 3, 2022

Thursday

  • Ronn Brown at Gordy Fine Art and Framing Co. Angel Gillette at Madjax, 2nd floor Debra Gindhart at Madjax, 2nd floor Debra Gindhart at Madjax, 2nd floor Debra Gindhart at Madjax, 2nd floor Nico Hammond and Debra Gindhart at Madjax, 2nd floor Jean McCauley, Muncie Artist's Guild Jean McCauley, Muncie Artist's Guild March's First Thursday (full listing) 5pm to 8pm @ Downtown Muncie
    Ronn Brown at Gordy Fine Art and Framing Co. Ronn Brown at Gordy Fine Art and Framing Co. Angel Gillette at Madjax, 2nd floor Angel Gillette at Madjax, 2nd floor Debra Gindhart at Madjax, 2nd floor Debra Gindhart at Madjax, 2nd floor Debra Gindhart at Madjax, 2nd floor Debra Gindhart at Madjax, 2nd floor Debra Gindhart at Madjax, 2nd floor Debra Gindhart at Madjax, 2nd floor Nico Hammond and Debra Gindhart at Madjax, 2nd floor Nico Hammond and Debra Gindhart at Madjax, 2nd floor Jean McCauley, Muncie Artist's Guild Jean McCauley, Muncie Artist's Guild "Artist-of-the-Month" Jean McCauley, Muncie Artist's Guild Jean McCauley, Muncie Artist's Guild "Artist-of-the-Month"

    Gordy Fine Art & Framing Co. 
    224 E. Main
    “Ronn Brown – Portraits”: Gordy Fine Art and Framing celebrates our exhibition of photographs by career photographer Ronn Brown. The exhibition opening party, with live music by Dan Wright and his guitar, is free to the public on Thursday March 3 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 April 2. 

    A native of East Central Indiana, Mr. Brown was based in Los Angeles for over 20 years.  In Los Angeles, he focused mainly on photographing musicians, actors and models, and often worked for producers in the film and music industries. This kind of photography requires superb technical skills in operating the camera and lights, but he became highly sought after because of his bold imagination placing his subjects in inventive poses and dress. As his career progressed, he became increasingly interested in his rapport with the models and he would engage with them on a more personal level. To achieve specific lighting effects, he will rent rooms with windows positioned for just the right kind of natural light. The exhibition at Gordy is a selection of 20 images made in the past six years showing Mr. Brown’s unique talent for drawing out emotions that are both expressive and contemplative.  Most of the portraits on view were made working intensively with the model during extended studio sessions in both Los Angeles and Muncie.  Some are more spontaneous images of people he finds in public places. 

    In 2020, Brown returned to Indiana and is now living in Muncie. Before moving to Los Angeles in 1997, he attended Ball State in the photojournalism and art departments. He credits much of his career success to Jack’s Camera Shop in Downtown Muncie where he taught lighting classes for 12 years. There refined his studio skills that made his eventual career one of many that were launched at Jack’s. 

    The show will be on view with works for sale through April 2. 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.
    Join us at Madjax during the First Thursday Arts Walk! Visit with local Artists and Makers in our community while enjoying an evening with family and friends. Have some fun during March FIRST THURSDAYS AT MADJAX Live music: Katie Jo Robinson. Come and support the creative genius and talents of our amazing POPUP artists and makers during gallery walk at MADJAX. Artists include: Drinking Bear Forge/Jacob Buck Price, Tom Stader, Angel Gillette, Debra Gindhart Dragoo & Nico Hammond. Plus Girl Scout cookies and more! Support The Guardian Brewery too! View and purchase locally made items such as artwork, jewelry, scarves and hats, hand-carved items, and more! 5-8pm.

    A-1 For Fun rentals will be bringing in an indoor ice skating rink from March 3-5th. Also open Thursday-Saturday. The cost is $10 for skate rental. There will be a face-off rock climbing wall. We will also have Midwest Metals here with a display table and Woof Boom Radio.

    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 included below:
    Debra Gindhart:
    All the GOOGLYEYES redirected art. Humorous artwork to celebrate March First Thursdays at Madjax! 5-8pm, meet the artist. Second floor galleries

    Nico Hammond and Debra Gindhart:
    Nico Hammond and Debra Gindhart Dragoo join creative processes to celebrate March First Thursdays at Madjax in the first ever youth artist and maker/curator in residence collaboration. Their multi-generational exhibit features flowers, St. Patrick motifs, fiber art, and Googly EYES. Join Nico and Debra as they create colorful and humorous community arts during gallery walk March 3. Meet the artists, 5-8pm. Second floor galleries.

