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


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?


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


Art transforms places. Our corporate sponsors are forward thinkers, making a real difference in their communities. Ready to join them?

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Welcome to Fairyville

April 19-22

The fairies are back and they’re smaller than ever! The 5th Annual Welcome to Fairyville event alights on the Nickel Plate Arts campus this Spring, with most events free. See the most whimsical abodes during the Fairy Home Show, create fancy fairy crafts, attend a Fairy Tea Party and more.

  • Explore our latest exhibit: Young Artists. This annual show features artwork from students at all of the Noblesville ele...

  • Monday- Friday, March 27-31 and April 3-7, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Our Spring Break Art camp will operate like an open studio for ...

  • Celebrate the return of Spring with an exhibit all about our feathered friends. Established artists will select their fa...

  • April 3-June 12 Nickel Plate Arts’ popular 10-week Monday Night Drawing Class is available to adult artists at all skill...

  • Each month, Nickel Plate Arts presents a showcase of artwork by a local artist or art group inside our Stephenson House ...


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

– Anawanitia –