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Jan 5, 2023

Thursday

  • First Thursdays at Cornerstone Center for the Arts Nick Martin at Cornerstone Center for the Arts, 2nd floor Debra Gindhart Dragoo at Cornerstone Center for the Arts Maevyn Stone at Cornerstone Center for the Arts Terri Best, Muncie Artist Guild's Artist of the Month Terri Best, Muncie Artist Guild's Artist of the Month January's First Thursday (full listing) 5:00pm to 8:00pm @ Downtown Muncie
    First Thursdays at Cornerstone Center for the Arts First Thursdays at Cornerstone Center for the Arts Nick Martin at Cornerstone Center for the Arts, 2nd floor Nick Martin at Cornerstone Center for the Arts, 2nd floor Debra Gindhart Dragoo at Cornerstone Center for the Arts Debra Gindhart Dragoo at Cornerstone Center for the Arts Maevyn Stone at Cornerstone Center for the Arts Maevyn Stone at Cornerstone Center for the Arts Terri Best, Muncie Artist Guild's Artist of the Month Terri Best, Muncie Artist Guild's Artist of the Month Terri Best, Muncie Artist Guild's Artist of the Month Terri Best, Muncie Artist Guild's Artist of the Month

    Cornerstone Center for the Arts
    520 E. Main
    Meet our pop-up artists and creatives during January First Thursday gallery walk at Cornerstone Center for the Arts. Join us as we celebrate locally made art and unique gifts second floor/Grand Hall. Visit and view our featured artist exhibit, Nick Martin in the Judith Barnes Memorial Gallery. Free and open to the public. Enjoy an evening of culture with family and friends. 5-8pm. Parking available  

    List of Pop-up Artists:
    Lee Douma
    Leaning Locust Woodcraft
    Grace Longfellow
    Hoosier Merch Girl
    Kat Mesaros
    Kat's Crystals & Curiosities
    Tom Stader/painter
    Angel Gillette/painter 

    Also check out Beach BAUBLES, the newest Green Glam Studio Jewelry collection by local artist Debra Gindhart Dragoo, First Thursday curator and community arts advocate. Debra knows the importance of being fancy on the beach as well as sparkling through all of life’s adventures. Long time jewelry designer with a focus on ecological techniques of reusing and repurposing. Debra’s saving the landfills one piece of costume jewelry at a time. This collection includes art glass and ceramic beads with brass findings. Check out her new Beach BAUBLES collection at Cornerstone Center for the Arts 5-8pm, Second Floor/Grand Hall 

    Cornerstone is also beyond thrilled to have Maevyn Stone- Celtic Harp & vocalist joining us as we celebrate our local artists, and creative community during the first First Thursday at Cornerstone Center for the Arts. 2nd floor. 

    Muncie Artist’s Guild
    Various locations
    The Muncie Artist Guild’s Artist of the Month for January 2023 is Terri Best:

    "In February of 2021, my niece was killed in a horrific accident and God gave me a vision to paint. Having never painted on canvas before, I turned to YouTube and Muncie Artist Guild for help and painted an Angel rising to heaven as His vision had implied. I gave the angel painting to my brother and haven’t stopped painting.   

    My husband encourages me to paint to find my unique style. (And probably because my friends pay me to paint for them.) I continue to paint because it relaxes me, I enjoy it and it's a challenge me to try something new. I have painted over 400 paintings since starting to paint in February of 2021. I haven't found my unique style yet, but I like to use wood veneer and aluminum foil to paint old barns, so far that’s my favorite. Thank you for this opportunity to share my paintings." 

    Terri will be displaying her work at the following businesses for the month of January: 
    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 

Feb 2, 2023

Thursday

  • Cornerstone Center for the Arts Monthly Arts Show Debra Gindhart Dragoo, Cornerstone Center for the Arts Debra Gindhart Dragoo, Cornerstone Center for the Arts Kim Anderson at Gordy Fine Art and Framing Co. Scott Anderson at Gordy Fine Art and Framing Co. Jennie Irving, Muncie Artist Guild's Jennie Irving, Muncie Artist Guild's Muncie Makes Lab February's First Thursday (full listing) 5:00pm to 8:00pm @ Downtown Muncie
    Cornerstone Center for the Arts Monthly Arts Show Cornerstone Center for the Arts Monthly Arts Show Debra Gindhart Dragoo, Cornerstone Center for the Arts Debra Gindhart Dragoo, Cornerstone Center for the Arts Debra Gindhart Dragoo, Cornerstone Center for the Arts Debra Gindhart Dragoo, Cornerstone Center for the Arts Kim Anderson at Gordy Fine Art and Framing Co. Kim Anderson at Gordy Fine Art and Framing Co. Scott Anderson at Gordy Fine Art and Framing Co. Scott Anderson at Gordy Fine Art and Framing Co. Jennie Irving, Muncie Artist Guild's Jennie Irving, Muncie Artist Guild's "Artist of the Month" Jennie Irving, Muncie Artist Guild's Jennie Irving, Muncie Artist Guild's "Artist of the Month" Muncie Makes Lab Muncie Makes Lab

    111 Arts Gallery 
    111 E. Main
    111 Arts Gallery will feature Vintage Tattoo Flash from Fort Recovery, Ohio and La Crosse, Wisconsin.

    Cornerstone Center for the Arts
    520 E. Main
    Artists participating in the First Thursday, Cornerstone Center for the Arts new monthly arts show, will be held in the Great Room on the second floor of the building at 520 E. Main Street on February 2, 2023, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.

    Resident Artist Debra Gindhart Dragoo coordinated the initial First Thursday this year on January 5 which drew 20 artists pop-up booths (including several artists on Cornerstone’s staff) and 75 guests. In addition, a Cornerstone featured artist displays multiple works in the Judith Barnes Memorial Gallery next to the Great Room. This month’s featured artist is Anwar Ruhma Frazier whose a local acrylic and tattoo artist whose premier gallery show was hosted last year at in the Gallery. 

    Local musicians will provide accompaniment. Community members are encouraged to call organizer Gindhart Dragoo at Cornerstone at 765-281-9503 EXT. 150. Gindhart Dragoo says “We believe it is important to encourage the creative paths of our artists, we also celebrate the youth who are creative artists in the community.“

    Spots for pop-up artists are $10 per spot and extra tables are $5 each. Displaying Cornerstone staff artists include Nick Martin, Allen Leberteux, Leon and Laura Crosby, Eugene Boyd, Chaney Youngblood, Olivia Morrow, Shirley Jean Rice, and Ashton Baker. 

    Debra Gindhart Dragoo visual arts educator, local artist, designer, curator and arts advocate will feature her Green Glam Studio jewelry for February First Thursday at Cornerstone Center for the Arts LOVE BAUBLES Valentine’s fancy sparkle earrings, pendants, and stretchy bracelets. GINDHART FIBER ART too, super soft and warm cowl neck scarves. She will have a selection of acrylic and assemblage art work pieces. Meet the artist. Second Floor/Great Hall

    Cornerstone offers opportunities for creative expression for all with visual arts, dance, music, and martial arts classes. Cornerstone also provides community and rental spaces in a historic setting.  Thousands of area residents attend proms, wedding, corporate conferences and civic events at Cornerstone each year. Cornerstone is home to artists and art organizations including The Masterworks Chorale and Orchestra Indiana.  For additional information on First Thursday, art classes, rentals and events, please go to www.cornerstonearts.org or call 765-281-9503 EXT. 150.

    Gordy Fine Art & Framing Co. 
    224 E. Main
    Gordy Fine Art & Framing will be having an opening party for Conjure, Combine, Continue: Ceramics by Kimberly Anderson and Paintings by Scott Anderson, Thursday February 2, 5 – 8 pm. 

    Kimberly and Scott Anderson are beloved artists in our area, making art and teaching art students here for over 25 years.  Gordy has represented their work for over 20 years and we are proud to highlight them in a new exhibit on Thursday February 2, 5 – 8 pm. Conjure, Combine, Continue implies the dedication and shear persistence of their artistic practice with works they have produced throughout their careers.  They will be on hand during the evening to engage with viewers and answer questions.  Light refreshments will be served, and the public is invited to attend. At 6:15 Scott Anderson will speak about his work

    Kim Anderson is a Junior High Art Teacher at Jay County Schools.  She has a studio and kilns in Hartford City, Indiana, where she lives. Her art considers the intricacies of life and the environment. “I am influenced by two spheres of thought: the physical sciences and the human psyche. I find that science considers facts, and the psyche discloses the mysteries of life. I am not searching for truth, but for a secret.”

    Scott Anderson is a Professor of Painting at Ball State University since 1995 and has exhibited professionally for the past 30 years. “My paintings attempt to show idea systems in conflict through a mixture of styles, surfaces, symbols, appropriated images, and forms that have been assembled into a contrasting visual stew.”

    The exhibit will be on view with works for sale in the gallery and at gordyframing.com through March 11, 2023. 

    Gordy Fine Art and Framing Company promotes talented artists, provides appraisals, restores antique frames, 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

    Muncie Artist’s Guild
    Various locations
    Our Artist of the Month for the Muncie Artists Guild for February 2023 is Jennifer "Jennie" Irving. 

    Jennifer Irving is a Delaware County resident. She started working in watercolor and acrylic painting in the past few years after retiring from her career in Massage Therapy. She has always enjoyed working with her hands and creating. For her 50th birthday, she decided to gift herself a watercolor course and supplies with local artist Cindy Norrick-Turner. Jennie found she really enjoyed the merging of the colors and results which could arise.  She loves working in a non-traditional style and likes alcohol inks and yupo paper for their magical movement and vibrancy. She continued to take various classes and explored mediums and techniques. 

    Previous avenues of expression have included weaving, stained glass and jewelry making. She has a love of color and textures. An avid gardener, Jennie notices the shadows and structure in nature and finds joy and solace in natural flowing designs." 

    Jennie will be displaying her work at the following businesses for the month of February: 

    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 

    Muncie Makes Lab
    628 S. Walnut
    No Labels / Design is a Tool of Action / Architecture is a Verb is a broad and effervescent speculative-reservoir designated to undertake academic and professional] ventures related to modern reflections and contemporary works of spatial and cultural matters. The comprehension of envisaging the design discipline (architecture included) as a vigorous energy intends to spotlight the value of ‘construction’ -the tangible and/or the intellectual. That vigorous energy looks for architectures like processes of thinking and making, as well as it questions how those processes work in the global scenario of today. 

    Current [team]work: Degrees of Certainties
    Pre-thesis inquiry and two images inspired the ephemeral-structures and conceptualizations exhibited, challenging some presumed, prescriptive notions such as suppleness and physicality among others, and their [possible] translations in the architectural world. 

    Artwork: Ana de Brea
    Curators: Tyler Renschen, Charlie Davis, Dillon Redding, Dylan Fruchey, Drew Pankey Wallace, Kaylor Mickle, Assumpta Nyein, Casey Stamm, Alana Kunkler, Ashley Totten, Kelsey Clady, Lauren Mullins, Nian Muang, Sofi Gallo, Autumn Patrick, Owen Wallace and Matt Welch.

Mar 2, 2023

Thursday

  • Cornerstone Center for the Arts Debra Gindhart Dragoo at Cornerstone Center for the Arts, 2nd floor Scott Anderson at Gordy Fine Art and Framing Co. Marilyn Keiser at Grace Episcopal Church Deborah Miller, Muncie Artist Guild's Muncie Central High School AP Artist Exhibition, Muncie Makes Lab Dominick Haskins, Muncie Makes Lab March's First Thursday (full listing) 5:00pm to 8:00pm @ Downtown Muncie
    Cornerstone Center for the Arts Cornerstone Center for the Arts Debra Gindhart Dragoo at Cornerstone Center for the Arts, 2nd floor Debra Gindhart Dragoo at Cornerstone Center for the Arts, 2nd floor Scott Anderson at Gordy Fine Art and Framing Co. Scott Anderson at Gordy Fine Art and Framing Co. Marilyn Keiser at Grace Episcopal Church Marilyn Keiser at Grace Episcopal Church Deborah Miller, Muncie Artist Guild's Deborah Miller, Muncie Artist Guild's "Artist of the Month" Muncie Central High School AP Artist Exhibition, Muncie Makes Lab Muncie Central High School AP Artist Exhibition, Muncie Makes Lab Dominick Haskins, Muncie Makes Lab Dominick Haskins, Muncie Makes Lab

    111 Arts Gallery 
    111 E. Main
    111 Arts Gallery will have the art of Ron Bias of Fort Recovery, Ohio on display for First Thursday. Ron was a tattoo artist in La Crosse, Wisconsin. After moving to Indiana in the 1980s, he made his art on tombstones since tattooing was illegal until 1997 in Indiana. Ron’s flash sheets from Dad’s Tattoo Shop will be on display throughout the month. 

    Cornerstone Center for the Arts
    520 E. Main
    Cornerstone Center for the Arts will again host local artists in conjunction with Muncie’s First Thursday. Resident Artist Debra Gindhart Dragoo is coordinating this event and has lured several local artists to participate during the past two First Thursday celebrations. March’s pop-up artist lineup includes Jill Palumbo, Angel Gillette, Tom Stader, Alyssa Carey, Christine Barber Bush, Val Kelley, Elizabeth Reichert, Kat Mesaros, Shannah Mesaros, Taunya Fallon, Melissa Moles, Maria Clifford Walker, Stephen M. Millben, Miranda Quakenbush, Crosby Family Art, Olivia Morrow and Dragoo. 

    In addition, the Judith Barnes Memorial Gallery will display the works of Eugene Boyd, a noted ceramics artist who teaches at Cornerstone. Local electronic musician Arttacgo Alexander will provide music. “We believe it is important to encourage the creative paths of our artists, we also celebrate the youth who are creative artists in the community,“ says Dragoo. Those who want to participate should call Dragoo at Cornerstone at 765-281-9503 ext. 150. Pop-up artists are $10 per table with additional tables $5 each. For additional information on First Thursday, art classes, rentals and events, please go to www.cornerstonearts.org or call 765-281-9503 EXT. 150. 

    Debra Gindhart Dragoo turns her Green Glam Studio Jewelry into a LOVE of ANIMALS collection of earrings and pendants. Debra chose a worthy Muncie non-profit to create for, Muncie Animal Care & Services. The dog, kitty, fish, etc. earrings and pendants are $20 each with 50% proceeds for Muncie Animal Care & Services. Debra loves supporting her community and the arts through creating, curating and advocating arts for children through adults. 5-8pm, 2nd floor, Great Hall

    Cornerstone Center for the Arts offers opportunities for creative expression for all through community and rental spaces in a historic setting. Thousands of area residents attend wedding and civic events, in addition to taking classes in art, dance and music. Cornerstone is home to the Muncie Symphony Orchestra and The Masterworks Chorale. For additional information go to www.cornerstonearts.org or call 765-281-9503.

    Gordy Fine Art & Framing Co. 
    224 E. Main
    Gordy Fine Art & Framing party for Conjure, Combine, Continue: Ceramics by Kimberly Anderson and Paintings by Scott Anderson, Thursday March 2, 5-8 pm. 

    Kimberly and Scott Anderson are beloved artists in our area, making art and teaching art students for over 25 years.  Gordy has represented their work for over 20 years, and we are proud to highlight them in an exhibit thru March 11.  Conjure, Combine, Continue implies the dedication and shear persistence of their artistic practice with works they have produced throughout their careers.  A portion of all sales of Scott’s paintings will go to support a BSU scholarship for upper level painting students. Light refreshments will be served, and the public is invited to attend. 

    Kim Anderson is a Junior High Art Teacher at Jay County Schools.  She has a studio and kilns in Hartford City, Indiana, where she lives. Her art considers the intricacies of life and the environment. “I am influenced by two spheres of thought: the physical sciences and the human psyche. I find that science considers facts, and the psyche discloses the mysteries of life. I am not searching for truth, but for a secret.”

    Scott Anderson is a Professor of Painting at Ball State University since 1995 and has exhibited professionally for the past 30 years.  “My paintings attempt to show idea systems in conflict through a mixture of styles, surfaces, symbols, appropriated images, and forms that have been assembled into a contrasting visual stew.”

    Gordy Fine Art and Framing Company promotes talented artists, provides appraisals, restores antique frames, 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

    Grace Episcopal Church
    300 S. Madison
    Grace Episcopal Church in Muncie is sponsoring an organ concert in coordination with Muncie’s First Thursday activities this March. All are welcome to attend this free concert:

    Marilyn Keiser, organist
    Thursday, March 2, 2023
    7:00 p.m.
    Grace Episcopal Church
    300 S. Madison (corner Madison and Adams—next to classic McDonald’s sign)

    Marilyn Keiser is Chancellor’s Professor Music Emerita at Jacobs School of Music, Indiana University, Bloomington, where she taught courses in sacred music and applied organ for 25 years.  Active as a church musician for nearly six decades, Dr. Keiser has recently retired as organist/director of music at Trinity Episcopal Church in Bloomington.

    Muncie Artist’s Guild
    Various locations
    Debra Miller is the Muncie Artist Guild’s “Artist of the Month.”

    Through my art I endeavor to express my feelings of joy and awe at the beauty of nature (including mankind) through the use of color and light. I am not tied to any particular technique. In a day and age that is centering on destructive elements, I hope to “remind us how to embrace this beautiful broken world once again with an open heart” (Terry Tempest Williams). Painting in the mediums of acrylics, watercolors, and oil paints allows me to build my color, light, and depth through layering, translucency, and value changes. 

    Having received my BA and MA degrees (fine arts and education) from Anderson University and ISU respectively, I taught art in the South Vermillion School Corporation (and previously at Southwest Parke) until retirement. After retirement I taught art in Madison County and Jay County. These positions included kindergarten through high school art. These experiences impressed me with the pure joy that children have with the creative process itself and that you should paint what you love or what moves you. 

    Active in the Wabash Valley Art Guild, I exhibited art in Terre Haute and surrounding areas, taking several ribbons. I painted two murals in the area: one was painted with a fellow artist at Union Hospital’s chapel and another was a panel section at the Saratoga Restaurant (both under the name of Bonness). I have done commissioned pieces in Vermillion County, Vigo County, and Delaware County. I am currently active in the Muncie Artists Guild and Alcove Artists. 

    Deborah will be displaying her work at the following businesses for the month of March: 

    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 

    Muncie Makes Lab
    628 S. Walnut
    Muncie Makes Lab will be showing the Muncie Central High School AP Artist Exhibition for March’s First Thursday. 

    MCHS Art Teachers: Carol Daugherty, John McKalip
    AP 2d and 3d Art students
    Variety, inspiration, and youthful creativity are displayed simultaneously by the most advanced artists at Muncie Central High School. They have been working all year on a body of artworks for a portfolio in their AP Art Studio courses. Various media, subject matter, and driving questions are explored as students determine the focus for their artworks. Come see the talent and imagination of Muncie's AP art students displayed across the walls for this exhibition! 5-8pm

    Special feature BSU Artist: Dominick Haskins, “Selected Works”
    Feast your eyes upon the apocalyptic, war-felt, and cavernous meanings creatively exhibited for pleasure. "I, Dominick Haskins, am a Ball State senior currently student teaching at Muncie Central high school. I concentrate on two-dimensional art, with my primary media choice being charcoal, graphite, and Prismacolor. Proceed with caution when visualizing some artworks; skip details if you dare! Come with your minds open for interpretation!"

