Stories

Nickel Plate Arts Studio Artists Lesley Haflich and J. Rodney Reveal left the four walls of their studios behind and have been setting up their easels up at the Prairie Guest House over the last couple of weeks. Both are all smiles, showing off their artwork during...

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...

This past week, Nickel Plate Arts Studio Artist J. Rodney Reveal participated in Oil Painters of America's annual Salon Show Juried Exhibition of Traditional Oils. The exhibit and contest is hosted at Crooked Tree Arts Center, whose mission is "to inspire and enrich lives through the...

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...

Our 2018 Summer Arts Guide - which includes our Annual Report - is now available! Click here to read the electronic version:                 If you'd like to have a copy mailed to you, become a member today!...

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...