May First Friday
From 6 to 9 p.m. May 3, Nickel Plate Arts will host its monthly First Friday. Guests can enjoy live music, refreshments, art and a cash bar. This month’s event also will welcome May’s new exhibits – a showcase of artwork from local elementary school students and a photography exhibit from Christine Merchent. Learn more at nickelplatearts.org.
For several years, Noblesville Main Street has embraced downtown with a unique event, Upstairs Downtown. The first of its seasonal First Friday events for 2019, Upstairs Downtown is a self-guided walking tour that lets people see the second and third floors of downtown’s historic buildings, including both commercial and residential spaces. This event runs from 5 to 8 p.m. May 3 and is $10 per person. Learn more at noblesvillemainstreet.org.
This weekend is the kickoff for the Noblesville Farmers Market, presented by Noblesville Main Street. Markets run each Saturday from 8 a.m. to noon, May 4 through Oct. 12, at Federal Hill Commons, 175 Logan St. More than 80 vendors make up the market each week, offering fresh produce, meat and dairy, plants and flowers, honey, spices, wine, canned and jarred foods, baked goods, soap and other personal care items, jewelry, art, crafts, pet products and more. Learn more at noblesvillemainstreet.org.
Christine Merchant showcase
Through May 31, Nickel Plate Arts will display work from Noblesville photographer Christine Merchent, whose work has been featured in PGA Golf magazine, The Smart Woman’s Guide to Style & Clothing, iTunes’ “What’s Hot” list and more. This exhibit is free to view during regular gallery hours, from noon to 5 p.m. Wednesday through Friday and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday. Learn more at nickelplatearts.org or christinemerchentart.com.
In the month of May, Nickel Plate Arts is celebrating local art in a different way – by showcasing work from elementary-age students from Noblesville Schools art programs. This exhibit is free to view during regular gallery hours, from noon to 5 p.m. Wednesday through Friday and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday. Learn more at nickelplatearts.org.
‘Mother Earth’ exhibit
The Hamilton County Artists’ Association regularly hosts two-month exhibits at The Birdie Gallery, 195 S. Ninth St. In April and May, HCAA will show “Mother Earth,” in honor of Earth Day and springtime, which features works from local artists and their interpretation of protecting the environment. A 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.