Apr 6, 2023

Thursday

  • Matt Blanchfield at Cornerstone Center for the Arts Debra Gindhart at Cornerstone Center for the Arts Pat Nelson at Gordy Fine Art and Framing Co. Thomas Heatherly, Muncie Artist Guild Thomas Heatherly, Muncie Artist Guild Community, Collaborations, & Celebrations: Six Years of Studio 165+, 2nd floor, Muncie Makes Lab I Tried  MFA thesis exhibition, 1st floor, Muncie Makes Lab April's First Thursday (full listing) 5:00pm to 9:00pm @ Downtown Muncie
    Matt Blanchfield at Cornerstone Center for the Arts Matt Blanchfield at Cornerstone Center for the Arts Debra Gindhart at Cornerstone Center for the Arts Debra Gindhart at Cornerstone Center for the Arts Pat Nelson at Gordy Fine Art and Framing Co. Pat Nelson at Gordy Fine Art and Framing Co. Thomas Heatherly, Muncie Artist Guild Thomas Heatherly, Muncie Artist Guild "Artist of the Month" Thomas Heatherly, Muncie Artist Guild Thomas Heatherly, Muncie Artist Guild "Artist of the Month" Community, Collaborations, & Celebrations: Six Years of Studio 165+, 2nd floor, Muncie Makes Lab Community, Collaborations, & Celebrations: Six Years of Studio 165+, 2nd floor, Muncie Makes Lab I Tried  MFA thesis exhibition, 1st floor, Muncie Makes Lab I Tried MFA thesis exhibition, 1st floor, Muncie Makes Lab

    Cornerstone Center for the Arts
    520 E. Main
    Artists participating in the First Thursday, Cornerstone Center for the Arts new monthly arts show, will be displaying their art in the Great Room on the second floor of the building at 520 E. Main Street on April 6 from 5-8 p.m.

    Community artists/creatives displaying in April include Cornerstone Center for the Arts staff artists Eugene Boyd, community artists Crosby Family Art, Val Kelley, Jill Palumbo, Ronn Brown, Catherine Cox, Kat and Shannah Mesaros, Miranda Quakenbush, Willow Walters, Christine Barber Bush, Morris Gibbons, Debra Gindhart Dragoo, Angel Gillette, Tom Stader, Brenda McCoy, Shila Youngblood, Rock Art, Deb-Wand Love, Morgan Mercer, Monet Terrell Wright,  TKeyS Crafts and Creations, Sarah Herbert, Grace Longfellow, Tina Caines, Hallie Gick, Nathan Stotler and Maevyn Stone alongside her daughters and Olivia Morrow and  Resident Artist Debra Gindhart Dragoo, who coordinates First Thursday. 

    This month’s featured Judith Barnes Memorial Gallery artist is Matt Blanchfield, a Cornerstone instructor. Local musician Katie Jo Robinson will provide accompaniment. Dragoo says “We believe it is important to encourage the creative paths of our artists, we also celebrate the youth who are creative artists in the community.”

    Cornerstone offers opportunities for creative expression for all with visual arts, dance, music, and martial arts classes. Cornerstone also provides community and rental spaces in a historic setting. Thousands of area residents attend proms, weddings,23 corporate conferences and civic events at Cornerstone each year. Cornerstone is home to artists and art organizations including The Masterworks Chorale and Orchestra Indiana. For additional information on First Thursday,art classes, rentals and events, please go to www.cornerstonearts.org or call 765-281-9503 EXT. 150.

    Gordy Fine Art & Framing Co. 
    224 E. Main
    Gordy Fine Art & Framing opening party for Legacies: Pat Nelson and the Ball State Metals + Jewelry Program, 5-8pm. 

    Gordy is proud to highlight the history and legacy of the Metals + Jewelry Program in the School of Art at Ball State in a new exhibit on Thursday April 6, 5 – 8 pm.  For nearly four decades, Distinguished Professor Pat Nelson led the program and mentored numerous students who are now forging their own careers as artists and educators.   The exhibition will highlight work by Pat Nelson, and Associate Professor of Art, Jessica Calderwood, who now leads the program, along with more than a dozen alumni who have successful careers in the arts.  The exhibitors will be on hand during the evening to engage with viewers and answer questions.  Light refreshments will be served, and the public is invited to attend. 

    At 6:15 Pat Nelson will speak about her work and the decades long influence of the program.

    The Ball State Metals Program was founded in 1961 by Ned Griner.  He brought Pat Nelson to continue building the program in 1979. Since then, she has been a major contributor to the arts community of Muncie, Ball State, and the larger art field through her art practice, teaching and professional service.  She has a long legacy of students who have successful careers as artists and educators.  This exhibition will feature her as an individual artist and her effect as an educator who built the Ball State Metals + Jewelry program that launches careers and attracts nationally important faculty and continues to thrive. Exhibiting alumni include Aimee Clinger, Amanda Bergman, Dana Fear, Emily Pellini, Guadalupe Navarro, Jakob Rosenberger, Lydia Fast, Natalie Lowe, Rebecca Zink, Stacey Webber, Taylor Fentz, Tessa Rickard-Carpenter, Paula Rice, and Andrea Jackson.

    The exhibit will be on view with works for sale in the gallery and at gordyframing.com through April 29, 2023. 

    Gordy Fine Art and Framing Company promotes talented artists, provides appraisals, restores antique frames, 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

    Muncie Artist’s Guild
    Various locations
    Tom Heatherly is the Muncie Artists Guild’s featured artist for April 2023. Heatherly worked at Muncie Community Schools for more than two decades before retiring in 2011. Since that time, he has been pursuing his passion for oil painting. His hard work at honing his painting skills has paid off with success as he has won several awards for his paintings in the past ten years. In 2019 he won the Peoples’ Choice Award at the Muncie Artists Guild’s Annual Show.   

    Heatherly prefers to paint people, landscapes, and buildings. His wartime experience also influences his artwork.  Heatherly is a Vietnam War Army Veteran who served in the 25th Infantry Division and the 101st Airborne Division from 1970 to 1971. He has created several paintings of soldiers in action from this time period. One of these paintings is proudly on permanent display in the Yorktown American Legion.  

    Tom will be displaying his work at the following businesses for the month of April:
    Northwest Bank, 110 E Charles St. 
    Old National Bank, 2401 S Madison St.
    Parlour at Hazelwood Hair Salon, 1300 W University Ave  
    Rosebud Coffee House, 1805 S Hoyt Ave.
    Vera Mae’s Bistro, 207-209 S Walnut St. 

    Muncie Makes Lab
    628 S. Walnut
    Community, Collaborations, & Celebrations: Six Years of Studio 165+
    2nd floor, 5-8pm
    Coordinators: Maddy Burton, Kyra Morgan, and Prof Shantanu Suman
    Studio 165+ is putting together our first-ever show to celebrate turning six years old. It will be a new experience for us because we are usually busy in our studio, burning the midnight oil, listening to our favorite music, and creating projects for our community partners. If you have ever crossed paths with us—knowingly or unknowingly—we invite you to check out the show on Thursday, April 6, on the second floor of Muncie Makes Lab from 5 to 8 p.m. The show will celebrate the collaborations with our local community that shaped our team and helped us make fantastic friends. We hope you will come and bring your friends and family to meet the faces behind Studio 165+ and help us celebrate Muncie.

    Sarah Zimmerman  I Tried MFA thesis exhibition
    1st floor, 6-9pm, with an artist’s talk at 7pm
    I tried strips away the barriers of status and surface adornment in a humble effort to be seen without concealment of my flaws and failures of my present and past. What I hold to be sacred and personal is extended as an offering for mutual compassion and understanding. 

    Additional viewing by appt or Mar 31-Apr 2; Apr 7-8 from 6-8pm contact IG:@sjz_artist

    Muncie Map Co.
    111 E. Adams
    Muncie Map Co. will be hosting a wake to commemorate the death of its brick-and-mortar retail location. We'll have a big card on the front window for you to sign bidding MMC "not goodbye, but see you later!" Everything we have left (if we have anything left, including fixtures) will be DEEPLY discounted, we *might* have refreshments (if Andy can afford them), and he'll be leading a short Jazz Funeral parade around the block and back to the shop starting at 6pm. Come pay final respects and celebrate a now-legendary but ultimately impossible local retail storefront that still managed to survive longer than the Confederacy... take that, racists!

    The Second Story Lounge at the Downtown Farm Stand
    107 S. Mulberry
    Join us, and local artists for a community jam during First Thursday (& every Thursday)!

    To celebrate First Thursday, April 6th, we'll be offering an Arts Walk punch & sampler plates from our Menu. Stop in and enjoy craft cocktails, fabulous music, and amazing food in this hip, historic venue ~ a truly unique experience! We are located above The Downtown Farm Stand at 107 S Mulberry Street.  For more information, Click HERE

May 4, 2023

Thursday

  • 111 Arts Gallery Opening of the Rainbow Garden at Canan Commons Opening of the Rainbow Garden at Canan Commons Carrie Wright Silk Gifts and Gallery Debra Gindhart at Cornerstone Center for the Arts, 2nd floor Brian Gordy, Organ Concert by Michael Messina at Grace Episcopal Church Conservation Tales at Made in Muncie Pati Sparks, Muncie Artist Guild's Pati Sparks, Muncie Artist Guild's Muncie Makers Market, corner of Adams and Walnut Neon and Light at Muncie Makes Lab GAPS and other Acts of Architecture at Muncie Makes Lab Open Studios Reception at Murray Building Studios May's First Thursday (full listing) 5:00pm to 8:00pm @ Downtown Muncie
    111 Arts Gallery 111 Arts Gallery Opening of the Rainbow Garden at Canan Commons Opening of the Rainbow Garden at Canan Commons Opening of the Rainbow Garden at Canan Commons Opening of the Rainbow Garden at Canan Commons Carrie Wright Silk Gifts and Gallery Carrie Wright Silk Gifts and Gallery Debra Gindhart at Cornerstone Center for the Arts, 2nd floor Debra Gindhart at Cornerstone Center for the Arts, 2nd floor Brian Gordy, Brian Gordy, "The Gathering," at Gordy Fine Art and Framing Co. Organ Concert by Michael Messina at Grace Episcopal Church Organ Concert by Michael Messina at Grace Episcopal Church Conservation Tales at Made in Muncie Conservation Tales at Made in Muncie Pati Sparks, Muncie Artist Guild's Pati Sparks, Muncie Artist Guild's "Artist of the Month," various locations Pati Sparks, Muncie Artist Guild's Pati Sparks, Muncie Artist Guild's "Artist of the Month," various locations Muncie Makers Market, corner of Adams and Walnut Muncie Makers Market, corner of Adams and Walnut Neon and Light at Muncie Makes Lab Neon and Light at Muncie Makes Lab GAPS and other Acts of Architecture at Muncie Makes Lab GAPS and other Acts of Architecture at Muncie Makes Lab Open Studios Reception at Murray Building Studios Open Studios Reception at Murray Building Studios

    111 Arts Gallery 
    111 E. Main
    111 Arts Gallery is a small local gallery, workspace, and functioning tattoo studio. With classical art, folk art, and 1920s style tattooing as a foundation, this gallery focuses on experimental, outsider approaches to art. We constantly have rotating exhibitions and just refreshed our west wall with new flash from our 111 artists. Open for tattooing during First Thursday from 1-8pm. 

    Canan Commons
    500 S. Walnut St.
    Lighting Ceremony Announces the Opening of the “Rainbow Garden” at Canan Commons:

    Community Enhancement Projects (CEP) and the City of Muncie are pleased to announce a public lighting ceremony to celebrate the opening of the “Rainbow Garden” lights at Canan Commons in Downtown Muncie. The ceremony will take place as part of May’s First Thursday celebration on May 4, 2023 at 8 PM at Canan Commons, 500 S. Walnut. Brief remarks will be made by Mayor Daniel Ridenour and representatives of CEP. 

    The “Rainbow Garden” is a light installation designed to contribute a significant addition to the aesthetic landscape of Muncie’s downtown area while also providing necessary pathway lighting at Canan Commons. In brief, the eight light poles circumnavigating Canan Commons have been refurbished and repurposed to support a colored acrylic cylinder and LED lighting. Each of the eight cylinders are a different color, with progressive degrees of saturation from top to bottom. During the day, the sun will illuminate the colorful cylinders, while at night the cylinders will glow with color while also providing ambient lighting for the Commons’ perimeter walkway. Thus, the “Rainbow Garden” project is both an aesthetic installation as well as a functioning lighting system. 

    The “Rainbow Garden” at Canan Commons is a project of Community Enhancement Projects (CEP), with design by Jeanne Zeigler. The mission of CEP is to foster through beautification efforts a cooperative environment wherein area citizens, government, industry, and organizations continue to enhance and improve our quality of life for today’s community and future generations. The “Rainbow Garden” project aligns with this mission by creating a beautiful, unique and significant addition to Muncie’s downtown landscape that will help to improve the quality of life for all residents of our area.

    For more information about the “Rainbow Garden” and CEP, please visit www.cepmuncie.org.

    Carrie Wright Silk Gifts & Gallery
    405 S. Walnut, Suite 201
    Silk painter Carrie Wright invites you to a special evening in her newly opened multi-purpose studio and gallery space! Sporting the best view of downtown Walnut Street, Carrie has turned the second floor corner of the Murray Building into a beautiful gift shop now open to the public. She's providing light refreshments just outside her door in the foyer for all who visit the Murray Building Open Studios and is offering a 10% discount on all non-framed items in the store during this special inaugural event!

    The Clubhouse at Accutech
    115 S. Walnut
    Swing by The Clubhouse during First Thursday! 25% off digital game bay rentals, and a free side of popcorn with purchase! 

    Cornerstone Center for the Arts
    520 E. Main
    Cornerstone Center for the Arts will feature the work of popup artists, creatives, and music from 5-8pm on the 2nd floor!

    Cornerstone’s feature artist for May’s First Thursday is Debra Gindhart Dragoo:
    “BElow ART: Catching Colors” is the feature art installation by Debra Gindhart Dragoo at Cornerstone Center for the Arts May First Thursday 2023. Gindhart Dragoo is a local artist, visual arts educator, poet, curator, and community arts advocate. Embracing her skills with aerosol painting she has prepared this feature show in her style of spray can painter techniques. Debra proclaims that art reflects your inner story. You will enjoy vibrant colors of aerosol and acrylic paints together telling the stories of Gindhart’s vocal social commentary art. The paints are joined with techniques of collage and assemblage art. Debra’s GREEN GLAM STUDIO jewelry will feature wearable art red cardinal jewels. Perfect timing for BSU Graduation swiftly approaching. Judith Barnes Memorial Gallery, 2nd floor, 5-8pm

    Music will be provided by Nash Hammond

    Popup artists and creatives will include:
    Christine Barber Bush, Julie Lephart, Trinity Moore, Taunya Fallon, Jill Palumbo, Melissa Stephens, Olivia Morrow, Morgan Mercer, Jennifer Chrich, Mary Hammond and kids, Sadie Kendall, Lauren Maines, Kili Krippenstaple, Takeya Searles, Sara Collas, Val Kelly, Heather Neal, Crosby Family Art, Tina Caines, Angel Gillette, and Tom Stader. 

    Forever Young Children’s Boutique
    125 E. Charles
    Forever Young Boutique will be open for May’s First Thursday celebration. Forever Young is a local women’s, children’s and tween’s clothing store in downtown Muncie. We make it easy to stay up to date with current fashion styles and trends. New arrivals almost every week. We have a wide selection for Women, Tween Girls and Kids.

    Gordy Fine Art & Framing Co. 
    224 E. Main
    Brian Gordy, Watercolors: 
    Gordy Fine Art and Framing Company will celebrate First Thursday with an opening reception for Watercolors by former owner Brian Gordy.  Brian’s paintings were last featured here in 2016.  Refreshments will be served, and the public is invited to attend. 

    "Brian Gordy's art will always enjoy a privileged place on the gallery walls here," said owners Barbara and Carl Schafer.  "Those who know his work will recognize his longtime concern for the natural environment and wildlife habitat."

    Gordy paints with watercolor, preferring it to other kinds of painting because the thin transparent paint saturates the paper in different degrees to conjure the image.  In watercolor, the paper and paint become one, rather than layering up on a board or canvas the way oil or acrylic paints do. With skillful strokes watercolor paint migrates into the fibers of the paper and images emerge out of the white paper like the artist is a wizard rather than a painter. 

    "I am known for paintings of turtles,” said Gordy.  “My interest in turtles started with the way I observed light playing on their shells. Increasingly I would appreciate their resilience in poor environmental conditions and how their presence can indicate the health of the ecosystem.  When I go into nature to look for them, I also find erosion caused by fast flowing rivers that have exposed root networks of different trees.  The intricacy I find there is endlessly mysterious both as a place that supports life and the compositions they offer me as a painter.” 

    The exhibit will be on view with works for sale in the gallery and at gordyframing.com through May 27, 2023. 

    Gordy Fine Art and Framing Company promotes talented artists, provides appraisals, restores antique frames, 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

    Grace Episcopal Church
    300 S. Madison
    Organ Concert at Grace Episcopal Church featuring Michael Messina, 7pm
    The celebration of the 50th Anniversary of Grace Episcopal Church’s Pipe Organ continues with a recital by Dr. Michael Messina, Director of Music at Trinity Episcopal Church, Indianapolis, and Organist for St. Richard’s School. 

    Michael holds MMus and DMA degrees in Organ Performance and Literature, as well as the Performer’s Certificate, from the Eastman School of Music, and was graduated magna cum laude with the BMus degree in Church Music from Saint Olaf College. He has competed in and won several local and national organ competitions. 

    His program at Grace Church will include works by Calvin Hampton, Samuel Scheidt, G.F. Handel, J. S. Bach, and Felix Mendelssohn. All are welcome to the concert and reception following.

    Grace Episcopal is located at 300 S. Madison St., Muncie (corner Adams & Madison – next to iconic McDonald’s sign). This program is free and open to the public.

    Made in Muncie
    313 S. Walnut
    Conservation Tales: Corals and Coral Reef Ecosystem
    ART 370 Art Immersive Spring 2023
    5-8pm

    Exhibition of artwork from the upcoming Conservation Tales books on Corals and Coral Reef Ecosystem in partnership with Mote’s Elizabeth Moore International Center for Coral Reef Research & Restoration and the Indianapolis Zoo. Meet the team of illustrators, graphic designers, photographers, videographers, science storytellers, and Spanish translators who will be available to answer questions about the creative process; includes activities for children and book sales. Includes the premiere of the short documentary video “Restoring Our Disappearing Corals” created by director and editor, Faith Oakley.

    Artists include: Brooke Ackerman, Rachel Baker, Abigail Clone, Britney Currie, Emma Everhart, Caecey Franz, Kami Geron, Alex Marshall, Annie Mowers, Faith Oakley, Kylie Owens, Karina Powell, Rae Rodabaugh, Emma Rybicki, Zoe Scherer, Nicole Thielmann.

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

    Muncie Artist’s Guild
    Various locations
    Pati Sparks is the Muncie Artists Guild's Artist of the Month for May 2023.
    As a professional artist, Pati (Bell) Sparks specializes in portraits and landscapes in oil and pastel from her studio north of Sulphur Springs, Indiana, where she also teaches art privately. After a successful career as an mural artist in Indianapolis, she has returned to Henry County, where she lives in the Victorian farm house where she grew up. 

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

    Her paintings have won numerous awards, including “Best of Show” in juried exhibits in Indiana and North Carolina. Her murals have been featured on the cover of national magazines such as Better Home and Gardens. She has been listed in the fine art section of “Who’s Who in Interior Design. Her murals may be seen publicly in such well recognized venues as James Whitcomb Riley Hospital for Children in Indianapolis, and Medical College of Georgia Children’s Hospital in Augusta Georgia, as well as Kona Jack’s restaurant in Indianapolis.  Her paintings and murals are part of numerous private collections in Indiana and the Southeast US. 

    Pati will be displaying her work at the following businesses for the month of May: 
    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 

    Muncie Makers Market
    Corner of Walnut and Adams
    First Thursdays with the Muncie Makers Market are coming soon!
     
    The Muncie Makers Market is happy to be a part of Muncie’s First Thursday community events in Downtown Muncie! This is a popular local monthly tradition, going many 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 are looking forward to a great turn out! 

    Assuming good weather, the Muncie Makers Market will set up every month on the sidewalks by the corner of Walnut and Adams Streets for the 2023 First Thursday gatherings, and be open ‪to the public from 5-8p. The Muncie Makers Market is a registered farmers market featuring handmade creations, homemade foods, and locally grown produce and plants! We hope you come see us and enjoy a lovely evening with your community! 

