The Raymond James Stutz Artists Open House 20th Anniversary!
The Stutz Artists Association held its 20th annual open house April 26 and 27, 2013.
Click here for a printable press release.
Click here for the 2013 Frequently Asked Questions document.
Click here for a printable postcard.
Click here for a printable flyer.
Click here for the parking map.
Click here for the first half of the program booklet. (large file)
Click here for the second half of the program booklet.(larger file, be patient)
More than 70 artists opened their studios to visitors during the two-day event. It was not only an opportunity to see the work of 70 local artists in one place at one time, it was a chance to see where and how the work is created. Artwork ranged 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 also enjoyed special gallery opening activities such as acoustic music and food vendors.
The 20th Annual Stutz Artists Open House was held Friday, April 26, 5:30 pm to 10:30 pm and Saturday, April 27, 2:00 pm to 7:00 pm at the Stutz Business Center (1060 N. Capitol Avenue in downtown Indianapolis). There was free on-street parking in specially marked lots along Capitol, Senate Avenues and 11th Street.
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. On Saturday, the Herron School of Art & Design Community Outreach Program provided a hands-on art experience for children of all ages. There was also a display of art by the Herron “Saturday School” students. Our corporate sponsor, Raymond James, provided ice cream. All these events took place at the east end of Hall C on the 3rd floor.
Tickets were available for $10 in advance from Old National Banking locations in Indianapolis and the Stutz Business Office. Advance sale tickets are were available online for $14. Tickets were available for$15 at the gate. Kids 12 and under are free with a paid adult. Guests can return Saturday with their Friday ticket stub at no additional charge.
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 26, 5:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. Saturday, April 27, 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: $10 in advance at Old National Banking locations in Indianapolis and the Stutz Business Office, $14 online here, $15 at the gate, kids 12 and under are free. Guests can return Saturday with their Friday ticket stub at no charge