26th ANNUAL STUTZ ARTISTS OPEN HOUSE
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 26th year, the event attracts more than 6,000 people every year to the 400,000 square-foot former car factory.
Proceeds from the Open House support the Stutz Residency Program. This is one of the largest cumulative grants to individual artists in the state. Since its inception in 1997, more than 30 emerging artists have received one year of studio space and mentoring from professional artists at the Stutz.
Over 60 studios filled with one-of-a-kind artwork will be on display and for sale on April 26 and Saturday, April 27 at the historic Stutz Business and Arts Center, 212 W. 10th St. Scroll down to learn more about this great event.
WHEN: Friday, April 26, 5:30 to 10:30 p.m. and Saturday, April 27, 2 to 7 p.m.
OPEN HOUSE GENERAL INFORMATION
The two-day event on Friday and Saturday celebrates the 26th year the Stutz artists have welcomed guests to the studios where they work all year long. Artists will offer paintings, photography, furniture, sculpture, jewelry and more for purchase.
This is the perfect time to buy one-of-a-kind gifts with artwork prices ranging from $12 to $10,000.
Guests have an opportunity to see creative spaces in this historic car factory, experience the thriving Stutz art community, enjoy live music, make their own art, take a selfie in a Stutz automobile, and tour the turn-of-the-century car factory turned business and arts center. On Saturday, artists will have demonstrations and there will be special events for children.
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.