    All Vendors must register in advance - watch for the “Call for Vendors” posts on our Facebook group for all event details and to sign up to sell with us, thank you! 

    Muncie Makes Lab
    628 S. Walnut
    Muncie Makes Lab will feature two shows from 6-8pm:

    Special Topics: Neon & Light
    The Neon artwork included in this exhibition is a result of the Neon & Light Special Topics class held each spring at the Glick Center for Glass. Within the class, students are asked to create both sculptural and sign-based neon. Students this semester include:  Derek Bohm, Anna Grabowski, Jessie Murawski, Michelle Pokorny, Arielle Birk, Michael Carson, Kaylee Demlow, Lyle Dotson, Hayly Oldfather, Karina Powell, Riley Taylor, Maddison Uphaus, Frankie Viglietta with SoA Prof Jon Rees.

    GAPS and other acts of architecture
    This elective explores the generative act of architecture through a series of lenses. Investigations take positions on technique, authorship, as well as translations between drawing and imaging, technology and craft, aesthetics and information- not necessarily in opposition but in dialogue. Final production of student-driven work will explore meaningful representation as the foundation for future design methodologies. Show includes: James Blankenberger, Georgia Cushing, Nicky Johnson, James Kohlmeyer, Mini Laird, Nian Muang, Assumpta Nyein, Seong Joon Park, Autumn Patrick, Nicole Pokorny, Lal Len Thang, Kayleigh Timmons, Shayla Tran with CAP Prof Janice Shimizu

    Murray Building Studios
    405 S. Walnut
    Artists invite you to their inaugural Open Studios Reception! See behind the scenes in these historic second and third floor studio spaces where work from more than seven different artists from all mediums will be on display and for sale. Meet the artists and be sure to get your punch card marked from each as well as at Gordy Fine Art & Framing Co. to be entered to win a gift basket brimming with artful donations from the resident artists. Light refreshments will be served in the second floor foyer! Live music streetside! Don't miss this very special opportunity!

    Vera Mae’s Bistro
    207-209 S. Walnut
    Vera’s is bringing back First Thursday Cajun Night! Featuring Fresh Oysters, Creole Stew, and other Cajun fixin’s. 

     

Jun 1, 2023

Thursday

  • Brink of Summer Artswalk! Flower Hour Jolie Ruin and Jme Noggle at 111 Arts Gallery Beyond I Can/CARS at Madjax, 1st floor Cornerstone Center for the Arts, 2nd floor Debra Gindhart Dragoo at Cornerstone Center for the Arts, 2nd floor 2023 Pride Celebration and Drag Bingo at The Fickle Peach Charles Knox at Gordy Fine Art and Framing Co. Tom Steiner at Gordy Fine Art and Framing Co. Concert with Fr. Paul Jacobson at Grace Episcopal Church IDIA Lab augmented reality artwork on Walnut St. Opening of the Design Lab at Madjax Muncie Jean McCauley, Muncie Artist Guilds Muncie Makers Market, corner of Walnut and Adams Open Studios at the Murray Building Yart at Canan Commons Brink of Summer Arts Walk! June's First Thursday (full listing) 5:00pm to 8:00pm @ Downtown Muncie
    Brink of Summer Artswalk! Brink of Summer Artswalk! Flower Hour Flower Hour Jolie Ruin and Jme Noggle at 111 Arts Gallery Jolie Ruin and Jme Noggle at 111 Arts Gallery Beyond I Can/CARS at Madjax, 1st floor Beyond I Can/CARS at Madjax, 1st floor Cornerstone Center for the Arts, 2nd floor Cornerstone Center for the Arts, 2nd floor Debra Gindhart Dragoo at Cornerstone Center for the Arts, 2nd floor Debra Gindhart Dragoo at Cornerstone Center for the Arts, 2nd floor 2023 Pride Celebration and Drag Bingo at The Fickle Peach 2023 Pride Celebration and Drag Bingo at The Fickle Peach Charles Knox at Gordy Fine Art and Framing Co. Charles Knox at Gordy Fine Art and Framing Co. Tom Steiner at Gordy Fine Art and Framing Co. Tom Steiner at Gordy Fine Art and Framing Co. Concert with Fr. Paul Jacobson at Grace Episcopal Church Concert with Fr. Paul Jacobson at Grace Episcopal Church IDIA Lab augmented reality artwork on Walnut St. IDIA Lab augmented reality artwork on Walnut St. Opening of the Design Lab at Madjax Muncie Opening of the Design Lab at Madjax Muncie Jean McCauley, Muncie Artist Guilds Jean McCauley, Muncie Artist Guilds "Artist of the Month" showing at various locations downtown Muncie Makers Market, corner of Walnut and Adams Muncie Makers Market, corner of Walnut and Adams Open Studios at the Murray Building Open Studios at the Murray Building Yart at Canan Commons Yart at Canan Commons

    Downtown Development:
    A special edition of First Thursday, Brink of Summer ArtsWalk, presented by The Community Foundation of Muncie & Delaware County, celebrates the arts culture in Muncie!

    Head DWNTWN to enjoy:
    - YART: A Yard Sale for Art @ Canan Commons
    - Live music and dance featuring:
    - Muncie Ballet Studio
    - America’s Hometown Jazz Combo
    - Ben Davis and Alex Kosla Duo 
    - Delicious food from eateries and local food trucks
    - Multiple art galleries at Gordy, Cornerstone, MadJax, and throughout DWNTWN 

    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, from a participating sponsor, or at the event (while supplies last).

    Money raised through this event will support DWNTWN event programming and development opportunities.

    111 Arts Gallery 
    111 E. Main
    111 Arts Gallery will be displaying art by Jolie ruin and Jme Noggle as well as a pop-up art sale with tons of collages, drawings, bargain screen printed t-shirts, embroidered patches, and more!

    Beyond I CAN (Madjax, 1st floor)
    515 E. Main St.
    Beyond I Can/CARS is a day center for adults with disabilities, where we live our best lives. We enjoy making things with our hands and selling them in our store and will be open for Artswalk. 

    The Clubhouse at Accutech
    115 S. Walnut
    Swing by The Clubhouse during First Thursday! 25% off digital game bay rentals, and a free side of popcorn with purchase!

    Cornerstone Center for the Arts
    520 E. Main
    Cornerstone’s community artists and makers will display and sell their work in the Colonnade Room/first floor at Cornerstone, Resident Artist Debra Gindhart Dragoo is coordinating this event again and has lured several local artists to participate during the past four First Thursday celebrations at Cornerstone. The Colonnade Room will also display the works of the winners and contestants of the YAE competition announced May 21. This is county-wide contest among youthful artists. Dragoo’s brother, well-known flautist and photographer Larry Gindhart of Indianapolis will perform. Brink of Summer ArtsWalk Cornerstone Center for the Arts 520 East Main Street Colonnade Room/first floor 5-8pm

    Cornerstone Resident Artist Debra Gindhart Dragoo is coordinating this event again and has lured several local artists to participate during the past four First Thursday celebrations at Cornerstone. In addition, the Judith Barnes Memorial Gallery will display the works of the winners and contestants of the YAE competition announced May 21. This is county-wide contest among youthful artists. Dragoo’s brother, well-known flautist and photographer Larry Gindhart of Indianapolis will perform. 5-8pm Cornerstone Center for the Arts also presents their artist-in-residence, Debra Gindhart Dragoo, who shares her love of art and repurposing. Her artist mantra is “Real Babes Recycle, RE-use, RE-claim, RE-new" this mantra moves through her Green Glam Studio jewelry. So if you have admired her style come and get your own Green Glam Studio jewelry collection. 5-8pm Colonnade Room

    Downtown Farm Stand
    125 E. Main
    Join us, and local artists for a community jam during First Thursday (& every Thursday)!

    Stop in and enjoy craft cocktails, fabulous music, and amazing food in this hip, historic venue ~ a truly unique experience! We are located above The Downtown Farm Stand at 107 S Mulberry Street.  For more information, please visit their website at downtownfarmstand.com. 

    The Fickle Peach (21+)
    117 E. Charles
    The Muncie Pride Network presents the 2023 Pride Celebration at the Fickle Peach for the Brink of Summer Artswalk! There will be Drag Bingo hosted by Ida Kay and the event will go from 7-10pm. 

    Gordy Fine Art & Framing Co. 
    224 E. Main
    Gordy Fine Art and Framing Company will celebrate from 5-8 pm with a reception for the gallery’s annual Summer Invitational. The exhibit features work by Charles Knox and Tom Steiner. Light refreshments will be served and the public is invited to attend. A brief program at 6:15 will highlight both artists. Knox will discuss his intricate color pencil drawings and Steiner will speak about his new body of photographs. The exhibit will remain on view through August 26.

    Grace Episcopal Church
    300 S. Madison
    All are welcome to an organ concert at Grace Episcopal Church, 300 S. Madison, Muncie (corner Adams & Madison–next to iconic McDonald’s sign). Fr. Paul Jacobson, pastor of the church and accomplished organist, will perform beginning at 7:00. The program and reception following are free and open to the public.

    High Street United Methodist Church
    219 S. High
    High Street UMC is holding a slow cooker competition and is inviting the community to help in selecting the winner. Tasting in the church parlor starts at 5:00! Outdoor games for children and youth activities will be taking place outside the church. Come inside and enjoy the stained-glass windows and other artwork in the church. 

    IDIA Lab
    119 W. Charles St.
    Ball State University’s IDIA Lab will be exhibiting an interactive augmented reality artwork. The virtual experience appears automatically without an app, by pointing your phone at a QR code decal placed on the sidewalk somewhere on Walnut street. Bring your phone, explore and look down!

    Madjax Muncie
    515 E. Main St.
    Join us on Thursday, June 1st, to celebrate the reopening of the Design Lab at Madjax in its new downstairs location! Drop in anytime from 4–9 pm to tour the lab and view equipment demonstrations. A ribbon-cutting ceremony with the Muncie-Delaware County Chamber of Commerce will be held at

    Muncie Artist’s Guild
    Various locations
    Jean McCauley is an award winning artist in pastels and oils, and has been a member of the Muncie Artists Guild for more than twenty years. Jean’s artwork will be on display during the month of June at the following locations: Northwest Bank, Old National Bank, Parlour at Hazelwood Hair Salon, Rosebud Coffee House, and Vera Mae’s Bistro.

    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, a popular local monthly tradition, going many years back, with all sorts of vendors, artists, and entertainers set up throughout Downtown Muncie. June brings an extra special First Thursday, the Brink of Summer ArtsWalk - even bigger with lots more to do! Assuming good weather, the Muncie Makers Market will set up on the sidewalks by the corner of Walnut and Adams Streets for all of the 2023 First Thursday gatherings, and be open ‪to the public from 5-8pm. The Muncie Makers Market is a registered farmers market featuring handmade creations, homemade foods, and locally grown produce! All Vendors must register in advance.

    Murray Building
    405 S. Walnut
    The Artists of the Murray Building invite you inside our studios to see all the great art we've been busy creating! All art will be for sale, some at prices under $40! Light refreshments served in the 2nd floor foyer with live music street side sponsored by certified Bob Ross instructor Chris Taylor, Silk Painter Carrie Wright, Acrylics & Mixed Media Artist Cassie Dunmyer, Oil Painter & Printmaker Kate Thorson and Ink Line Artist Jeff Brackett.

    Vera Mae’s Bistro
    207-209 S. Walnut
    First Thursday Cajun Night at Vera’s! Featuring Fresh Oysters, Creole Stew, and other Cajun fixin’s.

    YART
    Canan Commons, 500 S. Walnut St.
    YART is a Yard Sale for Art, unlike any sale you’ve seen before! This community art sale, with a goal of making art affordable and accessible to everyone, will be held in conjunction with the 2023 Brink of Summer ArtsWalk on Thursday, June 1st, from 5-8p. You can find the huge Spring 2023 Muncie YART and LIVE music performances at Canan Commons, Muncie's great urban greenspace park and amphitheater by the roundabout on South Walnut Street. 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! The last YART featured over 150 Artists! 

     

Jul 6, 2023

Thursday

  • Michael Eldon Duquette at Cornerstone Center for the Arts, 2nd floor Michael Eldon Duquette at Cornerstone Center for the Arts, 2nd floor Debra Gindhart Dragoo at Cornerstone Center for the Arts, 2nd floor Debra Gindhart Dragoo at Cornerstone Center for the Arts, 2nd floor Jill Palumbo, Muncie Artist Guild's Jill Palumbo, Muncie Artist Guild's July's First Thursday (full listing) 5:00pm to 8:00pm @ Downtown Muncie
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    The Clubhouse at Accutech
    115 S. Walnut
    Stop by The Clubhouse for dinner on First Thursday! All entrees are buy one get one free at equal or lesser value from 5pm until 9pm. 

    Cornerstone Center for the Arts
    520 E. Main
    Cornerstone Center for the Arts will host several events for July’s First Thursday.

    The featured artist for July is Michael Eldon DuQuette, who will be exhibiting his work in the Judith Barnes Memorial Gallery on the 2nd floor. 

    Mixed Media Artist, Michael Eldon DuQuette, was born in San Antonio, Texas, lived in Chicago for 20 years and moved to Muncie in 2008. His art career began in the mid 1980's, beginning with a representational style, moving through impressionism and cubism to abstract expressionism with realism mixed in. DuQuette’s work reflects his ceaseless interest in the exploration of different mediums and materials, a philosophy he adopted and developed while studying at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. He continually moves from one medium to the other and has created works in mediums such as: collage, fiber, sculpture, oil/acrylic paintings, found objects, watercolor, oil pastel, photography, sound, video, performance art, installation and digital art.

    DuQuette is a rare artist displaying convincing accomplishment both in abstract expressionism and a kind of "funk-neo-cubism" with which he creates portraits, cityscapes/landscapes and sculptures in a decidedly off beat style visually provocative, compositionally exciting and wild with color. Over time, it has become his mission to share the creative experience with as many people as possible using every tool he can find. He works to demystify art and to break through barriers. He hopes to touch the imagination of children and adults alike.  

    Cornerstone’s Artist-in-Residence is Debra Gindhart Dragoo. She shares her love of art and repurposing with ECI and beyond. She will feature her Green Glam Studio PRIVATE COLLECTION again. Her artist mantra is “Real Babes Recycle, RE-use, RE-claim, RE-new" this mantra moves through her Green Glam Studio jewelry. Debra will feature her wearable art jewelry. recycle chic necklaces, bracelets, pendants, ensembles and earrings. 

    Debra Gindhart Dragoo is artist in residence, curator and arts advocate. Debra loves supporting her community and the arts through creating, curating, creative workshops and advocating arts for area youth and adults. 5-8pm, 2nd floor

    Local artists will also display and sell their work at Cornerstone. Resident Artist Debra Gindhart Dragoo is coordinating this event and has encouraged a number of local artists to participate.

    Community artists participating this July include Alice Rose, Camellia Eckart,Julie Lephart, Val Kelly, Donita Drake, Jaci Lenox, Shayna Cline, Tom Stader, Brayden Byler, Teaira Carey, Renee Hoover York, Vicki Robertson, Angel Gillette, Traci Kelley, Brenda Kay McCoy, Linz Rodriquez, Will Britton, Stephen Millben, Dawn Cannady, Brent Craycraft, Lauren Maines, Jill Palumbo and Jennifer Amos. Cornerstone artists include Eugene Boyd, Michelle Metsker-Cass, Debra Gindhart Dragoo and Olivia Morrow.

    Musicians George Lopez and Ervin Smith of GLo n Butch will perform. The featured artist for July is Michael Eldon DuQuette, who will be exhibiting his work in the Judith Barnes Memorial Gallery on Cornerstone’s 2nd Floor.

    Those who want to participate should call Dragoo at Cornerstone at 765-281-9503 ext. 150. Pop-up artists are $10 per table with additional tables $5 each. For additional information on First Thursday, art classes, rentals and events, please go to Cornerstone's website or call 765-281-9503 EXT. 150.

    Cornerstone Center for the Arts offers opportunities for creative expression for all through community and rental spaces in a historic setting. Thousands of area residents attend wedding and civic events, in addition to taking classes in art, dance and music. Cornerstone is home to the Muncie Symphony Orchestra and The Masterworks Chorale. For additional information go to www.cornerstonearts.org or call 765-281-950

    Harmony Dance Studio
    227 S. Walnut
    Harmony Dance Studio will have a pop-up event next to the Fickle Peach! We will have DJ Jorge Torres playing salsa and swing music, and feature on-the-spot mini dance lessons. 

    Muncie Artist’s Guild
    Various locations
    The Muncie Artist Guild’s “Artist of the Month” is Jill Palumbo:

    Jill Palumbo is an award-winning artist living in Muncie, Indiana, USA.  

    She has been an artist at heart since her earliest memories and began selling beaded macramé jewelry in local gift shops as a middle schooler. She now designs her award-winning jewelry pieces in polymer, writes articles, and teaches workshops.  

    Palumbo’s longtime favorite medium is polymer, but she also creates artwork in glass, ceramic, pastels and acrylic. She is passionate about art, is mainly self-taught, and is inspired by nature, textures, and world cultures. Palumbo spent thirty-four years teaching French, Japanese, and Spanish and recently English, citizenship, and general studies to adult refugees and immigrants. As an intentional world citizen, she is active online and enjoys rubbing elbows with fellow artists both at home and around the world. Palumbo is a member of the Muncie Artists Guild and the International Polymer Clay Association.  

    Palumbo enjoys creating at home in both her indoor and outdoor studios. You can find her creations at the Minnetrista Museums and Gardens’ Orchard Shop and at the Rosebud Coffee House. To discover Palumbo’s upcoming events and shows, please visit her website https://jillpalumboart.com/

    Her work will be shown at the following venues:
    Northwest Bank, 110 E Charles St. 
    Old National Bank, 2401 S Madison St. 
    Parlour at Hazelwood Hair Salon, 1300 W University Ave 
    Rosebud Coffee House, 1805 S Hoyt Ave. 
    Vera Mae’s Bistro, 207-209 S Walnut St. 

    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, a popular local monthly tradition, going many years back, with all sorts of vendors, artists, and entertainers set up throughout Downtown Muncie. Assuming good weather, the Muncie Makers Market will set up on the sidewalks by the corner of Walnut and Adams Streets for all of the 2023 First Thursday gatherings, and be open ‪to the public from 5-8pm. The Muncie Makers Market is a registered farmers market featuring handmade creations, homemade foods, and locally grown produce! All Vendors must register in advance. 

    Patterson Block
    108 S. Walnut
    Join us at our corner of Main Street and Walnut for Popsicles at Patterson Block while supplies last. Cool off with a popsicle and learn more about our historic building while you are there!

    Vera Mae’s Bistro
    207-209 S. Walnut
    First Thursday Cajun Night at Vera’s! Featuring Fresh Oysters three ways, Trout Almondine, and other Cajun fixin’s.

Aug 3, 2023

Thursday

  • Stop by The Clubhouse for dinner on First Thursday! Leon and Laura Crosby at Cornerstone Center for the Arts Debra Gindhart Dragoo at Cornerstone Center for the Arts Charles Knox at Gordy Fine Art and Framing Co. Tom Steiner at Gordy Fine Art and Framing Co. Shonet Martin, Muncie Artist Guild's Artist of the Month for August The Muncie Makers Market Vera Mae's Cajun Night August's First Thursday (full listing) 5:00pm to 8:00pm @ Downtown Muncie
    Stop by The Clubhouse for dinner on First Thursday! Stop by The Clubhouse for dinner on First Thursday! Leon and Laura Crosby at Cornerstone Center for the Arts Leon and Laura Crosby at Cornerstone Center for the Arts Debra Gindhart Dragoo at Cornerstone Center for the Arts Debra Gindhart Dragoo at Cornerstone Center for the Arts Charles Knox at Gordy Fine Art and Framing Co. Charles Knox at Gordy Fine Art and Framing Co. Tom Steiner at Gordy Fine Art and Framing Co. Tom Steiner at Gordy Fine Art and Framing Co. Shonet Martin, Muncie Artist Guild's Artist of the Month for August Shonet Martin, Muncie Artist Guild's Artist of the Month for August The Muncie Makers Market The Muncie Makers Market Vera Mae's Cajun Night Vera Mae's Cajun Night

    Boys and Girls Club of Muncie
    The Boys & Girls Clubs of Muncie will be setting up a table for First Thursday in August. Location to be determined soon. Please check the First Thursday Facebook page for updates. 

