March 2020 Featured Partner Events

March 2020 Featured Partner Events

Each month, we gather information about our Featured Partners  and their upcoming events in one spot so that it’s easy for you to see what’s coming up.  That spot is right here!

The Alcove Featured Artist Q1: Gale Sturm
January 2-March 27, Mon.-Fri., 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
The Alcove at the Art Gallery at City Hall, Fishers
Free
This exhibit by Gale Sturm will feature landscapes, particularly scenes from the Smoky Mountains and the Arizona Desert, to ships on the high seas, riverboats, covered bridges, barns, lighthouses,
assorted aircraft, steam locomotives, and anything else that catches his eye.
Free public reception on January 10, 6-8 p.m.
More info: FishersArtsCouncil.org or @fishersart

Hamilton County Artists’ Association “Loving Large” Exhibit
March 2-April 30, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Noblesville City Hall, South Corridor
Free
HCAA members revel in the opportunity to show their BIG work! This is a perfect opportunity for corporations with large conference rooms to purchase a signature work! Don’t be shy… these photos and paintings will make a statement! Artists include Joanne Roeder, Tresa Steenberg, Alys Coviness-Gober, Walt Thacker, Leslie Ober, Antonio Menendez, and Karen Miles.
More info: hcaa-in.org or contact hcaain@yahoo.com

Acrylic Painting for Beginners (and anyone else!) by Julie Crum: Session 2
March 3, 10
Birdie Gallery of HCAA, 195 S. 5th St., Noblesville
$70 for all four classes
Julie Crum, Active Juried Artist member of HCAA and graduate in art from John Brown University will share her love of painting, and particularly acrylic medium, during four classes for beginners ages 14 years and above.  She asks participants to bring their existing supplies, brushes, rags, water container, medium sized canvas, and photo or picture for inspiration (no animals or faces).
More info: hcaa-in.org or contact hcaain@yahoo.com

FOCUS 2020: Disabilities Awareness Month Exhibit
March 3-27, Mon.-Fri., 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
The Art Gallery at City Hall, Fishers
Free
March is a FOCUS on the positive aspects of disabilities. Artists with disabilities will exhibit their works in The Art
Gallery at City Hall, at Conner Prairie, and in businesses throughout the Nickel Plate Business District, a part of the
Fishers Arts & Cultural District. There will be a silent auction of artwork by teams from various schools and
organizations at the Conner Prairie Reception.
Free public reception on March 6, 6-9 p.m. at Conner Prairie.
More info: FishersArtsCouncil.org or @fishersart

Spring into Shopping
March 6, 5-8 p.m.
Hosted by Noblesville Main Street
Free
Mark your calendars, this is the ultimate Girls Night! This year the theme will be “The Roaring 20s”! Come dressed in your favorite sequence dress and glitter headband and sip and shop your way through downtown Noblesville!
Participants will visit the Noblesville Main Street Office at 839 Conner Street to receive a map full of downtown merchants offering sips, sales and give aways.
Participating Businesses Include:
A Corner Cottage
Noblesville Antique Mall
Lil Bloomers
Linden Tree
The Wild Bohemian Boutique
Karisma Boutique
Across The Pond
Shine – Yoga, Wellness & Studio
The Mix Vintage and New Marketplace
Bash Boutique
Birdie Gallery
NobleMade
Nickel Plate Arts
Logan Village Mall
More info: https://www.noblesvillemainstreet.org/new-events

FOCUS 2020: Disabilities Awareness Month Reception
Mar 6, 6-9 p.m.
Conner Prairie
Free
Come meet the artists whose work is featured in March. Artists with disabilities will exhibit their works in The Art Gallery at City Hall, at Conner Prairie, and in businesses throughout the Nickel Plate Business District, a part of the Fishers Arts & Cultural District. Join us for the silent auction of artwork by teams from various schools and organizations represented in this exhibit.
More info: FishersArtsCouncil.org or @fishersart

Hamilton County Artists’ Association First Friday and Exhibit
March 6, 6:30-8:30 p.m.
The Birdie Gallery of HCAA, 195 S. 5th St., Noblesville
Free
“Enchanted Spring” will lure visitors to the HCAA Birdie Gallery to view the creativity of artists capturing the allure and the mystic of fairies, flowers, and fauna! Spring is unveiling its blossoming beauty at the gallery. All this is in preparation for the Annual Fairyville Teas planned for April 24 and 25.
Come enjoy the First Friday event as art, light refreshments, and demonstrations will welcome the new season.
More Info: hcaa-in.org, or contact hcaain@yahoo.com

Hamilton County Artists’ Association Monthly Meeting—Public Welcome
March 11, 7-9 pm
The Birdie Gallery of HCAA, 195 S. 5th St., Noblesville
Free
HCAA is a 501 C 3 organization and welcomes input and participation from the public at its monthly meetings. Guests are always welcome to watch and learned from a Guest Artist demonstration and hear of the exciting plans of the organization.
More Info: hcaa-in.org, or contact hcaain@yahoo.com 

Happy Babies
March 12 & 26
11:00 am-12:00 p.m.
Caravan Classes Studio, 92 S. 9th Street, Noblesville In. 46060
$10 per child and adult
This class is for babies 2 months – 2 years of ages.
Instructor Emily Crapnell, local mom and educator, leads this class that includes science, signing, crafts, mindfulness, music and social time.
More info & register: https://squareup.com/store/caravan-classes/item/happy-babies

HCAA Visual Arts Scholarship
March 13 – Deadline for Application
The Hamilton County Artists’ Association annually grants a $1000 Scholarship to a graduating senior in Hamilton County High Schools. The application is available at hcaa-in.org or email hcaain@yahoo.com. Questions are invited and encouraged.

