Hidden Gems of Hamilton County

Don’t let winter temperatures keep your creativity cooped up! Winter is the perfect time to experience art – both in making it and learning about it. These two Hamilton County hidden gems will encourage the kids to get crafty.

The Wandering Peacock Gallery

141 S Union St., Westfield


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Inside Westfield’s whimsical art studio and gallery, kids can take a “spin” on the pottery wheel! The Wandering Peacock offers one-on-one, hour-long classes for kids ages eight and above interested in learning the basics of working with clay. For younger children, The Wandering Peacock offers “mommy and me” classes where kids five and younger can make a magnet or Christmas ornament out of clay. All classes are $20 and include the opportunity to carve and glaze your work! Call (317) 385-0994 or visit Wandering Peacock’s Facebook page to book a class.

Nickel Plate Arts

107 S 8th St., Noblesville

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Nickel Plate Arts in Noblesville teaches both kids and adults to celebrate art in all forms, including the quirky and nontraditional. While fine art (painting, ceramics and sculpture) is part of the “roster,” the organization extends to art forms you wouldn’t typically find in a traditional art museum. Music, theater, writing and culinary arts factor into the exhibits and programming Nickel Plate Arts initiates, as well as comic book art, miniature house making, welding, woodworking and more. Check out www.nickelplatearts.org for a full list of winter events and exhibits!

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