Submit to Nickel Plate Arts

In our monthly gallery shows, Nickel Plate Arts welcomes submissions from artists throughout Central Indiana. Preference is given to those in or connected to the six communities along the 30-mile historic Nickel Plate Railroad in eastern Hamilton County. If you have questions or encounter issues with our submission form, please contact Les Reinhardt at

Nov 5-13 2021: Gold Standard - Deadline Oct 29

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Nov 26-Dec 23, 2021: Gifted - Deadline Nov 10

Our annual celebration of artistic creativity returns for another holiday season! We are seeking items of all media and varieties that make great gifts, from holiday-themed fine art to giftable handmade crafts, to create our annual pop-up holiday shop.

This exhibit begins the day after Thanksgiving, to capitalize on holiday shopping, and runs through Christmas. We may choose to extend the end of the show, depending on various operational concerns and opportunities.

Artists may submit multiple types of items.

Please note: it is VERY important that ALL items be submitted for approval in advance in order to help us track and manage our inventory for this exhibit. If you have difficulty using our submission form or have questions, please contact Les.

Want to be Featured in Another Location?

The Meyer-Najem Corp. headquarters in Fishers’ Nickel Plate District hosts quarterly exhibits featuring contemporary art with a modern or abstract feel.

The gallery does well with large 2-D hanging works and a collection of small works, or about 40 smaller pieces. The space can be shared with another artist. Works will be available for purchase. Exhibiting artists enjoy an opening reception at Meyer-Najem.

The spacious open-concept gallery space is open to the public. Its gray and white walls offer neutral backgrounds to contrast artwork. A hallway branches off the gallery with multiple spotlights to showcase more art. High ceilings and exposed ductwork round out the contemporary space.

Four Day Ray Brewery offers artists the ability to hang artwork in select locations around the first and second floors of their restaurant in Fishers. The exhibiting artist will have an opening reception at Four Day Ray in the brewery area on a Monday or Tuesday with complimentary beers on tap, courtesy of Four Day Ray. Only 2-D artwork can be accommodated, and anywhere from 9 to 13 pieces can be on display, pending size.

To be considered for these opportunities, contact Les Reinhardt at for information on how to become a Showcase Level Member.

TO SUBMIT: Use the form on this page to submit up to 3 pieces for consideration by the date specified. I you have difficulty with the form, please submit your information to Les via email.