MUNCIE, Ind. — July’s First Thursday gallery walk will be 5-8 p.m. Thursday, July 7, in downtown Muncie.
Fur in Focus Pet Portraits, 111 E. Adams St., will present “The Treat Catching Series” of original pet photography by Amy Shears featuring the unbridled joy and hilarious expressions of pets catching treats. Well-behaved leashed pets are welcomed to sample a “barcuterie board” by Diamond Organics. Refreshments for humans will be offered, too.
Muncie Map Co., also at 111 E. Adams St., will be releasing the “Muncie: Weird and Wonderful” map, which features “a collection of Muncie oddities and locally unique places in a goofy, cheerful aesthetic,” according to a release. The store also will offer specials on its locally famous apparel and double points on all purchases for Free Stuff Club members.
Visitors to MadJax Muncie, 515 E. Main St., can meet the MadJax tenant artists and community arts advocate Tom Stader, Angel Gillette, Phoenix Bullseye and Debra Gindhart Dragoo. Several community popup artists and makers will be there as well. Live music will be provided by singer/songwriter Katie Jo Robinson on the first floor and Larry Gindhart with native flutes and rav drums on the second floor. Parking is available in the MadJax lot at the corner of Jackson and Monroe, and at the corner of Main and Monroe.
The work of Sheila Piazza, the Muncie Artists Guild’s Artist of the Month for July, will be displayed throughout the month at Northwest Bank, Old National Bank, Parlour Salon, Rosebud Coffee House and Vera Mae’s Bistro. As a longtime local teacher, Piazza has won awards including Indiana Middle School Art Teacher of the Year, plus numerous local, state and national grants. Primarily a still life artist, she works in colored pencil and oil paint, according to a release. Her work has been shown in the Indiana State Museum, Cinergy three-state Traveling Exhibit, Anderson Museum of Art, Minnetrista and other venues.
The Shoppe by Pink Leaf, 108 S. Walnut St.. will offer 20% off seasonings and BOGO clearance deals.