On Thursday, the Muncie community is encouraged to visit downtown to participate in this month's First Thursday event. Here are five things to check out.
1. Cornerstone Center for the Arts
At Cornerstone Center for the Arts, the winning art pieces of the 2017 Young Artist Exhibition will be displayed in the center’s gallery.
School-aged children in Delaware County were encouraged to submit artwork into the contest. After receiving more than 100 entries, a panel of judges chose three winners and one honorable mention from each grade level.
Cornerstone will be open from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, but the winners’ artwork will remain in the gallery throughout the month of April.
2. The Fickle Peach (21 and over)
Lohren Deeg, an associate professor of urban planning at Ball State, will be sharing his series of framed digital prints from his travel and design sketchbook. Deeg hopes his works, which illustrate urban and landscape scenes, will engage viewers and create dialogue.
3. Gordy Fine Art & Framing Co.
At Gordy Fine Art & Framing Co., an opening reception will be held for the David + Sarojini Johnson Legacy Exhibition.
The collection of work celebrates Ball State professors Sarojini Jha Johnson and David Johnson. Featuring work from their past students, the reception will celebrate the duo’s role as educators as well as mentors.
The two will speak at 6:15 p.m., and light refreshments will be served.
Evan Burnette and Andrew Schultz will be revealing their thesis exhibitions at Madjax. Burnette and Schultz are both currently candidates for the master's of fine arts in glass program at Ball State.
Both exhibits will be open from 5 to 8 p.m. and will remain on view until April 20.
5. Muncie Civic Theatre
It's a blast to the past this Thursday with Muncie Civic Theatre’s Stars, Cars and Bars event.
The theater will be hosting a classic car show. Cast members will perform live music from their upcoming show, "Grease," as well as from the show currently running, "Taffetas."
There will also be a bar by Scotty's Brewhouse, along with ice cream and food vendors.