Muncie Downtown Development Partnership (MDDP), in partnership with Muncie Arts and Culture Council and Ball State University’s Departments of Fine Art and Music, present ArtsWalk 2016. ArtsWalk will be held in the streets of DWNTWN Muncie on Oct. 6 from 5-9 p.m. Please join us for an exceptional evening of art, food and performances. 

In addition to the well-established DWNTWN “First Thursday” art gallery openings, Ball State students and faculty will share a wealth of musical talent and visual artistry, including a pottery throwing demonstration and an artwork sale from the Student Fine Arts League. Music will be presented by a variety of Ball State ensemble groups. 

Muncie Symphony Orchestra, sponsored Raymond James, will perform from 6-7 p.m.

Prime Trust will host a “Soup Crawl” benefiting Second Harvest Food Bank at a variety of DWNTWN and other locally owned restaurants. Tickets are available in advance for $20 at all Prime Trust branches and Second Harvest Food Bank. 

Muncie’s YART 2016 will be held in conjunction with ArtsWalk. This guerrilla art sale, with a goal of making art affordable and accessible to the community, brings together artists and art patrons in a casual and unique setting. 

All ArtsWalk events are free and open to the public. A full listing of exhibitions, performance times and activities will be available on our website as information is received. Please visit us at

YART | A Yard Sale for Art! All works under $40! Questions about YART? Contact Moth Danner at

Main St.

Cornerstone Center for the Arts: The Cornerstone Art Gallery will showcase the unique paintings of visual arts instructor, Patricia Kreigh. Her gallery show, titled "Splang," which is Scottish for sparkle, will hold an opening reception from 5-7 p.m.

If you’re looking for a way to entertain the kids while out and about for ArtsWalk, stop by Cornerstone Park located at the corner of Main and Madison. The park will be home to the PrimeTrust Federal Credit Union & Cornerstone Center for the Arts Kid’s Zone. From 5-8 p.m., the Kid’s Zone will provide free arts and crafts, balloon making, and face painting.

Lastly, Cornerstone will be the venue for the Muncie Three Trails Music Series’ presentation of John Scofield live in concert. This free concert will begin at 7:30 p.m. in the E.B. Ball Auditorium. Seating is limited and early arrival is recommended.

Madjax: Tribune Showprint and Book Arts Collaborative will be open for tours during ArtsWalk. They will be hosting a pop-up gallery, featuring the paintings of Hoosier artist Jerry Points and the work of several regional and American artists.

There will also be works by BSU's School of Art and IDIA Lab. “Sculpture, Sound, and Performance” will feature the work of Evan Burnette, John Fillwalk, Thomas Williamson, Grif Williams, Alex Mikev, and Mike Dorsey.

MACC/Madjax: BSU’s School of Art Sculpture and Intermedia Students will present sculpture and performance works. John Fillwalk and BSU’s IDIA Lab will exhibit several new digital artworks. In addition to several interactive light and sound projects, IDIA Lab will showcase a social sculpture app designed for Toronto’s Nuit Blanche city-wide light festival that premiered in Toronto on Oct. 1.

Toy Emporium: Washington Street Toy Emporium will feature some of the custom toys and artwork by owner Jodi Moisan. Jodi has achieved international recognition for being a custom toy maker. Her custom toys are collectible and one-of-a-kind. Pieces on-site are on loan and not for sale. Orders can be taken. They have a great selection of wonderful toys. All kids get a free train whistle. Go to the Emporium for a magical shopping experience.

Gordy Fine Art and Framing: Monkey Thunder VI will have an opening reception and a group show featuring work from more than 20 artists. Light refreshments will be served. Monkey Thunder is an annual art coup perpetrated by experimental and interdisciplinary artists working locally and regionally including current faculty and students at Ball State University School of Art, as well as guest artists from across the country. Organized and curated by GFAF Gallery Manager, Braydee Euliss, Monkey Thunder VI will be a month-long event with the opening reception coinciding with ArtsWalk. A video component of the show will be held concurrently at Black Box (Studio Theatre) just down the street from Gordy’s at the Muncie Civic Theatre.

Muncie Civic Theatre: In the Muncie Civic Theatre Main Lobby, Muncie Fuji Sushi & Hibachi will be serving Onion Soup for Soup Crawl. There will also be Free Historic Building Tours every 20 minutes (including some ghost stories).

The Boyce Block Building Lobby will have a Fall Costume Sale. Hats and costumes range from Halloween and novelty to true vintage pieces.