    Muncie Artist’s Guild
    Various locations
    Muncie Artist’s Guild: Artist-of-the-Month:
    Jean McCauley is an award-winning artist who has been a member of the Muncie Artists Guild for over twenty years. She paints predominately in oils and pastels, but occasionally uses acrylics and watercolor. Her works are primarily landscapes, but she has more recently been painting a variety of dog portraits for family and friends. Jean has exhibited in many shows, receiving numerous awards, and is a member of Richmond Art Museum, Art Association of Henry County (Best of Show in 2021), Art Association of Randolph County (Awards of Excellence), Minnetrista, Muncie Art Students’ League (where she served as president in 2015 and co-president in 2021), and the David Owsley Museum of Art Alliance to name a few. Jean has studied with a wide variety of well known and highly respected artists, including Carol Strock-Wasson, Mary Ann Davis, and Pam Newell. She also has been a part of several interesting art projects throughout the years including the Muncie Artists Guild’s mural paintings (one located in City Hall, the other in the Arts & Journalism Building at Ball State University). In 2014 Jean was one of 14 artists selected to paint a violin for the 50th Anniversary of Emens Auditorium. In 2016 she was selected to participate in the Art of Sail Exhibition in Miami Florida which featured 30 artists from throughout the US. Each artist was provided a 36x36” segment of sailcloth from a retired jib sail. Additionally, Jean accompanied her son, David, on Artist in Residencies at the Vermont Studio Center and at the Santa Fe Art Institute. She continues to paint and show her work throughout central Indiana. Her paintings have been inspired by the beauty and simplistic aspects of nature and the world in which we live. Jean hopes her work evokes a pleasing and meaningful calm, capturing a sense of peace for a quieter, more thoughtful, almost forgotten time.

    Jean McCauley’s work will be shown at the following locations:
    Northwest Bank: 110 E. Charles
    Vera Mae’s: 207-209 S. Walnut
    Parlour at Hazelwood: 1300 W. University
    Rosebud Coffeehouse: 1805 S. Hoyt
    Old National Bank: 116 W. Charles

    The Shoppe by Pink Leaf
    108 S. Walnut St.
    Fire up your winter meals with one of our smoked salts! We have teas, herbs and spices for any occasion, and you'll even get 50% off a household spice with your purchase! Pop in and see what all the buzz is about.

     

     

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!

     

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

  • Brink of Summer Artswalk sponsored by Downtown Development and Muncie's First Thursday celebrations! Brink of Summer Artswalk sponsored by Downtown Development and Muncie's First Thursday celebrations! Flower Hour at the Brink of Summer Artswalk After Hours Art Reels at the Fickle Peach playing Cocktails, food, and music at the Downtown Farm Stand Faith Kellermeyer at Gordy Fine Art and Framing Co. Brink of Summer at Madjax! Musicians Paul Marhoefer and Maevyn Stone at Madjax Debra Gindhart collaborates with Amelia Jo Rule at Madjax, 2nd floor Amelia Jo Rule collaborates with Debra Gindhart Dragoo at Madjax, 2nd floor Karen Fisher, Muncie Artist's Guild Artist-of-the-Month! Showing at various locations downtown Karen Fisher, Muncie Artist's Guild Artist-of-the-Month! Showing at various locations downtown Yart! 2022 Brink of Summer Artswalk (full listing) 5pm to 8pm @ Downtown Muncie
    Brink of Summer Artswalk sponsored by Downtown Development and Muncie's First Thursday celebrations! Brink of Summer Artswalk sponsored by Downtown Development and Muncie's First Thursday celebrations! Brink of Summer Artswalk sponsored by Downtown Development and Muncie's First Thursday celebrations! Brink of Summer Artswalk sponsored by Downtown Development and Muncie's First Thursday celebrations! Flower Hour at the Brink of Summer Artswalk Flower Hour at the Brink of Summer Artswalk After Hours Art Reels at the Fickle Peach playing After Hours Art Reels at the Fickle Peach playing "Stand By Me" Cocktails, food, and music at the Downtown Farm Stand Cocktails, food, and music at the Downtown Farm Stand Faith Kellermeyer at Gordy Fine Art and Framing Co. Faith Kellermeyer at Gordy Fine Art and Framing Co. Brink of Summer at Madjax! Brink of Summer at Madjax! Musicians Paul Marhoefer and Maevyn Stone at Madjax Musicians Paul Marhoefer and Maevyn Stone at Madjax Debra Gindhart collaborates with Amelia Jo Rule at Madjax, 2nd floor Debra Gindhart collaborates with Amelia Jo Rule at Madjax, 2nd floor Amelia Jo Rule collaborates with Debra Gindhart Dragoo at Madjax, 2nd floor Amelia Jo Rule collaborates with Debra Gindhart Dragoo at Madjax, 2nd floor Karen Fisher, Muncie Artist's Guild Artist-of-the-Month! Showing at various locations downtown Karen Fisher, Muncie Artist's Guild Artist-of-the-Month! Showing at various locations downtown Karen Fisher, Muncie Artist's Guild Artist-of-the-Month! Showing at various locations downtown Karen Fisher, Muncie Artist's Guild Artist-of-the-Month! Showing at various locations downtown Yart! 2022 Yart! 2022

