Interactive arts events happening this week



Learn basic crochet from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Feb. 6 at Hamilton East Public Library. Participants will create a small project, which can be used on its own or as the foundation for a larger project. The class will be taught by Emily Wasonga of Love’s Hangover. Registration is required at


Guests of this Hamilton East Public Library program will color and construct a heart-themed, 3-D, papercraft ornament to decorate their own space or to give to a special someone in honor of Valentine’s Day from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Feb. 6. Techniques used are coloring, scoring, cutting and pasting. Romantic music will set the mood as the group creates projects. The class is intended for those 18 and older. Registration is required at


Warm up with hot cocoa and crafts from 6 to 7 p.m. Feb. 8 at Hamilton East Public Library. The event is free but registration is required by visiting

Nickel Plate Arts will host its Valentine’s Day-themed Second Saturday art projects Feb. 10. (Submitted photo)


This Second Saturday event will take place from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Feb. 10 at Nickel Plate Arts and will serve as a Valentine’s Day-themed, drop-in art lab for all ages. The arts organization will offer self-guided art projects ranging from $5 to $10. The event will include four to five different projects and refreshments. Parents must accompany children while on campus.


Join Hamilton East Public Library staff from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Feb. 13 for an acoustic, family friendly open jam session. Guests will play folk, rock, blues, country, bluegrass, pop, or anything else that appeals. Bring your instrument, prepare to sing or just drop in and listen. Registration is not required for this free event but will help determine seating. For more, visit, or call the adult services department at 317-770-3215.


Each month, Nickel Plate Arts presents a showcase of artwork by a local artist or art group inside our Stephenson House Gallery, 107 S. Eighth St. For February, the arts organization welcomes Tori Weyers’ “100 Days of Abstracts” exhibit, a collection of the artist’s works formed during her personal project described in the show title. An opening reception will take place from 6 to 9 p.m. Feb. 17, and the public is invited to attend. The exhibit will be open to the public during regular business hours, from noon to 5 p.m. Wednesdays through Fridays and from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturdays through the month. For more on Weyers and her work, visit


Red is the color of love, among many things, so Nickel Plate Arts thought it only appropriate to devote its February exhibit to exploring the color. The “Paint the Town Red” exhibit will showcase the works of Community Artists from the area. Artists from a wide variety of backgrounds and styles will display works in a range of mediums that showcase different shades of red through Feb. 24. The exhibit will be on display during normal gallery hours, noon to 5 p.m. Wednesdays through Fridays and from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturdays.

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