The Raymond James Stutz Artists Open House continues to illuminate the vibrant art culture and diversity of Stutz artists – and is a favorite among art lovers, families and guests. Now in its 24th year, the event attracts more than 6,000 people every year to the 400,000 square-foot former car factory.
The Raymond James Stutz Artists Open House will also feature live music, food and beverages, classic cars, artist demonstrations on Saturday, opportunities to meet the artists and buy their art.
Guests will get an opportunity to see the work of 60+ local artists in one place at one time, and see where and how their art is created.
Artwork ranges from paintings, drawings and photography, to sculpture, jewelry and furniture. This is the perfect time to buy one-of-a-kind gifts with artwork prices ranging from $12 to $10,000.
Friday night offers a festive atmosphere perfect for adults, while families with children are encouraged to attend on Saturday, when events will include hands-on art activities, a youth art scavenger hunt, and more.
Location and Parking
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.
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 28, 5:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. and Saturday, April 29, 2 p.m. to 7 p.m.
WHERE: Stutz Business and Arts Center, 212 W. 10th St., Indianapolis
(enter Bearcat Alley from 10th or 11th St.). Free parking in specially marked lots.
COST: $12 advance; $16 at the gate; children 12 and under free. Tickets are valid for both days.
INFO: Cathi Wineland, director [at] stutzartists [dot] com | stutzartists.com | (317) 503-6420.