    The Clubhouse
    115 S. Walnut
    Stop by The Clubhouse for dinner on First Thursday! All entrees are buy one get one free at equal or lesser value from 5pm until 9pm. 

    Cornerstone Center for the Arts
    520 E. Main
    Cornerstone Center for the Arts, 520 East Main St., again will host local artists and Cornerstone artists in displaying and selling their work August 3 from 5-8 p.m. 

    Artist in Residence Debra Gindhart Dragoo is coordinating this event. Community artists participating this August include Traci Kelley, Tim Berg, Jill Palumbo, Mikell Vawter, Val Kelley, Brenda McCoy, Taunya Fallon and Granddaughter Safari Reign, Angel Gillette, Tom Stader, Kat’s Crystals and Catherine Cox. Cornerstone artists include Eugene Boyd, Michelle Metsker-Cass, Debra Gindhart Dragoo and Olivia Morrow. Musician Jess Jones will perform. 

    The featured artists for August are Leon and Laura Crosby, who will be exhibiting their work as a blacklight exhibit titled Glow in Cornerstone’s Judith Barnes Memorial Gallery. 

    Artist in Residence Debra Gindhart Dragoo is coordinating this event. Those who want to participate should call Dragoo at Cornerstone at 765-281-9503 ext. 150. Pop-up artists are $10 per table with additional tables $5 each.

    Debra Gindhart Dragoo shares her love of art and repurposing with ECI and beyond. PRIVATE COLLECTION on REPEAT. Debra will be featuring her Green Glam Studio PRIVATE COLLECTION one of a kind wearable art. Her artist mantra is “Real Babes Recycle, RE-use, RE-claim, RE-new, REMEMBER.” This mantra moves through her Green Glam Studio jewelry. Debra will feature her wearable art jewelry. recycle chic necklaces, bracelets, pendants, ensembles and earrings. Debra Gindhart Dragoo is artist in residence, curator and Mayors Arts Advocate. Debra loves supporting her community and the arts through creating, curating, creative workshops and advocating arts for area youth and adults. 5-8pm, 2nd floor/Great Room

    Gordy Fine Art & Framing Co. 
    224 E. Main
    Gordy Fine Art and Framing Company will celebrate First Thursday, August 3, from 5 – 8 pm with a reception for the gallery’s annual Summer Invitational. The exhibit features work by Charles Knox and Tom Steiner. Light refreshments will be served and the public is invited to attend.

    Charles Knox is known for his intricate colored pencil drawings that often shine a light on the role of humans as stewards of the environment. 

    Tom Steiner’s latest photographs focus on abandoned dolls found in antique malls and flea markets.  “Every picture has two stories,” he says.  “These dolls want you to feel what they do.  They also tell a story about the person behind the camera.”

    The exhibit will remain on view through August 26.  

    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.

    Harmony Movement Studio
    Outside the Fickle Peach (117 E. Charles St.)
    Harmony Movement Studio will have a free outdoor DJed dance party next to Fickle Peach!

    Muncie Artist’s Guild
    Various locations
    The Muncie Artist Guild’s “Artist of the Month” for August is Shonet Martin.   

    Shonet Martin's bio: I am a Ball State graduate with a B.S. in Art Education and MA in Art. I have taught in public school, but my passion was working with VSA Arts, an arts organization for children and adults with disabilities. 

    I LOVE color. My work is a collage of shapes and patterns that create an image. I begin by tearing tissue paper for the main images. The colors I lean to tend to play off of each other. Once the main images are laid down, I embellish with small geometric shapes in patterns of color. If my subject matter is a person the face is always left void of features. This is so the viewer can bring their own emotion to the work. 

    Shonet’s artwork will be on display during the month of June at the following locations:
    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 

    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, a popular local monthly tradition, going many years back, with all sorts of vendors, artists, and entertainers set up throughout Downtown Muncie. Assuming good weather, the Muncie Makers Market will set up on the sidewalks by the corner of Walnut and Adams Streets for all of the 2023 First Thursday gatherings, and be open ‪to the public from 5-8pm. The Muncie Makers Market is a registered farmers market featuring handmade creations, homemade foods, and locally grown produce! All Vendors must register in advance. 

    Vera Mae’s Bistro
    207-209 S. Walnut
    First Thursday Cajun Night at Vera’s! Featuring Fresh Oysters and other Cajun fixin’s. 

Sep 7, 2023

Thursday

  • Muncie Mystery! Garfield show at 111 Arts Gallery Entrees are buy one get one free for First Thursday at the Clubhouse Maevyn Stone performs at Cornerstone Center for the Arts Debra Gindhart Dragoo offering a workshop titled “Re-making Maps In Muncie: A Map Into Art Workshop” at Cornerstone Center for the Arts Aaron Nicholson at Gordy Fine Art and Framing Co. Art4Quarters, an art vending machine, opens at Made in Muncie Jean McCauley is Muncie Artists Guild Muncie Makers Market, corner of Walnut and Adams Carmen Nikae at Plyspace Cajun Night at Vera Mae's September's First Thursday (full listing) 5:00pm to 8:00pm @ Downtown Muncie
    Muncie Mystery! Muncie Mystery! Garfield show at 111 Arts Gallery Garfield show at 111 Arts Gallery Entrees are buy one get one free for First Thursday at the Clubhouse Entrees are buy one get one free for First Thursday at the Clubhouse Maevyn Stone performs at Cornerstone Center for the Arts Maevyn Stone performs at Cornerstone Center for the Arts Debra Gindhart Dragoo offering a workshop titled “Re-making Maps In Muncie: A Map Into Art Workshop” at Cornerstone Center for the Arts Debra Gindhart Dragoo offering a workshop titled “Re-making Maps In Muncie: A Map Into Art Workshop” at Cornerstone Center for the Arts Aaron Nicholson at Gordy Fine Art and Framing Co. Aaron Nicholson at Gordy Fine Art and Framing Co. Art4Quarters, an art vending machine, opens at Made in Muncie Art4Quarters, an art vending machine, opens at Made in Muncie Jean McCauley is Muncie Artists Guild Jean McCauley is Muncie Artists Guild "Artist of the Month" Muncie Makers Market, corner of Walnut and Adams Muncie Makers Market, corner of Walnut and Adams Carmen Nikae at Plyspace Carmen Nikae at Plyspace Cajun Night at Vera Mae's Cajun Night at Vera Mae's

    Muncie Mystery!
    (begins at Canan Commons and continues throughout the downtown area)
    Downtown Development and Ball State’s Office of Community Engagement present Muncie Mystery! We need your "hand" solving this year's Muncie Mystery! Join us downtown during September's First Thursday to question suspects, look for clues and - hopefully - solve the case!

    What we know so far: The Addams Family’s beloved Helping Hand, Thing, is missing! The butler, Lurch, suspects that someone in the family knows where Thing is because there was evidence from each of them left in the same room where his empty box was found, the library of Addams Manor. 

    Pick up your Crime Tracker form and map at Canan Commons beginning at 5:30 p.m., then visit participating downtown businesses to hear alibis from the suspects and look over the evidence. Turn in your guesses at Canan Commons by 7:30 p.m. because the big reveal is set for 8 p.m. on the Canan Commons stage.

    Sleuths with correct guesses will be entered into a drawing for great downtown prizes! (You must be present at reveal to win!)

    Muncie Mystery is hosted by Ball State's Office of Community Engagement, Muncie Downtown Development Partnership, Ivy Tech Community College, and Muncie Civic Theatre.

    111 Arts Gallery 
    111 E. Main
    @garfieldfrommemory is the guest artist at first Thursday art show in September 9/7 dont miss this !! Kate Parnell is 43 years old, and since February 24, 2019 she has drawn and painted Garfield (the cartoon cat) every day. She lives and works in her parents’ house in Richmond, Virginia, and travels around the country doing small pop up markets where she sells paintings and gets to meet some of her 18,000+ Garfield-loving instagram followers. While her subject matter is deceptively simple, drawing Garfield from memory saved her life, becoming not only a creative outlet but also a source of income, stability and confidence after many years of battling depression. These Garfield drawings and paintings form a body of work spanning four and a half years, reflecting not only her taste but the incredible sensibilities of her followers, whose Garf commissions of album covers, portraits, pets, inside jokes and erotica have “kept the lights on” and kept the project going. It is a kind of self-portrait, not only of the artist but of a community of people who find joy in humor, creativity, and love for a fat orange icon of the past 45 years, in both the tenuous space of a social media platform and in the real world.

    Parnell is also attempting to become the Guinness World Record holder for most tattoos of a single cartoon character. She has 32 Garfield tattoos, and needs 24 more to take the title. Like her daily Garfing, the process of building her Garf tattoo collection has given her a joyous momentum and introduced her to artists around the world. Screening at the show will be filmmaker Michael Arcos’ documentary short “Orange From Memory,” which offers a glimpse into the world of Garfield From Memory and its incredibly orange obsession. This 14 minute piece will be screened at multiple film festivals in the fall.

    Carrie Wright Silk Gifts and Gallery
    405 S. Walnut (above the Caffeinery)
    Silk painter Carrie Wright invites you upstairs to visit her multi-purpose studio space after getting one of your Mystery Clues street side! With lots of big plans for the upcoming Christmas shopping season, this is a great chance to place personalized orders ahead of the rush.

    The Clubhouse
    115 S. Walnut
    Stop by The Clubhouse for dinner on First Thursday! All entrees are buy one get one free at equal or lesser value from 5pm until 9pm. 

    Cornerstone Center for the Arts
    520 E. Main
    Cornerstone Center for the Arts, 520 East Main St., again will host local artists and Cornerstone artists in displaying and selling their work Sept. 7 from 5-8 p.m. in the Great Room. 

    Artist in Residence Debra Gindhart Dragoo is coordinating this event.

    Dragoo is also hosting a project/workshop “Re-making Maps In Muncie: A Map Into Art Workshop”, where participants utilize large format linen maps to create collages, paintings and other unique art pieces. The workshop encourages participants to create new world visions or add ideas about the world as it remakes itself. The workshop will take place during First Thursday from 5-8 p.m. also in the Great Room.

    Community artists participating in this First Thursday include Gracelynne Strean, Mike Lassiter, Stefan Mckell, Mikell Vawter, Val Kelley, Hazel McCully, Joleigh M Paul, Tom Stader, Jill Palumbo, Maevyn Stone and her daughters Lily, Emma and Iris. Cornerstone artists include Eugene Boyd, Leon and Laura Crosby of Crosby Family Art, Michelle Metsker-Cass and Olivia Morrow. 

    Musician Maevyn Stone, a classical harpist, will perform. 

    The featured artist for September is Michelle Metsker-Cass, of Made By Meeshy Art, who will be exhibiting her work titled “Fluid Beauty” in Cornerstone’s Judith Barnes Memorial Gallery. 

    Those who want to participate should call Dragoo at Cornerstone at 765-281-9503 ext. 150. Pop-up artists are $20 per table and two tables for $30. For additional information on First Thursday, art classes, rentals and events, please go to www.cornerstonearts.org or call 765-281-9503 EXT. 150.

    Cornerstone Center for the Arts offers opportunities for creative expression for all through community and rental spaces in a historic setting. Thousands of area residents attend wedding and civic events, in addition to taking classes in art, dance and music. Cornerstone is home to the Muncie Symphony Orchestra and The Masterworks Chorale. For additional information go to www.cornerstonearts.org or call 765-281-950

    Gordy Fine Art & Framing Co. 
    224 E. Main
    Patterns in Nature: the Art of Aaron Nicholson:
    Gordy Fine Art and Framing is proud to highlight the art of Muncie resident Aaron Nicholson. Nicholson’s art reflects physical patterns found in the natural world as well as behavioral patterns in the way humans relate to nature, both on earth and our observations and speculations about the universe. The party will be on First Thursday, September 7, from 5 – 8 pm with live music by Luke Mitchell and Joshua Vance. The artist will be on hand. Light refreshments will be served, and the public is invited to attend.

    Nicholson is a sculptor and a painter. His most ambitious work uses ancient techniques of pouring molten metal into sand molds. When he does this, the act of making art is itself an expression of his relationship to natural materials. Many of the sculptures in the exhibition were made this way.   

    At 6:15, Nicholson will speak about his work and the techniques he uses to make it.The exhibit will remain on view through September 30. 

    At Muncie’s recent Fire Up Downtown event in early August, Nicholson organized an Iron Pour where he fired a 2400-degree furnace to melt iron which he then poured into molds to make art. It was an extreme demonstration of an ancient technology that we rarely get to see. In addition to the show at Gordy, many of the castings at the Fire Up event will be on view the same evening at the Muncie Visitors Bureau at 410 S. Walnut St. in downtown Muncie. 

    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.

    Harmony Movement Studio
    Harmony Movement Studio is setting up a free dance party in the alley next to the Fickle Peach! (117 E. Charles)

    Made in Muncie
    313 S. Walnut
    Art4Quarters, an art vending machine, will open on September 7, 2023 at Made In Muncie pottery shop in downtown Muncie. Art4Quarters is a flat vend style machine that will sell stickers, mini prints, and zines from local artists for the humble price of four quarters. 
    Artwork will be rotated on a quarterly basis. This quarter’s featured artists are Roque Chavez, Kendall Hess, and Lauren Pontenberg. Art4Quarters’ curator, Mary Arnett-Delaney, aims to make buying local art accessible and fun. She hopes Art4Quarters will be an ongoing destination for artists to sell small works.

    Join us at Made In Muncie on September 7th from 5-8pm- bring your quarters! Tokens to be paid for via Venmo or PayPal will be available as well. 100% of profits will go to the artist you buy from! Light refreshments will be provided. 

    If you would like to submit your work to A4Q– see full prospectus and application here: www.maryarnettdelaney.com%2Fart4quarters&data=05%7C01%7Cnephillips%40bsu.edu%7C117891620929464db15608dba95cd697%7C6fff909f07dc40da9e30fd7549c0f494%7C0%7C0%7C638289988485969070%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C3000%7C%7C%7C&sdata=PZrneb3oPrvqGTF3GYlRrO3fTahuJ3zg7R5lWnMGT4o%3D&reserved=0">https://www.maryarnettdelaney.com/art4quarters

    Muncie Artist’s Guild
    Various locations
    Muncie Artist Guild’s “Artist of the Month” for September is Jean McCauley, the winner of the Best-in-Show Award at our Annual Show. 

    Jean McCauley is an award winning artist who has been a member of the Muncie Artists Guild as well as various other art groups for many years. She studied art in college but stopped painting to raise a family. About 25 years ago, Jean began painting again and took numerous workshops with a number of Indiana painters. She primarily paints with oils, acrylics, and recently has begun painting with pastels. Her subject matter is usually landscapes but she has been known to paint a dog or two. 

    Jean’s work will be on display at the following locations downtown:
    Northwest Bank, 110 E Charles St.
    Old National Bank, 2401 S Madison St. 
    Parlour at Hazelwood Hair Salon, 1300 W University Ave 
    Rosebud Coffee House, 1805 S Hoyt Ave. 
    Vera Mae’s Bistro, 207-209 S Walnut St. 

    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, a popular local monthly tradition, going many years back, with all sorts of vendors, artists, and entertainers set up throughout Downtown Muncie. Assuming good weather, the Muncie Makers Market will set up on the sidewalks by the corner of Walnut and Adams Streets for all of the 2023 First Thursday gatherings, and be open ‪to the public from 5-8pm. The Muncie Makers Market is a registered farmers market featuring handmade creations, homemade foods, and locally grown produce! All Vendors must register in advance. 

    Murray Building 
    405 S. Walnut (between the Caffeinery & Atty. Frank Brinkman's)
    Local fine artists invite you to their Open Art Studios! See behind the scenes in these historic second and third floor studio spaces where work from more than five different artists from all mediums will be on display and for sale. Stop by to visit Certified Bob Ross instructor Chris Taylor, Silk Painter Carrie Wright, Acrylics/Oil Painter Cassie Dunmyer, Oil Painter & Print Creator Kate Thorson and Ink Line Artist Jeff Brackett.

    PlySpace
    304 S. Walnut
    PlySpace and MuncieArts presents a First Thursday performance and gallery installation by actor and clown, Carmen Nikae. Nikae explores themes of vulnerability & resilience, simple presence, and The Ridiculous through the combination of live clown work and silent short films. Her silent short films, made in the style of Charlie Chaplin, will be on display at the PlySpace Gallery at 304 S. Walnut St (the old Olive and Slate storefront) from 5:30 - 8:00 PM where she will be creating a short film live in real time at 7 P.M. Stop by to view her films and her process, ask questions, and support the art of clowning!

    Valhalla  
    215 S. Walnut
    The Unknown Jazz Quintet will be playing outside the old Valhalla space from 5:30-7:30pm.

    Vera Mae’s Bistro
    207-209 S. Walnut
    First Thursday Cajun Night at Vera’s! Featuring Fresh Oysters other Cajun fixin’s. 

Oct 5, 2023

Thursday

  • Artswalk 2023 Beyond I Can/ C.A.R.S at Madjax Carrie Wright Silk Gifts Delaware County Historical Society, Moore Youse House Forever Young Children's Boutique Gordy's Fine Art and Framing, Co. Harmony Movement Studio Dance Party Fall Festival at Madjax Design Lab Mug Press, Madjax Karen Fisher, Muncie Artists Guild Muncie Makers Market Carmen Nikae at Plyspace Cajun Night at Vera Mae's Yart, a Yard Sale for Art Artswalk 2023 (full listing) 5:00pm to 8:00pm @ Downtown Muncie
    Artswalk 2023 Artswalk 2023 Beyond I Can/ C.A.R.S at Madjax Beyond I Can/ C.A.R.S at Madjax Carrie Wright Silk Gifts Carrie Wright Silk Gifts Delaware County Historical Society, Moore Youse House Delaware County Historical Society, Moore Youse House Forever Young Children's Boutique Forever Young Children's Boutique Gordy's Fine Art and Framing, Co. Gordy's Fine Art and Framing, Co. Harmony Movement Studio Dance Party Harmony Movement Studio Dance Party Fall Festival at Madjax Fall Festival at Madjax Design Lab Mug Press, Madjax Design Lab Mug Press, Madjax Karen Fisher, Muncie Artists Guild Karen Fisher, Muncie Artists Guild "Artist of the Month" Muncie Makers Market Muncie Makers Market Carmen Nikae at Plyspace Carmen Nikae at Plyspace Cajun Night at Vera Mae's Cajun Night at Vera Mae's Yart, a Yard Sale for Art Yart, a Yard Sale for Art

    Artswalk- October 2023
    A special edition of First Thursday, October ArtsWalk, is back featuring unique arts, dazzling shows, and delicious food. This ArtsWalk is hosted by Muncie Downtown Development Partnership, Ball State University College of Fine Arts, and MuncieArts. 

    YART – Yard Sale for Art 
    Local markets and vendors selling art, all priced under $40 at Canan Commons 

    *YART Vendors please visit: Muncie YART Facebook to sign up! 

    Art Galleries & Exhibits 
    Local artisans and various media at Gordy, Cornerstone, Madjax and other DWNTWN galleries 

    Delicious Food 
    Soup Crawl for Second Harvest, along with many DWNTWN eateries and local food trucks. 

    Live Music & Dance 

    To find more information or become a vendor visit: https://www.downtownmuncie.org/artswalk 

    111 Arts Gallery 
    111 E. Main
    111 Arts Gallery is having a group shop show. Ivan Harmon, Jamie Noggle, Daniel Bunker, and Nate Harmon will be showing works and doing Halloween tattoo specials (art and love tattooing). 