Black Box (Studio Theatre): Black Box is located at the Muncie Civic Theatre. They will present “Video Thunder,” a time based media/video installation and screening. It will feature the work of Ball State School of Art faculty and alumni Karl Erickson, Nat Russell, Josh McGarvey, and Colby Golden. This is the video component of the Monkey Thunder 6 exhibit at Gordy’s Fine Art and Framing. This ‘side-show’ has been a Monkey Thunder favorite and is a one-night-only event, offering a rare exhibit experience for both the artists and the audience.

Downtown Farm Stand: They will have bratwurst smoked and sold out front, with specials inside!

200 Blk N. Walnut St.

The Vintage Shoppe: They have lots of unique art and handmade items in the shoppe, including plant hangers, framed art, local made cutting boards, and lots of vintage clothes for everyone!

100 Blk S. Walnut St.

Chesterfields: Soup Crawl Location. Chesterfields will host a student pumpkin carving contest with winners determined by a public vote.

Kirks Bike Shop: Open until 8 p.m. for ArtsWalk, with an “End of Construction Blowout Sale.” They will be offering huge discounts on all 2016 inventory. All remaining 2016 bicycles will be priced to move! They welcome all to come by and enjoy a Fat Tire! 

Debbie’s Handmade Soap & Co: ArtsWalk will be its first full day open for business! In business for 17 years, they are thrilled to open a DWNTWN Muncie storefront where they make their products and have them available for retail. They will offer free samples of handmade soap that they handcraft from "scratch" using the cold process method. They offer lotions, lip balms, bath bombs, handmade washcloths and exfoliators, among other bath and spa items.

Pazols Jewelers: Pazols will hold a drawing for a twinkling diamond pendant in sterling silver, a $150 value with no purchase necessary. You must be 18 years of age to enter. You are not needed to be present to win!

200 Blk S. Walnut St.

The Hayloft Boutique: Champagne and new arrivals, with a special 10% off of your purchase!

Towne Boutique: They have one of a kind, eclectic, and fanciful hats and accessories.

Casa Del Sol Parking lot: 5-8 p.m.—Live Music by: Brigantine Band

Heorot Pub and Draught House and Valhalla: Opening exhibit with work from Casey Parmerlee and David Mitchell. Valhalla will have beer samples for those who have Soup Crawl tickets.

300 Blk S. Walnut St.

Amanda Kishel Photography: Join them for Headshot Happy Hour. Stop in to the Kishel Photography Studio to update your professional headshot, while also supporting an amazing cause.

The studio will be open to the public. It is $35 per person for the headshot session and 1 digital file (it is free for anyone not wanting a headshot).

Intersection: They’ve been working hard on DWNTWN’s next campaign with a little help from some of the people who make DWNTWN so great! We want you to be a part of the campaign, too! Join us at our office (corner of Walnut and Adams) from 5-7 p.m. to have your photo taken and share why you love DWNTWN Muncie!

Toys Forever Model and Hobbies: They will have “toy testing" on the sidewalk in front of the store. Bring your children, grandchildren, and perhaps even your inner child and experience the fun of hands-on demonstrations of some of the fun things available from East Central Indiana's premier destination for toys, models, and hobby supplies.

Heidi Hale Designs: Celebrating one year! $20 gift cards to the first 20 people who come in, beginning at 5 p.m.

Big Brothers/Big Sisters will be joining them to help raise awareness of their programs, with a portion of that evening’s sales being donated to the organization.

For the month of October, they will be promoting an event called "Monograms and Mammograms.” For every monogram necklace they sell during the month of October, they will donate $5 to the Susan G. Koleman Foundation.

The Artist Within: “Muddy Knuckles,” an exhibit of potters from around the state, will be on display.

PrimeTrust Soup Crawl Information: Locations are indicated on the map. Participating restaurants include: Amazing Joe’s Grill, Casa Del Sol, Courtyard Marriott, The Fickle Peach, Harvest Soup Kitchen, Horizon Convention Center, Chesterfields, Merks, Mulligans Grill, Fuji, New Corner Brewing Company, Olive Garden, Puerto Vallarta, Red Lobster, Texas Roadhouse, Prairie View Restaurant, Tuppee Tong Thai, Twin Archer, Vera Mae’s, and VKA Kitchen.

Old National Trust Parking Lot

YART: This guerrilla art has the goal of making art affordable and accessible to the community. No Yart art will be priced above $40! 100+ artists to shop!

Mutual Bank Parking Lot (Corner of Walnut and Charles St.)

Muncie Symphony Orchestra Performance: Presenting Sponsor: Raymond James & Associates. TV Land: TV Theme Songs from some of your favorite shows! Plus, the cast of Memphis from the Muncie Civic Theatre will be performing a song from the show.

