Stories

“A rising tide lifts all boats,” John F. Kennedy once said. It’s true for large economies and small, and it’s true for the Nickel Plate Arts audience of people taking and offering classes. In our case, the idea is that when you support or lift...

Looking for a fun job in an exciting, creative environment? Hamilton East Public Library is currently accepting applications for assistants in their Ignite Studio, a community arts makerspace that will be opening this summer. This position is part-time (20 hrs. per week).  Must be available to work a flexible...

Looking for a way to support you local arts community?  Why not volunteer?! Each month, we need the help of talented, fun-loving people like you to support all of the amazing things going on in our arts community!  Here are the volunteer opportunities that are coming...

Local artists: are you looking for ways to connect and work with Noblesville businesses? The Noblesville Chamber of Commerce has a FREE marketing opportunity for you! The Made in Noblesville 2018 - Taste of Business event will take place on Thursday, April 12th from 4pm...

By Casey Kenley Say you visit a gallery or art fair and are drawn to a certain artist’s style and work. You get a chance to meet the artist. You chat about the person’s craft, inspiration and background. None of the pieces you see is “just...

By Ailithir McGill - Nickel Plate Arts Director and April Showcase Artist After two years of work, four all-nighters between Christmas and mid January, a lot of stress on my relationships, and two months of back & forth with the printer, my children's book is finally...

Sensory friendly day at Conner Prairie offers opportunity to engage in a slower, quieter setting FISHERS, Ind. (Friday, March 23, 2018/Conner Prairie) – Families with individuals living with sensory challenges can enjoy Conner Prairie for free while connecting with local organizations that can assist them. The museum...

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...

Hamilton Town Center is hosting its 5th Annual Chalk Art Festival on Saturday, June 9th, 2018, 1pm-5pm. They are in need of both Professional (age 18+) and Novice (17 or under) artists to  compete for best chalk mural. The top three artists in each category...

In 2015, in an effort to more quickly respond to late-breaking mural opportunities, the Arts Council of Indianapolis established a juried pool of highly qualified mural artists to refer to community members and to use for its own projects.  This pool was to be re-juried every three...