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Maker Faire will include a Kids zone with drop-in art activities from Caravan Classes and a goat petting area from Happy Goat Lucky Yoga.
Photo provided Maker Faire will include a Kids zone with drop-in art activities from Caravan Classes and a goat petting area from Happy Goat Lucky Yoga.
For the fourth year, Nickel Plate Arts will put on Maker Faire, coinciding with the 43rd annual St. Michael’s Church Strawberry Festival. The two partnering events will take place on the Downtown Noblesville Square and spill out into adjacent alleys.
This year’s Maker Faire will feature a record number (over 40) of local artists, craftspeople, and artists selling items at their booths. In addition, a handful of artisans will offer live demonstrations of their techniques.
Nickel Plate Arts’ executive director Ailithir McGill is confident that Maker Faire will have something for everyone: “This is a particularly cool event because it highlights the full range of talents and skills within our creative community and welcomes in those among us who might not fit the traditional art mold. We will have painters, illustrators, and photographers at this event, just like many other art shows, but we also will have people who work with essential oils, people who can make jewelry with salt water and a car battery, carpenters, carvers, and much, much more!”
Maker Faire will include a Kids zone with drop-in art activities from Caravan Classes and a goat petting area from Happy Goat Lucky Yoga.
Maker Faire will take place from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, June 15. This year’s event will offer great shopping opportunities, including last-minute Father’s Day gift ideas like custom woodworking items, comic books, and upcycled record bowls. For families looking for a fun event on Father’s Day weekend, Maker Faire is the place to be.
According to McGill, “This year, we will be adding activities just for kids, so that they can flex their creative muscles and channel their creative energy, and that, combined with strawberry shortcakes and so much to see, makes this a great family event. Many of our artisans encourage shoppers to touch and hold their work, so this will be a great opportunity to introduce your kids to art culture, while letting them explore!”
The partnership between St. Michael’s Strawberry Festival and Nickel Plate Arts’ Maker Faire combine to create a fantastic Downtown Noblesville experience. Ailithir McGill remarked, “Because we do this in partnership with the St. Michael’s Strawberry Festival, there are sweet treats available for everyone, plus the opportunity to also visit the merchants and restaurants around the square to get the authentic, hip-storic Noblesville experience!” For more information, go to nickelplatearts.org.