The holiday season at Nickel Plate Arts offers you chances to create, shop and revel in the winter arts magic. Stop by for one-of-a-kind arts gifts at a range of price points, contribute your art to sell and create art. Don’t miss the “Handmade in Indiana” exhibit with art for sale, the Black Friday and Small Business Saturday happenings, Holiday Art Makers class for kids, Santa’s Workshop for kids, Holiday Date Night and more!

2016 Details

EXTENDED DATES! Holiday Drop-In Classes, Dec. 21-23, Dec. 28-31 and Jan. 4-7, 12-5 p.m.

Getting a little stir crazy in the house during winter break? Bring your young artist to Nickel Plate Arts for a range of awesome afternoon art projects Dec. 21-23, Dec. 28-31, or Jan. 4-7 from 12-5 p.m. Just $10 per project. Kids of all ages are welcome. Parents must accompany their children during the class. Each project takes about one hour or less to complete. All materials and guided instruction provided by NPArts staff and volunteers. No need to register — just drop in!

Questions? Email Kavita.

Handmade in Indiana Exhibit, Nov. 25-Dec. 31

Our annual holiday exhibit feels more like a gift shop than a gallery show. Shop for truly one-of-a-kind art gifts in a range of price points during Handmade in Indiana Nov. 25-Dec. 31. Expect to see pottery, paper products, textiles, jewelry, paintings and much more — all created by local artists. The exhibit is part of Nickel Plate Arts’ year-long Bicentennial focus. Most of the featured art will be available for sale. The exhibit is open to the public during regular business hours; free admission. Shop local and support local artists during this holiday season! Join us for the opening reception on Friday, Dec. 2, 6-9 p.m.

Artists interested in submitting handcrafted items for Handmade in Indiana can click here to apply or email Rachael O’Dell. Deadline for submission is Nov. 9th.


Ho, ho, ho! Let your young artist take the role of artsy Santa by personalizing his or her own crafty Christmas gifts. Young artists can literally share their artistic gifts with loved ones! During the Holiday Art Makers class, students will make one-of-a-kind, handmade crafts and art perfect for wrapping up as gifts. Plus, young artists will use different artistic tools and techniques that can be used to personalize handmade gifts, like hand-lettering gift tags, printing your own wrapping paper and cards, and more! We will offer a variety of projects that your child can use to personalize gifts for everyone on his or her gift list.

In partnership with Noblesville Parks and Recreation, Nickel Plate Arts is proud to venture into new territory this year with the launch of our kids’ classes: Adventures in Art. These classes offer children (ages 8-12) the opportunity to learn about and develop skills in art history, aesthetics, art-making and art criticism. With guided instruction, kids will explore a variety of topics in art and work on both individual and collaborative projects to work out that creative energy.

Location: Noblesville Township Community Center, 372 S. 8th Street, Noblesville, IN, 46060 

Price: $48/all supplies and instruction included (ages 8-12 only)

To register: Click here or call us: 317-452-3690

Questions? Email Kavita.

Black Friday and Small Business Saturday, Nov. 25, 12-5 p.m and Nov. 26, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

Make Nickel Plate Arts your one-stop-shop for your gift-giving needs. Be first and wait in no lines to cherry-pick handmade crafts and artwork in our Handmade in Indiana exhibition opening during Black Friday on Nov. 25 (12-5 p.m.).

Can’t make it on Friday? Shop local on Saturday! Small Business Saturday is on Nov. 26 (10 a.m.-5 p.m.). Shop one-of-a-kind pieces at reasonable prices. Wow your family, friends or coworkers with a thoughtful, artful sentiment. Best of all, you — and your gift recipient — will be supporting local artists and Nickel Plate Arts. Plus, with our free gift wrapping station, you can check wrapping presents off your list!

New this year: Holiday Art Bar ($5 suggested donation) – create greeting cards, gift tags, and more to personalize your gifts. Get artsy yourself, and add a personalized touch to your one-of-a-kind gifts!

First Friday, Dec. 2, 6-9 p.m.

First FridayDRAFTbluegreen‘Tis the season to give the gift of art! Join us Dec. 2, 6-9 p.m., and unwind during First Friday at Nickel Plate Arts! Admission is always free for you to enjoy activities and entertainment, and beer and wine (available for purchase). See and shop art inside our Judge Stone House gallery holiday boutique during Handmade in Indiana, our annual art show focused on the perfect holiday handcrafted gifts of local art. Enjoy live music, hands-on crafts, and free gift wrapping, too!

Santa’s Workshop, Dec. 3 and 10, 12-5 p.m.

What’s a family holiday season without cookies, milk and holiday entertainment? Bring your kids, grandkids, nieces or nephews to spend some quality time at Nickel Plate Arts and hear fun holiday stories from Lou Ann Homan, part of Storytelling Arts of Indiana. Get artsy with your Christmas celebration by enjoying sweet treats while working on an art project for kids led by local artist and teacher Darlene Patterson. Santa’s Workshop will feature hour-long classes for young artists, little artists, and mini artists; classes are grouped by age. This family holiday event is sure to be magical for artists of all ages — enroll your young, aspiring artists today! Cost is $10/participant and includes all supplies. See times for each session below:

Mini Artists (ages 4-6): 12-1pm

Little Artists (ages 7-9): 2-3pm

Young Artists (ages 10-12): 4-5pm

Register online here or call us: 317-452-3690.

Questions? Contact Kavita: ksingh@nickelplatearts.org

CANCELED due to weather: Holiday Date Night, Dec. 17, 6-9 p.m.

Come to Holiday Date Night on Dec. 17, 6-9 p.m., to enjoy a range of artist-led art projects for adult couples and friends. As a couple or small group, make the most personal holiday gifts for your girlfriends, parents or friends! Enjoy live performances, snacks, and our wine and beer bar.

Cost: $10/artist-led activity (for two people) or $30 for all 4 activities (for two people). Purchase tickets online here.

Location: Nickel Plate Arts, 107 S. 8th Street, Noblesville, IN 46060

Questions? Contact Kavita: ksingh@nickelplatearts.org

Get Involved

We’re weaving together the fabric of our community. Add your thread during Holiday Events! Visit the Artists page to learn how you can submit work for our Handmade in Indiana exhibit. Or sign up for one of our classes or events to learn new skills and make beautiful gifts for loved ones.

We’re Blushing

“Ho, ho, ho! It’s glorious to visit Nickel Plate Arts for your gift shopping.”

– Santa C. –

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