Author: Rachael O'Dell

Nickel Plate Arts Studio Artist Eric O'Dell has been awarded an On-Ramp 2018 Grant from the Indiana Arts Commission. The grant is a continuation of their new On-Ramp accelerator, a program designed to boost the entrepreneurial skills of Hoosier artists through a three-day intensive training course,...

James Anderson is a local photographer, author, and longtime support of Nickel Plate Arts. After retiring from a 35-year career in information technology, he rediscovered his artistic side and has explored his creative skills through a variety of photo projects. He often finds himself inspired by...

Who doesn’t yearn for a summer vacation of beautiful scenery and adventure? This July, local travel lovers and arts aficionados are in for a treat as James Anderson offers a trip to the wild, wild west via Nickel Plate Arts’ Stephenson House gallery. Back for...

We've decided to post all of our artist opportunities in one spot to make it easier for our network of creatives. Read on for call-outs and more, and be sure to read all the way through - we wouldn't want you to miss an important...

The Hamilton East Public Library in Fishers is excited to celebrate the Grand Opening of their new Ignite Studio Makerspace with an art exhibit featuring artwork from local artists. "Igniting Inspiration" seeks 2D artwork in a variety of sizes and mediums that fit the title...

The Hamilton County Soil & Water Conservation District is hosting its 5th Annual Photo Contest. To highlight their 50th anniversary, the contest will feature photography in a "Then and Now" category as well as a "Pollinators in Color" category. Photographers may submit up to 5...

The Arts Council of Indianapolis has a funding opportunity available for local artists. The Robert D. Beckmann, Jr. Emerging Artist Fellowship Program awards two $3,500 fellowships each year to qualified artists in a variety of backgrounds. Along with funding, the fellowship also provides for professional...

A popular hangout in Fishers has a new look. Handel's Ice Cream on 116th street in the Nickel Plate District unveiled a colorful new mural on the east side of their building. Designed and painted by artist Craig Martin of Lafayette, the mural was a...

Here at Nickel Plate Arts, we are lucky to work with a wide variety of artists in our network through exhibits, classes, and events. Our annual Comic Book in a Day event gives us the opportunity to meet dozens of comic book artists from both...

Call for Muralist OR Installation Artist Note: Only one artist from either category to be selected Arts for Learning, The Indiana Affiliate of Young Audiences, Inc., empowers children to achieve their creative and intellectual potential through arts in education. Arts for Learning gives Indiana students opportunities to engage...