Muncie’s First Thursday will feature a special edition of ‘ArtsWalk’ on October 6 — Muncie Journal

By Cheryl Crowder—

MUNCIE, IN—October 6, 2022 will feature a special edition of First Thursday.

The theme is “ArtsWalk: It’s a Three Ring Circus”.

It’s a three ring circus will feature unique arts, dazzling performances and delicious cuisine. October ArtsWalk is sponsored by: MuncieArts & Culture Council and Ball State University College of Fine Arts.

Here is what will happen:

unique arts

Throughout the evening, art exhibitions will take place featuring local and visiting artisans in various media at Madjax, Gordy Fine Art & Framing and other galleries across DWNTWN. YART, a garage sale for art, will also be on hand with a wide variety of local makers and artisans, all with artwork under $40 at Canan Commons.

Dazzling shows

Sponsored by the Community Foundation of Muncie & Delaware County, Mr. Daniel Sings, a show for children, will take place at Canan Commons from 5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Other must-see entertainment for the whole family will be Visual Vivacity & Her Variety Circus! Circus performances such as Roaming Stilt-walkers in the streets from 6-7:30 p.m., Partner Acro from 6-6:30 p.m., Balloon Art from 6:40-7:30 p.m. and Character Actors from 6:40-7:20 p.m., and a final show from 7:30-8:00 p.m. Canan Commons.

Bob Ross Certified Instructor Chris Taylor will demonstrate his techniques near the Caffeinery from 5-8 p.m.

Performances by George Wolfe & America’s Hometown Band Jazz Combo will take place next to Dave’s Alley from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Other star performances will fill the evening, such as the Aerial Annex, Muncie Ballet Studio and BSU Theater Students!

delicious food

Soup Crawl PrimeTrust FCU is back this year with the fan-favorite event to benefit the Second Harvest Food Bank. Buy your ticket for $20 and taste 20 amazing soups:

Sample street food and drinks from local food trucks or stop by your favorite DWNTWN restaurant for a bite to eat.

Visit ARTSWALK – DWNTWN The Original Muncie ( for a list of all ArtsWalk events.

Parking is available in the lot next to the Horizon Convention Center and the Courtyard Marriott. Enter west of the hotel off Liberty Street or south of the roundabout off Victor Street

Additional information about Artswalk events is listed below:

The Accutech Clubhouse

115 S. Walnut

The Clubhouse will have an outdoor bar with specialty cocktails and we will be serving ribs.

Cornerstone Arts Center

520 E.Main

The Cornerstone Center for The Arts will feature works by current members of the Muncie Artist’s Guild, including works by Karen Fisher.

Debbie’s Handmade Soap

108 S. Walnut

Debbie’s Handmade Soap will have the following promotions for Artswalk: Buy 4 bath bombs and get the 5th free! Buy 9 soaps, get the 10th free! Enter the drawing for a $100 gift basket!

Capricious Fishing (21+)

117 E.Charles

The Fickle Peach will host a photography exhibition by Ty Morton titled ‘The Sky’s the Limit’, a series of aerial photographs, most of which are from here at home. It will be on display all month at Fickle Peach.

Gordy Fine Art & Framing Co.
224 E.Main

Gordy Fine Art and Framing will host the opening night of A New Intimacy: Power of Eliminating Words from the Conversation, which features the painted silk works of Muncie artist, Carrie Wright. An artist talk will take place at 6:15 p.m. Refreshments will be served. The works will be on sale until October 29.

Interior interior design

109 E. Main St.

To follow the theme of the three ring circus, Inland Interior Design will also celebrate its 3rd anniversary! Join us not only at our main store, 109 E Main Street, where we’ll be having a cocktail party with live music and sales, but we’ll also be at the North Church Venue where we’ll be participating in a One Night at Salem event. Come celebrate with us on this special evening!

Madjax Muncie

515 Main Street E.

Visit Madjax during Artswalk for live music, art and design exhibits, handmade products, demonstrations and activities for all ages! Carve pumpkins with the East Central Neighborhood Association, squeeze your own mug in the Madjax Design Lab and build your own mini catapult with Tom Steiner. See design projects by Ball State architecture students in the courtyard, pottery demonstrations by ClayWood Art Pottery, and the “Tie Dye and Boo Baubles” intergenerational art exhibit by Debra Gindhart Dragoo and Arie Hammond. Listen to live music from KLS Digital and Lovesick Moan, and find handmade goods for sale from Beyond I CAN and our Madjax vendors. Visit The Guardian Brewing Co for pizza, craft beer, live music from The Jar Community Church and artwork from local artists. Learn more at

Muncie makes a lab

628 S. Walnut

Muncie Makes Lab will host a group exhibition curated by artists Grif Williams and Lexi Musselman. The show, LUMPLAND, will feature local artists and their weird and wild creations. Come and see the freak show from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Muncie Map Co.

111 E. Adams

The first Thursday will see the release of our new base map of Indiana, an all new reference map from Muncie Map Co. This map features counties, cities and towns, highway, state parks and recreation areas, as well as numerous points of interest, the Basic Indiana Map is an attractive reference suitable for the home or office. We’ll also feature a newly restored 1854 Indianapolis map, and all sweatshirts and hoodies are $3.50 off. Extended hours until 8 p.m.

The place of the north church

400 E. North St.

One Night in Salem: Makers Market and Eerie Fun!: Join us at the North Church Venue on October 6 from 5-8 p.m. for the first Thursday. We’ll have food, a cash bar, live music and LOTS of vendors. Tickets are $2.50 in advance or $3.50 at the door (scan to buy), 20% of ticket sales go to Yorktown Council for the Arts.

Open Door Health Services

220 S. Walnut

Open Door Health Services will be offering free coloring pages and crayons, along with health tips from Dr. Kari Kendall of Open Door Pediatrics. Free home COVID-19 test kits will be distributed. Activities take place from 5 to 7 p.m. outside the Open Door administrative site at 220 S. Walnut.

Patterson Building, 3rd floor

108, rue Noyer S.

There will be an exhibition of photographer Rigel Jackson’s work on the 3rd floor of the Patterson Building. The exhibition is called “The Empowered Portraits Exhibition” and features photographs of 40 women aged 40 and over.

The Shoppe by Pink Leaf

108, rue Noyer S.

Fall is in the air, which means soup season is upon us! Join us at Pink Leaf for deals on soup aids and spices to enhance your comforting creations. Samples of our latest line of mocktails will be available in the lobby with local author Laurie Lunsford signing her books.


Canan Commons, 500 S. Walnut St.

YART is a garage sale for art! The 2022 Fall Muncie YART will be held in conjunction with the 2022 Walk for the Arts on Thursday, October 6, from 5-8 p.m. You can find YART and LIVE performances at Canan Commons, Muncie’s large urban green space park and amphitheater near the South Walnut Street roundabout. YART encourages interaction between our 150 artists and the community, in hopes of making art more accessible, especially to those who feel they cannot afford to buy art for themselves. and their house. For this purpose, all YART Art will be priced below $40.00. YART works to empower local creative entrepreneurs and improve Muncie’s economy. Buy local, support independents and enjoy your city.

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