Nickel Plate Region-Wide Studio Tour Debuts July 23

Nickel Plate Region-Wide Studio Tour Debuts July 23

Get inside 12 creative havens, presented by Nickel Plate Arts

NOBLESVILLE, IND. — Don’t mind the palette knives, wood shavings and varnish smudges. Artists in the Nickel Plate region are opening up their their working studios to the public during the first Nickel Plate Region-Wide Studio Tour on Saturday, July 23, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Presented by Nickel Plate Arts, the event is the first wide-scale tour of its kind in the community.

Participating artists and studios will have a range of artworks for sale. The tour is a great opportunity for the public to meet the people behind their new favorite sculpture, art gift, piece of furniture, painting or jewelry.

Tourists have two options to participate:

DIY Driving Tour: Pick up or print out a map indicating a suggested route to visit all of the participating studios for free. The map will be available via download at Printed copies will be available at Nickel Plate Arts during regular business hours, and from area partners, artists and organizations throughout the Nickel Plate Region. (To get updates and an alert when the DIY Driving Tour map is available, register for free at

VIP Trolley Tour: The nostalgic and comfortable IndyTrolley will drive a limited number of VIPs to up to 10 studios. Tickets for this tour are $20 and include food and drinks. (Reserve your spot on the VIP Trolley Tour by registering. Click the link at

Participating studios and artists include the following:

  • 10 West in Cicero (featuring a reception for Cicero artists, including Coal Ironworks)
  • Arcadia Arts & Heritage Depot
  • Beth Forst Studio
  • Bundy Ducks
  • Doug Arnholter Studio
  • Gallery 116
  • Girly Steel
  • Greg Adams – Willow Man (may set up at a location other than his studio)
  • Nickel Plate Arts Studio Artists
  • Hamilton County Artists’ Association
  • Logan Street Sanctuary
  • Mr. Muffins Trains in Atlanta
  • Roudebush Pottery

More studios and artists might be added. Visit for updates.

Summer 2016 Nickel Plate Arts Festival

The Nickel Plate Region-Wide Studio Tour is an extension of fourth annual Nickel Plate Arts Festival. The Nickel Plate Arts Festival shines a shared spotlight on hidden gems throughout Noblesville, Fishers, Cicero, Arcadia, Atlanta and Tipton. Bringing together a range of organizations and events under the umbrella of Nickel Plate Arts gives the collective group more visibility and support. Nickel Plate Arts works to help develop, promote and/or execute dozens of arts events.

Ailithir McGill