    Accutech
    Main and Walnut Streets
    Professor Kevin Klinger's 4th year immersive learning studio is designing a structure on the southwest corner of the intersection between Main and Walnut Street on Accutech's property. A really important part of their project has been reaching out to the community and hearing people's stories about their experience living in Muncie. They will have a table set up outside of Accutech for Artswalk to talk about public art with Muncie locals.

    Beyond I CAN (Madjax, 1st floor)
    515 E. Main St.
    Beyond I Can/CARS is a day center for people with disabilities. Our clients come here to use their hands and artistic abilities. They also go places in the community and learn life skills.

    Carrie Wright Silk Gifts and Gallery
    405 S. Walnut (above the Caffeinery)
    Carrie Wright Silk Gifts & Gallery presents Microscapes & Macroscapes. Silk artist Carrie Wright releases all the never-before-seen art she's been creating since moving into the historic Murray Building! The gift shop is brimming with OOAK hand-crafted artisan treasures, and all the art will be for sale. 405 S. Walnut, Suite 201, directly above the Caffeinery.

    Cornerstone Center for the Arts
    520 E. Main
    Cornerstone Center for the Arts, 520 East Main St., again will host local artists and Cornerstone artists in displaying and selling their work Oct. 5 from 5-8 p.m. in the Great Room. 

    Artist in Residence Debra Gindhart Dragoo is coordinating this event. Community artists participating in this First Thursday include Stefan Mckell, Val Kelley, Jill Palumbo, Angel Gillette, Tom Stader, Liliana Osborne, Hazel McCully, Shera Hixson, Megan Shanna and Safari Reign. Cornerstone artists include Eugene Boyd, Leon and Laura Crosby of Crosby Family Art, Michael Lassiter and Debra Gindhart Dragoo. The featured gallery artist for October is the Muncie Artists Guild. 

    Delaware County Historical Society
    122 E. Washington
    The Delaware County Historical Society is planning on having a display of historic Muncie images based on the collection of prominent collector, and past board member, Mike Mavis.  The exhibit will be displayed on the first floor at the Moore-Youse House at 122 E. Washington  and will be free to the public. 

    Forever Young Children’s Boutique
    125 E. Charles
    We will be having our FALL OPEN HOUSE that day! Open 11-8:00. We will have New arrivals and Sales.

    Gordy Fine Art & Framing Co. 
    224 E. Main
    Our Time Art Show, exhibits the paintings and ceramics of three artist friends, Larry Fentz, Martin Price, and Kerry Shaw. After retiring from long careers in education, marketing, and graphic arts, they now focus their time on the art they enjoy making. This show brings them together for one creative viewing experience. Refreshments will be served.  Artist talk will be at 6:15. 

    Harmony Movement Studio
    Alley next to the Fickle Peach (117 E. Charles St.)
    Join Harmony Movement Studio for a FREE dance party in the alley next to the Fickle Peach! Bring your friends, dogs, and dance moves, or just grab a drink and watch the fun. 

    Made in Muncie
    313 S. Walnut
    Join us for the opening of "Poppies are Tough", a collaborative show featuring BSU Art Alumni Mary Arnett-Delaney and Rachel Kline. Mary uses text based work to process grief and anxiety with sincerity and humor because hey, what else can you do?  Meanwhile Rachel paints an excessive amount of poppies using mediums like acrylic, marker, ceramic, and an irreverent sense of humor.

    Madjax Muncie
    515 E. Main St.
    Fall Festival at Madjax 5–8 pm
    In partnership with the East Central Neighborhood Association, bring your family and join us at Madjax for an evening of pumpkin carving, games, and fun activities! This event is free and open to the public.

    Design Lab Pop-Up Workshop 5–8 pm
    Create a heat-pressed mug with the Madjax Design Lab staff! Choose from several pre-printed Halloween or fall-themed designs. This activity is free for Design Lab members and $5 per mug for nonmembers.

    Muncie Arts
    Please join MuncieArts at 8:30PM in Dave’s Alley on First Thursday as we countdown and turn on the Midnight Palace light installation for the first time! We will have more programming around the project and an official ribbon cutting later this fall. This project is part of the Muncie Public Art Program funded in part by the Indiana Destination Development Corporation and the American Rescue Plan.

    Muncie Artists Guild
    Various locations
    Karen Fisher, who paints and is an active community member since arriving in Muncie in 1972, completed her degree in art education at Ball State in 1976 when she met her husband Paul. In 2003 Karen and Paul purchased Art Mart from longtime friends, Brian and Genny Gordy, and have successfully run the art supply business in the BSU Village.  

    Fisher’s artwork will be on display during the month of October at the following locations: Northwest Bank (110 E Charles), Old National Bank (2401 S Madison), Parlour at Hazelwood Hair Salon, Rosebud Coffee House, and Vera Mae’s Bistro 

    Muncie Makers Market
    Corner of Walnut and Adams
    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 us on Adams & Walnut at ArtsWalk!

    PlySpace
    304 S. Walnut
    Carmen Nikae is an actor and clown who explores themes of vulnerability & resilience, simple presence, and The Ridiculous through the combination of live clown work and silent short films. Her silent short films, made in the style of Charlie Chaplin, will be on display, and she will be doing a live clown performance at 7pm. Stop by to view her films and her process, ask questions, and support the art of clowning!

    Vera Mae’s Bistro
    207-209 S. Walnut
    First Thursday Cajun Night at Vera’s! Featuring Fresh Oysters other Cajun fixin’s.

    YART
    Canan Commons, 500 S. Walnut St.
    YART is a HUGE Yard Sale for Art! All NEW art, by all KINDS of Artists - we keep that yard sale vibe by selling everything outdoors with all prices under $40! Find us on Walnut from Charles Street to Canan Commons!

     

Nov 2, 2023

Thursday

  • Carrie Wright Silk Gifts and Gallery Carrie Wright Silk Gifts and Gallery Cornerstone Center for the Arts The Delaware County Historical Society Kerry Shaw at Gordy Fine Art and Framing Co. Larry Fentz at Gordy Fine Art and Framing Co. Martin Price at Gordy Fine Art and Framing Co. Linked with Meg, outside Dandelions Boutique Laurie Lunsford, Muncie Artist Guild's Laurie Lunsford, Muncie Artist Guild's Laurie Lunsford, Muncie Artist Guild's Muncie Makers Market Radical Makers at Plyspace Cajun Night at Vera Mae's November's First Thursday (full listing) 5:00pm to 8:00pm @ Downtown Muncie
    Carrie Wright Silk Gifts and Gallery Carrie Wright Silk Gifts and Gallery Carrie Wright Silk Gifts and Gallery Carrie Wright Silk Gifts and Gallery Cornerstone Center for the Arts Cornerstone Center for the Arts The Delaware County Historical Society The Delaware County Historical Society Kerry Shaw at Gordy Fine Art and Framing Co. Kerry Shaw at Gordy Fine Art and Framing Co. Larry Fentz at Gordy Fine Art and Framing Co. Larry Fentz at Gordy Fine Art and Framing Co. Martin Price at Gordy Fine Art and Framing Co. Martin Price at Gordy Fine Art and Framing Co. Linked with Meg, outside Dandelions Boutique Linked with Meg, outside Dandelions Boutique Laurie Lunsford, Muncie Artist Guild's Laurie Lunsford, Muncie Artist Guild's "Artist of the Month" Laurie Lunsford, Muncie Artist Guild's Laurie Lunsford, Muncie Artist Guild's "Artist of the Month" Laurie Lunsford, Muncie Artist Guild's Laurie Lunsford, Muncie Artist Guild's "Artist of the Month" Muncie Makers Market Muncie Makers Market Radical Makers at Plyspace Radical Makers at Plyspace Cajun Night at Vera Mae's Cajun Night at Vera Mae's

    Carrie Wright Silk Gifts and Gallery
    405 S. Walnut (above the Caffeinery)
    Carrie Wright Silk presents Scenes from the Atlantic:  Come see all of the oil paintings created en plein air during Dan & Carrie’s most recent vacation to the ocean! Plus jewelry, home decor, tree ornaments, original art print calendars, glass work, and so much more, all crafted by Indiana artists! This is also a great opportunity to peruse the remaining pieces of silk art Carrie has for sale and to discuss a possible commission for your home or office. Come shop all the one of a kind treasures before they’re off to their new homes! 

    Cornerstone Center for the Arts
    520 E. Main
    Local Artists to Display and Sell Work at Cornerstone in November
    Muncie–Cornerstone Center for the Arts, 520 East Main St., again will host local artists and Cornerstone artists in displaying and selling their work Nov. 2nd from 5-8 p.m. in the Great Room. Artist in Residence Debra Gindhart Dragoo is coordinating this event.

    Community artists participating this November include Val Kelley, Mikell Vawter, Maya Doss, Angel Gillette, Megan Senate, Assata Flannigan, Liliana Osborne, Casey Myers, Jadon Stamm, Tom Stader, Janessa Erickson, Bards On The Run, Jill Palumbo, Anne Maddox, Jennifer Morris, Stephen B. Millben II, William Erickson, Danielle Hill, her daughter and Ashley Lambert 

    Cornerstone artists include Eugene Boyd, Mike Lassiter, Debra Gindhart Dragoo and Olivia Morrow. 

    Americana/Folk Musicians Jack Burton, Shari Flanders, David Calvin and Woody Statler will perform. 

    The featured artist for November is Marcia Wade, a retired MCS Muncie Community Schools educator. She and her late husband were dedicated art collectors and patrons of Muncie artwork. Most of the pieces of this donation were originally purchased from Gordy’s Fine Arts and Framing.

    There are over forty pieces including ceramics, sculpture, prints, paintings and drawings. 

    If you’re currently a local art collector you will not want to miss this incredible art installation.

    All proceeds go to Cornerstone Center for the Arts who will be exhibiting work in an exhibit in Cornerstone’s Judith Barnes Memorial Gallery. Those who want to participate should email Dragoo at Cornerstone at ecoartfun@gmail.com

    Cornerstone Center for the Arts offers opportunities for creative expression for all through community and rental spaces in a historic setting. Cornerstone is home to 

    The Masterworks Chorale and Orchestra Indiana. For additional information go to www.cornerstonearts.org

    Dandelions Flowers and Gifts
    120 S. Walnut
    Linked With Meg will be at Dandelions for November’s First Thursday!

    Linked With Meg is a permanent jewelry company started and run by a Ball State student! Linked with Meg offers rings, bracelets, anklets, necklaces, and body wraps! I provide silver and gold options! These jewelry pieces are a unique experience to make you spruce up your everyday look! These pieces are meant to last for however long YOU want! 

    https://linkedwithmeg.info 

    Delaware County Historical Society
    520 E. Main (Cornerstone)
    “Death and Dying in Muncie: An All Souls Day Presentation”:
    Join the Delaware County Historical Society at 7:00pm on November 2 for an All Souls Day panel presentation about death and dying at Cornerstone Center for the Arts. DCHS historians Zac Bow, Chris Flook, Bob Good, Karen Good, and Karen Vincent will explore and present about death and dying, tombstone restoration, Beech Grove Cemetery, and much more. The First Thursday event is free to attend and located in the Legacy Room at Cornerstone.

    Questions? contact@delawarecountyhistory.org

    Gordy Fine Art & Framing Co. 
    224 E. Main
    Gordy Fine Art & Framing party for Our Time, Our Art, Thursday November 2, 5 – 8 pm. 
    Gordy Fine Art and Framing is proud to highlight the artworks of three artist friends, Larry Fentz, Martin Price, and Kerry Shaw. After retiring from long careers in education, marketing, and graphic arts, they now focus their time on the art they enjoy making. This show brings them together for one creative viewing experience. The final party for the show will be on First Thursday November 2, from 5 – 8 pm. Light refreshments will be served, and the public is invited to attend.  The exhibit will remain on view through November 11th. 

    More info about the artists:
    Larry Fentz 
    Larry was born and raised in central Indiana. His art career started in the mid 1970’s along with his passion for watercolor painting.  Larry worked several years as a technical draftsman, artist, and designer for commercial design studios in Indianapolis. In 1983 he moved to Muncie to work as a staff artist at Paws Inc., home of the Garfield comic strip.  For 33 years he was an integral part of the comic strip production and merchandising art as an inker and airbrush artist. 

    Larry has pursued watercolor painting for over 40 years. He is considered a transparent watercolor artist on the contemporary side of traditional. He is a member of the Hoosier Salon, American Watercolor Society (AWS), and the Kentucky Watercolor Society (KWS). He is a Signature member of the Watercolor Society of Indiana (WSI) and a lifetime Signature member of the Whiskey Painters of America.

    Martin Price
    In the fall of Marty’s third year at Taylor University, he saw for the first time in his life a pot being thrown on the wheel. He realized then that clay was what he wanted to learn. Marty got his master’s degree in art education from Ball State University.  He taught high school art for 29 years retiring from Wapahani High School. In 2008 Marty and his wife spent the winter in Colorado specifically to learn the raku technique from potters in Colorado Springs.  His current work is balanced with raku and high fired functional as well as occasional wood fired pottery. Marty is an Indiana Artisan who has worked in clay for more than 40 years. 

    Kerry Shaw
    Growing up in the Midwest, Kerry had an interest in life outdoors and drawing from a very early age. He attended Ringling College of Art and Design in Sarasota, Florida where he studied fine art and graphic design. Later, he graduated from Ball State University where he studied graphic design and photography. He enjoyed a 22-year career with Ball Corporation as a designer and director of communications, followed by a 20-year career with Anderson University as a designer and director of publications. In addition, he has operated his own design firm, shawDesign, since 1996. 

    After retiring from Anderson University, he began to paint again. Capturing the light on a face or landscape of interest has always been the driving force of his paintings. Kerry’s memberships include the Indiana Plein Air Painters Association (IPAPA), Hoosier Salon and the Santa Rita Art League. He also paints with the Tucson Barrio Painters and various other well-known artists. Kerry and his wife Donna reside in Muncie, Indiana and winter in Green Valley, Arizona.

    Gordy Fine Art and Framing Company promotes talented artists, offers advanced photo printing services, provides appraisals, restores antique frames, and specializes in expert design and craftsmanship for framing and displaying treasured family possessions and works of art. 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.

    Harmony Movement Studio
    312 E. Main
    Join Harmony Movement Studio for a free open house during First Thursday! Swing by anytime between 6 and 8 for snacks, music, a free mini lesson, and the chance to get the most memorable Christmas present of the year! Experiences are more memorable than items, and the gift of dance lessons is a skill you can enjoy for a lifetime. Stop by and see us at 312 E Main Street!

    Muncie Artist’s Guild
    Various locations
    Laurie Lunsford is our Muncie Artists Guild's Artist of the Month for November 2023. 

    Laurie's Artist Statement/Bio: 
    I love everything about the outdoors....and people. Plein air painting provides the opportunity to paint not only what is in front of me, but also how I feel about it, using all of my senses. Painting portraits provides the joy of looking into another person's face many minutes at a time. Using pastels, if they were not so messy, is my favorite medium because of their vibrant and pure color. I also like to flow with watercolors. I have taught art in elementary schools. Now that I am retired, I enjoy interacting with small groups of kids, not only through art, but poetry, games, and gardening. Since retirement, I have written and illustrated ten children's picture books. (All of them are on Amazon) "The Solar Eclipse is Coming" was just released, and is very timely in this season. 

    Listing of works on display: 
    Laurie Lunsford "Three on a Sled" Pastels 23x27 $400  
    Laurie Lunsford "Geraniums" Watercolor and Acrylic 19x23 $250  
    Laurie Lunsford "Dutro Ernst Bouquet" Pastels 23x27 $450 
    Laurie Lunsford "Tipping Vase" Pastels 17x21 $350  
    Laurie Lunsford "Plein Air at Oakhurst Gardens" Pastels 18x22 $250 

    Her work will be shown at the following locations: 
    Northwest Bank (E Charles), Old National Bank (S Madison), Rosebud Coffee House, Vera Mae's Bistro, and Parlour Salon 

    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, a popular local monthly tradition, going many years back, with all sorts of vendors, artists, and entertainers set up throughout Downtown Muncie. Assuming good weather, the Muncie Makers Market will set up on the sidewalks by the corner of Walnut and Adams Streets for all of the 2023 First Thursday gatherings, and be open ‪to the public from 5-8pm. The Muncie Makers Market is a registered farmers market featuring handmade creations, homemade foods, and locally grown produce! All Vendors must register in advance. 

    PlySpace
    304 S. Walnut
    RADICAL MAKERS is a salon-style exhibition of jewelry and metalwork by the multi-talented artists who are leading the Radical Jewelry Makeover: Midwest Edition. Over the last 15 years, the Radical Jewelry Makeover has prompted jewelry and metal artists to rethink and challenge their practice as a maker by asking them to consider the environmental consequences of the jewelry industry. This exhibition will highlight the personal artwork of the many artists who are helping to guide and educate both students and the community through radical jewelry maker parties, workshops, and lectures about the process of ethical metalsmithing.

    RADICAL MAKERS will be on exhibition for the month of November, with an opening on November 2nd from 5-8 PM. Alongside the exhibition opening, the Ball State University Metals Guild will have a selection of handmade jewelry for sale.

    Vera Mae’s Bistro
    207-209 S. Walnut
    First Thursday Cajun Night at Vera’s! Featuring Fresh Oysters and other Cajun fixin’s.

     

Nov 8, 2023

Wednesday

Dec 7, 2023

Thursday

  • Light up DWNTWN! Holiday Boutique at the Bargain Box Carrie Wright Silk Gifts and Gallery The Clubhouse Heart of Muncie. Kevin Klinger, Artificial Intelligence. 2023 Still from Conflux III. John Fillwalk with Neil Zehr @IDIA Lab. Interactive installation. 2023 Cornerstone Center for the Arts Holiday Party and Salon Show, Gordy Fine Art and Framing Co. “Organ Music for the Nativity Season” with Fr. Paul Jacobson, Grace Episcopal Church Kat's Crystals and Curiosities Madjax, Design Lab Pop-up Workshop Madjax, Crosby Family Art MAggie Abby Molino, Muncie Artists Guild's Artist of the Month Holiday Gift Market, Muncie Makers Market Aimee Maychack and Mary Arnett-Delaney at Plyspace Aimee Maychack and Mary Arnett-Delaney at Plyspace Cajun Night at Vera Mae's December's First Thursday (full listing) 5:00pm to 8:00pm @ Downtown Muncie
    Light up DWNTWN! Light up DWNTWN! Holiday Boutique at the Bargain Box Holiday Boutique at the Bargain Box Carrie Wright Silk Gifts and Gallery Carrie Wright Silk Gifts and Gallery The Clubhouse The Clubhouse Heart of Muncie. Kevin Klinger, Artificial Intelligence. 2023 Heart of Muncie. Kevin Klinger, Artificial Intelligence. 2023 Still from Conflux III. John Fillwalk with Neil Zehr @IDIA Lab. Interactive installation. 2023 Still from Conflux III. John Fillwalk with Neil Zehr @IDIA Lab. Interactive installation. 2023 Cornerstone Center for the Arts Cornerstone Center for the Arts Holiday Party and Salon Show, Gordy Fine Art and Framing Co. Holiday Party and Salon Show, Gordy Fine Art and Framing Co. “Organ Music for the Nativity Season” with Fr. Paul Jacobson, Grace Episcopal Church “Organ Music for the Nativity Season” with Fr. Paul Jacobson, Grace Episcopal Church Kat's Crystals and Curiosities Kat's Crystals and Curiosities Madjax, Design Lab Pop-up Workshop Madjax, Design Lab Pop-up Workshop Madjax, Crosby Family Art Madjax, Crosby Family Art MAggie Abby Molino, Muncie Artists Guild's Artist of the Month MAggie Abby Molino, Muncie Artists Guild's Artist of the Month Holiday Gift Market, Muncie Makers Market Holiday Gift Market, Muncie Makers Market "Something Every Week," Muncie Makes Lab Aimee Maychack and Mary Arnett-Delaney at Plyspace Aimee Maychack and Mary Arnett-Delaney at Plyspace Aimee Maychack and Mary Arnett-Delaney at Plyspace Aimee Maychack and Mary Arnett-Delaney at Plyspace Cajun Night at Vera Mae's Cajun Night at Vera Mae's

    Downtown Development
    Canan Commons
    Kick-Off Event: Spread the Christmas cheer with galleries, restaurants, retailers, and neighbors throughout DWNTWN during December’s First Thursday:

    -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 
    -Holiday Gallery Walk
    -Live Music & Performances
    -Starting at 5pm at Canan Commons: The Harmony Players, Muncie Community Elementary School Choir, Code Red Dancers, George Wolfe and Friends, and Greg Rhodes
    -Santa, Charlie Cardinal, Rudy the RoadRunner, Rudolph and Frosty will all be on hand for holiday cheer and selfies!
    -Enjoy music and light shows at 6, 7, 8, and 9pm every Thursday-Sunday in December at Canan Commons

    NEW THIS YEAR!
    HOLIDAY WINDOW DISPLAY CONTEST
    Businesses all across DWNTWN are getting in the holiday spirit and decorating their storefront windows—or their entire building. Explore DWNTWN and experience the holiday cheer during Light Up DWNTWN all December long. Vote for your favorite display and they might win a $500 micro-grant for their business! Check back soon to see the list of participating businesses and submit your ballot. Voting will be open December 7–31, 2023.

