Events Calendar

Open Space: Art About the Land
Aug 31 – Oct 6 all-day

Celebrate the significance of land and its importance in an art competition and exhibition. In cooperation with Red-Tail Land Conservancy. A portion of the proceeds will go to help further its mission to preserve, protect, and restore natural areas and farm land in East Central Indiana while increasing awareness of our natural heritage.

Artists may bring in artwork on August 16 and 17.

Open Space Prospectus


Open Space Awards:

  • First Place – Found by Stephanie Spay
    Sponsored by DeFur Voran
  • Second Place – Altitude Attitude by Donna Shortt
    Sponsored by Boyce Systems
  • Third Place – Pigs Are Not Food by Teddy Lepley III
    Sponsored by Mr. Jack Henricks
  • Merit Award, Painting – Out in the Country by Annette S. Warfel
    Sponsored by Gordy Fine Art & Framing Company
  • Merit Award, Photography – Cow Pokes by Mark Sawrie
    Sponsored by Jack’s Camera Shop
  • Merit Award, Three-dimensional Work – Fezent Pavage by Vernon Bedel
    Sponsored by Art Mart
  • Traditional Landscape Award – Thunderstorm by Carol Strock Wasson
    Sponsored by Indiana Plein Aire Association






Minnetrista Theatre Preserves Presents: In My Hands, In My Heart
Sep 26 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Minnetrista Theatre Preserves Presents: In My Hands, In My Heart

Free Community Event

Minnetrista Theatre Preserves presents ‘In My Hands, In My Heart’. The performance tells the story of two young men working at the Ball Canning Jar Factory in 1928.  Each of these young men make a terrifying discovery as they clean the factory floor: a jar molded with the crest of the Ku Klux Klan. Through evocative storytelling the show outlines the response to their discovery, exploring the historical perspectives and challenges of the time, as well as questions of personal integrity. The performance demonstrates the power of considering the experience of those whose lives differ from our own.

Farmers Market at Minnetrista
Sep 28 @ 8:00 am – 12:00 pm
Farmers Market at Minnetrista

Join your family and friends for Farmers Market at Minnetrista! It’s here you can connect with vendors to discover fresh produce and plants. Don’t forget to stop in The Orchard Shop during your next visit.

Tea & Talk at Minnetrista: Clothing Around the World
Oct 2 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Tea & Talk at Minnetrista: Clothing Around the World

As you enjoy hors d’oeuvres and tea with friends, learn about the extensive collection of clothing from around the world the Ball family acquired. A number of pieces from our collection will be on display during the event.

Cost: $15; member discounts apply

Register here

Glass Torchwork Open Hours
Oct 4 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Glass Torchwork Open Hours

Minnetrista is excited to offer glassworking space and materials to those glassworkers in the community who have already attended a flameworking workshop with us in the past. As you seek to continue honing your glassworking skills, Minnetrista will provide an open environment where you can experiment creatively and learn adventurously. During these sessions, attendees may continue practicing projects and techniques previously learned in guided workshop classes.

Call or visit the front desk at Minnetrista to register today.