Author: Rachael O'Dell

When most of us hear the word "maker", we tend to think of woodworkers, blacksmiths, or other jobs involving sweat, grit, and dirty hands. While sewing certainly doesn't conjure up such images, it is very much a creative endeavor with a product that can be...

[caption id="attachment_20847" align="aligncenter" width="300"] Artwork by Guild member Lisa Guckleberg[/caption] The Equine Art Guild was formed in 2016 after a group of artists met at the Hoosier Horse Fair and Expo.  Bonding over their love for art and horses, they realized that few venues cater to...

New this year! The 2017 Nickel Plate Arts Maker Faire will showcase the works of our talented local artisans and makers on Saturday, June 17th from 11am - 6pm on the downtown Noblesville Courthouse Square. Replacing the Nickel Plate Arts Festival, this event will happen in conjunction with St. Michael's...

Our local community is full of Makers producing one-of-a-kind items, and Nickel Plate Arts wants to highlight their impact in a brand-new initiative: Maker of the Month. In contemporary culture, a Maker can be anyone who uses their individual ingenuity to produce something, including artists, architects,...

The Hamilton County Artist’s Association (HCAA) and its sponsors proudly present the HCAA annual Art Fair On The Square. The event is by invitation only, based on artist applications submitted for jurying. If you would like to be considered, please complete the application below and ensure...

Indiana’s premier art, food experience needs volunteers INDIANAPOLIS (Feb. 11, 2017) – If you enjoy exceptional, one-of-a-kind Indiana art and artisan food and wine, you will want to volunteer for the seventh annual Indiana Artisan Marketplace, March 25-26 in the Exposition Hall at the Indiana State...

The 2017 HCAA Visual Arts Major Scholarship guidelines and application form are now available! Two scholarships of $1,000 will be awarded in the Spring 2017, for school year 2017-2018. The 2017 scholarship awards are made possible by a generous gift from Ken Bloomhorst in memory of his wife Roberta “Birdie” Bloomhorst and...

No Spring Break plans? No problem! Be instantly transported to a variety of travel destinations through the captivating images of local photographer Michael Jack. From March 1st - March 31st, Michael will be filling our Stephenson House gallery space with new photography from his recent...

Here at Nickel Plate Arts, one of our core missions is to engage our local communities with great arts experiences. We especially love working with local organizations to bring outstanding art to unexpected places. To that end, our friends at Meyer-Najem Construction have partnered with...

Uncork your creativity for this artist opportunity that is sure to please your palate! Nickel Plate Arts and Blackhawk Winery & Vineyard are pleased to announce the inaugural Blackhawk Winery Wine Label Art Contest. One selected artist will be featured on the first edition art-themed wine label...