Nickel Plate Arts to display elementary student work


Noblesville Schools student art will be on display from April 6 to 27. (Submitted photo)

Some young artists will have a chance to display their artwork at Nickel Plate Arts next month.

The exhibit highlights work by elementary-aged students in the Noblesville Schools system.

“When Nickel Plate first started, it was supposed to be about promoting a small group of professional artists who have studios here,” Nickel Plate Arts Executive Director Aili McGill said. “We still want to do that, but as we’ve grown, we really realize we need to be more about the entire community and fostering creativity at all levels. This exhibit gives us the perfect opportunity to do that by inviting in some younger artists from the community to display their work here and start learning what it’s like to display their work, to work with a gallery and be part of a gallery.”

The Young Artists’ Showcase began in 2013. Items are chosen by Noblesville Schools’ elementary art teachers. The show will be April 6 to 27.

“What I like about it best is it brings so much energy and color and creativity to the gallery,” McGill said. “One of the things we get comments on a lot with this show is young artists tend to often not be worried about the official rules of art, and so we see things that are truly unique in the gallery. It’s not stuff that is unprofessional, it’s just creative because these kids often haven’t encountered any kind of traditions of art or art that appears in a gallery, so that makes it fun.”

A reception for the showcase is scheduled for 6 to 9 p.m. April 6 at Nickel Plate Arts, 107 S. Eighth St. For more, visit

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