Nominations Open for 2017 Muncie Mayor’s Arts Awards

The Muncie Arts and Culture Council, in collaboration with the City of Muncie, is pleased to announce it is accepting nominations for the 2017 Mayor’s Arts Awards. The Mayor’s Arts Awards recognize the contributions to the cultural community by city residents, artists, educators, organizations, and business leaders. The goal of this program is to help cultivate greater visibility and understanding …

2016 – Year in Review

As we near year’s end, we are absolutely thrilled to celebrate the arts community, artists, and arts patrons alike who have made 2016 so very exciting! Beautiful images of art adorn downtown buildings. Neighborhood arts projects have been brought to life. The foundation for a strategic Public Art Plan and Cultural Trail development has now been laid. And an 88,000 …

Art Banner Program

Muncie Arts and Culture Council, with the support of local building owners, has installed two prominent works of art on buildings in downtown Muncie. Large-scale, all-weather, temporary banners display reproductions of famous portraits and paintings, turning the sides of downtown buildings into art installations and conversation pieces. Frank Petty, a downtown property developer, owner, and Ball State graduate, was a key visionary behind the …

Director’s Notes – August 2016

Summer of 2016 has been unusually busy for artists and arts organizations around Muncie. For MACC, much of our efforts have gone into our continued development of the artist culture in MadJax, the Muncie makers hub opening soon. We will have more to announce on that initiative in the very near future. But in the meantime, we continue to be …

Delaware County Bison-tennial Artist – Denise King

The Muncie Arts and Culture Council, in partnership with Indiana Association of United Ways and the Indiana Bicentennial Commission, is pleased to announce the selection of Denise King as selected artist for the Bison-tennial Public Art project. This project is part of a 2016 state-wide endeavor to celebrate Indiana’s 2ooth Statehood Day. It will comprise a 5-foot-tall fiberglass bison that …

2016 Arts Fair at Festival on the Green

Muncie Arts & Culture Council is thrilled to be partnering with the Muncie Symphony Orchestra for Festival on the Green! This year’s festival will be Saturday, June 11th, on the Arts Terrace at Ball State University. The Arts Fair, hosted by MACC, will begin at 5:30 pm. The MSO concert will begin at 7 pm. Booth space is available free …

Bison-Tennial Public Art Project

In partnership with Indiana Association of United Ways and the Indiana Bicentennial Commission, Muncie Arts & Culture Council will be participating in the Bison-tennial Public Art Project, taking place across Indiana to celebrate Indiana’s 200th Statehood Day. This project will comprise of a 5-foot-tall fiberglass bison that will be decorated and displayed with at least one bison in each county …

Betty Brewer: STEM to STEAM

In a February 23 Op-Ed piece in The New York Times, Arnold Weinstein advised “Don’t Turn Away From the Art of Life.” He opined that “great works of art tell us about shape-shifting, about the world and ourselves as more mobile, more misperceived, more dimensional beings, than science or our senses would have us believe.” In this column I have …