Thursday, April 26, 2018, 6:30 - 10:00 pm
New this year is the special Silver Celebration & Art Preview event on Thursday, April 26, from 6:30 - 10:00 pm. This intimate event will give art collectors a personal preview experience. Guests will be the first to see art in more than 60 studios, have one-on-one time with the artists, and see artist demonstrations.
The silver anniversary themed event will feature complimentary signature cocktails and accompanying hors oeuvres with live music and silver décor. The event is presented by the Woodard VanRiper Family Foundation and the Stutz Business and Arts Center. Cost is $100 per person by April 6, $125 per person if purchased April 7 or later.
WHAT: Silver Celebration & Art Preview
WHEN: Thursday, April 26, 6:30 to 10 p.m.
WHERE: Stutz Business and Arts Center, 212 W. 10th St., Indianapolis Complimentary valet parking available. Free parking in the parking lot at 10th Street. and Capitol Avenue.
COST: Preview party $125 per person, $100 per person if tickets purchased by April 6.Purchase tickets here.
Open House General Information
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 25th 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 and Silver Celebration 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.
The two-day event on Friday and Saturday celebrates the 25th year the Stutz artists have welcomed guests to their studios where they work all year long. The artists and building will be decked out in silver to celebrate the anniversary. Each artist is creating a work of art inspired by silver to be featured in their studio. 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 children can participate in a scavenger hunt.
Open House tickets
Currently $12 Open House advance tickets (buy before April 26) are available at the Stutz Business office, 1060 N. Capital Ave., Suite C200, and soon will be available for online purchase here. Tickets are $16 at the gate; children 12 and under free. Tickets can be used for entry both days.
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 27, 5:30 to 10:30 p.m. and Saturday, April 28, 1 to 5 p.m.
WHERE: Stutz Business and Arts Center, 212 W. 10th St., Indianapolis
(enter Bearcat Alley from 10th or 11th St.). Expanded free parking located in specially marked lots
surrounding the building.
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.