Nickel Plate Arts will host the next First Friday event from 6 to 9 p.m. April 5 at its campus at 107 S. Eighth St. The open house-style event will give guests the opportunity to view the latest exhibit, “Protect Our Species,” and hear live music from local musicians. Refreshments also will be served and a cash bar is available. For more, visit nickelplatearts.org.
Sheldon Shalley showcase
Through April 27, Nickel Plate Arts will exhibit works from artist Sheldon Shalley at the Stephenson House Gallery, 107 S. Eighth St. Shalley is a clinical social worker in Indianapolis who creates paintings of images recalled from dreams or meditations. The opening ceremony for the exhibit will take place in conjunction with Nickel Plate Arts’ First Friday event from 6 to 9 p.m. April 5. For more, visit nickelplatearts.org or artbyshalley.com.
‘Protect Our Species’ exhibit
Each month, Nickel Plate Arts hosts an exhibit showcasing the work of local artists. April’s exhibit, “Protect Our Species,” will commemorate Earth Day and focus on art with animals, especially endangered animals, 3-D recycled art and more. An opening ceremony for the exhibit will take place from 6 to 9 p.m. April 5, in conjunction with Nickel Plate Arts’ First Friday event. This exhibit can be viewed for free during regular gallery hours, from noon to 5 p.m. Wednesday through Friday and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday. For more, visit nickelplatearts.org.
‘Mother Earth’ exhibit
The Hamilton County Artists’ Association regularly host two-month exhibits at The Birdie Gallery, 195 S. Ninth St. In April and May, HCAA is celebrating Earth Day, and a new exhibit, “Mother Earth” will feature works from local artists and their interpretation of protecting the environment. The opening reception for the exhibit will be held from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. April 5, and a second reception will be held from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. May 3. The exhibit also can be viewed during regular gallery hours from 1 to 3 p.m. Thursday, 1 to 4 p.m. Friday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. For more, visit hcaa-in.org.