Enjoy flowers, music and art at the Brink of Summer ArtsWalk on Thursday
MUNCIE, Ind. – Downtown Muncie will welcome the start of summer with flowers, music, art and a film at the Brink of Summer ArtsWalk from 5-8 p.m. on Thursday, June 2.
A special edition of the first Thursday’s monthly gallery walk, the June event will feature Flower Hour, a fundraiser for DWNTWN Muncie’s downtown development program. Attendees can pick up flowers at 10 downtown locations on Thursday evening to create a beautiful, personalized bouquet. Tickets are $20 and can be purchased at centre-villemuncie.org/flowerhour, or a Participating Sponsor or member of the Board or staff of Downtown Development. Money raised through this event will support the programming and development of the DWNTWN event. This event is presented by Normandy Flower Shop, Foister’s Flowers & Gifts, Dandelions Flowers & Gifts and Millers Flowers.
YART, a yard sale for art, will be held in Canan Commons from 5-8 p.m., with vendors offering art and items under $40. The Spring 2022 Muncie YART will feature a variety of handmade jewelry, photography, clothing, oil/acrylic/watercolor paintings, glass, ceramics, knitwear, pottery, candles, toys, drawings, sculptures, stuffed animals, books, digital art and mosaics. Information: Muncie YART Facebook page.
Also at Canan Commons Park, there will be performances by the Jacob Smith Quartet and Muncie Ballet Studio on the Canan Commons stage, according to a statement.
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George Wolfe and America’s Hometown Band Jazz Combo will perform from 6-8 p.m. in the 200 block of Walnut Street.
Vernissages and art exhibitions
Art galleries and other downtown venues will exhibit and/or sell artwork on Thursday evening.
Gordy Fine Art & Framing Co., 224 E. Main St., will celebrate the fifth anniversary of “On the Mark, For the City,” the colorful mural in the Mark III Tap Room, with an exhibition and sale of works of art from the four artists who planned, designed and painted this mural. The opening of this exhibition will take place on Thursday from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., with an artist talk by Faith Kellermeyer and Jannell Summers at 6:15 p.m. and Jannell Summers were inspired to work hand in hand to create a piece of public art that would illustrate Muncie’s acceptance and support of people from all walks of life. These four female artists raised funds, figured out the logistics, designed and painted the mural, according to a statement. “Making Their Mark” views each of these women as artists. Darda, a textile artist, focuses on color, texture and function. Euliss is a visual artist and curator who explores human relationships with objects, spaces and institutions. Kellermeyer, painter, focuses on narratives that embrace universal experiences. Summers works in various mediums that blend 70s color and design with modern attitudes. The show will be presented with artwork for sale through August 26, with 10% of all artwork sales to support Muncie OUTreach and its mission to provide an accepting environment to enhance the personal growth of gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, and interviewing youth in the Delaware County area. Information: gordyframing.com or 765-284-8422.
MadJax Muncie, 515 E. Main St., will feature music by singer/songwriter Paul Marhoefer and harpist Maevyn Stone, a stretch bracelet-making activity, and works by artists and makers including Maevyn Stone, Long Haul Paul, Debra Gindhart Dragoo, Tom Stader, Angel Gillette and Johnny Woods. The first and second floor galleries will be open from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Parking is available in the MadJax lot at the corner of Jackson and Monroe, and at the corner of Main and Monroe.
Jar Community Church will have an art gallery at the Muncie Civic Theater, 216 E. Main St. Art included in the show will be of varying ages and skill levels, and the majority of the work will be available for purchase.
Artwork by Muncie Artists Guild June Artist Karen Fisher will be on display at the Northwest Bank, Old National Bank, Parlor Salon, Rosebud Coffee House and Vera Mae’s Bistro on Thursday evening and during the rest of the month. Fisher is the owner of Art Mart and a member and past president of the Muncie Artist Guild. She received her Masters in Art Education from Ball State University in 1990 and has taught art to many young students and adults over the years.
The Shoppe by Pink Leaf, 108 S. Walnut St., will have BOGO deals on artist-designed seed packs and fun, hands-on activities for kids.
After Hours Art Reels, presented by Fickle Peach, will show the film “Stand By Me” at dusk in an outdoor screening. The film will be projected on the wall of the Northwest Bank on Charles Street. Seating will be available on the Fickle Peach Terrace at 117 E Charles St for patrons 21 and older. Viewers under 21 can watch the film from the sidewalk.