What is Nickel Plate Arts?

Art has the power to shape a place and its people. Nickel Plate Arts cultivates arts resources to enrich the lives of everyone who experiences our community. A commitment to creativity, leadership, innovation, efficiency and individual dignity guides what we do and how we do it. Nickel Plate Arts serves eastern Hamilton County, from Fishers to Atlanta. To carry out our mission and spirit of collaboration, we also engage with neighboring cities and towns.


Art lovers, DIY dabblers, serious patrons and accidental passersby find reasons to return to our historic campus. Why, you ask?


Raising up artists is part of our mission. If you’re an artist, we can help support you, too. Curious to know how we do it?


Bringing like-minded arts organizations to the same creative table makes us all stronger. Can we offer you a seat?


Art transforms places. Our corporate sponsors are forward thinkers, making a real difference in their communities. Ready to join them?


November 1, 3-7:00 pm

  • “Gold Standard” is our annual juried exhibit, where where we ask a local arts leader to judge each piece and award cash ...

  • Meet Rocky Walls and see his exhibit, “My Type of Art by Rocky Jack” which is displayed in the Stephenson Ho...

  • Nourish your appetite for local culture during First Friday at Nickel Plate Arts! These once-a-month events are packed w...

  • We encourage you to shop small all weekend long (11/26-11/28) but if you are looking for a way to celebrate Small Busine...

  • Day of the Dead is a colorful cultural celebration of life and creativity. Learn more at Nickel Plate Arts by celebratin...

“Art is not so much expressing oneself, as it is discovering oneself.”

– Anawanitia –