    DWNTWN businesses: Want in? Email cheryl@downtownmuncie.org by Friday, December 1 to register for the contest!

    111 Arts Gallery 
    111 E. Main
    We are having our Christmas specials (Krampus tattoos) featuring a variety of images of Christmas devils for your tattoo fantasy. Our window is also decorated to add to it. Whether you collect tattoos or not, stop in and check out the museum!

    The Bargain Box 
    607 E. Charles St (behind McDonald’s)
    Holiday Boutique at the Bargain Box is a boutique shopping experience at resale prices. The Holiday Boutique is open Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday from 10 am to 2 pm and Saturday from 10 am to 1 pm. With special hours for First Thursday, 5 pm to 8 pm. Operated by the ladies of Psi Iota Xi - Alpha Chapter, all proceeds from the Holiday Boutique and Bargain Box are gifted back into our community. Last year Psi Iota Xi – Alpha Chapter was able to support the following organizations A Better Way, Cornerstone Center for the Arts, Guardian Advocates, Masterworks Chorale, United Day Care, and Youth Symphony Orchestra. Since 1963 $1,130,578 have been gifted back to Muncie’s non-profit organizations. Come Shop the Box! 

    Carrie Wright Silk Gifts and Gallery
    405 S. Walnut (above the Caffeinery)
    We offer fine artisan-made gifts at every price point, including some unique stocking stuffers under $15! Stop by for a delicious cup of Ghirardelli hot cocoa and receive a free gift with every purchase, our way to show you how much we appreciate you!

    The Clubhouse
    115 S. Walnut
    Visit us on Thursday December 7th for buy one get one free dinners from 5pm – 9pm! We’ll also have a free kids crafting corner where they can make their own Holiday ornaments. Frosty and Rudolph will be on site from 7pm until 8pm for the perfect winter photo op.

    College of Architecture and Planning, Ball State University
    #HeartofMuncie (an Exhibition)
    220 S Walnut St (Black Glass Building) 
    The iMADE immersive learning studio through Ball State’s College of Architecture and Planning (CAP) is showcasing their work for the semester. Come to see the students’ master planning strategy for the city of Muncie as well as their work on the column installation in Accutech’s parking lot. 

    Conflux III (Interactive Installation)
    220 S Walnut St (Black Glass Building)
    BSU’s IDIA Lab, also from CAP, will present an interactive installation using AI – triggered by a QR code and cellphone on the exterior of Muncie’s own Skidmore Owings and Merrill designed building at 220 S Walnut Street. The event will take place from 5-8pm. All are welcome to attend and free food and drinks will be provided.

    Cornerstone Center for the Arts
    520 E. Main
    We are celebrating 22 years of FIRST THURSDAY in Muncie. At Cornerstone Center for the Arts, we have a Muncie artwork donation exhibit, which is now 20% off. Many pieces of this generous donation were originally purchased from Gordy’s Fine Arts and Framing, and there are over 40 pieces. They include ceramics, sculpture, fiber art, prints, paintings, and drawings. If you’re a patron of Muncie arts don’t miss this incredible installation, or your opportunity to purchase some amazing art. All proceeds go to Cornerstone Center for the Arts and can be viewed in Cornerstone’s Judith Barnes Memorial Gallery. The event is being coordinated by Artist in Residence Debra Gindhart. 

    Community artists participating this December include Val Kelley, Mikell Vawter, Angel Gillette, Liliana Osborne, Tom Stader, Jill Palumbo, Jennifer Morris, Ashley Lambert, Stefan McKell, Early Kenny, and Kristin Ramsey.

    Cornerstone staff artists include Mike Lassiter and Debra Gindhart Dragoo.
    Music guest: Dj Kendrick Shadoan 

    Cornerstone Center for the Arts offers opportunities for creative expression for all through community and rental spaces in a historic setting. Cornerstone is home to The Masterworks Chorale and Orchestra Indiana for additional information go to Cornerstone's website. 

    Gordy Fine Art & Framing Co. 
    224 E. Main
    Holiday Party and Salon Show with music by Barry Banks.  This will start a 10% sale on all artworks in the gallery which will run through December 16th. The gallery is filled with paintings, prints, pottery, journals, scarves, and jewelry made by artists with connections to Muncie and our region. Refreshments will be served. 

    Grace Episcopal Church
    300 S. Madison
    All are welcome to a concert of “Organ Music for the Nativity Season” at Grace Episcopal Church, 300 S. Madison (corner Adams & Madison–next to iconic McDonald’s sign). Fr. Paul Jacobson, pastor of the church and accomplished musician, will perform beginning at 7:00. The program and reception following are free and open to the public.

    Kat’s Crystals & Curiosities 
    111 E Adams St 
    Join us at Kat’s Crystals to shop 11% off our entire store from 5-8pm. We feature items from 14 local artists and makers in our store! We have original paintings, prints, jewelry, crochet, wreaths, candles, and so many more hand crafted items. This is the perfect opportunity to give the gift of handmade this holiday season. We will also be offering free refreshments!  

    Madjax Muncie
    515 E. Main St.
    DESIGN LAB POP-UP WORKSHOP: ORNAMENTS
    Join us in the Design Lab on First Thursday from 5–8 pm! Personalize and engrave your own wooden ornament using the Glowforge laser cutter and engraver. No pre-registration is required. 5–8pm (Drop in anytime)

    Parking available in the lot at the corner of Main St and Monroe St
    Free for Design Lab members, $5 per ornament for nonmembers

    CFA: Crosby Family Art
    Join us for First Thursday at Madjax! Crosby Family Art is thrilled to be at Madjax for an unforgettable First Thursday event. Explore our vibrant collection of art pieces crafted by the talented Crosby family. From stunning paintings to unique jewelry, there’s something for everyone to enjoy. Don’t miss this opportunity to witness creativity in action! Mark your calendar and come celebrate art with us at Madjax on December 7th from 5-8pm. See you there!

    Muncie Artist’s Guild
    Various locations
    MAggie Abby Molino is our Muncie Artists Guild's Artist of the Month for December 2023.  

    Artist Statement/Bio: 
    I came to Earth loving buffalo, boots, hats and horses and howled when Mother tried to get me into dresses. Then Mother sewed me a dress with horses on the material and I had been outsmarted. There’s still a remnant of that dress in the little pink box Grandpa brought me my first sewing machine in. I love to sew. 

    That was about the same time my father showed me how to use the Kodak Instamatic. Yet another true love was born. I’ve not been without a camera since. 

    In grade school, I met the piano and the pencil. I wrote poems and drew horse farm plans, Indiana sunsets and insects. I was the 1968 Indiana State 4-H Champion of Entomology Insect Identification and won a trip to New York City and Washington DC.I was still studying piano and performing on stage when I went to Indiana University Bloomington a few years later. There I majored in Journalism and Communications and took photography classes. I loved the dark room and the film camera. 

    While pursuing journalism I got a job at Bloomington Hospital as a clinical secretary and somehow, despite dreams of a radio broadcast career, I graduated, after five and a half years of studying, with a BSN in Nursing from IU Indianapolis. Nursing allows room for variety. I’ve co-owned a custom marine canvas shop where I designed boat tops and boat covers and worked as a professional seamstress while I water-skied my heart out and raised two boys; had a 50-year career in health care working in Clinics, Emergency Rooms, Psychiatric facilities, Hospitals and Nursing Homes; went through a stack of cameras of all types; and raised a riding and driving horse along with a menagerie of goats, sheep, geese, ducks, dogs, cats and pigs. While I haven’t owned a buffalo, I do decorate my house with bison, have a collection of boots and hats and wear them regularly. I now play a keyboard and am a Google Guide with over a thousand photos on line with nearly 23,500,000 views of my pictures. 

    As I say in my Google Bio: Nurse, Writer, Poet, Musician, Artist. Forever just isn’t long enough to explore life to its fullest, but photography helps. 

    Her work will be shown at the following locations: 
    Northwest Bank (E Charles), Old National Bank (S Madison), Rosebud Coffee House, Vera Mae's Bistro, and Parlour Salon. 

    Muncie Makers Market
    227 S. Walnut
    The Holiday Gift Market at Light Up DWNTWN, presented by the Muncie Makers Market, is your chance to shop early! We are excited to be at the heart of it all! From 5-8pm, at the Royalty Event Center at 227 South Walnut Street, between Heorot Pub and Trust Your Butcher Steakhouse, we will show up BRIGHT and MERRY showcasing local businesses, all with handmade creations and homemade goodies! We really hope that you will #ShopSmallFirst this season! 

    Join your community at Light Up DWNTWN for a delightful and fun evening of shopping - America's Hometown Band will have a Jazz Combo outside and All Out Productions will bring the holiday tunes inside!

    Muncie Makes Lab
    628 S. Walnut
    “Something Every Week”
    Curator: Ben Fusco
    Artists:  Alyvia Hebner, Matt Holman, Olivia Smith, Sam Meyers, Ricardo Ayala, Finn Hannan, Katie Holland, Mary Kate Hopf, Justine Horlander, Nathan Horlander, Nicole Pokorny, Nathan Freyberger

    Over 30 weeks between January and August of 2023, 13 artists/designers committed to making something every week, intending to display it on a 9x 12 paper poster. There were no limitations to what could be made as long as it was something every week. Some participants used their posters as an opportunity to experiment with mediums, styles, and techniques, while others drew inspiration from activities and environments. The collection of posters becomes a record of experiences over the 30 weeks. The project's foundational belief is that the more that can be created and seen, the stronger the initial ideas become and the more they can grow and change.

    Plsypace
    304 S. Walnut
    Local artists, Aimee Maychack and Mary Arnett-Delaney (M.A-D.), are hosting a pop-up shop featuring a variety of unique items. Inspired largely by the natural world, Aimee creates cards, mini-graphic novels (zines), paintings and linocut prints. M.A-D’s artwork finds humor and sincerity through zines, prints, paintings and stickers. There's something for everyone at affordable prices just in time for your holiday shopping. Stop by Plyspace at 304 S. Walnut St. (next door to Forever Toys) for this exclusive pop-up and support local art!

    Vera Mae’s Bistro
    207-209 S. Walnut
    First Thursday Cajun Night at Vera’s! Featuring Fresh Oysters other Cajun fixin’s. Or join us for a cocktail amidst our beautiful Holiday décor!

Jan 4, 2024

Thursday

  • Cornerstone Center for the Arts, 2nd floor Design Lab at Madjax Pop-Up Workshop: Create Your Own Magnet Lylanne Musselman, Muncie Artist Guild's Lylanne Musselman, Muncie Artist Guild's January's First Thursday (full listing) 5:00pm to 8:00pm @ Downtown Muncie
    Cornerstone Center for the Arts, 2nd floor Cornerstone Center for the Arts, 2nd floor Design Lab at Madjax Pop-Up Workshop: Create Your Own Magnet Design Lab at Madjax Pop-Up Workshop: Create Your Own Magnet Lylanne Musselman, Muncie Artist Guild's Lylanne Musselman, Muncie Artist Guild's "Artist of the Month" Lylanne Musselman, Muncie Artist Guild's Lylanne Musselman, Muncie Artist Guild's "Artist of the Month"

    Cornerstone Center for the Arts
    520 E. Main
    CCA is continuing our Muncie artwork donation exhibit, with many new pieces added to the collection for January First Thursday. This generous LOCAL ART DONATION includes ceramics, sculpture, fiber art, prints, paintings, and drawings. If you’re a patron of Muncie arts don’t miss this incredible installation, or your opportunity to purchase some amazing art. All proceeds go to Cornerstone Center for the Arts and can be viewed in Cornerstone’s Judith Barnes Memorial Gallery, 2nd floor. Community artists participating in January 2024 First Thursday at CCA include Val Kelley, Mikell Vawter, Alyssa Geary, Blu Dawn, Barbara Howrey, Lily Elizabeth Catron, Jill Palumbo, Tom Stader, Stephen M. Millben II, Muncie Map Company studio, and more. Cornerstone Artist in Residence Debra Gindhart Dragoo is curating this monthly community event. Music guest: Nash Hammond; singer- songwriter. 

    Cornerstone Center for the Arts offers opportunities for creative expression for all through community and rental spaces in a historic setting. Cornerstone is home to The Masterworks Chorale and Orchestra Indiana.

    Madjax Muncie
    515 E. Main St.
    Design Lab at Madjax Pop-Up Workshop: Create Your Own Magnet. Join us in the Design Lab at Madjax on Thursday, January 4 from 5–8 pm! Design and press your own magnet. Either create a design or upload a photo, then print your finished magnet design on sublimation paper and press it on the heat press. No pre-registration is required. Drop in anytime. Free for Design Lab members, $5 per magnet for nonmembers.

    Muncie Artist’s Guild
    Various locations
    Lylanne Musselman is our Muncie Artists Guild's Artist of the Month for January 2024. 

    Artist Statement/Bio: 
    Lylanne Musselman is an award-winning poet, visual artist, and playwright. Lylanne specializes in people and pet portraits in pastels, gouache, and acrylics. She has traveled coast to coast doing cat shows, pet expos, and art fairs with her pet portraits. Lylanne has exhibited her work at Hoosier Salon, Watercolor Society of Indiana, Ventures in Creativity, Will Vawter Annual, Wabash Valley Exhibition, Northern Indiana Pastel Society, Indiana Heritage Arts, Open Space, and Minnetrista’s Annual Juried Show, among many others. She writes poems bi-monthly for Hancock County Arts Newsletter’s “Pause for Words.” Her art has appeared on the covers of a couple of her poetry chapbooks, and it has appeared in several literary journals, including Etchings 36.1, and the featured artist for Last Stanza Poetry Journal, Issue 3. Musselman teaches writing at Ivy Tech Community College and Indiana Writers Center.

    Her work will be shown at the following locations: 
    Northwest Bank (E Charles), Old National Bank (S Madison), Rosebud Coffee House, Vera Mae's Bistro, and Parlour Salon.

    Listing of works on display: 
    Lylanne Musselman
    “Cap ‘n Kid”
    Gouache
    9x12
    $375

    Lylanne Musselman
    “Riding Off Into a Tucson Sunset”
    Gouache
    16x20
    $425

    Lylanne Musselman
    “Flying High”
    Acrylic
    14x18
    $225

    Lylanne Musselman
    “Masquerading as Plague Doctor”
    Acrylic
    16x20
    $250

    Lylanne Musselman
    “Muncie Depot WWII Sendoff”
    Pastel
    18x22
    $495

Feb 1, 2024

Thursday

  • Special discounts available at The Clubhouse for First Thursday Arttacgo Alexander at Cornerstone Center for the Arts Mikell Vawter at Cornerstone Center for the Arts Mikell Vawter at Cornerstone Center for the Arts Mikell Vawter at Cornerstone Center for the Arts Sarojini Jha Johnson at Gordy Fine Art and Framing, Co. Custom Valentine's Drop-In Workshop at Design Lab, Madjax Muncie Kerry Anne Craft, Muncie Artists Guild's Artist of the Month Cajun Night at Vera Mae's Februrary's First Thursday (full listing) 5:00pm to 8:00pm @ Downtown Muncie
    Special discounts available at The Clubhouse for First Thursday Special discounts available at The Clubhouse for First Thursday Arttacgo Alexander at Cornerstone Center for the Arts Arttacgo Alexander at Cornerstone Center for the Arts Mikell Vawter at Cornerstone Center for the Arts Mikell Vawter at Cornerstone Center for the Arts Mikell Vawter at Cornerstone Center for the Arts Mikell Vawter at Cornerstone Center for the Arts Mikell Vawter at Cornerstone Center for the Arts Mikell Vawter at Cornerstone Center for the Arts Sarojini Jha Johnson at Gordy Fine Art and Framing, Co. Sarojini Jha Johnson at Gordy Fine Art and Framing, Co. Custom Valentine's Drop-In Workshop at Design Lab, Madjax Muncie Custom Valentine's Drop-In Workshop at Design Lab, Madjax Muncie Kerry Anne Craft, Muncie Artists Guild's Artist of the Month Kerry Anne Craft, Muncie Artists Guild's Artist of the Month Cajun Night at Vera Mae's Cajun Night at Vera Mae's

    The Clubhouse
    115 S. Walnut
    Visit us on Thursday February 1st for buy one get one free dinners from 5pm – 9pm!

    Cornerstone Center for the Arts
    520 E. Main
    Cornerstone Center for the arts introduces Mikell Vawter as our February featured artist exhibition in our Judith Barnes Memorial Gallery. Vawter speaks on her artworks, “I am a self taught artist originally from Northwest Indiana. I moved to Muncie in October 2022. I specialize in portraits of both animals and people. I do commissions from photographs. I love monsters and fictional characters. I hope someday I can have my own studio/ gallery, but for now I create in my porch turned into an art room.” Meet the artist at February’s First Thursday.

    CCA is also excited to announce our monthly musical guest is Arttacgo Alexander. Mr. Arttacgo is a performing arts educator and community engagement coordinator on a mission to create performing arts jobs right here in Delaware County. First Thursdays is the first stop on Mr. Arttacgo's Community Concert Tour, where he will be entertaining the crowd with original music from various genres. Are you ready to be entertained?

    CCA will again host several talented community artists and makers.
    Cornerstone Center for the Arts is a cultural hub located in Muncie, Indiana. It hosts various arts-related activities, classes, and events. If you have specific questions or if there’s something particular you’d like to know about Cornerstone Center for the Arts, feel free to ask! Cornerstone Center for the Arts offers opportunities for creative expression for all through community and rental spaces in a historic setting. Cornerstone is home to The Masterworks Chorale and Orchestra Indiana.

    Gordy Fine Art & Framing Co. 
    224 E. Main
    Gordy Fine Art and Framing is proud to highlight the art of printmaker Sarojini Johnson, Professor of Art in the Ball State University School of Art. The party will be on First Thursday, February 1, from 5 – 8 pm. The artist will be on hand.  Light refreshments will be served, and the public is invited to attend.

    Sarojini Jha Johnson has been a printmaker for over four decades, known mostly for color intaglio printmaking a complex and physically demanding process.  The prints in this show represent some of her most ambitious work from throughout her career. Currently teaching intaglio printmaking at Ball State University since 1985, Johnson received an MFA in printmaking from Miami University.  Her work intertwines memories and impressions of India, featuring native animals and plants rendered in colors connected to her cultural heritage and her family. 

    At 6:15, Sarojini will speak about her work and her techniques. 

    The exhibit will remain on view through March 16. 

    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.

    Madjax Muncie
    515 E. Main St.
    Join us in the Design Lab on Thursday, February 1 for a pop-up workshop! Create and customize up to 5 one-of-a kind valentine cards using unique craft supplies and custom stamps. Our Design Lab staff will guide you in the process and will also be on hand for tours and to answer any questions about the lab. All ages welcome. 

