August 2018 Featured Partner Events

August 2018 Featured Partner Events

Each month, we gather information about our Featured Partners  and their upcoming events in one spot so that it’s easy for you to see what’s coming up.  That spot is right here!

 

Meyer Najem Showcase: Sharon Jiskra Brooks’ “Things as They Are”
July 9 – September 28, Mon.-Fri. 8am – 5pm
Meyer-Najem, 11787 Lantern Road, Fishers, IN 46038
FREE
Nickel Plate Arts partner Meyer-Najem has transformed the second story of their beautiful new Fishers building into a bright, modern, open space, perfect for featuring the contemporary works of our local artists. With a passion for supporting the local arts community, Meyer-Najem will host art exhibits viewable to the public from 8am – 5pm, Monday – Friday. For the months of July – September of 2018, local artist Sharon Jiskra Brooks will be displaying a collection of works in the Meyer-Najem art space. Originally from Chicago, Sharon currently lives in the Geist area and works primarily in oil and acrylic paints. Growing up with a father who was a professional photographer, she was immersed in seeing things through his creative vision. Her paintings embrace the city life and many aspects of rural life that surround her home now. After obtaining a degree in Graphic Design from Ball State University and studying abroad in Europe, Sharon serves as the Marketing Director for international multidisciplinary design firm Selbert Perkins Design. Nickel Plate Arts will host a reception on Friday, July 13 from 6-9pm as part of Fishers’ Arts Crawl. Artwork work will be viewable to the public Monday – Friday from 8am – 5pm through the duration of the exhibit. Many of the works will be for sale.
More info: nickelplatearts.org/event/nickel-plate-arts-presents-sharon-jiskra-brooks-at-meyer-najem/

Disney’s Camp Rock: The Musical
July 27-August 5, Fri. & Sat. at 8 p.m. and Sun. at 2 p.m.
The Belfry Theatre, Noblesville
$18 adults, $12 children 12 and under
Directed by James H. Williams.
Disney’s Camp Rock: The Musical, a combination of The Disney Channels “Camp Rock” and “Camp Rock 2: The Final Jam” (starring teen idols, Demi Lovato and the Jonas Brothers) will fire up the stage with over a dozen songs, including “This Is Me,” “Can’t Back Down,” “It’s On” and “We Rock.” A classic story of rivalry and power, Disney’s Camp Rock: The Musical opens with Mitchie and her friends arriving at Camp Rock, ready to spend another summer jamming out and having the time of their lives. But the new, flashy Camp Star across the lake now threatens Camp Rock’s very existence. To keep the doors open, Mitchie steps up, rallies her fellow Camp Rockers and gets them into top shape for the ultimate showdown!
Presented by special arrangement with Music Theatre International.
More info: thebelfrytheatre.com or call 317-773-1085

Life on the Prairie
August 1-29, Monday – Friday 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Fishers City Hall
FREE
Fishers Arts Council presents this exhibit will feature portraits and artwork from the Conner Prairie Museum collection as well as artwork from local artists depicting scenes of individuals and life on the prairie.  A reception for “Life on the Prairie” will take place on Tuesday, August 7th from 6-8pm. Open to the public.
More info: facebook.com/pg/FishersArt/events

Concerts on the Central Green presented by Meyer Najem
Wednesdays,  12-1 p.m.
Liberty Plaza on the Central Green, Fishers
FREE
August 1 – Kelly Isenhower
August 8 – Phil Pierle
August 15 – Tim & Jay
August 22 – Doug Henthorn
August 29 – Cory Williams
More info: fishers.in.us/420/Summer-Concerts

Noblesville Visitor’s Center HCAA Featured Juried Artist Members Revolving Exhibit: Tresa Steenberg
August 2-31 , Fri.-Sun. 12-5 p.m.
Noblesville Visitor’s Center, 839 Conner St., Noblesville
FREE
HCAA is sponsoring monthly exhibits of selected member’s work to be on display at the Noblesville Visitors Center. Tresa is the featured artist for August.
More info: hcaa-in.org/exhibits 

