Arts & Entertainment

Art Association of Randolph County

115 N. Howard St.

Union City, IN 47390

765-964-7227

www.artsdepot.org

Events ranging from jazz to bluegrass concerts, drama to dance, art classes to art shows, poetry reading to photography displays are offered by the Art Association.

The Art Association of Randolph County has been responsible for bringing the arts into every corner of Randolph County, East Central Indiana and Western Ohio, the association has proven that the Arts are indeed crucial to a community’s well being.

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Randy Players

639 N. Columbia St.
Union City, IN

765-964-7511

The players first organized in 1946 as the Randolph County Little Theatre. They presented three productions a year, either in Union City or Winchester, and attendance was by membership season tickets only.

In the fall of 1962, that group re-organized and shortened its name to “Randy Players.” The group restored the empty Boston Store at 218 Pearl Street into a theatre, which was called the Boston Playhouse. Many people worked long, hard hours to make this dream come true.

After three years, the building was sold, and the Randy Players’ materials were put into storage. From then on, the Players gave their productions in whatever suitable space was available in Union City or Winchester.In 1982, the Randy Players again re-organized, with the group deciding to sell single admission tickets to individual productions rather than season membership subscriptions. The group became more active, offering a variety of plays either with a dinner or dessert setting, and all of the events were, and continue to be staged in Union City.In 1985, The Randy Players became an integral part of Farmers Merchant Days, with its one-act melodrama being a highlight of each year’s festival. The Players also took their productions into other settings for special events.

 

Civic Hall Performing Arts Center

380 Hub Etchison Parkway
47374 Richmond, IN

1-888-248-4242

www.civichall.com
boxoffice@civichall.com
Home of the Richmond Symphony Orchestra and many live performances throughout the year. Civic Hall is located just 30 minutes south of Union City.

 

Richmond Symphony Orchestra

380 Hub Etchison Parkway P.O. Box 982
47374 Richmond, IN

765-966-5181

www.richmondsymphony.org
rso@richmondsymphony.org
The Richmond Symphony was founded in 1956. The Symphony enhances the quality of life in east central Indiana and west central Ohio by providing symphonic music of the highest caliber in live performances and music education in the local schools and community.

 

Emens Auditorium – Ball State

Ball State University
Muncie, IN

765-285-1539

http://cms.bsu.edu/Web/Emens.aspx
emens@bsu.edu
Since the grand opening in 1964, many world-renowned Artists, Individuals, musicians and shows have graced the stage of Emens Auditorium.  The legendary acoustics, scalloped ceiling and state-of-the-art sound capabilities of Emens Auditorium account for the attraction of many artists of performing in this facility.Visit website

Emens is also home to the The Muncie Symphony Orchestra which was founded in the summer of 1949. The Muncie Civic and College Symphony Association is an alliance between the community and Ball State University by stimulate, educate and entertain audiences in East Central Indiana. The Symphony will provide a meaningful musical experience for professional, community and student musicians through the performance of fine music and other activities.

Emens is also home to the Ball State University Singers who perform concerts throughout the year. Their “Spectacular” performance is not to be missed.

Ball State University Singers is a performance ensemble composed of approximately 40 talented singers, dancers, instrumentalists, and technicians.  Cast members come from various academic disciplines, but all are full time students.

 


 

MUSEUMS

Union City Preservation Society Museum

103 N. Columbia Street
47390 Union City, IN

The Union City Preservation Society Museum (The Old Hotel Museum) is located at 103 N. Columbia St. in Union City, Indiana. The museum is part of a restored hotel building that is located next to the railroad where passengers could easily access the hotel from the train station.

The museum contains a variety of artifacts from Union City’s past, as well as Railroad memorabilia and items from Union City’s military personnel. The museum is open to the public Monday through Saturday 1:00pm to 5:00 pm.

 

Randolph County Historical Society Museum

416 S. Meridian St.
47394 Winchester, IN

765-584-1334

www.randolphcountyhistory.org
The Randolph County Indiana Historical Society & Museum!  Your home for historical and geneaological research for Randolph County, Indiana.

 

Garst Museum

205 North Broadway
45331 Greenville, OH

937-548-5020

www.garstmuseum.org
information@garstmuseum.org
Meet Annie Oakley and Lowell Thomas, experience Native American culture, march with Anthony Wayne’s Legions and stroll down two streets of vintage shops. All of this and much more await you at Garst Museum. Entry to the museum is through the Garst House, which was built in 1852. The entry and parlor have been restored to the original.

Visit exhibits about the Treaties of GreeneVille and Native American Artifacts, a wide ranging military exhibits with items from the War of 1812 through the current war in Iraq, the Annie Oakley Center and the Genealogy Library, the Lowell Thomas Exhibit and the Americana Wing, a village of two streets of old shops, the Pioneer Wing, and the Gift Shop. The Garst Museum is a large museum, covering nearly thirty-five thousand square feet.