Nickel Plate Arts presents a winged weekend of fairy-themed events.
The 5th annual Welcome to Fairyville event will take place April 19 – 22 on the Nickel Plate Arts campus.
“This is not only our way of having some whimsical spring fun, but it also is a great way to connect art and nature for all ages to enjoy. Grandparents and toddlers, millennials and gen-xers, teens and empty nesters can all find a niche for themselves during this event, which is what makes it so magical,” said Ailithir McGill, Director of Nickel Plate Arts. “Walking the trail through Noblesville’s historic neighborhoods and along some beautiful, scenic trails is serene and a wonderful way to welcome warmer weather.”
‘Fantastic Fairies and Where to Find Them’ tea parties will take place April 19 – 22. Fairy tea parties will delve into fairy folklore and feature games, music, winged entertainers, tea and sweets. Toadstool rental for the Fairy Tea Parties is $5 for members, and $10 for non-members.
During Winged Weekdays 12 – 5 p.m. on April 19 – 21, participants can vote on their favorite fairy house during the Fairy Home Show Contest as well as create fairy crafts and tea parties.
Fairy Friday will take place 6-9 p.m. on April 21. Fairy Friday will feature showcase artist Ailithir McGill doing guided fairy-themed illustrations, live entertainment, fairy-themed face painting and storytelling fairies presented by Storytelling Arts of Indiana.
Sprite Saturday will take place 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. on April 22 and will include more Fancy Fairy Crafts, tea parties and face-painting. Children will be able to create their own whimsical craft for $5 each.
The new urban Fairyville Trail will open April 21 – 22. The trail will include a self-guided tour of the 100 community submitted handmade fairy homes.
The Nickel Plate Arts campus is located at 107 S. 8th St., Noblesville.