Sunday and Thursday Writers Group
Sundays 2-3p; Thursdays 5:30-6:30p
Logan Street Sanctuary
(NOTE: some exceptions; see website for dates)
Join in our Sunday and Thursday Writers Group! Bring your laptops, notebooks, paper & pen ~ whatever you write on ~ and have some quality writing time in a quiet and inspirational atmosphere! With some exceptions (see calendar dates) we will meet on Sundays from 2-3p and Thursdays from 5:30-6:30p. Co-hosted by The Polk Street Review, Sacred Heart of the Rose, NICE, and Logan Street Sanctuary, these two hours every week are YOUR time write! You’ll have the opportunity for discussion and feedback because this group is all about nurturing and supporting writers at ANY level. From the beginner to the professional, all you writers out there are welcome! Feel free to bring your own snacks and beverages.
More info: facebook.com/events/2081131985492338/

AMP After Dark Concert Series
Fridays,  9-11 P.M.
Central Green & NPD AMP
FREE
August 3 – Boy Band Revue: The Music of The Backstreet Boys, NSYNC & New Kids of the Block
August 10 – Dark Desert Eagles featuring Pat Badger of Extreme with the music of The Eagles
August 17 – Trippin Billies
August 24 – More details coming soon!
September 21 – More details coming soon!
More info: fishers.in.us/420/Summer-Concerts

Art Fair on the Square
Saturday Aug 4, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Historic Noblesville Square, 16 S. 10th Street
FREE
Enjoy charming historic downtown with HCAA Juried Artist members and a variety of other artisans, makers, and vendors specializing in 2D and 3D mediums, photography, pottery, jewelry, and more. Admission is always free. Donations are always welcome. Brought to you by the Hamilton County Artists’ Association.
More info: hcaa-in.org

LSS at Art Fair On The Square
Aug 4, 9a-5p.
Noblesville Square
FREE!
Donations Welcome!
Logan Street Sanctuary will have a tent at theHamilton County Artists’ Associations’ annual Art Fair on the Square event! Stop by our tent to learn all about the great events at LSS, buy the 2018 edition of The Polk Street Review, hear some poetry readings and singer-songwriter musicians in a plein air Open Mic setting! Calling all musicians, poets, and writers ~ stop by and showcase YOUR talents in our tent!
More info: facebook.com/events/181629319204796/

Tuesday Night Concert Series presented by IU Health Saxony
Tuesdays,  7-9 p.m.
Nickel Plate District Amphitheater, Fishers
FREE
August 7 – Encore Show sponsored by Boomerang Development
More info: fishers.in.us/420/Summer-Concerts

Second Saturday Showcase Series
Aug 11, 8 p.m.
Logan Street Sanctuary
$10 suggested donation
Every Second Saturday of the month at 8pm, we welcome diverse entertainers to the LSS stage! Stay tuned for the next line-up!
Logan Street Sanctuary, Inc. (LSS) is an all-volunteer 501(c)(3) not-for-profit cultural arts organization. At our concert events, we ask a $10 donation at the door that goes directly to the performers; if you would like to prepay your donation, go to https://squareup.com/store/LSS/item/general-concert-donation-to-lss ~ be sure to bring your emailed receipt to the concert. Additional donations to support LSS are most welcome, and can be made online or at the refreshments table (light refreshments served; if you BYO then please donate a “cork fee”).
More info: facebook.com/events/330433194083202/

