DWNTWN Muncie Original Project featuring Matt Litwin & Victoria Eidelsztein

DWNTWN Muncie Original Project featuring Matt Litwin & Victoria Eidelsztein

DWNTWN Muncie Original Project featuring Matt Litwin & Victoria Eidelsztein

This is a new murals project from our PlySpace residents Matt Litwin & Victoria Eidelsztein. This latest project is designed as an extension of the DWNTWN Originals project by Downtown Muncie. Artists Matt & Vicky selected individuals and quotes featured as DWNTWN Originals that represent the community and recreated their portraits at Canan Commons. Learn more about the DWNTWN Originals project and everyone else featured at https://www.downtownmuncie.org/

More of their work can be found on the exterior walls of Thai Kitchen (1413 S Walnut St.), Madjax Makers Hub (corner of Madison and Jackson), Connection Corner (1824 E Centennial Ave), and more!

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E.B. and Bertha C. Ball Center

E.B. and Bertha C. Ball Center

E.B. and Bertha C. Ball Center

Built in 1907, originally named Nebosham, this was the home of Mr. and Mrs. E.B. Ball. The home has been beautifully restored and is used for educational programs but is also available for scheduled tours. The center provides stimulating intellectual opportunities for all persons in the Ball State University and East Central Indiana communities through programs that are presented in an informal learning environment.

400 W Minnetrista Blvd., Muncie     765-285-8975

https://www.bsu.edu/academics/centersandinstitutes/eb-bertha-c-ball

 

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Emens Auditorium at Ball State University

Emens Auditorium at Ball State University

Emens Auditorium at Ball State University

Ball State University’s sixth president, John R. Emens (1945-1968), had a dream. He envisioned a “campus of the future” complete with an auditorium “large enough to house most college functions as well as major symphonies, Broadway productions, ballets, and other forms of entertainment for Muncie and east central Indiana audiences.”
Planning for the auditorium began as early as 1947, but the U-shaped building was not actually built until 1961. The structure includes the Hargreeves Music Building, Arts and Communications Building, and the 410-seat University Theatre.
Emens’ dream was finally realized on March 14-15, 1964, when the auditorium gave its first performances in the form of a “sneak preview,” and then it was officially dedicated on Oct. 25 the same year.
In its first 25 years alone, more than 3.6 million people visited the then 3,581-seat auditorium to see 2,335 programs. The legendary acoustic, scalloped ceiling, and state-of-the-art sound capabilities of Emens Auditorium account for the attraction of many artists to performing in this facility.
Since the grand opening in 1964, many world renowned artists, individuals, musicians, and shows have graced the stage of Emens Auditorium. Legendary performances range from Louis Armstrong, David Letterman, Willie Nelson, Stevie Wonder, B.B. King, Bob Dylan, Magician David Copperfield, comedian Adam Sandler, musical Cats and Les Miserables, Red Skelton, Vince Gill, The Temptations, Third Eye Blind, and REO Speedwagon (pictured).
 
 

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Emily Kimbrough (1899-1989) American Author and Journalist

Emily Kimbrough (1899-1989) American Author and Journalist

Emily Kimbrough was born in Muncie, Indiana on October 23, 1899 and died February 10, 1989 at her home in Manhattan. In 1921 she graduated from Bryn Mawr College and went on a trip to Europe with her friend Cornelia Otis Skinner. The two friends co-authored the memoir Our Hearts Were Young and Gay based on their European adventures. The success of the book as a New York Times best seller led to Kimbrough and Skinner going to Hollywood to work on a script for the movie version. Kimbrough wrote about the experience in We Followed Our Hearts to Hollywood.

Kimbrough’s journalistic career included an editor post at Fashions of the Hour, managing editorship at the Ladies Home Journal and a host of articles in Country Life, House & Garden, Travel, Reader’s Digest, Saturday Review of Literature, and Parents  magazines. Kimbrough’s Through Charley’s Door (published 1952) is an autobiographical narrative of her experiences in Marshall Field’s Advertising Bureau. Hired in November 1923 as the researcher and writer for the department store’s quarterly catalog, Fashions of the Hour, Kimbrough was later promoted to editor of the publication. In 1926, she was recruited by Barton Curry with Ladies’ Home Journal, and left Marshall Field’s to become Ladies’ Home Journal’s fashion editor, a position she held until 1929. Between 1929 and 1952, Kimbrough was a freelance writer, with articles published in The New Yorker and Atlantic Monthly among others. In 1952, she joined WCBS Radio.

