DWNTWN Muncie Original Project featuring Matt Litwin & Victoria Eidelsztein

DWNTWN Muncie Original Project featuring Matt Litwin & Victoria Eidelsztein

Arts and Culture

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 www.downtownmuncie.org/mto

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

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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

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Emens Auditorium at Ball State University

Emens Auditorium at Ball State University

Emens Auditorium at Ball State University

Musicals, plays and a variety of entertainment.

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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. 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

Garfield Statue Trail – Delaware County

Garfield Statue Trail – Delaware County

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 25th birthday celebration statues? Have fun discovering all of the different theme painted statues.

Click here for a printable map of the statue locations.

The Story of the Garfield Statues in Delaware County, Indiana.

Delaware County Indiana is fortunate to be the home of Jim Davis, creator of the famous lasagna eating cat Garfield. Garfield turned 25 in 2008 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.

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 artists, 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.

Learn more about Garfield at www.garfield.com

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