Interactive arts events happening this week


Fairyville will return for its sixth year at Nickel Plate Arts on April 18. (File photo)


The sixth annual “Welcome to Fairyville” event begins on the Nickel Plate Arts campus April 18 and runs through April 21. Most events are free. See whimsical abodes during the Fairy Home Show, create fancy fairy crafts, attend a fairy tea party and more. See the full schedule and details at


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. A reception is set for 6:30 p.m. May 4. 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.


Throughout the month, Hamilton County Artists’ Association is hosting the work of local artist Sophie Doell at the Noblesville Visitor’s Center, 839 Conner St. The free exhibit is open Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays from noon to 5 p.m.


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 April, the arts organization will feature the works of its director, Ailithir McGill. McGill is an experienced illustrator, having recently illustrated the children’s book “The Owl and the Pussycat.” 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.


For the month of April, Nickel Plate Arts will exhibit the works of Noblesville Schools’ budding Basquiats. Artwork by the area’s elementary students will be on display through April 28. The exhibit, at the Nickel Plate Arts campus, 107 S. Eighth St., is free.


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

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