    Cost: Free for Design Lab and CO:LAB members, nonmembers pay $5 for 5 cards 

    Muncie Artist’s Guild
    Various locations
    Kerry Anne Craft is our Muncie Artists Guild's Artist of the Month for February 2024.

    Kerry's Artist Statement/Bio:
    I realized from a very early age that I loved to draw. I believe one of the ways I have managed through the years is finding and focusing on the beautiful things around me. Hopefully by using the gifts and abilities I’ve been given, I’ve captured some of that beauty for you. What artist doesn’t want to touch the heart of others with their work? That’s my true reward. I’ve been having a lot of fun capturing different historic monuments and locations here in my hometown, Muncie. One of the responsibilities we all have is to do what we love. It’s how we bless others, and I truly enjoy my work. Hopefully you enjoy it as well. It’s a little taste of where we’re from. 

    Her work will be shown at the following locations: Northwest Bank (E Charles), Old National Bank (S Madison), Rosebud Coffee House, Vera Mae's Bistro, and Parlour Salon. 

    Vera Mae’s Bistro
    207-209 S. Walnut
    First Thursday Cajun Night at Vera’s! Featuring Fresh Oysters other Cajun fixin’s.

     

Mar 7, 2024

Thursday

  • Ron Bias art at 111 Arts Gallery Maya Doss, Cornerstone Center for the Arts, 2nd floor Maya Doss, Cornerstone Center for the Arts, 2nd floor Sarojini Jha Johnson, Gordy Fine Art and Framing Co. Stephen M Millben II, Muncie Artist Guild's Stephen M Millben II, Muncie Artist Guild's Muncie Makes Lab and Muncie Central High School AP Artists Murray Building Open Studios March's First Thursday (full listing) 5:00pm to 8:00pm @ Downtown Muncie
    Ron Bias art at 111 Arts Gallery Ron Bias art at 111 Arts Gallery Maya Doss, Cornerstone Center for the Arts, 2nd floor Maya Doss, Cornerstone Center for the Arts, 2nd floor Maya Doss, Cornerstone Center for the Arts, 2nd floor Maya Doss, Cornerstone Center for the Arts, 2nd floor Sarojini Jha Johnson, Gordy Fine Art and Framing Co. Sarojini Jha Johnson, Gordy Fine Art and Framing Co. Stephen M Millben II, Muncie Artist Guild's Stephen M Millben II, Muncie Artist Guild's "Artist of the Month" Stephen M Millben II, Muncie Artist Guild's Stephen M Millben II, Muncie Artist Guild's "Artist of the Month" Muncie Makes Lab and Muncie Central High School AP Artists Muncie Makes Lab and Muncie Central High School AP Artists Murray Building Open Studios Murray Building Open Studios

    111 Arts Gallery 
    111 E. Main
    As always, 111 Arts Gallery has artwork from Ron Bias, a Fort Recovery artist who recently passed. We have tattoo artifacts he made from 1981-82. Moving to Indiana, tattooing was illegal so he began to do tombstones. Celebrate the life of Ron Bias. Stop by to see his tattoo art and get a tattoo. 

    Cornerstone Center for the Arts
    520 E. Main
    Join Maya Doss inside the Judith Barnes Memorial Gallery on the 2nd Floor of Cornerstone Center for the Arts for the opening reception of her first gallery showing- Resurrect on March 7th from 5-8pm! Celebrate our regenerated spirits awakening in the Spring sun by walking through 10-years worth of Maya's artwork themed around death and rebirth, personal transformation, and spiritual visions. Her collection will be up the entire month of March, but on March 7th, alongside Muncie's traditional First Thursday celebration, will be the opening reception for her curated collection. Join the local art scene for Maya Doss' speech, refreshments, and to tell her how her artwork has impacted you!

    CCA will again also host several talented community artists and makers, which are listed below: 

    Musical guest: Katie Jo Robinson 
    Cornerstone Center For the Arts community artists, creatives, and makers: Stefan Mckell, Val Kelley, Janessa Erickson , Alyssa Geary, Lily Elizabeth Catron, Mikell Vawter, Zanita Whitley, Tom Stader, Angel Gillette, Will Britton Jr., Lucas Jared, Michael Lassiter, Jill Palumbo, Hannah Zedaker, William Erickson, Debra Gindhart Dragoo (First Thursday curator and Muncie community arts advocate).

    Cornerstone Center for the Arts is a cultural hub located in Muncie, Indiana. It hosts various arts-related activities, classes, and events. If you have specific questions or if there’s something particular you’d like to know about Cornerstone Center for the Arts, feel free to ask! Cornerstone Center for the Arts offers opportunities for creative expression for all through community and rental spaces in a historic setting. Cornerstone is home to The Masterworks Chorale and Orchestra Indiana 

    First Thursday Events located on the Second Floor on March 7 from 5-8pm. First Thursday Events located on the Second Floor on March 7 from 5-8pm. 

    Gordy Fine Art & Framing Co. 
    224 E. Main
    Gordy Fine Art and Framing will celebrate the First Thursday in March with a party on the 7th from 5 – 7 pm. Art by printmaker Sarojini Johnson, Professor of Art in the Ball State University School of Art will be on view. Light refreshments will be served, and the public is invited to attend.

    Sarojini Jha Johnson has been a printmaker for over four decades, known mostly for color intaglio printmaking, a complex and physically demanding process. The prints in this show represent some of her most ambitious work from throughout her career. Currently teaching intaglio printmaking at Ball State University since 1985, Johnson received an MFA in printmaking from Miami University. Her work intertwines memories and impressions of India, featuring native animals and plants rendered in colors connected to her cultural heritage and her family. 

    The exhibit will remain on view through March 16. 

    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.

    Muncie Artist’s Guild
    Various locations
    Stephen M. Millben II is our Muncie Artists Guild's Artist of the Month for March 2024. 

    Stephen’s Artist Statement/Bio: 
    I have always wanted to be an artist, so I have done many different styles of art. From my days at Ball State working with oils and ceramics, to my days as a freelance graphic designer. My artwork is a culmination of years of experimenting. The majority of my work is done in  what I call a “stained glass” look. Very reminiscent of the stained glass my father used to create. I also do Urban Mandalas which is my take on the traditional mandalas. Mine use random images and doodles to create very complex images. 

    His work will be shown at the following locations: Northwest Bank (E Charles), Old National Bank (S Madison), Rosebud Coffee House, Vera Mae's Bistro, and Parlour Salon. 

    Muncie Makes Lab
    628 S. Walnut
    Muncie Central High School AP Artists: Then & Now! Exhibition:
    Join in on the first call back exhibition for AP Artists! On display is art portfolio work from our current AP Art students AND current art from all of the MCHS AP Art Alumni students who are currently studying ART at Ball State University. This casts the vision of where our AP art students go after graduation, and also highlights the amazing preparation they have in the AP art program at Muncie Central to become artists, animators, and art educators. This exhibit will showcase 14 students and their artistic journey. Drop by to join this visual adventure!

    MCHS Art Teachers: Carol Daugherty (2D Art) & John McKalip (3D Art).

    Featured BSU Artists (Art education, Animation, Fine Arts): Zake Campbell, Jenaka Davenport, Trinity DeWitt, La’Saiha Ewing, Rayven Lopez, Alex McNeill, Maria Sanchez, Adam Schuler .

    MCHS AP Artists: Olivia Church, Waverley Daugherty, Samantha Fowler, Blue Munson, Gabe Reynolds, Elaina Sander.

    Murray Building 
    405 S. Walnut (between the Caffeinery & Atty. Frank Brinkman's)
    Murray Building Trio of Open Studios:
    Please join us for the launch of our 2024 First Thursday Open Studios Season! See the work in progress Jeff Brackett is creating as he prepares for his big opening at Gordy's in May; Cassie Dunmyer has work on display from her solo show at Anna Bier Art Gallery; and Carrie Wright is offering a sneak peak of her eclipse themed art collection she's creating for the upcoming Indiana Artisan Marketplace in April!

     

Apr 4, 2024

Thursday

  • 111 Arts Gallery's 420 Event 111 Arts Gallery's 420 Event Buy one get one free entrees at the Clubhouse from 5-9pm Owls for Change at Cornerstone Center for the Arts Total Eclipse of the Heartland at Cornerstone Center for the Arts DJ Kendrick Shadoan of KLS Digital at Cornerstone Center for the Arts John Morris at Gordy Fine Art and Framing, Co. Join Child Adult Resource Services/Beyond I Can day center for a special Join Child Adult Resource Services/Beyond I Can day center for a special Nick Martin, Muncie Artist Guild's Nick Martin, Muncie Artist Guild's Cajun Night at Vera Mae's! April's First Thursday (full listing) 5:00pm to 8:00pm @ Downtown Muncie Many Locations throughout Downtown Muncie
    111 Arts Gallery's 420 Event 111 Arts Gallery's 420 Event 111 Arts Gallery's 420 Event 111 Arts Gallery's 420 Event Buy one get one free entrees at the Clubhouse from 5-9pm Buy one get one free entrees at the Clubhouse from 5-9pm Owls for Change at Cornerstone Center for the Arts Owls for Change at Cornerstone Center for the Arts Total Eclipse of the Heartland at Cornerstone Center for the Arts Total Eclipse of the Heartland at Cornerstone Center for the Arts DJ Kendrick Shadoan of KLS Digital at Cornerstone Center for the Arts DJ Kendrick Shadoan of KLS Digital at Cornerstone Center for the Arts John Morris at Gordy Fine Art and Framing, Co. John Morris at Gordy Fine Art and Framing, Co. Join Child Adult Resource Services/Beyond I Can day center for a special Join Child Adult Resource Services/Beyond I Can day center for a special "Pot Your Own Plant" Event! at Madjax Join Child Adult Resource Services/Beyond I Can day center for a special Join Child Adult Resource Services/Beyond I Can day center for a special "Pot Your Own Plant" Event! at Madjax Nick Martin, Muncie Artist Guild's Nick Martin, Muncie Artist Guild's "Artist of the Month" for April, various locations Nick Martin, Muncie Artist Guild's Nick Martin, Muncie Artist Guild's "Artist of the Month" for April, various locations Cajun Night at Vera Mae's! Cajun Night at Vera Mae's!

    111 Arts Gallery 
    111 E. Main
    111 Arts Gallery is hosting our 420 event with tattoo flash and art representing the counter culture from the 1960s, 70s, 80s, 90s, and onward. Representing stoner culture, tattoo flash art, and get what ya’ get deals, as well as special flash drawn for the solar eclipse event. 420!!! We are also looking for submissions to fill up some future dates for solo art shows at the shop. If you are interested please email tattooondiana@yahoo.com or call (765) 282-8342 or walk in with a portfolio or idea for project. We are celebrating 17 years downtown as 111 Arts Gallery. Hope to see you on Main Street! 

    The Clubhouse
    115 S. Walnut
    Stop by The Clubhouse for dinner on First Thursday! All entrees are buy one get one free at equal or lesser value from 5pm until 9pm. 

    Cornerstone Center for the Arts
    520 E. Main
    OWLS FOR CHANGE A local arts project with fourth and fifth graders led by Danielle Smith Phelps; visual arts educator. They are going to be creating owls using recycled material, paper Mâché and plaster strips. Burris Laboratory School art students will sell their work during the April 4 First Thursday at Cornerstone Center for the Arts. Students will donate the proceeds to a nonprofit of their choice. They are calling it, OWLS FOR CHANGE. Meet these talented art students and their inspiring teacher on the April 4 First Thursday at CCA.

    The Judith Barnes Memorial Gallery will be hosting Maya Doss extended exhibition.

    Total eclipse of the heartLAND with local art. FIRST THURSDAY on April 4 from 5-8 pm at Cornerstone Center for the Arts, 520 E Main St, Second Floor/Great Room.

    Celebrate this extraordinary atmospheric experience with Muncie’s talented artists and creative makers! Our pop-up community capturing their creative visions every month. We are grateful and proud of our artists and makers. Join us as our musical guest DJ Kendrick Shadoan of KLS Digital. His music makes the evening danceable!

    Artist in Residence and Community Arts Advocate, Debra Gindhart Dragoo is coordinating this event. For additional information on First Thursday, rentals and events call 765-281-9503

    Gordy Fine Art & Framing Co. 
    224 E. Main
    Gordy Fine Art and Framing is proud to highlight the art of graphic artist John Morris who has lived in Muncie since 2014. The party will be on First Thursday, April 4, from 5 – 8 pm. The artist will be on hand.  Light refreshments will be served, and the public is invited to attend.

    For this exhibition, Morris has made layered collages with physical clippings from comic books which he then translates into digital pixelated images in a computer program allowing them to be interpreted as a pattern for his larger-scale compositions made of Perler Beads. 

    Perler Beads originated as a therapeutic hobby for the elderly and is a medium far removed from the immediacy of digital design. His use of round beads introduces a contrast with the square pixels typical of digital images. The labor-intensive nature of working with the beads, which requires assembling thousands of beads by hand and fusing them together with heat, serves as a method for Morris to "reclaim labor."

    At 6:15, John will speak about his work and his process. 

    The exhibit will remain on view through April 27. 

    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.

    Made in Muncie
    313 S. Walnut
    Made In Muncie will have an opening reception for artist Aimee Maychack on April 4th from 5-8pm From the Artist: My artwork is an invitation to the viewer to step into the narrative, to insert themselves into the stories I tell through color, lives, texture, and imagination. For my story I focus on queerness, connections, sense of self from my own life and patterns, textures, and images from nature infiltrate my art. It compels the viewer to confront preconceived notions, reject binary thinking, and hold two ideas at once. My stories, my art, generate a dialog with you. What stories would you tell?

    Madjax Muncie
    515 E. Main St.
    Join Child Adult Resource Services/Beyond I Can day center for a special "Pot Your Own Plant" Event! Come choose your very own, handmade ceramic pot or a painted terracotta pot to plant a variety of seeds. Support your community and celebrate the solar eclipse by bringing a new plant into the world!

    Dirt and seeds will be provided. 
    Handmade pots: $5
    Terracotta pots: $2
    Located in the Madjax Makerforce building

    Madjax Spring Fling
    Come out for an evening of FREE family fun featuring a custom air freshener workshop in the Design Lab, a mural unveiling, art vendors, and plenty of kid-friendly crafts and activities! Our partners from the East Central Neighborhood Association and Delaware County Master Gardeners are joining us to bring more Spring-themed fun, including a plant-potting station and more.

    Muncie Artist’s Guild
    Various locations
    Nick Martin is the Muncie Artists Guild's “Artist of the Month” for April 2024. 

    Nick’s Artist Statement/Bio: 
    I'm a local artist who loves to paint, draw, and experiment with art materials.  I mostly do genre paintings: portraits, still lifes, landscapes, and abstracts.  I like to work on a small scale so I can put in lots of details and move on to a fresh idea within a sitting or two.  I earned my MFA from SIUE in Drawing and Studio Art, studied at Purdue, Alma College, and NMU.  I started an Art group called Yorktown Art Lover's League in 2023, we meet every third Wednesday of the month at Smith Street Studios from 5-8pm.  I teach art classes at the Cornerstone Center for the Arts and the YOC, do private art lessons, and teach tennis at the YMCA.  I love teaching, probably because I've had some really exceptional teachers and am very curious.  I try to make my classrooms and events as fun and educational as possible.  It's great to see people with little art experience become surprised and enthusiastic about making more art, and it's always good to spend time with playful and creative people.  My favorite part about art is sharing what I love and building our art community.  People that make things have to put themselves out there a little, you have to be brave and genuine to do that. 

    His work will be shown at the following locations: Northwest Bank (E Charles), Old National Bank (S Madison), Rosebud Coffee House, Vera Mae's Bistro, and Parlour Salon. 

    Vera Mae’s Bistro
    207-209 S. Walnut
    First Thursday Cajun Night at Vera’s! Featuring Fresh Oysters other Cajun fixin’s. 

     

May 2, 2024

Thursday

  • Ivan Harmon at 111 Arts Gallery Ivan Harmon at 111 Arts Gallery Debra Gindhart Dragoo at Cornerstone Center for the Arts, 2nd floor Debra Gindhart Dragoo at Cornerstone Center for the Arts, 2nd floor A Tattoo Flash Fundraiser, Paws for a Cause, with Fox & Sparrow Tattoo and ARF A Tattoo Flash Fundraiser, Paws for a Cause, with Fox & Sparrow Tattoo and ARF Jeff Brackett, at Gordy Fine Art and Framing Co. Radical Jewelry Makeover at Made in Muncie Laser engrave a scannable spotify link or QR code onto a throwback acrylic keychain for just $5, Design Lab at Madjax CARS/Beyond I Can, Vinyl Record Art, Madjax CARS/Beyond I Can, Vinyl Record Art, Madjax Sherry Adkins, Muncie Artists Guild Sherry Adkins, Muncie Artists Guild Muncie Makers Market May's First Thursday (full listing) 5:00pm to 8:00pm @ Downtown Muncie Many Locations throughout Downtown Muncie
    Ivan Harmon at 111 Arts Gallery Ivan Harmon at 111 Arts Gallery Ivan Harmon at 111 Arts Gallery Ivan Harmon at 111 Arts Gallery "Animation, Graphic Design, and Graphic Arts Management Senior Showcase," Cornerstone Center for the Arts, 1st floor Debra Gindhart Dragoo at Cornerstone Center for the Arts, 2nd floor Debra Gindhart Dragoo at Cornerstone Center for the Arts, 2nd floor Debra Gindhart Dragoo at Cornerstone Center for the Arts, 2nd floor Debra Gindhart Dragoo at Cornerstone Center for the Arts, 2nd floor A Tattoo Flash Fundraiser, Paws for a Cause, with Fox & Sparrow Tattoo and ARF A Tattoo Flash Fundraiser, Paws for a Cause, with Fox & Sparrow Tattoo and ARF A Tattoo Flash Fundraiser, Paws for a Cause, with Fox & Sparrow Tattoo and ARF A Tattoo Flash Fundraiser, Paws for a Cause, with Fox & Sparrow Tattoo and ARF Jeff Brackett, at Gordy Fine Art and Framing Co. Jeff Brackett, at Gordy Fine Art and Framing Co. Radical Jewelry Makeover at Made in Muncie Radical Jewelry Makeover at Made in Muncie Laser engrave a scannable spotify link or QR code onto a throwback acrylic keychain for just $5, Design Lab at Madjax Laser engrave a scannable spotify link or QR code onto a throwback acrylic keychain for just $5, Design Lab at Madjax CARS/Beyond I Can, Vinyl Record Art, Madjax CARS/Beyond I Can, Vinyl Record Art, Madjax CARS/Beyond I Can, Vinyl Record Art, Madjax CARS/Beyond I Can, Vinyl Record Art, Madjax Sherry Adkins, Muncie Artists Guild Sherry Adkins, Muncie Artists Guild "Artist of the Month" Sherry Adkins, Muncie Artists Guild Sherry Adkins, Muncie Artists Guild "Artist of the Month" Muncie Makers Market Muncie Makers Market

    111 Arts Gallery 
    111 E. Main
    May First Thursday @111artsgallery: Our artist this month solo show is Ivan Harmon. They have grown up in downtown Muncie their whole life apprenticing under their father, owner Nate Harmon. Ivan is showcasing tattoo flash as a solo artist. They have had a solo show every year since they where 5, so celebrate a downtown local artist on their apprenticeship in tattooing! 5-8pm. Snacks n’ drinks and live tattooing! The pieces will be on the main display wall the whole month of May. 

