Forging connections in five communities

By creating connections, art has the power to shape—even define—communities. It connects individuals, governments and businesses like nothing else can, and nowhere can this be seen with more clarity than at Nickel Plate Arts. Our organization serves the communities of eastern Hamilton County, from Fishers to Atlanta. To carry out our mission and spirit of collaboration, we also engage with neighboring cities and towns.

Cultural Growth

Nickel Plate Arts focuses on three areas of cultural growth:

  • Arts community development by integrating visual and performing arts into downtowns, local parks and unexpected places
  • Artist development by supporting more than 200 professional artists working in the area
  • Arts awareness by breaking down barriers to the arts for both residents and visitors by taking arts to the people and supporting venues where people can enjoy the arts.

Meet The Nickel Plate Arts Team

Ailithir McGill

Director
amcgill@nickelplatearts.org
317-452-3690

Aili learned how to spin wool, make sausage, manage staff and create great guest experiences during her 11 years at Conner Prairie. She performs improv comedy, raises organic vegetables, and draws nearly every day.

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Les Reinhardt

Operations Manager
lreinhardt@nickelplatearts.org
510-282-8773

Les is a hardworking advocate for the arts. She serves as Executive Director of the Fishers Arts Council, in addition to her role as Operations Manager for Nickel Plate Arts. She enjoys helping artists achieve their true potential and game night with her family.

Ryan Shelton
Ryan Shelton

Partnership Manager
rshelton@nickelplatearts.org
317-900-1272

Ryan is a performer at a heart and enthusiastic about connecting more communities through the arts. He has a B.A. in Psychology, a M.A. in Elementary Education, and a M.A. in Theatre. Ryan has spent the last 20 years as an elementary school teacher and also teaches and directs theatre for all ranges of youth. He is a founder of the Improbable Fiction Theatre Company and performs there frequently.



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J.C. Seig

Guest Experience Coordinator
jseig@nickelplatearts.org
317-452-3690

J.C. is a graduate of Ball State University’s Art History program and is devoted to helping cultivate creativity and resources for personal growth in our community. They also volunteer at the Museum of Miniature Houses in Carmel and the Hamilton County Humane Society.

Our Mission

OUR NICKEL PLATE ARTS CULTIVATES ARTS RESOURCES TO ENRICH THE LIVES OF EVERYONE WHO EXPERIENCES OUR
COMMUNITY.

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Meet Our Board Members

Sarah Buckner
Hamilton County Tourism

Darren Peterson
Peterson Architecture

Bobbi K. Samples
Artist

Katie Thompson
Browning Day

Meet Our Sponsors

Primary Funder

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Hamilton County Tourism Inc. is a not-for-profit tourism organization accredited by the Destination Marketing Association Program of Destination Marketing Association International. The Hamilton County CVB’s mission is to promote and encourage the development, in Hamilton County, of tourism, conventions, visitors, trade shows, festivals and other special events.

LEARN MORE ABOUT HAMILTON COUNTY TOURISM.

Masterwork-Level Sponsor

Through the Duke Energy Foundation, Duke Energy provides philanthropic support to address the needs of the communities where its customers live and work. The Foundation annually provides more than $30 million in charitable grants, with a focus on three areas: K to career, the environment and community impact.

LEARN MORE ABOUT THE DUKE ENERGY FOUNDATION.

Premium-Level Sponsors
Indiana Arts Commission
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Our Newest Sponsors:
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