On Thursday, April 26, 2018 (the day prior to the Annual Open House) the The Stutz Artists Association hosted a fundraiser event for VIP guests. This intimate event gave art collectors the first opportunity to see works created by over 60 Stutz artists and get exclusive tours of their studios. This event raised funds for the Stutz Residency that awards a studio for a year to two emerging artists. The 25th Anniversary Silver Celebration featured live music, complimentary signature cocktails and hors oeuvres created by local chef Neal Brown. Special guest was James Hinchcliffe, driver of the No. 5 Arrow Electronics Schmidt Peterson Motorsports Honda in the Verizon IndyCar Series, who was available for photos and autographs.