    Downtown Development:
    A special edition of First Thursday, Brink of Summer ArtsWalk celebrates the arts culture in Muncie!

    Head DWNTWN to enjoy:
    - YART: A Yard Sale for Art @ Canan Commons
    - Stage performances by Muncie Ballet Studio and Maypole Dancing
    - The Jacob Smith Quartet on the Canan Commons Stage
    - The George Wolf Ensemble and America's Hometown Band jazz combo on Walnut Street
    - MadJax Artist Sales
    - Multiple gallery openings throughout DWNTWN

    This event is sponsored by The Community Foundation of Muncie & Delaware County.

    Flower Hour:
    During ArtsWalk, be sure to also take on Flower Hour! 
    Explore DWNTWN 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 at downtownmuncie.org/flowerhour, or from a participating sponsor or Downtown Development board, or 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 Millers Flowers.

    Art Reels:
    Also join us for After Hours Art Reels, presented by The Fickle Peach. Muncie Downtown Development Partnership will host outdoor After Hours Art Reels following the First Thursday Gallery Walks in June–September. Films will be projected onto the Northwest Bank 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. June’s film will be Stand by Me.

    Downtown Farm Stand
    125 E. Main
    It's First Thursday and the fabulous spring Artwalk! Come downtown and enjoy cocktails and an exciting menu of charcuterie, cheeses, local salad greens and more. Our craft cocktails will be on full display and we'll have some affordable specials too! Our friend Adam Crawley from the BSU Department of Dance will be performing musical selections! Crawling Giants is an improvisational exploration of rhythm, groove, and sonic texture rooted in the DIY traditions of blues, rock, hip hop, and electronic music and utilizes digital, analog, and acoustic instruments.

    Gordy Fine Art & Framing Co. 
    224 E. Main
    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 opening party for this exhibition will be First Thursday, June 2 from 5 to 8 pm with an artists’ talk by Faith Kellermeyer and Jannell Summers at 6:15.

    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 26. 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.
    First Thursdays at MADJAX celebrates Brink of Summer ArtsWalk.  A fun evening with family and friends. Gallery walk your way around our first and second floor galleries. Music on both floors! Artists include: Maevyn Stone/balcony, Long Haul Paul/first floor, Tenant artists, popup artists and makers, Debra Gindhart Dragoo, Tom Stader, Angel Gillette, Johnny Woods. Meet the artists and check out DIY stretchy bracelet making . Support The Guardian Brewery too! 

    First and Second floor galleries 5-8 pm. Parking is available in our lot at the corner of Jackson and Monroe, and at the corner of Main and Monroe. 

    Music by Paul Marhoefer, singer/songwriter and Maevyn Stone, Harpist. Paul is a native of Muncie, Long Haul Paul’s stories and songs have appeared on PRX Radiotopia on the critically acclaimed podcast Overtheroad.fm. A lifetime trucker with 4 million miles of memories, he resides in rural Losantville. Find Long Haul Paul on the first floor. Maevyn will be providing beautiful Celtic harp ambience as you view the amazing MADJAX artists and makers merch.  Find Maevyn on the second floor balcony. You can find beautiful artwork, jewelry, edible art, prints, T-shirts, photography and more! 

