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

World Premiere Read-Through

May 12, 6:30-8 p.m.

The first time Frederick Douglass came to Indiana, he was beaten by an unruly mob. The second time, he was welcomed with open arms. Join us for the world premiere read-through of a play about Douglass and Roberts Settlement — and provide your feedback to keep the project moving forward. Noshes and drinks provided.


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

– Anawanitia –