The holiday season at Nickel Plate Arts offers you chances to create, shop and revel in the winter arts magic. Stop by Nickel Plate Arts (107 S. 8th St., Noblesville) or NobleMade (839 Conner St., Noblesville) to find one-of-a-kind, locally made gifts at a range of price points. Look below or on our Artists page to learn how to contribute your art to sell.  We will even have some opportunities for you or your family to create art this holiday season! Don’t miss our Small Business Saturday event in downtown Noblesville, as well as The Cure for Cabin Fever Drop-In Activities during winter break.

2021 Details

NPArts Exhibit: Gifted, Nov 26 - Dec 31

November 26–Dec 31, Wed.-Fri., 12-5 p.m.; Sat. 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

Nickel Plate Arts campus

Our popular holiday exhibit is BACK for its eighth year! “Gifted” is our annual holiday exhibit-turned-gift-market and your one-stop-shop for the arts enthusiasts on your holiday shopping list. Shop early for holiday cards, ornaments, gifts, and more in our Judge Stone House in downtown Noblesville. This exhibit kicks off on Black Friday, November 26, and runs through Friday, Dec 31.

Join us for a special Small Business Saturday event on November 27 from 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. and be one of the first to choose from the wide selection of pottery, woodenware, jewelry, hand-knit items, home decor, holiday art, and more! We’ll host a special open house for “Gifted” on Friday, December 3 from 6:00-9:00 p.m. All work will be for sale and admission is free. Put a dent in your holiday shopping list and enjoy live music, refreshments, drinks, and more! The exhibit will be open to the public on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays, 12:00-5:00 p.m., and Saturdays, 10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. Give yourself the biggest gift this year and simplify your holiday shopping right here in Noblesville!

Check back soon for a link to our Gifted Online Store!

NobleMade Gift Shop

Wed-Thurs: 11 a.m. – 6 p.m.,
Fri: 11 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Sat: 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Sun: 11 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Closed Thanksgiving, Christmas Day, and New Year’s Day 

Don’t forget to visit NobleMade, our Noblesville-themed gift shop on the Courthouse Square at 839 Conner Street. This shop will be decked out for the holidays and bursting with locally-made items that celebrate Noblesville, Indiana, and the creative talents of our home town artists!

Click here to shop NobleMade online!

Small Business Saturday: Nov 27th, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Nov 27th from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. at Nickel Plate Art
10 a.m. – 8 p.m. at NobleMade!
1 p.m. – 6 p.m. at Fishers City Hall, too!

The best part of Thanksgiving weekend (yes, even better than pie), Small Business Saturday is both a rollicking fun day out on the town AND an incredibly important way to boost our local economy.

Nickel Plate Arts is sponsoring live music around the downtown square, and will have special deals on handmade gifts for all kinds. The Hamilton County Artists’ Association will have a pop-up shop in the community room behind NobleMade and local artist-celebrity Geoff Davis will be running his mobile printing press – you can make your own holiday card with him! NobleMade will have brand new, Noblesville-themed stock. Other area businesses will have sales and specials, too!

Round out your day with the “Lighting of the Square,” hosted by the Noblesville Chamber of Commerce and Hamilton County at 6 pm on the south side of the Noblesville Courthouse. Then, stay for dinner or drinks in one of our Cultural District’s fabulous restaurants!

NEW THIS YEAR: Parking is more convenient than ever in Noblesville!  Park in the Levinson Garage on Maple Street for free all day. You can exit the garage into the South Alley, where you’ll find the HCAA pop-up shop, hands-on activities and much more! PLUS, we’ll be giving away prizes to a few lucky people who park in the garage that day – be sure to look under your windshield wiper when you come back to your car!

The Fishers Arts Council will again open The Art Gallery at City Hall for art-lovers of all ages to shop and experience art.
You can shop for holiday gifts – all hand-made by local artists and artisans. There will be at least 15 local artists and artisans demonstrating, displaying, and selling their work in-person and online. Additionally, Make & Take art classes in either Alcohol Ink or Weaving will be available (for a small fee) to create your own unique piece of art to take home or give as a gift*. This event is made possible by the Indiana Arts Commission and the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency.

December First Friday Open House

December 3, 6-9 p.m. at Nickel Plate Arts and NobleMade

An important Noblesville tradition, the First Friday in December is a fantastic opportunity to check off all those hard-to-shop-for people on your holiday list, while also having a fabulous time hobnobbing with artists, musicians and all manner of creative locals! We’ll have live music, snacks, a cash bar with local wine & beer, and some holiday surprises you won’t want to miss!

Plus, you can shop and dine all around the Noblesville Courthouse Square throughout the evening, too!

Second Saturday Workshop: Holiday Garland Workshop with artist Sarah Pendry - Sat, Dec 11th

Saturday, Dec 11th
You pick: 11 a.m. or 1:15 p.m.
at Nickel Plate Arts – $10
Limit – 10 people per session

Join artist Sarah Pendry from Peace, Love & Garland as she leads you through a workshop to make your own holiday garland with shaped paper and string!

This is a great class for families! Children under 10 need to be accompanied by an adult, but that’s a great opportunity to make something together that you’ll treasure for years to come!

Click here to register.

Cure For Cabin Fever Crafts: Drop-in or Take-Out - Dec 22, 23, 29-31 and Jan 5-8

December 22, 23, 29-31 and Jan 5-8 from 12 p.m. – 5 p.m. at Nickel Plate Arts

As fun as the winter break can be, sometimes all that family togetherness can be a bit much. When you’re ready for a break, drop in at our campus to try out one of our winter-themed craft projects! We can even bag one up for you to take home!

$5 per craft or $20 for unlimited crafts (in-person only)
Take-out craft kits available for $5 and $10 on our website. Click here to purchase a to-go kit or drop-in experience!

Cure for Cabin Fever Lineup:
Ornament Decorating
Adorn your Christmas tree with an ornament you will fill, paint, or color! The non-breakable acrylic material is both sturdy and easy to work on.

Lantern Jars:
Transform your own mason jar into a one-of-a-kind lantern to brighten the coziest corner of your home!

You’ll have your choice of beads or popsicle sticks, along with as many craft supplies as you can wish for, to build your own beautiful snowflakes!

Abstract Canvas Painting:
What does an abstract Winter Wonderland look like? Explore the natural colors and shapes of the season using acrylic paints and masking tape.

Gifted: November 26–December 31

Our popular holiday exhibit is BACK for its eighth year! “Gifted” is our annual holiday exhibit-turned-gift-market and your one-stop-shop for the arts enthusiasts on your holiday shopping list. Shop early for holiday cards, ornaments, gifts, and more in our Judge Stone House in downtown Noblesville.

Check back soon for a link to our Gifted Online Store!

Get Involved

We’re weaving together the fabric of our community. Add your thread during Holiday Events! Visit the Artists page to learn how you can submit work for our Gifted exhibit. Or sign up for one of our classes or events to learn new skills and make beautiful gifts for loved ones.

We’re Blushing

“Ho, ho, ho! It’s glorious to visit Nickel Plate Arts for your gift shopping.”

– Santa C. –

Want to shop online?

You can scroll through some of our favorite items from the area’s greatest artists and makers! Shop our NobleMade online store while in the comfort of your own fuzzy slippers. Click here to shop now.

Are you interested in becoming a sponsor for this event?

Each person, organization and business has a thread to contribute to make the fabric of our community a better place to live. You can share your thread with us by becoming a corporate sponsor. Complete the form here to start a conversation.