    Also featuring a special collaboration between Debra Gindhart Dragoo and Amelia Jo Rule. Debra is collaborating with Amelia Jo Rule, former BSU fine arts grad, now in Indianapolis. Playing with lines, patterns and textures found in nature, Amelia seeks to explore the extra found in the ordinary. Her colors and textures blend well with Debra’s social commentary artwork.

    Green Glam Studio jewelry collection PEACE LOVE WAR & MONEY wearable art pendants also available. Meet the artists, Second floor Galleries

    Muncie Artist’s Guild
    Various locations
    The Muncie Artists Guild's Artist of the Month for June 2022 is Karen Fisher. Her artwork will be showing at: Northwest Bank, Old National Bank, Parlour Salon, Rosebud Coffee House, and Vera Mae's Bistro.

    Karen is the owner of Art Mart as well as a member of Muncie Artist Guild and former president. Currently she is the chair of the Susie Burns Memorial Scholarship Committee and Events Committee chair. She is also a member of the Mayor’s Public Arts Committee, NAMTA, and iAMart, an international organization of Independent Art Materials Retailers. 

    Karen earned her Master’s degrees in education from Ball State University in 1990 and purchased Art Mart along with her husband Paul in 2003. Karen has taught art classes to many young students and adults through the years. She still interacts with many of those same folks, with their children, and some of their grandchildren. She does ArtCamp in the summertime and often goes to family art festivals in the area to demonstrate one process or another. She taught classes at Cornerstone Center for the Arts for several years. 

    As an artist, she likes to draw and paint. Recently she began concentrating on learning pastel painting. She is an avid collector of many things and enjoys incorporating her collections into her artwork. She currently lives in a 125-year-old home downtown, and appreciates the artistic quality that can be found in old homes. 

    Muncie Civic Theatre
    216 E. Main
    Jar Community Church will hold an art gallery at the Muncie Civic Theatre. The art included in the show will be from different ages and skill levels, and the majority of the work will be available for purchase. 

    The Shoppe by Pink Leaf
    108 S. Walnut St.
    The Shoppe is blossoming with amazing deals this First Thursday! Our gorgeous art-designed seed packs are BOGO and we have some fun, hands-on activities for the kids. Come see what all the buzz is about!

    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 2022 Muncie YART is scheduled for the evening of Thursday, June 2nd!

    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 2022 Muncie YART will be held in conjunction with the 2022 Brink of Summer ArtsWalk on Thursday, June 2nd, 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 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 Spring 2022 Muncie YART will feature a wide variety of handmade jewelry, photography, clothing, oil/acrylic/watercolor paintings, glass, ceramics, knits, pottery, candles, toys, drawings, sculpture, 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

  • The Spring 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 Spring 2022 Muncie YART is scheduled for the evening of Thursday, June 2nd!

     

    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 2022 Muncie YART will be held in conjunction with the 2022 Brink of Summer ArtsWalk on Thursday, June 2nd, 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 Spring 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

Aug 4, 2022

Thursday

  • Leon and Laura Crosby at Cornerstone Center for the Arts Joanna Darda at Gordy Fine Art and Framing Co. Madjax, 1st and 2nd floor galleries Debra Gindhart Dragoo at Madjax, 2nd floor Anita Jones, Muncie Artist's Guild Artist-of-the-Month Muncie Map Co. August's First Thursday (full listing) 5pm to 8pm @ Downtown Muncie
    Leon and Laura Crosby at Cornerstone Center for the Arts Leon and Laura Crosby at Cornerstone Center for the Arts Joanna Darda at Gordy Fine Art and Framing Co. Joanna Darda at Gordy Fine Art and Framing Co. Madjax, 1st and 2nd floor galleries Madjax, 1st and 2nd floor galleries Debra Gindhart Dragoo at Madjax, 2nd floor Debra Gindhart Dragoo at Madjax, 2nd floor Anita Jones, Muncie Artist's Guild Artist-of-the-Month Anita Jones, Muncie Artist's Guild Artist-of-the-Month Muncie Map Co. Muncie Map Co.

    Cornerstone Center for the Arts
    520 E. Main
    Leon and Laura Crosby are a husband and wife team that have collaborated on this collection to create paintings inspired by fantasy lore and fairy tales. The two incorporate acrylic pouring techniques and form achieved through utilization of paint, marker, and resin to create whimsical pieces that capture the imagination. The audience may recognize some favorite characters and nods to stories from childhood in this fun artistic collaborative display. 

