From 6 to 9 p.m. March 1, Nickel Plate Arts will host its monthly First Friday event for free at its downtown campus, 107 S. Eighth St. First Friday events serve as open houses for guests view current exhibits while also enjoying live music, refreshments and a cash bar at the Judge Stone House Gallery and Stephenson House Gallery. For more, visit nickelplatearts.org.
Artist Showcase: Michael McGuire
Each month, Nickel Plate Arts presents a showcase of artwork by a local artist or art group inside its Stephenson House Gallery, 107 S. Eighth St. For February, paintings from local artist Michael McGuire will be on display. The exhibit can be viewed throughout the month during Nickel Plate Arts’ regular gallery hours, from noon to 5 p.m. Wednesday through Friday, and from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday.
‘Process: Exploring the Healing Power of Art’ exhibit
Each month, Nickel Plate Arts hosts an exhibit showcasing the work of local artists. March’s exhibit, “Process: Exploring the Healing Power of Art,” will take a look at art as a way to tackle tough emotions, grief and mental health. Join Nickel Plate Arts staff for its opening reception from 6 to 9 p.m. March 1, which also will feature live music and refreshments.
‘Loving Large’ exhibit
Through March 29, the Hamilton County Artists’ Association members will again bring the “Loving Large” exhibit to Noblesville City Hall, 16 S. 10th St. Pieces on display will be from artists who enjoy creating large-scale pieces. The exhibit can be viewed for free during city hall business hours, from 8 to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.
‘In the Name of Love’ exhibit
“In the Name of Love” will feature artwork from artists in the Nickel Plate Arts region that explores the sentiments of affection, devotion and friendship. The exhibit can be viewed at Nickel Plate Arts’ Judge Stone House Gallery, 107 S. Eighth St., during normal gallery hours, from noon to 5 p.m. Wednesday through Friday, and from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday.
HCAA exhibit of new, juried artists
The Hamilton County Artists’ Association each year holds an exhibit featuring its new lineup of juried artists at The Birdie Gallery, 195 S. Ninth St. Guests are welcome to view the exhibit for free through the month of February, from 1 to 3 p.m. Thursdays, 1 to 4 p.m. Fridays and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturdays.