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. Our organization serves the communities of eastern Hamilton County, from Fishers to Atlanta. To carry out our mission and spirit of collaboration, we also engage with neighboring cities and towns.
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.
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.
Exhibit Coordinator and Artist Liaison
Rachael left a career in healthcare technology to pursue her dream of working in the creative industry. She loves all dogs, enjoys crafts, exploring old buildings, playing music, and supporting her local arts community.
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.
OUR NICKEL PLATE ARTS CULTIVATES ARTS RESOURCES TO ENRICH THE LIVES OF EVERYONE WHO EXPERIENCES OUR
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