Minnetrista Events in December

Minnetrista is located at 1200 N. Minnetrista Pkwy, Muncie, IN 47303. File photo by Mike RhodesMinnetrista is located at 1200 N. Minnetrista Pkwy, Muncie, IN 47303. File photo by Mike Rhodes

By: Sam Condon—

Human Plus: Real Lives + Real Engineering

Through January 3, 2016

Discover compelling stories of engineers and users who design and use technologies to help themselves and others achieve their goals—from everyday routines to lifelong dreams. Explore and create a range of low tech and high tech tools that restore and extend human abilities. From customized wheelchairs for off-roading, to a vest that lets you feel music, to neuro-prosthetic limbs controlled by a user’s thoughts, Human Plus showcases an innovative field of engineering that improves our lives every day.

HUMAN PLUS was created by the New York Hall of Science in partnership with OMSI and the Quality of Life Technology Center with funding from the National Science Foundation.

Indiana Artists Membership Exhibition

Through December 5, 2015

Discover the work of Indiana artists in this special juried exhibition at Minnetrista. Artist members must have been born in, or lived in, Indiana for the past two consecutive years, as well as having been accepted into three different sponsored exhibitions. Current members work spans a wide variety of styles and mediums, both contemporary and traditional. For more information about Indiana Artists, upcoming juror exhibitions, and more, visit indianaartistsclub.org.


Ned Griner Exhibition

Through January 17, 2016

Experience the artwork and learn about the life history of the talented Ned Griner, local artist and teacher. Explore the distinct collections of his career, including his jewelry pieces, Parades & Events, and Rubber Stamp Prints, and discover how art can enrich the lives of people in all walks of life. This activity is made possible, in part, with support from the Community Foundation of Randolph County, the Indiana Arts Commission, and the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency.


Tea & Talk at Minnetrista: High Society

December 2; 3–4:30 p.m.

Cost: $15; member discounts apply

Hattie “Diamond Heels” Anthony’s flair for fashion made headlines in some of the nation’s largest newspapers. Learn about this Muncie socialite’s fondness for diamonds and see examples of her stylish clothing.


Enchanted Luminaria Walk at Minnetrista

December 4–5; 6–9 p.m.

FREE community event

Kick off the holidays with family and friends! Enjoy sweet treats, winter games and crafts, live theatre performances, carriage rides, and holiday music in celebration of the season. Embrace the sounds and spirit of the holidays at this free community event! Supported by Magna, Unified Group Services, and Gill Bros. Furniture. Media Partners WLBC, WIPB, WQME, and The Star Press


Family Workshop: Gingerbread House

December 13; 2–4 p.m.

Cost: $25/house, Member discounts apply

Registration deadline: December 9

Create a gingerbread masterpiece with the whole family! Decorate a personal gingerbread home with colorful candies; enjoy cookies and holiday music; and meet Gingy the gingerbread man and explore a magical castle.


Farmers Market at Minnetrista: Indoor Market

December 19; 9 a.m.–Noon

Farmers Market has moved indoors for the winter season! Experience good company and remarkable finds, every third Saturday of the month. Explore market-fresh finds and homemade treats, brought to you by the local community. Don’t miss out on special offers in The Orchard Shop at Minnetrista.


Christmas Eve, December 24, CLOSED


Christmas Day, December 25, CLOSED