A relaxed atmosphere, the smell of food and the sounds of music filled the air this evening.
On the grassy Arts Terrace, the annual Festival on the Green brought out many families and others from the community to relax, listen to music and explore art vendors.
“It kind of lifts your spirits a little bit to see all the little kids running around,” Roseanne Hughes, a Muncie citizen, said.
The event included booths with tie-dyed shirts, jewelry, handmade crafts and paintings. Some booths included learning how to play instruments, painting and petting a snake.
The Youth Symphony Orchestra of East Central Indiana, a student ensemble sponsored by the university, performed in pairs of two or three at a booth.
To end the Festival on the Green, the Muncie Symphony Orchestra played summer-related pieces.
“The community really loves this event, and that is why we keep doing this," said Alena McKenzie, executive director of the MSO.
The orchestra also hosted its picnic contest with a beach theme, accounting for many Hawaiian leis and T-shirts.
|Doug Droste conducts the Muncie Symphony Orchestra at the Festival on the Green on June 14 at the Arts Terrace. DN PHOTO BREANNA DAUGHERTY|