NobleStories 
4th Sunday, every other month, 4:00 – 6:00 pm
Preservation Hall
Free
In the late 19th century, Noblesville was the largest city in Hamilton County. The Firestone plant and Forest Park were not yet built. The high school was in Seminary Park and there was no hospital. Several railroads ran through town. The city limits barely stretched a few blocks outside of the courthouse square. For the next Noblestories, local author and REALTOR Kurt Meyer takes a close look at life in 1890’s Noblesville with words and pictures from that era.
Noblestories is a program of the Noblesville Preservation Alliance that gives today’s residents a glimpse into Noblesville’s past. NPA is partnering with Hamilton County Television to present and preserve these memories to help inform and enrich the lives of current and future residents. The event is streamed live on Hamilton County TV and available for viewing afterward at noblesvillepreservation.com
This is the fourth in the series, which also included memories of high school in the 1960’s, the Firestone plant and a promotional film of the city made back in the 1930’s.

A storytelling series from the Noblesville Preservation Alliance, highlighting some of the city’s longtime residents.
1/26 – Kurt Meyer, “Noblesville Life in the 1890s”
3/29 – TBA
5/24 – TBA
7/26 – TBA
9/27 – TBA
11/22 – TBA
More info: noblesvillepreservation.org

Spring Break STAY-cation
March 30, 9am-April 11, 4pm
Hosted by Noblesville Main Street
This classic event is the perfect match for anyone staying home for spring break! Come to downtown Noblesville and pick up a passport! Fill up the passport for a chance to win extra great prizes!
More info: https://www.noblesvillemainstreet.org/new-events

Community• Education • Arts presents @theroundtable
Podcast & video episodes air on Fridays, 4pm
Recordings on First Tuesdays, 6:30-7:30pm
@theroundtable is our Arts-related podcast and short videos series where we discuss the Arts with writers, musicians, and artists of all kinds! All are welcome to sit at our roundtable; our noble knights have no labels, except: Creatives! We often invite some of our online Arts Showcase exhibitors and our NICE and The Polk Street Review participants to @theroundtable, but we also seek participation from folks we haven’t worked with (yet!). Our monthly recording schedule is First Tuesdays 6:30-7:30pm, and each episode is usually about 15 minutes long. Podcast Episodes air on Fridays at 4pm, starting in January 2020. Contact info@cearts.org if you are interested in joining us @theroundtable to talk about your arts-related experiences!
More info: cearts.org

Wednesday Art Classes
Wednesdays Jan 8 – May 27
Caravan Classes Studio, 92 S. 9th Street, Noblesville In. 46060
$5-$15 per class
11-11:30 a.m. Family Art Time   
This art time is geared for toddlers – pre-K kiddos and is a 1/2 hr of art exploration and creative play.  We will be working through the alphabet each week and in a variety of artful ways.
1:30-2:30 p.m. Homeschool Art 
4:00-5:00 p.m. After-school Art 
5:00-6:00 p.m. Teen Art
Students will focus on skill building. We will spend each month doing opening exercises and completing projects that will tackle skills needed for specific areas of art.  For instance, the focus for the first month will be on drawing.  Students will learn about the many forms of drawing and begin a sketch book to reflect this as well as taking home final drafts of their work.  Skill categories for the year include painting, weaving, printmaking, clay work, photography, light and shadow, paper mâché, color theory, wire work, beading, and more.
6:30-7:30 p.m. Adult Art Class
Participants will have a choice between working on a guided project each week or working progressively on a project in a medium and subject of their choice.  The guided project for each will will be announced on social media. 
More info & register: squareup.com/store/caravan-classes or call 765-557-1969, @CaravanClasses

Drop In Art Classes and Workshops
Year Round
Caravan Classes Studio, 92 S. 9th Street, Noblesville In. 46060
Follow Caravan Classes on social media for an updated weekly schedule for drop in hours, open studio times and upcoming workshops, or contact them to plan a private event.
More info: @CaravanClasses or call 765-557-1969

Meyer-Najem Showcase: Jason Kistler
January-March, Mon-Fri. 8a.m.-5p.m.
Meyer-Najem, 11787 Lantern Road, Fishers, IN 46038
Free
Jason Kistler officially opens his travel photography show in Meyer Najem! Over the past 7 years, Jason has experienced an overflow of photographic creativity. This exhibit brings together a selection Kistler’s most celebrated photographs from his travels.
Jan 17, 4-7 p.m. – Please come meet the artist, enjoy special patron discounts on his art, and enjoy light refreshments and wine. All are welcome!
More info: NickelPlateArts.org

 

J.C. Seig
jseig@nickelplatearts.org