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Fishers is creative.

The Nickel Plate District, a designated Statewide Cultural District, includes a state of the art amphitheater, The Depot, and a trail. The Depot at Nickel Plate features luxury apartments as well as dining and shopping. The Switch, currently under construction, will bring more apartments, additional retail space, new office space, a parking garage and a town square plaza connecting the train station. The Nickel Plate Trail, located on the Nickel Plate Line, honors the history of the area by incorporating a railroad track stamp on the asphalt, making it both a practical and visually appealing addition to downtown Fishers.

Impact Points


Creative jobs in the zip codes surrounding the Nickel Plate District in 2019. (Source)


Creative industry earnings in the zip codes surrounding the Nickel Plate District in 2019. (Source)


Cultural nonprofit revenues in the zip codes surrounding the Nickel Plate District in 2019. (Source)

four photos of the cultural district

Impact Stories

Jeanette Pomeroy-Parssi was the second Maker-in-Residence in the Ignite Studio. An accomplished artist and teacher, Jeanette is a faculty member at Interlochen in Michigan, where she teaches summer camps annually (she travels to in MI in the summers).

Jeanette recently moved to Fishers from Florida, and did not have many local connections, so she applied for the residency at Ignite to try to connect with the arts community. During her residency, she taught a few classes and developed a network of students and artists that she has been able to leverage to grow her business. Since her residency ended, she has started multiple new classes in nearby locations and continues to cultivate opportunities at Ignite. She has become a leading force in the Fishers area arts scene and we are so lucky that our Cultural District's assets brought her out of the woodwork!

Feeling inspired? Start your journey on the Creative Community Pathway.

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