Workshop for 2019 The Polk Street Review
Aug 11, 2-3p.m.
Logan Street Sanctuary
FREE donations welcome
On Second Saturdays from August through December from 2-3pm, we welcome writers, artists, and musicians to workshops for their submissions to the 2019 edition of The Polk Street Review! Saturday August 11th, the workshop will focus on helping participants get started on their submissions by discussing ways the 2019 edition’s theme can be expressed in prose, poetry, art, and song. Genre- and medium-specific ideas and guidelines will be provided.
September 8th: poetry and song lyrics.
October 13th: art and photography ~ we may have a photography walking tour, weather permitting!
November 10th: prose writing (diverse genres).
December 8th: working on submissions, reviewing and finalizing drafts, with an eye towards the submission deadline of Dec 31, 2018.
Our TPSR theme for 2019 is, “If I Only Knew Then What I Know Now . . .” (think: looking back; lessons learned; not everything is black or white, etc). This theme will bring in some great prose, images, song lyrics and poetry submissions. Ribbon Prizes are awarded at our annual book launch in February for our Merit Award (Best in Book), and 1st Place, 2nd Place, 3rd Place, and (2) Honorable Mentions in our three categories (prose, poetry/song lyrics, images). The complete “all-in-one” guidelines and entry form document can be downloaded from our website. The public is also welcome to join us for our Sunday & Thursdays Writers Group to work on your submissions (it isn’t just for writers ~ artists may bring their art supplies to work on their submission creations).
More info: facebook.com/events/182512559287426/

White River Sound Chorus Purse Bingo
August 14, 7:00 PM
Knights of Columbus
2100 E 71st St., Indianapolis
Tickets $25
Play 20 games of bingo (each ticket buys two cards for each game).  All prizes are designer purses each retailing over $100.
More info: WhiteRiverSoundChorus.org, Tickets and information – call 317-508-3934

Third Saturday Comedy Showcase Series
August 18, 8pm
Logan Street Sanctuary
$5 suggested donation
Hosted by comedian Josh Eger, LSS is excited to welcome area comedians to the stage for a monthly evening of comedy! You won’t want to miss ‘em! Check back for lineups:
Logan Street Sanctuary (LSS) is an all-volunteer 501(c)(3) not-for-profit cultural arts organization. At all events, we put out a glass bowl for LSS donations to “keep the lights on.” If you would like to support LSS, go to https://squareup.com/store/LSS/. Without your support, we couldn’t host such great events on the LSS stage! Thank you!
More info: facebook.com/events/223832528453664/

Art of Business Training: Social Media 101
August 22, 6:30-8 p.m.
Noblesville City Hall
$10
From individual artists to studios and galleries like Nickel Plate Arts, small businesses in the arts community should see social media as a vital resource for increasing awareness and sales. When used strategically, social media allows you to connect with customers in real-time and to promote events and new products to new audiences. It also allows you to better personalize your brand so that it better resonates, or connects, with the public. Join Nickel Plate Arts and Bohlsen Group at Noblesville’s City Hall on August 22 for Social Media 101, covering the fundamentals of using social media as a business tool and diving into Facebook and Instagram as promotional tools for artists and the spaces that showcase their works. Ambassador training (social media training) by Bohlsen. 
More info: nickelplatearts.org/classes/art-of-business/

Hamilton County Artists’ Association’s  68th Annual Exhibit
Aug 22-Sept 10, Mon-Thurs: 9-9, Fri: 9-7, Sat: 9-5, Sun: 1-5
Carmel Clay Public Library, 55 4th Ave SE, Carmel
FREE!
HCAA’s 68th Annual Exhibit gives the public an opportunity to view and purchase work created by our Juried Artist members. This year’s theme is Celebrate Art! Included in the exhibit are 2D and 3D mediums, including paintings, wood furniture and vessels, photography, weavings, and textile creations.  The public has the opportunity to vote for their favorite piece in our People’s Choice competition. One wall will feature all the award-winning entrees from the HCAA’s All Our Best exhibit competition. The public is cordially invited to enjoy an afternoon of light refreshments, painting demonstrations, and music during the Sunday afternoon reception on August 26, 2-4.
All work included in the exhibit will be for sale.
Opening Reception: Aug 26, 2-4
More Info: hcaa-in.org

