MUNCIE, Ind. – The Galleries Walk on the first Thursday in August will feature openings, dancing, food and entertainment from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Thursday, August 5, in downtown Muncie and beyond.
Muncie ballet studio will offer free dance opportunities for children at 6 p.m. and 6:45 p.m. on the Canan Commons stage. Children of all ages and abilities are welcome.
Patterson Block, 108 S. Walnut St., will have a grand opening celebration from 5 to 8 p.m. The street will be blocked off for the party with food vendors and entertainment, and the building will be open for public tours, artists, music, gifts and activities for the whole family.
Large opening:Historic Patterson Building to Celebrate August 5
Le Speakeasy sur Noyer, 227 S. Walnut St., will celebrate its grand opening Thursday with an open house, snacks, music and mini-dance classes every half hour from 5 to 9 p.m. The Speakeasy is an event center that gives couples dance lessons with Harmony Dance Studio.
111 Art gallery, 111 E. Main St., will be open to visitors to stop to see an exhibit of early 1970s tattoo flash art by an artist from Fort Recovery, Ohio.
Cornerstone Center for the Arts, 520 E. Main St., will have an opening reception Thursday from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. for Crosbys’ Gallery: Dimensions. In their first joint exhibition, husband and wife Leon Crosby and Laura Crosby collaborate to show how different perspectives can create a cohesive story. The Crosby exhibit will be on view in the Judith Barnes Memorial Gallery on the second floor of Cornerstone during August. Additional artwork will be available for purchase in an adjoining room on the second floor during the opening reception. This event is free and open to the public, but visitors are asked to follow social distancing guidelines and wear masks.
Gordy Fine Art and Framing Co., 224 E. Main St., will host a 5 to 8 p.m. reception for its annual Summer Invitational, featuring Chet Geiselman, Josh Winkler, Cheryl Anne Lorance and Aaron Nicholson. The four artists all have close ties to Muncie and Ball State University. Light refreshments will be served and the public is welcome to attend. A brief program at 6:15 am will highlight Geiselman, who will talk about his long series of bas-relief wood carvings. The exhibit will remain on view until August 28 during normal business hours.
Madjax Muncie, 515 E. Main St., will present the works of various creators Thursday, including Kayla Renae Thomas, Ron Richcreek, Debbie Richcreek, Morgan Tyler Marie Koons, Wendy Lynn, Moe’s Adornment, Dawn Carter, Sydney Teare, Stephen M. Millben II, Toquetta Woods, Tamara Harris, Jayla Bell, Donna Craycraft Hicks, Christine Barber Bush, Morgan Mercer Maggie Love Mercer, Tom Stader, Mattie Ewing, Johnny Woods, Debbie Mae, Nancy B. Carlson, Georedt Michael Huggins, Caitlin Torres, Lanie Manning, Alyssa Carey, Anna Grace Longfellow, Angel Gillette, Mary Hammond Elli Abrahamson McCormick.
Intersection marketing and branding agency, 301 S. Walnut St., Suite 101, will be celebrating its 10th anniversary with an open house featuring an in-depth look at some of the agency’s work over the past 10 years, as well as refreshments, a photo booth and refreshments.
High Street United Methodist Church, 219 S. High St., will present its Church Library this month. Visitors can see the type of resources offered by the collection and choose from items that have been retrieved by church librarians, according to a statement. Water and popsicles will be available.
Work by the Muncie Artists Guild featured artist of the month of August, Carla Corbin, will be on display Thursday and throughout the month at Vera Mae’s bistro on Walnut Street, Northwest Bank on Adams Street, Old National Bank on Madison Street, Parlor Salon on University Avenue and Rosebud Coffee House on Memorial Drive.
Boys & Girls Clubs of Muncie, 1710 S Madison St., will be promoting their Back2Club Bash and after-school programs.