What is Nickel Plate Arts?

Art can shape communities to make them stronger and more vibrant. Nickel Plate Arts supports, promotes and provides outstanding arts experiences along the 30-mile historic Nickel Plate Railroad in Fishers, Noblesville, Cicero, Arcadia, Atlanta and Tipton.

Art Lovers


Art lovers, DIY dabblers, serious patrons and accidental passersby find reasons to return to our historic campus. Why, you ask?

Artists Hub


Raising up artists is part of our mission. If you’re an artist, we can help support you, too. Curious to know how we do it?

Art Students


Bringing like-minded arts organizations to the same creative table makes us all stronger. Can we offer you a seat?



Art has the power to transform a place. Our donors and corporate sponsors make a real difference in their communities. Ready to join them?

Join Us

Nickel Plate Arts Festival

All Summer-long! June-August 2016

Covering 1 summer, 6 towns and a whole lotta art, the 4th Annual Nickel Plate Arts Festival is an organized push to encourage people to explore the arts in their own backyards. The multi-venue celebration holds up artists and arts experiences in the six towns along the Nickel Plate Railroad: Fishers, Noblesville, Cicero, Arcadia, Atlanta and Tipton.


“Art is not so much expressing oneself, as it is discovering oneself.”

– Anawanitia –