Artists Are Our People

Raising up artists is part of our mission. Being a Nickel Plate Arts Artist means you are part of a supportive community of working artists tapping into opportunities to teach, learn, exhibit, perform, sell your work and more.

Become A Nickel Plate Artist

If becoming a Nickel Plate Arts Artist makes sense for you, you likely want to increase your exposure. You are interested in starting or strengthening your relationship with Nickel Plate Arts and its community of artists. You’re looking for opportunities to share your work and grow your network with people and organizations in our community. Join us!

Artist Member - FREE!

Raising up artists is part of our mission. We want to the hub for artists in Fishers, Noblesville, Cicero, Arcadia, Atlanta and Tipton. Therefore, the basic Artist Member level includes opportunities for any working artist interested in connecting with Nickel Plate Arts. 

  • Artist-only email newsletter and call-outs for art
  • Opportunity to submit to Nickel Plate Arts exhibits
  • Opportunity to sign up to teach classes at Nickel Plate Arts
  • Discount on rental fees for the Stephenson House and Judge Stone House on the Nickel Plate Arts campus
  • Other opportunities: We provide lots of other opportunities for artists to exhibit, sell, teach and learn.  Contact us at to learn more!
Level 2 Artist Membership—$50

Level 2 Artist Members enjoy the benefits of both a Basic Individual Membership and our Basic Artist Membership levels, and more!. 

  • Includes all benefits of being a Basic Artist Member
  • Includes all the benefits of being a Basic Individual member, including receiving a Nickel Plate Arts T-shirt and each issue of our Arts Guide Membership Magazine delivered to your home
  • Enjoy reduced admission rates on key Nickel Plate Arts events
  • Have your own landing page or link to your website included in the Artist section of our website!
Level 3 Artist Membership—$100

As an additional service to artists, we offer an advertising package. Advertise in Nickel Plate Arts’ suite of promotional materials. Feature a particular work of art, product, class, event, exhibit and/or your studio, website, contact information or more. Ads will be included in:

  • 4 consecutive quarterly Nickel Plate Arts Guides
  • 2 consecutive membership newsletters
  • Ad sizes to be determined 
Level 4 Artist Membership—$200

Receive more ways to highlight your work, use our facility and connect. 

  • Includes all benefits of being a Nickel Plate Arts Artist Member
  • One month-long exhibition in the Stephenson House on the Nickel Plate Arts campus (a 20% commission rate will apply on all art sold out of this exhibit to cover processing fees and staff time associated with processing the sale)
  • One public event in the Stephenson House:
    • Event must be associated with your month-long exhibition
    • Event may be 3 hours long, plus 30 minutes setup and 30 minutes tear-down time.  Additional time can be added for a small fee.
    • Artist must cover associated expenses, incl. necessary permits, food, drinks, etc.
    • Event must be open to the general public
    • Event may coincide with other Nickel Plate Arts events on campus
    • Inclusion in appropriate Nickel Plate Arts promotional materials:
      • E-newsletter prior to exhibition/event
      • Feature article in the quarterly Nickel Plate Arts Guide to coincide with your exhibition/event
      • Feature blog during your exhibition/event
      • 2 tickets to the Nickel Plate Arts Block Party annual fund-raiser in September 2016.
Premium Artist Membership—$500

Receive the highest level of access to Nickel Plate Arts services and amenities, while providing us with much-needed financial support.

  • Enjoy all the benefits of a Level 2 Artist Membership for you and a friend or family member of your choice
  • Receive a 1/8 page ad in 4 consecutive issues of our Arts Guide Membership magazine
  • Receive a digital ad in at least 2 of our e-newsletters
  • We will include an article about you in one issue of Arts Guide
  • You can hold a 3-hour event on our campus for FREE and commission will NOT apply
  • We will treat you as a Featured Artist at at least one event on our campus
  • Your membership will include a $100 gift to Nickel Plate Arts for which you can receive a tax deduction.

Show Your Artwork

Submit your artwork for an upcoming show.

Nickel Plate Arts presents a new gallery show every month featuring works from local artists — known and unknown. Show your work on our walls, attend the opening night reception and get noticed! Click below to find our latest opportunities.

Tell us your awesome exhibit idea.

Submit your idea for a gallery show or artist event. If it’s a fit, we will develop it into an exhibit. We also might adapt the idea to fit with other exhibits or projects planned for the near future. Either way, we hope to involve you in the development and execution of your idea!

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