Noblesville-themed gift shop returning: Help needed to pick official name

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After a successful trial run during the holiday season, downtown entities, including Nickel Plate Arts, the City of Noblesville, Noblesville Main Street and Hamilton County Tourism, have decided to relaunch and keep a Noblesville-themed gift shop.

A grand opening celebration is set for 4 p.m. March 15 at the shop’s home in the former Noblesville Visitor’s Center, 839 Conner St.

“This space will be able to showcase the talent within the Noblesville Cultural Arts District, as well as celebrate Noblesville’s past, present and future,” said Aili McGill, Nickel Plate Arts executive director. “The new shop will be a hub for people to find out about local makers and upcoming area events…We all share a vision for how this space can continue to help Noblesville’s creative economy grow.”

As part of the relaunch effort, Nickel Plate Arts is asking Noblesville residents to vote on their favorite shop name. Find the link to vote on www.nickelplatearts.org and on Nickel Plate’s Facebook or Twitter pages. The contenders for the gift shop’s name are “Love, Noblesville,” “NobleMade,” “Nothing But Noblesville” and “South Alley Shops.” The deadline to vote is March 13.

The shop will open with its spring hours – 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday – and will open early and stay open late during important community events.

The shop will include items from the Noblesville Miller Mall, the online Noblesville Schools apparel and gift shop, as well as other Noblesville-themed gift items from local artists and makers.

Artisans interested in selling their items at the shop Nickel Plate Arts’ exhibits and sales manager, Jessica Lovell, at jlovell@nickelplatearts.org.

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