Downtown Muncie Arts District

Downtown Muncie Arts District
Muncie Indiana has seen a Renaissance of arts and entertainment in recent years, with new galleries and nightlife spots continuing to burst onto the downtown scene.

The Muncie Gallery Guide features ten art galleries in the downtown district – more than any single arts district in Indianapolis. In addition, nearly all our pubs and eateries also exhibit local artwork. These exhibits are highlighted during downtown’s First Thursday gallery walk each month.

Downtown is part of an arts and cultural district, recognized in 2009 by the City of Muncie. A committee of the Muncie Arts and Culture Council is currently seeking state designation for the district. The group is also pursuing the development of a Cultural Trail, similar to the one currently being developed in Indianapolis, that ties the districts together via the Cardinal Greenway.

Downtown Muncie is well represented on the Indiana Foodways Alliance I-69 Long Horizons Culinary Trail; and Muncie’s glass heritage and artisans are included in the Indiana Glass Trail that stretches from Kokomo to Columbus. In 2009, Cornerstone Center for the Arts in downtown Muncie was host to the Indiana Governor’s Arts Awards.



First Thursday / ArtsWalk –>
Celebrate the arts in Downtown Muncie each month during the First Thursday gallery walks. ArtsWalk is a larger First Thursday event in October that highlights the many arts departments at Ball State University.
First Thursday–>

2010 ArtsWalk (annual) –>

Gallery Guide –>
View and download a map of Muncie’s many art galleries, most of which are included in the Downtown district. Gallery Guide –>

Muncie Arts and Culture Council –>
The Muncie Arts and Culture Council (MACC) is a collaborative organization consisting of local artists, arts organizations, and arts supporters throughout Muncie. MACC –>

More Links –>
Calendar of Downtown Events
Directory of Downtown Arts and Entertainment Venues
Directory of Muncie Artists
Letter to Mayor for City Arts and Cultural District (.doc file format)
Muncie Arts and Cultural District map (PDF file format)
Muncie Visitors Bureau
The Muncie Scene

Partnerships with Indiana Arts Organizations –>

Indiana Foodways Alliance

Indiana Artisan

Host of the 2009 Governor’s Arts Awards

Indiana Glass Trail

Indiana Arts News –>