Forging connections in six communities

By creating connections, art has the power to shape—even define—communities. It connects individuals, governments and businesses like nothing else can, and nowhere can this be seen with more clarity than at Nickel Plate Arts. Nickel Plate Arts Inc. supports, promotes and provides outstanding arts experiences in the six communities along the 30-mile historic Nickel Plate Railroad in eastern Hamilton County and southern Tipton County.

Cultural Growth

Nickel Plate Arts focuses on three areas of cultural growth: -Arts community development by integrating visual and performing arts into downtowns, local parks and unexpected places -Artist development by supporting more than 200 professional artists working in the area -Arts awareness by breaking down barriers to the arts for both residents and visitors by taking arts to the people and supporting venues where people can enjoy the arts.

Meet The Nickel Plate Arts Team

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Ailithir McGill
Nickel Plate 1

Director
amcgill@nickelplatearts.org
317-452-3690

Aili learned how to spin wool, make sausage, manage staff and create great guest experiences during her 11 years at Conner Prairie. She performs improv comedy, raises organic vegetables, and draws nearly every day.

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Rachael O’Dell
Nickel Plate 1

Exhibit Coordinator and Artist Liaison
rodell@nickelplatearts.org
317-452-3690

Rachael left a career in healthcare technology to pursue her dream of working in the creative industry. She enjoys crafts, exploring old buildings, playing music, and supporting her local arts community.

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Kristi Rowe
Nickel Plate 1

Operations Coordinator
krowe@nickelplatearts.org
317-452-3690

A former clinical therapist, Kristi calls the arts a mental well-being booster. She enjoys the creative process, DIY projects, training for triathlons and spending time with her two teenage daughters.

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Kavita Singh
Nickel Plate 1

Program Coordinator
ksingh@nickelplatearts.org
317-452-3690

Kavita has loved the arts since she was able to walk — and color the walls of her childhood home with a Crayon. With a background in art and museum studies, her mission in life is to bring arts experiences to all!

Our Mission

OUR MISSION IS TO BUILD COMMUNITY AROUND THE ARTS IN EACH OF THE SIX TOWNS ALONG THE NICKEL PLATE RAILROAD FROM FISHERS TO TIPTON, INDIANA, BY SUPPORTING, PROMOTING AND PROVIDING OUTSTANDING ARTS EXPERIENCES.

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Meet Our Board Members

Corrie Meyer

Darren Peterson

Leslie Damer

John Dierdorf

Anthony Najem

Brenda Myers

Gino Johnson

Committee Member: Chris Jensen

Committee Member: Liz Foley

Meet Our Sponsors

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Hamilton County Tourism Inc. is a not-for-profit tourism organization accredited by the Destination Marketing Association Program of Destination Marketing Association International. The Hamilton County CVB’s mission is to promote and encourage the development, in Hamilton County, of tourism, conventions, visitors, trade shows, festivals and other special events.

LEARN MORE ABOUT HAMILTON COUNTY TOURISM.

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