26 Feb Nickel Plate Arts relaunches Noblesville-themed gift shop on the downtown square
Noblesville-based arts nonprofit seeks public input on naming the store and invites artists to submit potential inventory
[NOBLESVILLE, INDIANA] – A Noblesville-focused gift shop is coming to the Downtown Noblesville Square. Nickel Plate Arts, in partnership with the City of Noblesville, Noblesville Main Street and Hamilton County Tourism, is re-launching a store in the former Visitors Center building (839 Conner St.) after a highly successful test run over the 2018 holiday season. The shop will re-open with a special grand opening event on Friday, March 15 at 4:00 p.m.
Nickel Plate Arts executive director Ailithir McGill is looking forward to what this shop will bring to the Downtown Noblesville community. “This space will be able to showcase the talent within the Noblesville Cultural Arts District, as well as celebrate Noblesville’s past, present and future,” McGill remarked. The new shop will be a hub for people to find out about local makers and upcoming area events. McGill noted that Nickel Plate Arts’ partnership with the City of Noblesville, Noblesville Main Street and Hamilton County Tourism contributes to the success of the Noblesville creative community: “We all share a vision for how this space can continue to help Noblesville’s Creative Economy grow.”
As part of the re-launch effort, Nickel Plate Arts is asking Noblesville residents to vote on their favorite shop name. Find the link to vote on www.nickelplatearts.org and on Nickel Plate’s Facebook or Twitter pages. The contenders for the gift shop’s name are “Love, Noblesville,” “NobleMade,” “Nothing But Noblesville,” and “South Alley Shops.” Residents can vote on their favorite name by Wednesday, March 13.
The shop will open with “Spring Hours,” which are Wednesday—Saturday, 11:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m. and Sundays 11:00 a.m.—4:00 p.m. It will open early or stay open late for important community events throughout the year. The shop will include items from the Noblesville Miller Mall as well as hyper-local, Noblesville-themed gift items from local artists and makers. Interested artisans can contact Nickel Plate’s exhibits and sales manager, Jessica Lovell via email at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information on product placement.
To vote on your favorite name, **click here.**