Overview

The Art of Business provides artists with tools to build a successful arts business at any level. Our artist businesses classes began as a partnership with the Noblesville Chamber of Commerce and have continued to grow over the years, in part because of generous donations from attendees to our 2018 Anniversary Gala. This year, our business support expanded, thanks to our partnerships with the Indiana Arts Commission and Coverdale Consulting!

The Art of Business
Next Art of Business Workshop
August 21st: Art Supply Resource Fair 7pm to 8pm

August 21st: Art Supply Resource Fair- If you are looking for any variety of art supplies from frames, paints, prints, and more, this Resource Fair will bring in groups and individuals that sell art supplies.  If you are interested in a booth to sell your art supply wares, reach out to Ryan Shelton at rshelton@noblesvillecreates.org. 

     Resource Fair Featured Art Suppliers: Griffy Art Supply, Vintage Adventures Printing

Location: Noblesville Creates (107 S. 8th Street, Noblesville, IN 46060)

Time: Open House from 7pm to 8pm

Parking after 5 p.m.: 4 spots in front of  Noblesville Creates campus, Purple Lot (south of campus), Maple Avenue, or the Levinson Garage (across the street, free for 4 hours)

FUTURE CLASSES
Art of Business for 2024!

2024 Art of Business Plan:

August 21st: Art Supply Resource Fair- If you are looking for any variety of art supplies from frames, paints, prints, and more, this Resource Fair will bring in groups and individuals that sell art supplies.  If you are interested in a booth to sell your art supply wares, reach out to Ryan Shelton at rshelton@noblesvillecreates.org. 

     Resource Fair Featured Art Suppliers: Griffy Art Supply, Vintage Adventures Printing

September 18th: Social Media Brainstorming: Fueling Your Content Creativity- Coverdale Consulting will help artists leverage their creativity to build a vibrant and authentic online brand!  This workshop provides the tools and inspiration to harness the power of social media as a dynamic platform for artistic expression and connection. 

October 16th: Expert in Art of Business

November 20th: Expert in Art Business

 

Please, email rshelton@nickelplatears.org if you want to request a specific topic.

Noblesville Creates Members can receive discounts and priority registration for many of these opportunities!

RESOURCES
Resources for Adult Artists

We’re working on bringing helpful links and documents to you! Email Ryan at rshelton@noblesvillecreates.org if you have a specific request or suggestion!

Art Fair on a Shoe-String by Mark Rouse

Art of Business Etsy Presentation

CONTACTS: Here are some art-loving professionals who can provide helpful services to advance your creative career:

  • Indiana Small Business Development Center: The Indiana SBDC offers no-cost business advising, training, referrals, and a library of cultivated tools and resources to help businesses, from startup through sale or retirement, succeed.
  • Coverdale Consulting: Specializing in communications, marketing and digital, Coverdale is passionate about helping clients accomplish their goals.
  • Casey Patrick, Punch Content: Bridge the gap between your brand and its future customers by leveraging your story.
  • Noblesville Chamber of Commerce: Programs include networking events, seminars and workshops, legislative events, candidates’ forums, business after hours and other events.
  • SCORE: Offers FREE business training  & educational resources to help you start and grow your small business. Our in-person and online workshops are tailored to entrepreneurs at every stage of their business journey.
Resources for Kid Entrepreneurs

Do you have a big idea for a business? Are you creative or artistic? You might have just what it takes to be a Kid Entrepreneur! Even young people can have success selling their artwork and creative ideas. Thanks to a generous grant from Hamilton County Community Foundation, we’’ve compiled a list of resources to help you get started.

Fairs & Markets: Here are some events in Hamilton County that allow Kid Entrepreneurs to sell products:

Kidpreneurs.org, connected to Adam and Mathew Toren’s Kidpreneurs: Young Entrepreneurs with Big Ideas contains resources for business ideas, free guides and blog posts for aspiring young artists.

Artwork Archive is an excellent resource for new business owners. Their site includes free guides, articles and video tutorials for people of all ages. 

For some inspiration, check out this article by Real Simple that showcases the work of young people who have been successful in selling their work!

Get Involved

We’re weaving together the fabric of our community. Add your thread and get in on the art game! Enroll yourself, your friends, or family members in one of our drawing classes. Keep tabs on upcoming class offerings by signing up for our newsletter. Become a member, volunteer, be a teacher, share your ideas for building community around the arts. Contact us to learn more!

Have a great experience? Let us know!

Email info@noblesvillecreates.org with your class feedback!

Event Registration

Visit our calendar to find and register for the event you want to attend.

Sponsors & Partners

Our Art of Business classes and resources are made possible by these great sponsors:

 

You know the value of a picture, so instead of reading 1,000 words, check out photos from past Monday Night Drawing Classes and other drawing adventures.

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Each person, organization and business has a thread to contribute to make the fabric of our community a better place to live. You can share your thread with us by becoming a corporate sponsor. Complete the form here to start a conversation.

Did you know? Nickel Plate Arts is becoming Noblesville Creates!

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