A YART Artists' vendor booth, where handmade items are sold
for under $40 in Muncie, Oct. 6, 2022. Ashton Connelly, DN
MUNCIE EVENTS

Wandering through ArtsWalk October

Muncie Downtown Development Partnership hosted ArtsWalk October, where local artists, performers, food vendors and attendees transformed Walnut St. into a marketplace. Muncie YART, PrimeTrust FCU's Soup Crawl and a variety of live entertainment were all a part of said event.


A tent and bus are set up at Payless in Muncie, Indiana, Sept. 17, 2022, for a Hunger Awareness food drive held by the Muncie Soup Kitchen, Panther Pantry and Cardinal Kitchen. The event was from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Kyle Smedley, DN
HUNGER AWARENESS MONTH

A Constant Need

The Soup Kitchen of Muncie, Panther Pantry and Cardinal Kitchen teamed up for their food drive Sept. 17, "Stuff-A-Bus". While the three organizations serve three different segments of the Muncie community, they all aim to address hunger and food security.


LIFESTYLES

Taking Fate Into Her Own Hands

Amber Greene opened Fate Style Studio in July 2021 in response to job search troubles during the first wave of the COVID-19 pandemic. She discusses the philosophy of her business as well as her role as a local business owner.


James Murray (left) and Ryan Murray (right) stand in front of a display case at Murray Jewelers. The two are co-owners and the fifth generation in their family to run the business. Maya Wilkins, DN
LIFESTYLES

A Century of Silver and Gold

Murray Jewelers, a watch repair store turned custom-made jewelry vendor, has been in business for 137 years. Co-owners Ryan and James Murray discuss their business and the significance of a long-standing family-run store.



Portrait of Brian Richards (left) and Nick Richards (right), taken Aug. 18. Nick has worked at Maxwell’s for 4 years and has rallied a strong clientele for such a short time, Brian Richards says. Miguel Naranjo, DN
LOCAL BUSINESSES

A Cut Above The Rest

Maxwell's Barber Shop has been in business for 62 years, putting the customer first all the while and planting deep roots in the community. Most recently, Maxwell's has begun giving free haircuts to law enforcement officers and raising funds to send gift cards to local agencies and departments.


Fire Up DWNTWN featured many things including murals, hot air balloons, vendors of local businesses, bands and anything in between. This event took place August 6, 2022, from 1-10 p.m. in Muncie, Indiana. (Kyle Smedley/DN)
DWNTWN EVENTS

"I love Muncie": Fire Up DWNTWN was a step in helping rebuild Muncie by bringing people together and supporting local businesses

Though it didn’t go exactly to plan, Fire Up DWNTWN took over Walnut Street and the rest of downtown Muncie, Indiana, August 6, 2022. Hot air balloons still briefly took the skies, local businesses set up shop under tents, food trucks lined the street and countless other events ran from 1-10 p.m., prompting Muncie’s community to show out in full form. 


Art on the side of two buildings in downtown Muncie, Indiana, pictured the morning of July 19, 2022. This art not only showcases the artists' ability but promotes the local businesses inside the building the art is featured on. (Kyle Smedley/DN)
ART

Art of downtown Muncie: Part 2

Art on the side of two buildings in downtown Muncie, Indiana, pictured the morning of July 19, 2022. This art not only showcases the artists' ability but promotes the local businesses inside the building the art is featured on.








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