More than 60 artists will open their studios to visitors during the 2016 two-day event. It is not only an opportunity to see the work of more than 60 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. New this year, the Grand Tour of Artisan Autos is an opportunity to see and learn about the vintage and collectible cars owned by Turner Woodard which are on display in this former Stutz Motor Car factory during the Open House. Locations and descriptions of the cars, including the 1914 Stutz Bearcat, will be available at the event entrances.
Visitors will also enjoy special activities such as painting with Wine and Canvas, art demonstrations, live music and food vendors.
The Warehouse, this year’s music partner, is an intimate live listening room music venue in Carmel, which will bring excellent regional and local entertainment to the Open House.
The Raymond James Stutz Art Gallery on the first floor will feature FIRST STOP, an exhibition with sample work from many of the Stutz artists and the recommended first stop for experiencing the Open House.
On Friday, be sure to visit the Yelp Swag Truck near the 11th Street entrance. Check in the event on the Yelp mobile app for a fun photo booth capture. Spread love with Indy Act of Kindness. Write a note of encouragement that will be shared throughout the city.
While Friday's Open House is a high energy party, Saturday's more laid back atmosphere is perfect for a more leisurely exploration of art and autos. On Saturday at 4 pm, we are delighted to present Sarah Urist Green, creator and curator of The Art Assignment and former curator of contemporary art at the Indianapolis Museum of Art. Sarah will talk about "How to Read Art." The Art Assignment, an educational video series produced in partnership with PBS Digital Studios, introduces you to alternative approaches to art-making and the most innovative minds in art today. Traveling around the U.S., Sarah meets artists and solicits assignments from them that serve as open calls for makers across the globe. Since its premiere in 2014, the series has grown to over 100,000 subscribers, has been watched more than 2,500,000 times, and has generated thousands of artworks in response.
Saturday also features demonstrations every half hour in various artists studios. Check out this schedule and watch art being made.
Families are always welcome at Stutz events! On Saturday, families can enjoy free cookies courtesy of Raymond James and children ages 5-12 may participate in an Art Scavenger Hunt. Pick up a form at the entrance and kids who complete the hunt will be entered in a drawing to win gift cards from Prizm Art Supply Store for playing. Children 12 and under are free with a paid adult either day.
$12 advanced sale tickets are available at select Old National Bank locations. Click here for a printable listing of Old National locations selling Open House tickets. Please call the location first, to make sure they still have tickets on hand. Advance tickets are also available at the Stutz Business and Arts Center office (1060 N. Capitol Ave. C200).
Tickets will cost $15 at the gate; children 12 and under free. Tickets are valid for both days.
The Stutz Business and Arts Center is located at 212 West 10th Street on the full city block between 10th and 11th Streets, between Capitol and Senate. Open House entrances are mid-block on 10th and 11th Streets. Check here for directions. (link to interactive map) Parking is FREE in specially marked lots and meter parking is available.
This event takes the combined efforts of many artists, organizers and volunteers. Please consider spending a few hours to help make this year's event the best ever. Volunteer orientation will include a preview tour. Open House volunteers earn free admission and a souviner t-shirt.
Volunteers are needed for:
Set Up - Tues. April 26 @ 5:45 pm - Set up tables, chairs, trash boxes, signs, etc.
Event Days - Fri. April 29 and Sat. April 30 - Most volunteers needed here! Also shifts for set up, photographers,videographers and helping with musicians!
Tear Down - Sat. April 30 @ 6:30 pm - Earn 2 Open House tickets if you work this shift!
We strongly encourage volunteers to attend one of the orientation sesions: Wednesday, April 20 @ 5:45 pm and Saturday, April 23 @ 10:30 am.
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: Tickets will cost $15 at the gate; children 12 and under free. Tickets are valid for both days. $12 advanced sale tickets are available at select Old National Bank locations (call your branch to check before making a special trip!), the Stutz Business and Arts Center office (1060 N. Capitol Ave. C200). You can also click here to purchase tickets online.