Aili McGill

Member Since 2022

Aili McGill

Executive Director

Nickel Plate Arts


I am the director for this new, wonderful arts organization that is working to promote arts and cultural efforts in six communities in Central Indiana. I collaborate with artists, community members, and other key constituents to ensure that there are always multiple, low-barrier ways to engage with the arts in these six towns! Specialties: I specialize in organizational leadership and change management. In regards to my Museum Studies degree, I have extensive expertise in staff management, museum theater and 1st-person historical interpretation, as well as conducting and applying guest research to new and existing experiences. I also have a strong background in improvisational theater and organic gardening. Finally, I am an experienced illustrator and am currently working on an exciting project that I plan to launch in late 2016 or early 2017.


  • Museums
  • History
  • Nonprofits


February 28th, 2023

11 Ways to Find Inspiration When Running Your Business

Business inspiration can come from any number of places, and sometimes it's the last place you'd expect.

January 17th, 2023

Six Ways Art Lovers Can Help the Arts Thrive

There are many ways that we, as individuals, can advocate for the visual and performing arts in our own backyards, tone down partisan rhetoric and invite our neighbors and peers to share in the amazing benefits of the arts.

January 13th, 2023

12 Effective Ways to Gain and Build Trust With a New Business Partner

As with any other relationship, trust between business partners is paramount for mutual success.

January 11th, 2023

14 Important and Worthwhile Goals Companies Should Set for 2023

Setting relevant and meaningful goals for your company will motivate employees and help boost business overall.


Nickel Plate Arts

Nickel Plate Arts is an art center created by the Hamilton County Convention and Visitors Bureau that supports, promotes and provides outstanding arts experiences in six communities along the Nickel Plate Railroad in Hamilton County. We offer great experiences for art lovers, artists, students and corporate partners who care about the arts! Our main campus is located in downtown Noblesville at 107 S 8th Street. Nickel Plate Arts invites you to start your adventure here at the main campus and learn about the art class offerings, visit the gallery, meet artists in their studios, and discover art-based activities happening regularly. Then explore art events taking place in Fishers, Noblesville, Cicero, Atlanta, Arcadia and Tipton, too.


  • Promote Art
  • Art Classes
  • Experiences for Art Lovers