Stories

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...

Sign up now for the most magical, mystical, magnificent contest of the year! Fairyville’s population is BOOMING and there’s a fairy house shortage! Help homeless fairies by becoming a fairy architect and building the best house possible. All you have to do is fill out the form below and...

  LETTER FROM THE DIRECTOR, SPRING, 2017 Well, I’m finally doing it. I’m taking my own advice. After almost five years of cheerleading for artists, of gently pushing back when someone says they’re not artistic, of insisting that everyone has something beautiful and creative to contribute to the...

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...

Nickel Plate Arts Studio Artist Lesley Haflich will be the featured artist at the Speedway Center for the Arts for the months of March and April.  Haflich won the Nickel Plate Arts Artist of the year award in 2016 and has been featured in many...

Nickel Plate Arts Studio Artist John Reynolds announces a new gallery connection.  Reynolds, who  carves small figurines and makes jewelry in addition to creating his award-winning oil paintings, is bringing some of his creations to Avalon Jewelry and Pens in Zionsville.  You can browse the...

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...