December 2017 Featured Partner Events

December 2017 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!

 

Open Lens Exhibit
Nov. 3 – Dec. 1
The Birdie Gallery, 195 South 5th Street, Noblesville, IN 46060
Thursdays & Fridays: noon to 4pm; Saturdays: 10am to 4pm.
First Friday Reception: Friday, Nov 3rd, 6-9pm.
Awards Reception: Friday, Dec. 1st, 6 to 8pm.
This call-out  and exhibit is open to all photographers. For the first time, this popular exhibit will be judged, and prizes awarded in several categories. The public is invited to visit this exhibit during the month of November at the Birdie Gallery and to enjoy the Opening Reception on First Friday Nov 3rd and the Awards Reception on Friday Dec. 1st.  Light refreshments will be served.
More info click here

Christmas Cactus
November 17-December 3, Fri. & Sat. at 8 p.m. and Sun. at 2 p.m.
The Belfry Theatre, Noblesville
$15 adults, $12 children 12 and under
Directed by Elaine Wagner.
Christmas Eve is tough for private investigator Cactus O’Riley when two fugitives burst into her office looking for justice and a dead detective named Jake Marley. She also doesn’t need her secretary’s mother who arrives and decides to stay because she thinks this is the Christmas murder mystery party she has always dreamed of attending. Christmas turns into a dickens of a holiday for Cactus as she solves mysteries, delivers small miracles and dodges the affections of the Deputy D.A. Comedy, mystery and romance converge in this charming contemporary Christmas tale where goodwill and justice triumph.
Presented by special arrangement with SAMUEL FRENCH, INC.
More info click here

Noblesville Visitor’s Center Art Exhibit: Jim Oliver
December 1-31, Fri.-Sun. 12-5 p.m.
Noblesville Visitor’s Center
FREE!
Jim Oliver has been a wood craftsman most of his life. He operated a small business in the early nineties making Amish style furniture, culminating in being juried into the 1996 Country Folk Arts Show at the Indiana State Fair grounds. Simultaneously, he pursued his interest in fine arts, taking drawing classes and
self teaching through library books and watching tv personality/artist Bob Ross. Painting with acrylics and oils, and drawing, became a hobby in his spare time outside of his job in the circulation department of a local library. Not long after Jim married his co-worker and fellow artist Kristina, he and his wife took a road trip to the Rockies, after which both were inspired to leave the library to pursue a creative life full-time. Jim has combined his love of wood and his drawing techniques to create art through pyrography. Also known as wood-burning, pyrography employs a pencil like tool with a heated metal tip to burn designs. Influenced by his trip out west, Jim’s current focus is on creating wildlife scenes. He was recently juried into the Hamilton County Artist’s Association and has had many of his pieces on exhibit in various local galleries.
More info click here 

Open Lens Exhibit Awards Reception
Dec. 1, 6:30-8 p.m.
The Birdie Gallery, 195 South 5th Street, Noblesville
The public is invited to join us to enjoy the exhibit Awards Reception.  Light refreshments will be served.
More info click here 

Wooden Train Sign Painting
December 2, 11am & 1:00pm
Mr. Muffins’ Trains, 165 E. Main Street, Atlanta, IN 46031
$20
Join Nickel Plate Arts Studio Artist Sarah Albert for another fun craft activity for young train fans. Happening in the lobby of Mr. Muffins’ Trains, locomotive lovers can paint a wooden train sign for just $20 with all supplies included.
More info click here 

Giftable Drink Caddy Workshop
December 2, 2-4 p.m.
Sun King Brewery, Fishers In
$34
Construct a wooden caddy that is suited to hold bottles, cans, or a variety of other things.  Finishing materials include stain and stencil designs.  
Gift the caddy to your favorite beer lover or keep it for yourself.  
More info click here or email caravanclasses@gmail.com or call 765-557-1969 

Sounds of the Season
December 2, 7 pm
Cornerstone Lutheran Church, 13450 E. 116th Street, Fishers, IN 46037
$10, children under 18 free
Fishers Community Chorus presents “Sounds of the Season” holiday
concert.
More info click here

Wednesday Art Classes
December 6th,13th,& 20th
Caravan Classes Studio
92 S. 9th Street, Noblesville In. 46060
$10 Pre K/K  All other Wed classes $15
10am-10:30 PreK/K Art
These classes focus on art exploration and learning concepts, mixed with a little art history. A project will be completed during each class time.
1:30-2:30 p.m. – Homeschool Art for ages 6-11
4:00-5:00 p.m. – After-school Art for ages 6-11
Students will learn about famous artists, and practice techniques using a variety of mediums, as well as skill building. Students will also learn presentation skills and how to positively critique their work and others. On most class days they will complete a project as well as work on something of their choice if there is additional time.  
5:00-6:00 p.m. –  Teen Art
Students will choose their medium and subject matter working progressively on their work each week until completion receiving tips and technique advice along the way.  Collective exercises in skill building occur frequently at the beginning of each class.  Students learn to evaluate their work and set project criteria and goals.
More info click here or email caravanclasses@gmail.com or call 765-557-1969

4th Annual Christmas Extravaganza concert
December 8, 7:30 pm
Ivy Tech Community College Auditorium, Noblesville
$22 adult, $3 children under 18
The White River Chamber Orchestra proudly presents its 4th Annual Christmas Extravaganza.  Musical guests include the Fishers Community Chorus.  Don’t miss this popular event featuring perennial holiday favorites!  Advance ticket sale discounts available for online purchases before Dec. 1.
More info click here

Polar Express Face Painting
December 9, 2pm
Mr. Muffins’ Trains, 165 E. Main Street, Atlanta, IN 46031
$5
It’s a party at Mr. Muffins’ Trains! Join Nickel Plate Arts Studio Artists Jan Snyder and Sarah Albert for face painting in the lobby of Mr. Muffins’ Trains and plan for other fun train-centered activities, too!  

Second Saturday Songwriters Showcase
December 9, 7 p.m.
Logan Street Sanctuary
$15 donation at the door ($10 to musicians; $5 donation supports LSS)
Every Second Saturday of the month, we welcome a few singer-songwriters to the LSS stage for a fun in-the-round style concert. This month, featuring: Tommy Norris, Dave Bagdade, and David McCarty Music! Emily Wasonga of Love’s Hangover will be offering $15/2 for $30 dinner plates of International cuisine at this event! You can prepay for your plates via Love’s Hangover‘s secure PayPal here: https://www.paypal.me/LHOCreations. Love’s Hangover will accept cash (first come, first served) and PayPal payments at LSS.
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”. At our concert events, we’ve simplified our donations and support for the musicians by asking $15 at “the door” ~ $10 goes directly to the performers, and $5 donation goes directly to support LSS to help us keep the lights on! If you would like to prepay, go to https://squareup.com/store/LSS/item/general-concert-donation-to-lss ~ be sure to bring your emailed receipt to the concert! Without your support, we couldn’t host such great events on the LSS stage! Thank you!
More info click here

Train Ornaments
December 16, 11am & 1pm
Mr. Muffins’ Trains, 165 E. Main Street, Atlanta, IN 46031
$10
Let the kids add something special to the tree this year with these fun train ornaments! Nickel Plate Arts Studio Artist Sarah Albert will be guiding participants in making ornaments in the lobby of Mr. Muffins’ trains at 11am and 1pm. All supplies included! Be sure to register to secure your seat!
More info click here

 

 

 

Kristi Rowe
krowe@nickelplatearts.org