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.
The Historic Stutz Business and Arts 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 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).
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.
Any lease-holding or studio-sharing artist may become a member of SAA by paying the annual membership fee by January 15th in full and on time. Membership is granted to individuals only. Studio-share groups or partnerships may not share a membership. Residency artists are granted a year-long membership with their award. The board of directors may modify or expand qualifications for memberships and/or fees at any time it deems necessary.
Membership Fee revenue will be used to cover the cost of organizational expenses outside of those associated with the Spring Open House, Holiday Open House, First Friday Open Studios and Residency Program. Organizational expenses include, but are not limited to the new website design and ongoing updates, social media and advertising, and administrative expenses.
Membership dues are $100 ($8.33/mo) paid in-full annually, on or before January 15th. The 3% “tax” added on covers the PayPal fees.Pay Now
First Friday Fee is $50 (plus 3% fee).Pay Now
SAA Member fee for the 2019 Open House is $150Pay Now
Non-member fee for the 2019 Open House is $300Pay Now
Business fee for the 2019 Open House is $300Pay Now