    Judith Barnes Art Gallery at Cornerstone, 5-8pm. 

    Forever Young Children’s Boutique
    125 E. Charles
    Forever Young will be open late until 7pm for August’s First Thursday.

    Gordy Fine Art & Framing Co. 
    224 E. Main
    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 opening party for this exhibition will be First Thursday, August 4 from 5 to 8 pm with an artists’ talk by JoAnna Darda and Braydee Euliss at 6:15.

    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 26. 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

    Made in Muncie
    313 S. Walnut
    For First Thursday in August, Made in Muncie will have a show featuring the artwork made during our clay camp earlier this summer.  All work will be some of the various projects made by our campers, including paintings, drawings, hand thrown bowls, and clay figurines just to name a few.

    Madjax Muncie
    515 E. Main St.
    Mingle with our MAKERS: Join us for August’s First Thursdays at MADJAX as we celebrate local Artists and Makers in our community. Enjoy an evening with family and friends. Have some fun during 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: Tom Stader, Cherish’s Jewelry, Debra Gindhart Dragoo/TOOLS 4 SCHOOLS, AND more! Support The Guardian Brewery too! Celebrate locally made art and unique gifts including painted artwork, jewelry, scarves, baked goods, wearable art and more! Parking is available in our lots at the corner of Jackson and Monroe, and at the corner of Main and Monroe.

    First and Second floor galleries, 5-8pm. 

    Additional info on Madjax Makers is listed below:
    Debra Gindhart Dragoo:
    Debra is a local social commentary artist, arts educator and arts advocate will feature collage and assemblage art pieces in her exhibit “TOOLS 4 SCHOOLS.” Debra believes that guns have no place in our schools. We must reduce the possibility of any gunfire in schools, rather concentrating on ways to keep all guns off school property. Ensuring the safety of children and school employees, school administrators should focus on measures that will create safe and supportive learning environments for students, faculty, and staff. 

    For the last 20 years, our students, educators, and parents have lived with the reality of school shootings. Meanwhile, America’s gun violence epidemic, in the form of mass shootings, gun homicides, non-fatal assaults, unintentional discharges, and firearm suicides, has been infecting America’s schools. The failure of our leaders to address the root causes of school gun violence from all angles is having lasting consequences for millions of American children.

    We need meaningful action to keep our schools safe—action that addresses what we know about gun violence in America’s schools and prevents it from occurring in the first place. It’s time for our leaders to adopt a multi-faceted approach that provides school communities with the tools they need to intervene and prevent school-based gun violence. 

    We can’t let risky ideas, like arming teachers, dominate the debate. Put simply, an armed teacher cannot, in a moment of extreme duress and confusion, transform into a specially trained law enforcement officer. In reality, an untrained armed teacher introduces risk to student safety on a daily basis.

    Meet the artist. Second floor gallery, 5-8pm

    Muncie Artist’s Guild
    Various locations
    Anita Jones is Muncie Artists Guild August Artist of the Month:
    I consider myself a contemporary surrealist. I like to work with colored Prismacolor pencils and ink on colored grounds. I often juxtaposition elements, experiment with planes and shapes. Most often there are natural elements in my work…plants…water… small insects….and almost all my work will have a moon or sun or planet in the images.

    I have a B.S. and an M.A., in art education from Ball State University and I taught art at the elementary and high school levels for 23 years at Liberty Perry Schools. I received a fellowship from the Council on Basic Education, funded by the National Endowment for the arts and the Getty Foundation, and was an art educator delegate to China with 12 other National educators to visit several schools and universities in 3 major Chinese cities.

    I was also a fellow for the Indiana Writing Project and a writing consultant for our school in writing across the curriculum. Other awards; several Bell Education awards, the National Wildlife Federation grant, and Ball State Alumni’s innovative teaching award.

    Currently, I’m writing and illustrating and exhibiting my new work.

    Muncie Map Co.
    111 E. Adams
    We have just given our shop a much needed facelift. We have reorganized our space and refreshed our walls. We have new items for sale, framed and ready to go.

    The Shoppe by Pink Leaf
    108 S. Walnut St.
    Come check out the soft launch for our brand new mocktails! Get 20% off your order with the purchase of any mocktail.

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.

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

  • 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.

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.