Where to start? Right here sounds good!

Here are 4 simple ways to unplug and create with Nickel Plate Arts. Whether you’re an artist, arts fan, non-profit organization or business, Nickel Plate Arts offers multiple ways to contribute your creative thread to the fabric of our community.

Submit Your Work

Artists can get involved with Nickel Plate Arts in a number of ways, including submitting work to exhibit. We present a new gallery show every month featuring works from local artists — known and unknown. Show your work, attend the opening night reception and get noticed!


It takes a lot of talent to pull off all of the fun things we do each month. If you enjoying making fun things happen with interesting people, then we might have a volunteer opportunity that’s just right for you! Check out our list of volunteer opportunities and sign up today!

Partner With Us

Nickel Plate Arts offers non-profit organizations up to $1,000 in funding for events and/or projects that build community around the arts in the communities of eastern Hamilton County, from Fishers to Atlanta. Consider joining our growing community of creative, service-minded individuals.

Become a Donor

Your support helps us focus our efforts on three areas of cultural growth: arts community development, artist development and arts awareness. If you want to strengthen the culture in your community and in the cities and towns along the Nickel Plate Railroad, we invite you to donate or become a corporate sponsor.

Meet Our Sponsors