One Night, Three Events! December 7, 2012

Stutz Artists Holiday "Market" - December 7, 5-10 pm

Skip the mall. Bypass the big-box store. Ditch the web. To pick up those truly special and locally made gifts, shoppers can kick off the holiday shopping season at the Stutz Arts Association's "Market." One night only, December 7, 5-10 pm, you can browse and purchase work by approximately 50 artists in a variety of media. Click here for more information.

"Splendor, Mirth and Good Cheer" Exhibition - December 7-28, 2012

IDADA "First In Line" Art Exhibition and Sale - December 7, 6-9 pm

The holiday spirit will flow at the Stutz on Dec. 7, as visitors shop for affordable art and help to kick off a holiday-themed group exhibition.

For the sixth annual "First in Line" exhibition and sale, artists from throughout the city will offer original works in various sizes that are perfect for gift giving at $100 each. Buyers not only walk away with a truly original gift, but they also become a part of the exhibit: When a work is purchased, a photo is taken of the buyer with the work. This photo is then displayed in the place of the artwork, allowing the show to steadily morph into a documentary snapshot show.

Half the proceeds from the First in Line show will go to the artist and half to IDADA, the Indianapolis Downtown Artists and Dealers Association. A nonprofit organization, IDADA will use the funds for its operation fund so it can directly serve the local Indianapolis visual arts community.

The evening will also see the opening of "Splendor, Mirth, and Good Cheer," a holiday-themed show by Stutz artists, in the newly expanded gallery. Works in this exhibit will be available for viewing through Dec. 28.

IDADA directly serves the local Indianapolis visual arts community. www.idada.org

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WHAT:"First in Line" and "Splendor, Mirth and Good Cheer" exhibitions

WHERE: Raymond James Stutz Arts Gallery, 212 W. 10th St., B110 (Enter from 10th Street via alley)

WHEN:  "First in Line" event and "Splendor..." opening reception, Friday, Dec. 7, 5 p.m. to 10 p.m.
"Splendor, Mirth, and Good Cheer" open Thursdays and Fridays, 11 am - 2 pm through Decmeber 28

COST: Free

INFO: www.stutzarts.com or (317) 503-6420

MEDIA CONTACT: Jen Schmits Thomas, JTPR, (317) 441-2487, jen [at] jtprinc [dot] com

Click here for a printable press release document.