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Youth Voter Block Party To Be Held September 25th at YMCA Parking Lot    

  Muncie, IN—In an effort to help educate and encourage young people to vote in the 2020 election, the YMCA is hosting a Youth Voter Block Party on Friday September 25, from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. in the YMCA downtown parking lot, 500 S Mulberry St. Local and state candidates will be available to answer questions, and there will be an opportunity for young voters to interact with candidates. Sam Coffman a student from Wapahani High School is organizing…

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ArtsWalk 2020 To Be Held on October 1st

By Cheryl Crowder— Muncie, IN—A special edition of First Thursday, ArtsWalk will feature autumnal festivities and a celebration of arts, culture and KINDNESS in Muncie. Mask Up as you watch and learn from local artists as they create amazing chalk art. Enter the pumpkin carving contest and explore the DWNTWN community while searching for kindness rocks. NEW THIS YEAR: CHALK IT UP TO KINDNESS SPONSORED BY THE COMMUNITY FOUNDATION OF MUNCIE & DELAWARE COUNTY, INC. Working with Muncie Arts &…


Cornerstone Center for the Arts Fall Classes, Workshops, and Special Events

By Claire Downs— Muncie, IN—As Thomas Merton once said, “Art enables us to find ourselves and lose ourselves at the same time.” Cornerstone Center for the Arts is proud to offer opportunities where all people have a place to be themselves, connect with others, and let go of their daily stress. Cornerstone will offer classes for the entire family this fall. Fall eight-week classes begin the week of September 14 and continue through the week of November 6. Various workshops, masterclasses,…


Boys and Girls Clubs of Muncie’s Annual ‘Just Desserts’ Fundraiser Announced

By Amy Logan— Muncie, IN—The Boys & Girls Clubs of Muncie continue to host the annual Just Desserts fundraiser this year on November 6. This year’s event will take place at the Club and have a different feel to it. “Our goal throughout this year has been to make sure everyone – our Club kids, families, and staff – are safe and healthy. We plan to keep this goal top of mind during this year’s Just Desserts event,” explains Amy…


Muncie Civic Theatre To Present Musical ‘The Music Man’ Outdoors at Arts Terrace

By Michelle Kinsey— Muncie, IN— Seventy-six trombones led the big parade. Socially distanced, of course. Muncie Civic Theatre will present the classic family-friendly musical “The Music Man” at 7:30 p.m. Aug. 14 and 15 outdoors at Ball State University’s Arts Terrace. This musical follows fast-talking grifter Harold Hill as he cons the naive townspeople of River City, Iowa, into paying him to start a marching band, despite the fact that he doesn’t know a trombone from a treble clef. Chaos…


Intuitive Drawing Workshop to Benefit Young Artist Scholarship

By: Claire Downes— Muncie, IN—Cornerstone Center for the Arts and Muncie Artists Guild are partnering to provide the community with their Intuitive Drawing Workshop Saturday, August 22 10:15am. This $30 event embraces the drawing and painting techniques of 1920’s surrealist artist, Max Ernst. Instructor Chic Elbert-Velazco will lead students through their own process of rubbing from a textured surface to form a basis for their work. The photo features textures rubbed from a studio wall and an old wood cut. All art…


Mayor Dan Ridenour Says YES to Muncie City Parks, Recreation and Employment Programs That Keep Kids Active

By: Mike Rhodes— Muncie, IN—Muncie Mayor Dan Ridenour is stepping up to promote parks and improve the overall quality of life and place for the citizens of Muncie.  He began his administration with smart appointments and big plans to move Muncie Parks into the spotlight, but quickly found Muncie in the midst of a pandemic.  He might have had a perfect excuse to sit this year out for programs, but Mayor Ridenour did not look at the challenge as an…


Changes to ‘Faeries, Sprites, and Lights’ at Minnetrista Due to COVID-19

By: Stephen Mortland— Muncie, IN—It is Faerie season in Muncie and now more than ever our community could use a dose of Faerie enchantment and the togetherness this event brings year after year. In light of COVID-19 and the guidelines and best practices surrounding it, we have been forced to cancel, postpone, or reimagine a number of traditional events. Faeries, Sprites, & Lights is no different. Leadership at Minnetrista put our heads together to reimagine this year’s event such that…


KaBoom! Muncie Fireworks Will Light Up Skies on July 4th and 5th

By: City of Muncie Communications— Muncie, Indiana will celebrate the City and America’s Independence Day with two spectacular fireworks performances by the world-renowned Fireworks by Grucci. The first show will be synchronized to music, aired by 104.1 HD1 WLBC and 104.9 WERK FM and will take place on the grounds of Muncie Central High School at 10pm on Saturday, July 4th. The second show will be displayed at Prairie Creek Reservoir on Sunday, July 5th, at dark.  “The show on…


Final Friday: ‘Bridges and Borders’ with the David Owsley Museum of Art 

By: Rachel Buckmaster—  Muncie, IN – Muncie’s creative community will be celebrated with the David Owsley Museum of Art’s first ever online Final Friday event on Friday, June 26 from 7 – 9 p.m.. Final Friday: BRIDGES & BORDERS will feature a variety of distinctive local voices, as emcees C.S. Hendershot and Michael Mares introduce PechaKucha speed talks on Facebook Live. Following the presentations, DJ Jannell will provide music and video collages inspired by summer and celebrating art and community. …