Overview

The Nickel Plate Arts Maker Faire will showcase the works of our talented local artisans and makers on the downtown Noblesville Courthouse Square. This event will happen in conjunction with St. Michael’s Strawberry Festival, a beloved (and delicious!) annual event! Come snack on a delicious strawberry shortcake while perusing a variety of handmade goods, including wood items, handmade books, pottery, bath and body items, craft art, jewelry, home decor, and more. Don’t miss this family-friendly event!

Maker Faire Map

List of Makers

Booth 1    Anna Villanyi’s Snowflakes and More,     Lasercut wooden ornaments and other art

Booth 2     Lizzy’s Fancy,     Handmade jewelry, drawstring bags, paper flower crowns, childrens costume cloaks

Booth 3     Memories You Wear,     Handmade decor, soap and jewelry

Booth 4     Rock of Etches ,     Deep etched drinkware (coffee mugs and glasses)

Booth 5     Caravan Classes,     Make and takes and art kits

Booth 6     Terry’s Woodworks,     Handcrafted wood items: Pens, clocks, toys, and gifts

Booth 7     Doug Sauter,     Stained art glass & paintings

Booth 8     April Adams Jewelry Design and Repair,     Jewelry

Booth 9     J.C.Woody’s,     Woodturned birdhouses, bowls, goblets

Booth 10    CJC Custom Jewels,     Handcrafted jewelry

Booth 11    Sue Payne,     Handmade, silk cowls, woven scarves, cards, photography

Booth 12    Luna Rose Beauty,     Bath bombs, soaps, body butters/oils

Booth 13     YogiLoveBeads,     Handmade jewelry, handmade beeswax candles, and crystals

Booth 14     NuFangled Designs,     Sculpture

Booth 15     Creative Clay Studio,     Handmade pottery

Booth 16     Belinda Short,     Paintings, prints, some jewelry, custom journals

Booth 17     Tia Hapner,     Children’s books, stickers, posters, handmade felt banners, wall art, and fine art pieces

Booth 18     Little Petal Farm,      Local grown flowers arranged in vased bouquets

Booth 19       Meditation Therapy Art,     Jewelry with a message

Booth 20    Kersey Apothecary / Creative Wandering,     All natural bath body and home products

Booth 21     Wood by Gino,     Woodworking items

Booth 22     Sycamore Ridge Studio,     Children’s book, notecards with my paintings, some small paintings

Booth 23     Spiritual Legacy,     Hand strung jewelry, homemade bags, charm bracelets

Booth 24     HookedonCrochetStore,     Crocheted items such as small stuffed animals, bracelets/anklets, afghans

Booth 25     Certified Nails,     nails and hand treatments

Booth 26     New Leaf Collection Co,     Handmade jewelry

Booth 27     Ask Cheese Woodworks,     Hand turned wooden items

Booth 28     Clean Your Skin Nature’s Way Soap,     Handcrafted Indiana made olive oil soap and fizzy bath bombs

Booth 29     CJ’s,     Wood items

Booth 30     Mal’s Purse Reverse,     Reversable purses

Booth 31     Kimberly’s Treasure Shop,      Stained glass art, upcycled journals and other related items

Booth 32     Catherine Schlebecker,     Ceramics – functional and non-functional pottery.

Booth 33     Ace Leather,      Handmade leather purses, valets, mens travel bags, bracelets

Booth 34     Ron Alexander ,     Handpainted driftwood sculptures

Booth 35     BrushHound Arts,     Illustration/portrait prints, printed products, coloring books

Booth 36     Liz Hamstra,     Alcohol ink paintings and acrylic art paintings

Booth 37     Driggs Fine Arts,     Original paintings in acrylic and oil and limited edition reproductions of the paintings

Booth 38     Randy Swaim,     Framed photography prints, canvas photography prints

Booth 39     Brad Baker,     Acrylic paintings on canvas

Booth 40     Westsideartiststudio,     Paint watercolor and acrylic pictures

Booth 41     Scott Kinzie Photography,      Photography

Booth 42     Bonnie Fillenwarth,     Bright and colorful paintings of women throughout history

Booth 43     Wes Shealey,     Photography

NPA Booth     Stuart Sayger,     Comic books & illustrations

A    Be the Change Indy,      Non-profit

B    Ruby Ballard-Harris,     Clothing and quilts

C    Nickel Plate Arts,     Non-profit

D     Serve Noblesville,     Non-profit

N     Indy Music & Wellness,     Music

Demo Schedule

2021 Details

Maker Faire, June 19, 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. with tentative Juneteenth Celebration

Artisans, Makers and Craftspeople from Noblesville and surrounding areas will be on display around the Town Square with amazing one-of-a-kind creations. Get a jump on holiday shopping, enjoy the fresh air, support local makers, and grab a strawberry! We can’t wait to see you this June.

For additional information regarding tentative plans for Juneteenth, contact amcgill@nickelplatearts.org

Maker Faire Activities include: 

  • Demonstrations of crafts – to be announced in June!
  • Handmade arts and goods for sale

Get Involved

If you are a local artisan, maker, or craftsperson with an interest in selling your wares and/or demonstrating your skills at this high-traffic event, please do the following:

  • Fill out the Maker Faire application form on this page by Saturday, May 29th
  • Look for an email from Nickel Plate Arts approving your application by Tuesday, June 1st
  • Once you are approved, pay the $25 registration fee

Please Note:

  • This laid-back event is perfect for first-time art fair participant, though all skill levels are welcome.
  • Priority will be given to makers, artisans, craftspeople, and first time art fair participants.
  • The $25 non-refundable booth fee is REQUIRED to reserve a booth space.  You will not be assigned a space at the fair until your fee is paid.
  • All vendors are responsible for their own booth furnishings, including any tents, tables, chairs, displays, and electrical cords.
  • Nickel Plate Arts will assist vendors in connecting to electricity as it is available.

We will review all vendors to ensure that they meet our vision for recognizing the maker community in the Nickel Plate Arts region. Because we have limited space, several criteria will be reviewed in consideration of each vendor. Please email Les at LReinhardt@nickelplatearts.org with any questions.

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.

2021 Maker Faire Application

We have reached our Maker Faire capacity for 2021. Be sure to check back next year!

There are more art fairs coming up for 2021 with some of our arts partners. Click the event names for submission information:

  • Hamilton County Artists’ Association: Art Fair on the Square (Noblesville Square) August 7, Deadline to Apply: July 7
  • Fishers Arts Council: Art on the Prairie (Conner Prairie, Fishers) August 22, Deadline to Apply: July 2
  • Fishers Arts Council: Harvest Fest (Heritage Park at White River, Fishers) September 12, Deadline to Apply: August 6