24th Annual Stutz Artists Open House, Apr. 29-30, 2016
By Kelly Young
On behalf of Stutz Artists
The largest group of artists under one roof in the Midwest will open their studios and present their work to visitors during the Raymond James Stutz Artists Open House.
The Open House is set to take place April 29-30, 2016, at the historic Stutz Business and Arts Center. The Open House, which began in 1993, attracts more than 6,000 people every year to the 400,000 square-foot former car factory.
This is an entertainment opportunity to engage families, art lovers and visitors alike looking for a weekend event to enjoy in downtown Indianapolis. The Raymond James Stutz Artists Open House not only allows guests an opportunity to see the work of 60+ local artists in one place at one time, it’s an opportunity to see where and how the artwork 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.
New this year, the Grand Tour of Artisan Autos is an opportunity to see and learn about the 28 vintage and collectible cars owned by Turner Woodard which are on display in this former Stutz Motor Car factory during the Open House.
Locations and descriptions of the cars, including the 1914 Stutz Bearcat, will be available at the event entrances. Visitors will also enjoy special activities such as painting with Wine and Canvas, art demonstrations, live music and food vendors.
The Warehouse, this year’s music partner, is an intimate live listening room music venue in Carmel, which will bring excellent regional and local entertainment to the Open House.
The Raymond James Stutz Art Gallery on the first floor will feature FIRST STOP, an exhibition with sample work from many of the Stutz artists and the recommended first stop for experiencing the Open House.
Families with children are encouraged to attend on Saturday, April 30 from 2-7 p.m. This family-friendly event will include hands-on art activities, youth art scavenger hunt, free cookies from Raymond James, and more.
Raymond James Stutz Artists Open House
Friday, April 29, 5:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. Saturday, April 30, 2 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Stutz Business and Arts Center, 212 W. 10th St., Indianapolis (enter Bearcat Alley from 10th or 11th St.). Free parking in specially marked lots.
$12 advanced sale tickets at select Old National Bank locations, the Stutz Business and Arts Center office (1060 N. Capitol Ave. C200) and atwww.stutzartists.com; $15 at the gate; children 12 and under free. Tickets are valid for both days.
Cathi Wineland, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.stutzartists.com or (317) 503-6420.
Proceeds from the event support the Stutz Residency Program, a scholarship that provides free studio space and utilities for emerging local artists for one year. It is one of the largest grants to individual artists in the state.