Welcome to Fairyville
Nickel Plate Arts’ 7th Annual Welcome to Fairville event will take place April 17-20 on its campus at 107 S. Eighth St. Programming includes Winged Wednesdays from noon to 5 p.m. April 17-19; Fairy Friday from 6 to 9 p.m. April 19; Sprite Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. April 20. Each day of Welcome to Fairyville also will include Fairy Home Tours on the Fairyville Trail (free) and various fairy-themed crafts ($5 each). For more, visit nickelplatearts.org.
From 1 to 4 p.m. April 20, Teter Organic Farm & Retreat, 10980 E. 221st St., Noblesville, will play host to a free wildflower walk. Take a self-guided tour through the farm’s wooded trail along the White River. Guided tours from the farm’s crew of naturalists also will be available at 1, 2 and 3 p.m. In the case of rain or inclement weather, the walks will be rescheduled for April 28. To learn more, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Third Saturday Comedy Showcase
From 8 to 10 p.m. April 20, Logan Street Sanctuary, 1224 Logan St., will play host to local stand-up comedians. A $5 per person donation is requested. Learn more at loganstreetsanctuary.org.
Sheldon Shalley showcase
Through April 27, Nickel Plate Arts will exhibit works from artist Sheldon Shalley at the Stephenson House Gallery, 107 S. Eighth St. Shalley is a clinical social worker in Indianapolis who creates paintings of images recalled from dreams or meditations. This exhibit can be viewed for free during regular gallery hours, from noon to 5 p.m. Wednesday through Friday and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday. For more, visit nickelplatearts.org or artbyshalley.com.
‘Protect Our Species’ exhibit
Each month, Nickel Plate Arts hosts an exhibit showcasing the work of local artists. April’s exhibit, “Protect Our Species,” will commemorate Earth Day and focus on art with animals, especially endangered animals, 3-D recycled art and more. This exhibit can be viewed for free during regular gallery hours, from noon to 5 p.m. Wednesday through Friday and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday. For more, visit nickelplatearts.org.
‘Mother Earth’ exhibit
The Hamilton County Artists’ Association regularly hosts two-month-long exhibits at The Birdie Gallery, 195 S. Ninth St. In April and May, HCAA is celebrating Earth Day, and a new exhibit, “Mother Earth” will feature works from local artists and their interpretation of protecting the environment. A reception will be held from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. May 3. The exhibit also can be viewed during regular gallery hours from 1 to 3 p.m. Thursday, 1 to 4 p.m. Friday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. For more, visit hcaa-in.org.