Galleries and Museums

Atrium Gallery – Ball State University

Located on the Ball State campus, this 2000 sq. ft. exhibition gallery showcases the work of Dept. of Art students, faculty and visiting artists. Presenting both contemporary and traditional art forms, the Atrium Gallery maintains the educational mission of promoting culture threw visual expression.

Ball State University, Art & Journalism Bldg.

Beach Pottery

Beach Pottery Studio features handmade stoneware, functional pottery made by local potter, Sue Beach. Check website for hours and upcoming shows.

David Owsley Museum of Art at Ball State University

Discover one of Indiana’s best art museums! The David Owsley Museum of Art has an outstanding collection representing cultures from around the world from the past 5,000 years.

Try The Infinite Museum,, in the David Owsley Museum of Art. The site has more than 1,500 randomized “prompts” which visitors can shuffle through to spark discussion, surprising contemplation and new connections. They encourage visitors to move, sketch, question and interact with others and the art. All you need is a smartphone or tablet with a web browser, no art history knowledge required!

Garfield Statues of Muncie

Delaware County is fortunate to be the home of Jim Davis, creator of that famous lasagna eating cat Garfield. Garfield turned 25 in 2003 and that summer Muncie threw him a birthday

celebration. Twenty-five not-for-profit organizations joined together to commemorate his birthday. Jim Davis and Paws’ artists worked with sculptor Brian Kishel to create the Garfield Sculpt: A 48-inch masterpiece molded in rigid polymer and situated on a 31-inch base.

Then, each not-for-profit found a sponsor to purchase the sculpture, and commissioned a local artist to decorate it in a unique and ingenious way reflecting the fat cat’s personality and the theme chosen by the not-for-profit. The finished statues were then signed by the local artist, as well as by Garfield creator, Jim Davis.

Several of these still remain in Muncie. They are located in private and public spaces. As for those in public space visitors and locals alike see the wonderful photo opportunities they create.

Map of Garfield statues.


IU Health Ball Memorial Hospital’s Gallery Mall

A rotating exhibit sponsored by Ball memorial Hospital. All art is for sale and pricing inquiries can be directed to the BMH Auxiliary Gift Shop or David Dale Designs

Jeanette Taylor’s Gallery of Artists

Gallery displays and sells paintings by Hillcroft clients and VSA student artists.

Patrick Gallery

Patrick Gallery A studio and gallery showcasing the paintings of Alan Patrick. An ongoing exhibition of paintings and drawings. Open by appointment or chance.

Alan Patrick, Road by the River

Ryden Arts

Ryden ArtsThe private residence and studio-gallery of sculptor Kenneth G. Ryden is open by appointment to perspective clients.

Ken Ryden, Awakening Potential: Located at the Youth Opportunity Center