Trip Idea

Nickel Plate Arts District

Enjoy a weekend of art, relaxation and sweets with the girls.

Trip Idea Summary

Type of Trip: Girlfriend Getaways, Art & Culture

Region: East, Central

Destinations Included: Hamilton County CVB, Sahm's, Art in Town Hall, Gallery 116, Rita’s Backyard , Tabby Tree Weaver, Crop-A-Doodle-Do, Lisa's Pie Shop, Tipton Community Theatre

Duration: 2-3 days

About this trip idea

Allow 2-3 days.

Grab your girlfriends and enjoy an exciting art adventure in Hamilton County. Nickel Plate Arts offers a variety of arts immersion programs that combine fun classes , delicious dining options and comfortable lodging in a rural Hoosier setting.

Local Art & Food
Start your day in Fishers  with a cup of coffee and a slice of Sahm's famous sour cream coffee cake. Then head to Fishers Town Hall to see Art in Town Hall , a rotating local art exhibit. Ready to buy or make some art? Don’t miss Gallery 116  ! This unique boutique is located in an old bungalow house and offers art, gifts and home decor handcrafted by more than 50 local artists. An art studio in the basement provides a funky setting for many hands-on art classes.

Hungry? Head east on 116th Street to Rita’s Backyard where you can dine al fresco in the outdoor garden or enjoy homemade salads, soups and sandwiches in a converted barn. Open April – December, this scenic garden center and tea room also offers a wide assortment of flowers, gifts and outdoor plants for sale.

Learn a new craft…then relax
Just up the road in Cicero, stop at Alexander’s on the Water for a mid-day treat and enjoy a walk along beautiful Morse reservoir. Further north in Arcadia, schedule an evening class at Tabby Tree Weaver . Master the art of creating fabric on a spinning wheel or loom and take home supplies and educational material if you think it might be your next hobby. When you get tired, Crop-A-Doodle-Do   is the perfect place to relax. Enjoy two nights or more de-stressing in a country farmhouse, eating home-cooked meals, taking advantage of their spa services and creating timeless scrapbooks.

Satisfy your sweet tooth and catch a show
Driving further north, pick up a sweet treat at Lisa’s Pie Shop    in Atlanta. Lisa offers a variety of scrumptious fruit and cream pies and you can even take home a Pie in a Jar to share with the rest of the family. This unique dessert features all the pieces of the pie--including the crust-packed neatly in a jar. End your travels with an evening at the theater. Tipton Community Theatre    offers quality affordable entertainment in a small-town setting and a blend of classic and modern shows to please all audience types.

To learn more and sign-up for classes, visit NickelPlateArts.org .

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Hamilton County CVB

800-776-8687

8greattowns.com

Rita’s Backyard

317-842-0235

ritasbackyard.com

Tabby Tree Weaver

317-984-5475

tabbytreeweaver.com

Crop-A-Doodle-Do

800-317-2767

cropadoodledo.com

Lisa's Pie Shop

317-758-6944

lisapies.com

Tipton Community Theatre

765-675-1682

tiptontheatre.com

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