By Heather Collins
Nickel Plate Arts will again Valentine’s Day for All Feb 10, 11 and 14 at the Nickel Plate Arts Campus. Events will include live music, art-infused activities and events for singles, couples, children and groups.
Program coordinator Kavita Mahoney said Valentine’s Day at Nickel Plate Arts is no typical “Hallmark holiday” and the art-infused activities go beyond candy hearts and red roses.
Nickel Plate Arts Family Valentine’s Day will be held from noon – 5 p.m. on Feb. 11. The Family Valentine’s Day event will include children activities, crafts and sweet treats. This event is free and attendees are encouraged to come and go as they please.
Nickel Plate Arts will host three Date Night events from 6-9 p.m. on Feb. 10, 11 and 14. Date Night is for couples and groups and will include a wine and beer bar, live music and various Valentine’s Day-themed activities. The cost for Date Night is $10 per activity for two or $50 for two to enjoy all six activities.
Art activities for Date Night include “Pair of Hearts” Jim Dine style watercolor painting activity led by Erin Goodman, “Metal Romance,” a mixed media metal embossing and patina project led byDeanna Leonard, “Photographic Love,” a photo transfer project led by Eric O’ Dell and “Sweetheart Towels,” printmaking project to create “his and hers” themed towels. Date Night will also include “Drum (Heart)beats” a percussion instrument lesson led by Bekah Hutchinson and “Blended” a culinary arts lesson about oil and vinegar blends led by Artisano’s Oils and Spices.
Attendee’s can also visit Nickel Plate’s February’s Temptation Exhibit.
Jazz duo Emily Crapnell and Steven Newby will perform Feb. 10. Cellist Weiqun He will perform Feb. 11 and saxophonist Dane Peterson will perform Feb. 14.
For more, visit nickelplatearts.org. Nickel Plate Arts is at 107 S. 8th St in Noblesville.