Submissions for “A Time to Re-Member” Exhibit Due
August 24
More info: nickelplatearts.org/get-involved/artists-submit-your-work/

Fourth Friday Young Songwriters Series
August 24, 7-10pm
Logan Street Sanctuary
$5 requested donation at the door
Our Young Songwriters series occurs on the Fourth Friday of every month, $5 at the door to support youth arts in our community. We are very excited to welcome young songwriters to the LSS stage each month for an evening of original music. This series is the brainchild of Gavin Cooley, a Noblesville High School student and singer-songwriter. Come out and support the amazing young talent that Gavin puts together for these special musical evenings!
More info: facebook.com/events/127846538009545/

NICE Workshop #5  The Odyssey, The Brothers Karamazov, The Three Musketeers, & Follow The River
August 25,  1-3p
Logan Street Sanctuary
Walk-ins welcome $10 suggested donation
This year we are grateful to have the support of an Indiana Humanities Initiative grant. Guest panelists: Professor Wendy A. Vogt, Assistant Professor, Department of Anthropology at IUPUI. Professor Vogt will present on the ways feminists think about performativity, intersectionality, and identity. Professor David Hoegberg, Associate Professor of English, The IU School of Liberal Arts, IUPUI. Professor Hoegberg will present on the imagery, symbolism, and thematic interpretation of The Odyssey. In this workshop, we compare and contrast various elements in the selected passages from all four of our 2018 books, The Odyssey, The Brothers Karamazov, The Three Musketeers, and Follow The River. We’ll explore visual and emotive elements from the books and their selected passages in terms of our own experiences. You are welcome to bring the tools of your creativity (any media of art, music, writing, creating) to work with as we discuss the books and find inspiration for your creative submissions. Space is limited. Download the Registration form here
More event info: facebook.com/events/1638115299560844/

Open Studio at Caravan Classes
August 30, 6-8 p.m.
92 S. 9th Street, Noblesville, IN
$10
Join us on the fourth Thursday of each month for an evening of community art making. Bring the project you are working on and work in our studio space alongside other artists/makers. Coffee and tea will be served or you may bring your own favorite (adult?) beverage! Space is limited, so sign up to reserve your spot! Suggested donation is $10 for two hours of studio time. (Limited to adults, ages 18 and up.)
More info. & sign up: squareup.com/store/caravan-classes

Fishers Blues Fest
August 31 & September 1, 7 – 11 p.m.
Nickel Plate District Amphitheater
FREE
End the summer with Fishers Blues Fest – the place to be on Labor Day weekend! This two-night event includes performances by renowned local and national blues artists, including Brandon “Taz” Niederauer and 2018 honoree Mike Milligan and Steam Shovel. Sponsored by WFYI 90.1 and Blues House Party.
More info: in-fishers2.civicplus.com/841/Blues-Fest

The Birdie Gallery Drop-In Open Studio Thursdays
Every Thursday, 1-3
The Birdie Gallery of HCAA, 5th & Cherry St., Noblesville
FREE!
PUBLIC WELCOME, from novice to experienced! Come with your art supplies and create in the company of others in a fun, relaxing, and supportive atmosphere.
More info: hcaa-in.org

Asian Grill Revolving HCAA Juried Artist Members’ Exhibit
Year Round
Mon-Thurs: 11-2, 5-9, Fri: 11-2, 5-10, Sat 12-3, 5-10, Sun 12-3, 5-9
Asian Grill, 74 N 9th St, Noblesville
FREE!
In partnership with the Asian Grill Restaurant, HCAA Juried Artist members exhibit their artwork on a rotating basis. All artwork can be purchased through the HCAA by contacting the artists directly, or by contacting the HCAA at info@hcaa-in.org.
More info: hcaa-in.org

Kristi Rowe
krowe@nickelplatearts.org