The Emily Kimbrough Historic District is a historical neighborhood in downtown Muncie, Indiana. https://www.facebook.com/EmilyKimbroughHome Established as a Muncie local historical district in 1976, it was eventually added to the National Register of Historic Places on November 13, 1980. The District was named after the author and journalist, who spent much of her childhood in the District. Her former home, located at 715 East Washington, is still standing today. Muncie and her old “East End” neighborhood are reflected in much of her writing. Most houses in the District were built after the discovery of natural gas in 1886; citizens who profited from the natural gas enterprise built many of the houses. The District soon became the neighborhood of Muncie’s socially elite and prosperous citizens. In the late 20th Century, the city of Muncie began redeveloping the downtown area and also began restoring the historic neighborhood. Many homes in the District have now been renovated and restored to their original state. The District remains a significant part of Muncie history and culture. Since 1976 the East Central Neighborhood Association in Muncie, Indiana, has sponsored the Old Washington Street Festival. The Festival is held annually in the neighborhood, promoting the historical gas boom days and the unique architecture of the homes. The festival offers house tours of the many homes in the District http://www.oldwashingtonstreetfestival.org/?fbclid=IwAR0IQSGCyfHoGy9bpUOwLzxYNBOFBsKZJUjDwjdxYimmmWeO_sDCwuyZnsM  

Garfield Statue Trail

Garfield Statue Trail

Garfield Statue Trail – Delaware County

Looking for more ways to have fun with Garfield in Muncie and Delaware County? Great! How about a selfie with each of the Garfield celebration statues? Have fun discovering all of the different theme painted statues.

Jim Davis is the creator of the comic strip Garfield.  He was born in Fairmount, IN and graduated from Ball State University. His headquarters, PAWS, INC, was located in Delaware County for decades.

Visit 13 unique statues of America’s favorite lasagna-loving fat cat, Garfield. Located in and around Muncie, the statues are molded in rigid polymer and situated on a 31 inch base. Each statue measures approximately 48 inches in height and depict Jim Davis’s Garfield in fun outfits or playful situations. The statues are located in public and private spaces

The Garfield Statues are located:

  • Muncie Visitors Bureau (2)
  • City Hall/Mayor’s Office
  • American Red Cross
  • Cornerstone Center for the Arts
  • Muncie Children’s Museum
  • United Way
  • The Orchard Shop at Minnetrista
  • Animal Rescue Fund
  • BSU Alumni Center
  • Motivate Our Minds
  • Ball State Bookstore
  • Delaware County Building

Taking a trip along the Garfield trail is a great family activity and presents a number of fun photo opportunities.

 

 

Things to Bring: Camera, friends and family.

Stop by the Muncie Visitors Bureau to find additional Garfield items for sale.

 

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Indiana Glass Trail in Delaware County!

Indiana Glass Trail in Delaware County!

Start your exploration of the Indiana Glass Trail in Delaware County!

In 1887, the Ball Family moved its glass manufacturing business from Buffalo, New York to Muncie. Ball Brother Glass Company became one of America’s best known manufacturers of canning jars.

Minnetrista, “a gathering place by the water,” takes its name from the original F.C. Ball home that once stood at the location of Minnetrista’s Center Building. The name now applies to our entire community, as Minnetrista keeps this name alive through programming, workshops and exhibits creating a gathering place for all. Tours of the G.A. Ball home, Oakhurst, the E.B. Bertha Ball Home are available daily thru Minnetrista.

The Marilyn K. Glick Center for Glass, generously funded by The Glick Fund, a fund of the Central Indiana Community Foundation established by Marilyn and Eugene Glick, was built to support and promote the practice of the contemporary glass arts at Ball State University and in the East Central Indiana Region. The center’s studio spaces, equipment, faculty and staff support a broad-based and dynamic undergraduate and graduate curriculum in contemporary glass as well as community outreach and education about the glass arts. General visitors are welcome and encouraged to come into the Front Atrium. Artists are often working in the hot shop and visitors can observe them through the viewing window or examine the glass artworks on display in the cases.

The Indiana Glass Trail connects artist studios, glass-related events, educational opportunities, museums, demonstrations and all that create the statewide glass community. Indiana’s tradition and history of glass arts has roots in the late 19th century and can be experienced first hand today in both century-old and state-of-the-art venues. Visit studios, galleries, historic sites, festivals, and workshops located around the state, in 17 designated Indiana counties ready to welcome you.http://www.indianaglasstrail.com

“Don’t Miss a Moment in Muncie/Delaware County” for interesting glass history and displays…

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