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 donors and corporate sponsors make a real difference in their communities. Ready to join them?

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2016 Day of the Dead

Tuesday, November 1st, 4 – 9 p.m.

Get cultured at Nickel Plate Arts by celebrating Day of the Dead (Dia de los Muertos) on Nov. 1! Day of the Dead is a festive Mexican holiday with ancient roots that honors and celebrates the memory of friends and family members who have passed away. Make a shrine, design a skull, get your face painted, enjoy some storytelling and more!

  • The signature Nickel Plate Arts events that bookend the month of October here on our campus make the month ripe for Hero...

  • Dan Howell sees more in a piece of clay than most of us ever will, a skill he has honed for four decades as an artist. H...

  • Altar & calavera making, fortune-telling, face painting & more! Get cultured at Nickel Plate Arts by celebrating...

  • Put on your fancy pants! We’re scaling up this First Friday reception for the opening of our juried art show. Indiana’s ...


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

– Anawanitia –