Interactive arts events happening this week

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Nickel Plate Arts’ “May Flowers” exhibit will be on display through May 26. Submitted photo, “Sunflowers,” by photographer Michael Jack)

SECOND SATURDAY

Nickel Plate Arts will host its monthly second Saturday event from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. May 12 at its campus at 107 S. Eighth St. Inspired by its May exhibit, guests can create May Flowers. Nickel Plate Arts will supply instructions and materials to make roses, dahlias, lilies and more. All supplies are included. Parents must accompany children while on campus. Cost is $5 per project.

‘ALL OF OUR BEST EXHIBIT’

Through May 25, Hamilton County Artists’ Association will present its “All of Our Best” judged exhibit of juried artists’ work at The Birdie Gallery, 195 S. Fifth St. The exhibit will be open weekly from 1 to 3 p.m. Thursdays, 1 to 4 p.m. Fridays and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturdays.

CHRISTINE MERCHENT SHOWCASE

Each month, Nickel Plate Arts presents a showcase of artwork by a local artist or art group inside its Stephenson House Gallery. For the month of May, the arts organization will feature the works of Christine Merchent. Her work has been featured in PGA Golf Magazine, The Smart Woman’s Guide to Style & Clothing, From Photographer to Gallery Artist, the iTunes “What’s Hot” list and the Indianapolis Museum of Contemporary Art. The free exhibit is open to the public from noon to 5 p.m. Wednesdays through Fridays and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturdays.

‘MAY FLOWERS’ EXHIBIT

“May Flowers,” Nickel Plate Arts’ May 2018 exhibit, features floral-themed artwork in all mediums from artists of all backgrounds in the Nickel Plate region. The exhibit will be on display in the Judge Stone House gallery space at 107 S. Eighth St. from May 4-26 with most works for sale. The free exhibit is open to the public from noon to 5 p.m. Wednesdays through Fridays and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturdays.

WALT THACKER EXHIBIT

Beginning May 4 and lasting through June 1, the Noblesville Visitor’s Center, 839 Conner St., will feature the artwork of Walt Thacker, from noon to 5 p.m. Fridays through Sundays. The exhibit is free.

BIRDIE GALLERY DROP-IN STUDIO

The Hamilton County Artists’ Association’s Birdie Gallery, 195 S. Fifth St., is open from 1 to 3 p.m. each Thursday for the public to take part in an open studio session. All are welcome, from novice to experienced, at no cost. Come with your supplies and create in the company of others. For more, visit hcaa-in.org.

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