Artists Are Our People

Raising up artists is part of our mission. Being a Nickel Plate Arts Artist means you are part of a supportive community of working artists tapping into opportunities to teach, learn, exhibit, perform, sell your work and more.

Become A Nickel Plate Artist

Do you create art, music, or theater? Are you a writer, designer, photographer, filmographer, or someone with a creative soul? If becoming a Nickel Plate Arts Artist makes sense for you, you likely want to increase your exposure. You are interested in starting or strengthening your relationship with Nickel Plate Arts and its community of artists. You’re looking for opportunities to share your work and grow your network with people and organizations in our community. Join us!

Here’s how we can help you grow:

All Artist Memberships are good for one year from the date of purchase.

Connect | FREE!

We offer this basic service to artists for free! 

Sign up for our newsletter to learn about upcoming events and opportunities, show your work in some of our exhibits, and mingle with artists and art-lovers at events.

Contact us at info@nickelplatearts.org to learn more!

Learn | $50

You know your craft, but there’s always more to learn. Let us help you build your professional skills:

  • We’ll provide you with special invitations and pricing for our “Art of Business” series of professional development classes for artists
  • And Invitations to special members-only exhibits, shows, opportunities and events
  • Plus, you’ll be eligible for reduced rental rates to use our campus for classes or events!

Learn about upcoming events and opportunities, show your work in some of our exhibits, and mingle with artists and art-lovers at events through our monthly newsletter by clicking here.

Promote | $100

We’ll help you build your audience and develop tools to share your message with the world:

  • We’ll create a design for you that we will:
    • Feature in the slideshow at the top of the home page of our website
    • Connect to a landing page about you that can tell your story and can include links to your store, website, and/or social media
    • Use as a print ad in one issue of our Arts Guide Magazine
    • Include in one or more of our monthly e-newlsetters
  • You can also use the design for any other method of promotion you choose
  • You’ll get special rates for any marketing-related Art of Business Classes

Learn about upcoming events and opportunities, show your work in some of our exhibits, and mingle with artists and art-lovers at events through our monthly newsletter by clicking here.

Showcase | $200

If you’re ready to share your art with the world, we can help you. Whether you’re a visual or performing artist, we can showcase your talent:

We will reserve an Artist Showcase Exhibit or Event Feature just for you (20% commission rates apply).

  • Visual Artists can take over the Stephenson House Gallery (or other space, as available) for a month to coordinate their own exhibit AND hold their own reception or event during that month for free.
  • Performing Artists can become our featured performers at one of our many events, including exhibit receptions, First Fridays, Signature Events, and more. Our staff will recommend the event that best fits your goals. In addition to performing, we encourage performing artists to bring promotional materials or items to sell and we’ll feature them in a prominent location for a whole month!
  • Not sure if your art fits one of these categories? Ask us and we’ll find a perfect opportunity for you!
  • We will develop an article about your exhibit or performance and feature it on our website and other media leading into your Showcase.

Learn about upcoming events and opportunities, show your work in some of our exhibits, and mingle with artists and art-lovers at events through our monthly newsletter by clicking here.

Lead | $500

The arts in our community won’t grow without charismatic visionaries like you leading the charge. Here’s how we can put you in the lead:

    • You will get all of the benefits listed above, plus:
    • You will be our Featured Artist at one of our major events, including First Fridays or other community events (in addition to any Showcase Events you may choose)
    • We will offer you ‘first dibs’ on opportunities, including, but not limited to: public art projects, teaching and tutoring opportunities, corporate exhibits, and performance requests
    • We will develop a Feature Article about your artistic journey, which will be included in one issue of our Arts Guide Magazine, in at least one of our e-newsletters, and will be pitched to other area media outlets.

Learn about upcoming events and opportunities, show your work in some of our exhibits, and mingle with artists and art-lovers at events through our monthly newsletter by clicking here.

Show Your Artwork

Submit your artwork for an upcoming show.

Nickel Plate Arts presents a new gallery show every month featuring works from local artists — known and unknown. Show your work on our walls, attend the opening night reception and get noticed! Click below to find our latest opportunities.

Tell us your awesome exhibit idea.

Submit your idea for a gallery show or artist event. If it’s a fit, we will develop it into an exhibit. We also might adapt the idea to fit with other exhibits or projects planned for the near future. Either way, we hope to involve you in the development and execution of your idea!

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