Nickel Plate Arts’ Annual Events

We present featured events every year at Nickel Plate Arts in addition to our classes, exhibits and special programs. Check out the activities, get involved as an artist, sponsor an event, or read a review.

HATCH Fest (the event formerly known as Maker Faire)

JUNE 17, 2023: Our annual artisan, maker, and craft fair – full of handmade treasures and artistic demonstrations, with something sure to please everyone!

Day of the Dead

NOVEMBER 1: Celebrate Day of the Dead with us! Expect to find storytelling, live music, traditional crafts and more.

Comic Book in a Day

JANUARY 20, 2024: Illustration and comic book fans! Virtually meet professional comic book artists and participate in comics-inspired activities.

11th Anniversary Gala

SEPTEMBER 2023: Our annual Nickel Plate Arts Awards, catered dinner, drinks, music, and hands-on arts experiences.

Holiday Events

NOV/DEC: The holiday season here offers chances for you to create, shop and revel in the arts, featuring lots of locally made gifts.

Valentine’s Day for All

FEBRUARY 2024: Valentine’s Day is no “Hallmark holiday” on our campus. Instead, you’ll fall in love with quirky, art-infused events and activities.

Welcome To Fairyville

APRIL 17-20, 2024: The fairies are back and they’re smaller than ever! Welcome to Fairyville alights this April, with most events free.