The Stutz Artists Association

Culture. Community. Connection.


The Stutz Artists Association is a nonprofit, volunteer organization of artists working in the historic Stutz Building in Indianapolis, Indiana, USA. The organization engages the Central Indiana community through opportunities that support local art and artists.

The Stutz Artists in 2018
Photo - Ed Stewart

The Stutz Artists Association invites you learn more about the association and its artists, and urges you to attend the events they sponsor throughout the year.

Click here to contact the Stutz Artists Association.

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 are photographers, painters, sculptors, silversmiths and illustrators. They vary in age, ethnicities and backgrounds. 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. Click here to access more information on the Stutz Artists Association member artists, including short bios and examples of their work.

Our mission is to engage the Central Indiana community through opportunities that support local art and artists.

Click here for a complete list of Stutz Artists Association members and contact information (in Adobe Acrobat format).


Support The Stutz Artists Association


The Stutz Artists Association is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization. Your tax-deductible donation will help sustain the Stutz Residency program and other programs that connect local art and artists with the Central Indiana community.

Stutz Residency Artists

Congratulations to the 2017 Stutz Residency Artists, Shelby Alexander and Rebecca Zink.

Read all about our 2017 Residency Artists here.

Since 1996, the Stutz Residency program has granted free studio space for a year to local emerging artists. After spending a formative year at the Stutz, 31 Residency artists have gone on to be some of the most accomplished artists in Central Indiana and beyond. The Residency program is funded through proceeds from the Raymond James Stutz Artists Open House. The 25th Silver Anniversary Open House will take place on April 27-28, 2018. Read more about the Stutz Residency Award here.

Residency artists are selected through a selective process and will work at the Stutz from October through September. Applications for the 2018 Residency will be available in May 2018.

Stutz Artists Association Events

The Stutz Artists Association sponsors the Stutz Arts Open House, occasional First Friday Open Studios, and the Holiday Exhibition.

Please visit the Event area of this website for more information.

The Stutz Building

The historic Stutz Business Center is located at 1060 North Capitol Avenue on an entire city block in downtown Indianapolis. The 400,000-square-foot former car factory was renovated in the early 1990s. Its studios and office space are now home to more than 80 artists, sculptors, photographers, designers, architects and craftsmen.

The Stutz Business Center in Indianapolis


The exterior of the yellow brick buildings that comprise the Stutz Business Center has changed little since the building served as the manufacturing headquarters for the Stutz motor car (starting in 1911).

For more information on the Stutz Business Center, click here.

How To Find Us

The main entrance to the Stutz artists' studios for evening events is located in Blackhawk Alley which is accessible from West 10th Street (midway between Senate and Capital) and from Capital Avenue (midway between 10th and 11th Street). During business hours, other entrances are open. See the Google map below or get driving directions.

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