    Cornerstone Center for the Arts
    520 E. Main
    FOUND FIBER, FOUND OBJECTS, YARN BOMBING: Tactile & Telling.
    Feature Fiber Art Installation
    Debra Gindhart Dragoo 

    YARN BOMBING isn’t GENTRIFFITI, fiber arts can be beautifully showcased in an art installation, perhaps through large-scale crochet or knit installations, intricate textile sculptures, or immersive weaving environments. The interplay of color, texture, and form in fiber arts lend itself well to creating captivating installations that engage viewers on both visual and tactile levels. These installations can explore themes such as identity, tradition, or environmental sustainability; offering a rich and immersive experience for audiences to explore and contemplate. Yarn bombing, also known as guerrilla knitting, is a form of street art where knitted or crocheted yarn is used to create colorful displays in public spaces. It’s a way for artists to add whimsy and warmth to urban environments, often covering objects like lampposts, statues, or bike racks with knitted or crocheted material. Yarn bombing can bring a lot of joy and creativity to public spaces. 

    Are you ready to be entertained? CCA’s First Thursday musical guest is Arttacgo Alexander. Arttacgo is a performing arts educator and community engagement coordinator on a mission to create performing arts jobs right here in Delaware County. First Thursdays is the first stop on Mr. Arttacgo's Community Concert Tour, where he will be entertaining the crowd with original music from various genres. 

    CCA will again also host a group of amazingly talented artists, creators, and makers. Please join us as we celebrate Muncie’s local arts and culture community. Artists Val Kelley, Janessa Erickson, Melissa Wright Davis, Anita Oppinger, Stephen M. Millben II, Angel Gillette, Rhonda Newsome, Molly McQuire, William Erickson, Mikell Vawter, Stefan McKell, and Hope Mechelle Scates will all be there with their amazing work!

    Cornerstone Center for the Arts, 2nd floor

    Artist in Residence and Community Arts Advocate, Debra Gindhart Dragoo is coordinating this event. For additional information on Cornerstone’s First Thursday, rentals or events, call 765-281-9503.

    School of Art - Animation, Graphic Design, and Graphic Arts Management Senior Showcase: Immerse yourself in a world of creativity and innovation at the "School of Art - Animation, Graphic Design, and Graphic Arts Management Senior Showcase"! Join us at the Cornerstone Center for the Arts on May 2nd from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM in the Colonnade Room for an unforgettable evening celebrating the extraordinary talents of our graduating seniors.

    Experience the culmination of years of dedication and passion as our students unveil their final portfolios and capstone projects. From mesmerizing animations to stunning graphic designs prepare to be captivated by the boundless creativity on display. Mark your calendars and join us for an evening of inspiration, celebration, and endless possibilities. Don't miss your chance to be a part of this exciting event! 5-7 pm, Colonnade Room (1st floor).

    Fox & Sparrow Tattoo
    304 S. Walnut
    From 1-8pm on May 2nd, Fox & Sparrow Tattoo is teaming up with Muncie’s ARF to celebrate the opening of their new Downtown location with A Tattoo Flash Fundraiser, Paws for a Cause. The Artists serving you for this event are Joshua Chatwin, Samantha Chatwin, Sean King, Laura Hull, Ethan Jester & Guest Artist, Kaylea Elliott! F&ST will have pre-sized animal themed Tattoo Flash designs made specifically for this event, ready to be selected by you! Priced at $80 for outline only and $100 for black and grey or color—25% of all proceeds will be donated to ARF! 

    Tattoos aren’t your thing?  You are still welcome to come check out our new location, meet some friendly pups hanging with the ARF crew, and donate directly to ARF via on-site donation boxes. 

    For more details on how your donation would be used to help the animals that ARF cares for visit Fox and Sparrow Tattoo and ARF’s socials or websites!

    Mom can’t get mad about a tattoo that helps out our furry friends! Must be 18 with a valid state ID to participate. 

    Gordy Fine Art & Framing Co. 
    224 E. Main
    Gordy Fine Art & Framing opening party Jeff Brackett, Precisely Abstract: Gordy Fine Art and Framing is proud to highlight the art of artist Jeff Brackett. The party will be on First Thursday, May 2, from 5 – 8 pm. The artist will be on hand.  Light refreshments will be served, and the public is invited to attend.

    Jeff Brackett was previously a professor of religious studies focusing on South Asian religions.  As a visual artist, he is mostly known for his exquisite and meditative line drawings which are balanced between being purposefully composed and meandering adventurously.  “I draw a single line, followed by innumerable other lines that morph into unique artworks. My emphasis on patterns and precision comes from having Asperger Syndrome, which presents itself as an ability to do repetitive line work for hours on end.”

    At 6:15, Jeff will speak about his work and his process. 

    The exhibit will remain on view through June 1, 2024. 

    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.

    Made in Muncie
    313 S. Walnut
    Made In Muncie Pottery will host an opening for Ball State Metals + Jewelry on May 2nd from 5-8pm. Ball State Metals + Jewelry in collaboration with Radical Jewelry Makeover will hold a show and sale at Made In Muncie for the month of May. Portions of the proceeds from pieces sold will go to Ethical Metalsmiths, a community dedicated to inspiring responsible jewelry practices through education, connection, and action. 

    Madjax Muncie
    515 E. Main St.
    Design Lab at Madjax: Laser engrave a scannable spotify link or QR code onto a throwback acrylic keychain for just $5. Come in and see what you can make in the Madjax Design Lab! Free for Design Lab and Co:Lab members.

    CARS/Beyond I Can: Celebrate music in Muncie this First Thursday with CARS/Beyond I Can! For $5 you can create your own splatter/spiral paint art piece on a recycled vinyl record or purchase a bowl made from recycled records. Come check out our other hand made goods and rock out to some music with us and other vendors at 515 E Main St., Muncie, IN inside the MadJax building from 5pm to 8pm!

    Muncie Artist’s Guild
    Various locations
    Sherry Adkins is our Muncie Artists Guild's Artist of the Month for May 2024. 

    Sherry’s Artist Statement: Growing up in the countryside of Indiana, surrounded by fields, forests and wildlife instilled in me a deep appreciation for nature. Often, I would have a front row seat to the deer that wander into the back yard, a view of the many birds that would gather at the bird feeders, and the families of raccoons that would climb up the apple trees for a snack. 
    As an adult, I have a sense of peace and a strong connection to God being in nature. I often admired the natural details and textures in nature. I believe that where I find God the most is in the details. Through the art of pyrography, I aim to push the boundaries of drawing with heat and fire, and reveal an up close, detailed view of the wildlife and nature that surround us. 

    Her work will be shown at the following locations: Northwest Bank (E Charles), Old National Bank (S Madison), Rosebud Coffee House, Vera Mae's Bistro, and Parlour Salon.

    Muncie Makers Market
    Corner of Walnut and Adams
    The Muncie Makers Market will be set up outdoors on the corner of Adams Street & Walnut Street in Downtown Muncie from 5-8p on First Thursday, assuming good weather. 

    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 Adams & Walnut in Downtown Muncie monthly for First Thursdays (5-8p) and at special events throughout our community all year! Please JOIN us on Facebook and Instagram.

Jun 6, 2024

Thursday

  • Brink of Summer Artswalk Flower Hour Zorn and Jeff Crowder at 111 Arts Gallery Cornerstone Center for the Arts Fox & Sparrow Tattoo Abby Wagner Strawberry Shortcake at Gordy Fine Art and Framing Co. Shonet Martin at Gordy Fine Art and Framing Co. Kat's Crystals and Curiosities Maya Doss at Made in Muncie Adult Resource Services/Beyond I Can in creating custom keychains at Madjax Press any photo onto a live-edge slate panel for a unique Father's Day gift at the Madjax Design Lab Susan Shively, Muncie Artist Guild's Art at the Murray Brink of Summer ArtsWalk (full listing) 5:00pm to 8:00pm @ Downtown Muncie Many Locations throughout Downtown Muncie
    Brink of Summer Artswalk Brink of Summer Artswalk Flower Hour Flower Hour Zorn and Jeff Crowder at 111 Arts Gallery Zorn and Jeff Crowder at 111 Arts Gallery Cornerstone Center for the Arts Cornerstone Center for the Arts Fox & Sparrow Tattoo Fox & Sparrow Tattoo Abby Wagner Strawberry Shortcake at Gordy Fine Art and Framing Co. Abby Wagner Strawberry Shortcake at Gordy Fine Art and Framing Co. Shonet Martin at Gordy Fine Art and Framing Co. Shonet Martin at Gordy Fine Art and Framing Co. Kat's Crystals and Curiosities Kat's Crystals and Curiosities Maya Doss at Made in Muncie Maya Doss at Made in Muncie Adult Resource Services/Beyond I Can in creating custom keychains at Madjax Adult Resource Services/Beyond I Can in creating custom keychains at Madjax Press any photo onto a live-edge slate panel for a unique Father's Day gift at the Madjax Design Lab Press any photo onto a live-edge slate panel for a unique Father's Day gift at the Madjax Design Lab Susan Shively, Muncie Artist Guild's Susan Shively, Muncie Artist Guild's "Artist of the Month" Art at the Murray Art at the Murray

    Brink of Summer ArtsWalk
    A special edition of First Thursday, Brink of Summer ArtsWalk celebrates the arts culture in Muncie. Watch and learn from local artists as they perform their craft, support vendors at YART, and explore the DWNTWN community. Enjoy DWNTWN and collect a unique bouquet of flowers during Flower Hour. 

    Presented by the Community Foundation of Muncie and Delaware County, Inc. and Nonprofit Support Network. 

    Art Galleries & Events • YART: A Yard Sale for Art • Live Music & Dance • Delicious Food • and so much more!

    EVENTS & ATTRACTIONS
    YART (Canan Commons)
    Muncie Mobile Museum
    Nonprofit Support Network Summer Social (Vera Mae’s Bistro)

    LIVE MUSIC & PERFORMANCES
    Doc Peterson/Dave Helms and the Stable of Stars (Canan Commons stage, 5–7 PM)
    Muncie Ballet Studio Maypole Dance (Canan Commons, 7 PM)
    Playlist A Capella Quartet and Summit City Chorus (Canan Commons stage, 7-8 PM)
    America’s Hometown Band Jazz Quartet (200 blk of S Walnut St, 5–6:30 PM)
    Harmony Players (The Clubhouse, 5:30–7:30 PM)

    Flower Hour
    Presented by Normandy Flower Shop, Dandelions Flowers and Gifts, and Miller’s Flowers.

    Explore DWNTWN and collect flowers from 10 different locations to create your own unique bouquet! Start your journey by picking up your physical ticket at the DWNTWN tent at the corner of Walnut and Charles Street. The flower locations you will be traveling to are indicated on your ticket, plus a DWNTWN Summer Events schedule you will want to hang on your fridge when you are done! Gather your flowers at your leisure in any order you desire while enjoying the other aspects of ArtsWalk until 7:30pm.

    Proceeds from this event will support DWNTWN event programming.

    111 Arts Gallery 
    111 E. Main
    Zorn Crowder and father Jeff Crowder will be showing paintings and sculptures @111artsgallery on First Thursday from 5-8pm. If you’re a downtown local, this duo is well-known. Jeff has been an underground fixture to many of the buildings downtown for the last 40 years and Zorn has grown up in the downtown Muncie area. Come support local art! Hand made keepsakes.

    Cornerstone Center for the Arts
    520 E. Main
    Brink of Summer Artswalk at Cornerstone Center for the Arts featuring FOUND FIBER FOUND OBJECTS: yarn bombing fiber installation by Debra Gindhart Dragoo. Music guest Barry Banks and many talented community artists and makers. There’s plenty of parking available and you can take the elevator to the second floor where you’ll find live music and dozens of booths full of affordable creations made by local artists. 2nd Floor/Great Hall 

    Fox & Sparrow Tattoo
    304 S. Walnut
    For your spontaneous or well thought out tattoo needs Fox & Sparrow Tattoo will be accepting Walk-Ins 1pm-8pm! They are also one stop of many local businesses to pick up your flower for Flower Hour. 

    Gordy Fine Art & Framing Co. 
    224 E. Main
    The Art of Nurturing: Shonet Martin & Abby Wagner: Gordy Fine Art & Framing is proud to exhibit artworks that connect these artists, and even the viewers, to the nurturing role we all play in raising families and helping care for parents as they age. Shonet and Abby will give an artist's talk at 6:15 that will delve deeper into their inspirations, techniques, and the stories behind their artworks.

    Kat’s Crystals & Curiosities 
    111 E Adams St 
    Stop in to check out original artwork from several local artists , all pieces on our gallery wall will be 11% off from 5-8 PM! 

    KidsPeace
    309 S. Walnut
    KidsPeace will be handing out flyers and flowers. 

    Made in Muncie
    313 S. Walnut
    Made in Muncie will hold an opening reception from 5-8pm for June’s featured artist, Maya Doss. Her collection of work showcases colorful displays of the spiritual and natural inspired by the alchemy of metamorphosis. 

    Madjax Muncie
    515 E. Main St.
    Join Child Adult Resource Services/Beyond I Can in creating custom keychains for Father's Day, or make one for yourself instead! Keychains are $3 and materials will be provided.

    Press any photo onto a live-edge slate panel for a unique Father's Day gift at the Madjax Design Lab for just $15. We're open until 8:30 and it only takes about 20 minutes, so come by after Arts Walk and make something special with us while supplies last. Madjax will also host a few craft vendors, including our tenants Just4Fun and UniqBoutique with custom succulent planters and decor.

    Muncie Artist’s Guild
    Various locations
    Susan Shively is our Muncie Artists Guild's Artist of the Month for June 2024. Her work will be shown at the following locations: Northwest Bank (E Charles), Old National Bank (S Madison), Rosebud Coffee House, Vera Mae's Bistro, and Parlour Salon. 

    The Murray Building
    405 S. Walnut (between the Caffeinery & Atty. Frank Brinkman's)
    Art at the Murray Premiere: Visit Muncie's Historic Murray Building 2nd & 3rd Floors where professional artists Carrie Wright, Dan Wright, Kerry Shaw, Jeff Brackett and Cassie Dunmyer welcome you into their studios! All art is for sale. Also, our Mini Foyer Gallery featured artist, Aimee Maychack, will be selling T-shirts, stickers, postcards, cards and her prints!

Jul 11, 2024

Thursday

  • 111 Arts Gallery Eugene Boyd and Jasen Combs at Cornerstone Center for the Arts Eugene Boyd and Jasen Combs at Cornerstone Center for the Arts Laura Conley at Fox and Sparrow Tattoo Casey Leigh at Fox and Sparrow Tattoo Shonet Martin at Gordy Fine Art and Framing, Co. The Muncie Makers Market Alison Beam-Hindman, Muncie Artist Guild's Alison Beam-Hindman, Muncie Artist Guild's July's SECOND Thursday (full listing) 5:00pm to 8:00pm @ Downtown Muncie Many Locations throughout Downtown Muncie
    111 Arts Gallery 111 Arts Gallery Eugene Boyd and Jasen Combs at Cornerstone Center for the Arts Eugene Boyd and Jasen Combs at Cornerstone Center for the Arts Eugene Boyd and Jasen Combs at Cornerstone Center for the Arts Eugene Boyd and Jasen Combs at Cornerstone Center for the Arts Laura Conley at Fox and Sparrow Tattoo Laura Conley at Fox and Sparrow Tattoo Casey Leigh at Fox and Sparrow Tattoo Casey Leigh at Fox and Sparrow Tattoo Shonet Martin at Gordy Fine Art and Framing, Co. Shonet Martin at Gordy Fine Art and Framing, Co. The Muncie Makers Market The Muncie Makers Market Alison Beam-Hindman, Muncie Artist Guild's Alison Beam-Hindman, Muncie Artist Guild's "Artist of the Month" for July Alison Beam-Hindman, Muncie Artist Guild's Alison Beam-Hindman, Muncie Artist Guild's "Artist of the Month" for July

    Downtown Development
    Thursday evening will kick off at 5 pm with an on-street, after-hours Thursday shopping experience with downtown merchants. Then, at 6 pm, rockabilly band The Naptown Hepcats will open for the Dave Bennet Quartet on the Canan Commons stage. The concert, sponsored by the City of Muncie, is free and open to the public.

    111 Arts Gallery 
    111 E. Main
    111 Arts Gallery/ Tattoo Museum is hanging vintage tattoo flash from collection of N8harmon, Fred Clark photos, Kobel photos, Indiana tattoo artifacts as featured @ Indianapolis tattoo convention, tattooing in Indiana from the past to the present, art show, and live tattooing. 5-8pm. 

    Cornerstone Center for the Arts
    520 E. Main
    Cornerstone Center for the Arts (CCA) July SECOND THURSDAY is excited to feature a pottery arts exhibit showcasing Eugene Boyd and Jasen Combs CCA ceramics instructors in the Judith Barnes Memorial Gallery(2). This featured display will also include work by their spring and summer semester ceramic students. Local musician and talented singer-songwriter Nash Hammond will provide music for the evening. 

    Artist in residence and Muncie arts advocate Debra Gindhart Dragoo is grateful for the growing CCA arts community of popup artists, makers, and creator. “We believe it is important to encourage the creative paths of our artists. We also celebrate the youth who are creative artists in the CCA community,“ says Dragoo. Come and meet our incredibly talented artist community and support local artists. Our list of popup artists includes Mikell Vawter, Stefan Mckell, Angel Gillette, Will Britton Jr., Belinda Gray, Tom Stader, Melissa Wright Davis, Val Kelley, Maya Doss, and Debra Gindhart Dragoo. You will find paintings, prints, drawings, pottery, wearables, jewelry design, photography, and more. Second floor/Great Room, 5-8 pm.

    Fox & Sparrow Tattoo
    304 S. Walnut
    Fox & Sparrow Tattoo will be hosting local artists Laura Conley of Cokarille Print Co. selling their adorable prints & handkerchiefs, and Casey Leigh of Creative Chaos selling their magical handmade earrings clay creations! The Tattoo Artists at F&ST will also be accepting walk-ins 1pm-8pm. 

    Gordy Fine Art & Framing Co. 
    224 E. Main
    The Art of Nurturing: Shonet Martin & Abby Wagner: Gordy Fine Art & Framing is proud to exhibit artworks that connect these artists, and even the viewers, to the nurturing role we all play in raising families and helping care for parents as they age. Refreshments will be served.

    Harmony Movement Studio
    312 E. Main
    Harmony Movement Studio will be dancing in Dave's Alley! Anyone can join to watch the fun or get a quick crash course.

    Muncie Artist’s Guild
    Various locations
    Alison Beam-Hindman is our Muncie Artists Guild's Artist of the Month for July 2024: Alison Beam-Hindman gained an appreciation for nature on the farm where she grew up in Northwest Indiana and from her father who sparked her early interest in the science of astronomy by pointing out stars by name in the clear, night skies. Beam-Hindman holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Purdue University North Central and a Master of Arts from Ball State University. 

    A self-taught painter, Alison found more time for her hobby after retiring from Ivy Tech Community College East Central. She joined the Muncie Artists Guild in 2015 and credits the other members with providing mentoring and friendship that she needed to hone her skills as an artist. 

    In competition with astrographic photographers, Beam-Hindman’s painting, “A Closer Look…”, won 2nd place for Imaging and also won the Judge’s Choice Award at the Great Lakes Astronomical League’s competition. Alison’s triptych paintings of Comet McNaught won first place for Imaging at the Annual Indiana Family Star Party in Frankfort, IN. Her acrylic paintings and one photograph have also won awards at the Muncie Artists Guild’s Annual Shows. 

    Beam-Hindman’s lifelong interest in astronomy and space exploration inspires much of her work as do space artists Chesley Bonestell, and astronaut/artist Alan Bean. Beam-Hindman is also a charter member of the Muncie Astronomy Club since 2000 and is active in the Club’s community outreach program on science education. 

    Her work will be shown at the following locations: Northwest Bank (E Charles), Old National Bank (S Madison), Rosebud Coffee House, Vera Mae's Bistro, and Parlour Salon. 

    Muncie Makers Market
    Corner of Walnut and Adams
    Come see the Growers & Makers of your community from 5-8p at Adams & Walnut in Downtown Muncie! The Muncie Makers Market is a community farmers market with fresh homemade food, locally grown produce, live plants, and handmade arts of all kinds. Please JOIN us on Facebook and Instagram and please SHARE our posts