For the second year in a row, the Penrod Society and Stutz Artists Association are partnering to host Lewis Wagner LLP’s 2nd Annual Magic in the Making presented by The National Bank of Indianapolis. Over 40 artists will open their studios and be working to give guests a first-hand look at the artistic process.
The evening will feature hands-on art activities, food, cocktails and musical entertainment featuring Josh Kaufman, season six winner of NBC’s The Voice. The event is a progressive experience that starts with the fourth-floor artists’ studios at the Stutz building. Guests will make their way into the second floor Car Room where they can see Turner Woodard’s car collection, hear music and enjoy cocktails served from the antique Canterbury Hotel bar. Event proceeds benefit the two local non-profit arts organizations.
Date: Friday, March 6, 2020
Time: 6 to 11 p.m.
Place: The Stutz Business and Arts Center at 1060 N. Capitol Ave. with complimentary parking in the Capitol Avenue or 11th Street lot.
Tickets: Event tickets are: $50 individual, $90 couple, $180 group of four or
$400 for a group of ten, and can be purchased at Eventbrite.
About the event and collaboration
The collaboration between two of central Indiana’s prominent arts organizations will offer patrons 21 and over unique access to see how more than 40 Stutz artists create their works. Artists will be working in their studios, be available to answer questions about their craft and have artworks available for purchase.
“This new partnership with Stutz Artists created a successful evening last year. We’re building on that success with a fantastic event that will give guests a behind the scenes look at how artists create their works coupled with great music, food and drink,” says Ryan Evans Penrod Society Chairman.
Art being created in studios will include oil and watercolor paintings, porcelain painting, sculpture, jewelry and more. “This event is a prelude to our annual Open House coming up in April,” says Stutz Artists Association Board President Amy Carroll. “Our member artists are creating artworks now to be ready for the Open House. Magic in the Making is a sneak peek experience for guests to see what’s coming.”
Magic in the Making experience
The Indy Jazz Fest hand-selected musical entertainment for the evening that will include headliner Josh Kaufman, season six winner of NBC’s The Voice. Musicians also feature Kyle Long, The Doo, Jared Thompson and Premium Blend Jazz, Charlie Ballantine ft. Amanda Gardier, Bashiri Asad Quartet, Native Sun and DJ Helicon. For detailed information on participating artists and musician performance times visit the Stutz Artists Association website.
Food and beverage experiences include Maker’s Mark, Tito’s Handmade Vodka and Daniel’s Vineyard, as well as a complete open bar made possible by Republic National Distributing Company, MillerCoors, Heineken, Yuengling, and Monarch Beverage. Ride sharing or having a designated driver is recommended.
Space for the event is limited and pre-purchasing tickets via Eventbrite is recommended. Regular updates and sneak peaks of featured artists can be viewed by following @penrodartsfair on Instagram or through the Stutz Artists Association social media.