On the first Thursday of every month, Muncie hosts an arts walk showcasing local talent throughout the event. On Sept. 1, those participating will have the opportunity to walk through eight locations and 10 exhibits.
The Atrium Gallery
The arts walk will start with an opening reception at the art gallery located in the Atrium. From 4 to 6 p.m., walkers will be able to observe an exhibit of wood art, including cut and engraved wood.
The exhibit is by Dallas Henke and Harlan Mathieu, and will be at the Atrium Gallery until Sept. 21.
This downtown bar is only open to those 21 and over. Fickle Peach will be hosting an After Hours Art Reels event, featuring the movie "The Birdcage."
The film will be projected onto the wall of Mutual Bank at dusk, but walkers are welcome to come to the bar from 5 to 8 p.m. to view the art exhibits there.
Goldspace will be hosting a free concert at Cannan Commons in downtown Muncie. There will be several local musicians playing to celebrate Indiana’s Bicentennial.
The concert starts at 6 p.m., and Paraiso Restaurant and Rolling Hawiian will provide food.
Gordy Fine Art & Framing Co.
Gordy will be hosting an opening ceremony for their exhibit “Facing Humanity: A Parade of Masks” from 5 to 8 p.m.
The masks are made by Jonathan Becker, who will be present to mingle with guests and talk about his work. Becker has been making masks since 1986 and has sold more than 10,000 to clients in 45 countries, including Disney Theatrical for "The Lion King."
Grace Episcopal Church
Doors open at 5 p.m. for an exhibit featuring local artists. At 7:30 singer-guitar player Ric Dwenger will be performing his folk songs and rock ballads.
In addition to the exhibit and performance, the church will be hosting an anti-bullying workshop at 6 p.m. All ages are welcome to the mini-camp that is presented by A Better Way, and all donation proceeds will go to A Better Way.
Muncie Civic Theatre
Muncie Civic will be showing a performance of Disney’s "Beauty and the Beast" on their main stage. The performance starts at 7:30 pm and tickets are required.
The show has been running throughout August and will close on Sept. 4. Visit the Muncie Civic Theatre website for more information on additional showtimes and tickets.
Muncie Makes Lab
The Muncie Makes lab will be showing three exhibits for First Thursday.
The lab will host Karen Fisher, Brittaney Edwards and Tracy Jarrett from Art Mart. The artists will be presenting their diverse work and bringing their knowledge of art supplies.
Another exhibit is by students in Ball State’s College of Architecture and Planning. The students will be presenting rare and unusual artifacts.
The lab will also host the launch of the third issue of DIDACTIC, which takes a look at the architecture of Columbus, Indiana.
Savages Ale House
This stop on the arts walk is also open only to those 21 and over. They will be showing a series of paintings by Faith Kellermeyer, who will be present to talk about her work.
Kellermeyer is a hand letterer, who is often hired for home interior work. For this exhibit, she takes traditional floral patterns and prints feminist messages on them.