More than 70 artists will open their studios to visitors during the 2016 two-day event. It is not only an opportunity to see the work of 70 local artists in one place at one time, it is a chance to see where and how the work is created. Artwork ranges from paintings, drawings and photography, to sculpture, jewelry and furniture.
In addition to being a great place to buy one-of-a-kind gifts with artwork prices from $12 to $10,000,- the event offers a rare chance to see vintage cars in the historic Stutz car factory. Visitors will also enjoy special gallery opening activities such as acoustic music and food vendors.
Information is subject to change without notice.
The 23rd Annual Stutz Artists Open House will be held Friday, April 29, 5:30 – 10:30 PM and Saturday, April 30, 2:00 – 7:00 PM at the Stutz Business Center (212 West 10th Street in downtown Indianapolis). There will be free on-street parking in specially marked lots along Capitol, Senate
Children are always welcome at Stutz events! Saturday's smaller crowds and more laid-back atmosphere make it a more welcoming environment for those attending with children. Children 12 and under are free with a paid adult either day.
The Stutz Artists
The myriad artists who make up the Stutz Artists Association all share the common love of art but widely diverge from there. They work in a variety of styles, from traditional to contemporary. Some have advanced degrees in art, and others advance their art in degrees. Some teach classes and hold workshops, and others mentor one-to-one.
Some produce work that's accessible to a broad audience and sell a large amount of work, while others focus on work that's purely for their own enjoyment. Many of the Stutz artists have artwork in permanent collections at museums, schools and hospitals. Some are regional and even national award winners.
Housing the largest group of artists under one roof in the Midwest, the exterior of the yellow brick buildings that comprise the complex have changed little since the Stutz motor car was made here. Located on an entire city block in downtown Indianapolis, the interior of the 400,000-square-foot former car factory has been renovated into studios and office space. The Stutz is now home to artists, designers, architects, creative professionals and other small businesses. In addition to the Open House, the association hosts monthly First Friday exhibitions and offers a range of classes.
On the outside, the yellow brick buildings that comprise the sprawling complex have changed little since the Stutz motor car was made here. Located on an entire city block in downtown Indianapolis, the 400,000-square-foot former car factory has been renovated into studios and offices. Today the Stutz Business Center is the creative working home of many professionals such as artists, designers, architects, filmmakers and more.
WHAT: Raymond James Stutz Artists Open House
WHEN: Friday, April 29, 5:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. Saturday, April 30, 2 p.m. to 7 p.m.
WHERE: Stutz Business Center, 1060 N. Capitol Ave., Indianapolis Enter Bearcat Alley from 10th or 11th streets. (Free event parking in designated lots and free on-street parking on Capitol and Senate avenues and 11th Street.)
COST: Information coming soon.