100 Blk W. Charles St.

Twin Archer: Pen & Ink Exhibition of work from AFA 303 Intermediate Figure Drawing, organized by Barbara Giorgio, BSU School of Art and Phillip Edward Linehan. Twin Archer Brewpub is located at 117 W. Charles St., across the street from the YART parking lot sale. It is an all ages restaurant and bar that serves craft beer and great food that are made with responsibly sourced ingredients.

The Caffeinery: The Caffeinery, located at 401 S. Walnut Street, will host a fundraiser for “On the Mark, For the City” from 5-8 p.m. “On the Mark, For the City” is a collaborative mural project that aims to harness the power of art and creativity to celebrate the diversity of the Muncie community. The mural will be painted on the south wall of the Mark III Taproom (306 S. Walnut St.) in spring 2017.

Members of We’re Trying Collective, the team of artists behind the mural, will be on-site to talk about the project with interested community members, and DJ Jannell will provide a steady soundtrack of eclectic tunes. The Caffeinery will donate 10% of profits from that evening to the mural project. Any donations contributed will go toward designing and painting the mural, covering costs of supplies and equipment, and to providing a free mural painting workshop for the community. 

400 Blk S. Walnut St

Canan Commons: Experience a Giant Lite Brit and kid’s activities with live stage performances.

Muncie Makes Lab: AIAS Art Sale, American Institute of Architecture Student at Ball State presents an exhibit and the sale of student, faculty, and staff art work from the College of Architecture and Planning.

M n M: M (aking) and M (ateriality) ARCH Studio 301 presents Makers in Muncie “Pop-up” Exhibit, a collection of six temporary installations telling stories of the past and future “culture of making” in East Central Indiana, in celebration of our state’s 200th birthday. The pop-up exhibition spaces provide functional and aesthetic content about Indiana artisans, crafters, and innovators, as well as help to interpret the stories embedded in the making communities of Muncie and surrounding communities. The traveling exhibit will be showcased in six locations along the ArtsWalk trail, from Muncie Makes Lab in the south to Madjax in the north!

GLUE 12 Launch, the student publication of the College of Architecture and Planning at Ball State, is showcasing its annual journal of student work and writing will be displayed and offered for sale for the first time.

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The Fickle Peach: Hosting the opening exhibit of work by Sarojini Jha Johnson. An outdoor showing of Purple Rain will be held at 9:30 p.m. on the MutualBank wall.

Rose Court: Rose Court is pleased to exhibit the work of three artists. Andrea Swartz and Jennifer Smith will exhibit at the main floor atrium. Karen Moorman of Ada Rose Design will exhibit on the second floor balcony. Plus, get a sneak peek at downtown’s newest children’s clothing store, “Forever Young” located in the old Hue. Salon space. 

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Savages Ale House: Hosting the opening exhibit, featuring work from Mark Perretta.

Dan’s Downtown Records: Hosting an old school vinyl sale.

Studio Exhale: Studio Exhale presents 3 Transformed Stereotypes, 3 Women collaborative exhibit with work by Debra Gindhart Dragoo, Alexx Sprong, and Christine Abercrombie.

Hub Community Garden: Hientzelman Hardwood Flooring will be giving away free potted trees; Red, White and Bur Oak. HHF plants a tree for every floor job complete. Get yours during ArtsWalk! Boy Scouts Pack 42 will be on hand with popcorn.

Throughout Downtown:

High St. United Methodist Church: The church presents Exploring the King of Instruments, the biggest musical instrument in Delaware County, with 4,000 pipes from 1-32 feet long, over 26,000 pounds, and 1,500 square feet of massive sound. This will be a family friendly multimedia presentation with short performances. You won’t want to miss it! The event will feature Professor Raúl Prieto Ramírez and students from the Organ Studio in Ball State University.

Tuhey Park: Celebrate Indiana’s Bison-tennial at the dedication ceremony for Delaware County’s Public Art Project. The ceremony will begin at 4 p.m., with remarks at 4:30 p.m.

Moore Youse Home Museum: The Delaware County Historical Society will be hosting an exhibit on the
Art of Lola St. John.

Emily Kimbrough House: Open house with artists and other work.

Grace Episcopal Church: Join us for a full evening of music and a workshop at Grace Episcopal Church, at the corner of Adams and Madison St. From 6-7 p.m., they will host Edible Muncie in a workshop on local efforts to address food insecurity in Muncie.

At 7:30 p.m., their concert begins with tenor Salvatore A. LaCascio. He will be joined by Malissa Tong on piano and soprano Kathleen Maurer. LaCascio will be performing music written by Poulenc, Warlock, Grieg and some of his own compositions. As usual, their art gallery will be open from 5-8:30 p.m.