THE 2016 RAYMOND JAMES STUTZ ARTISTS OPEN HOUSE!
Friday, April 29, 5:30 – 10:30 PM
Saturday, April 30, 2:00 – 7:00 PM
More than 60 artists will open their studios to visitors during the 2016 two-day event. It is not only an opportunity to see the work of 70 local artists in one place at one time, it is a chance to see where and how the work is created. Artwork ranges from paintings, drawings and photography, to sculpture, jewelry and furniture.
In addition to being a great place to buy one-of-a-kind gifts with artwork prices from $12 to $10,000,- the event offers a rare chance to see vintage cars in the historic Stutz car factory. 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.
INFORMATION IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE WITHOUT NOTICE.
The 23rd Annual Stutz Artists Open House will be held Friday, April 29, 5:30 – 10:30 PM and Saturday, April 30, 2:00 – 7:00 PM at the Stutz Business Center (212 West 10th Street in downtown Indianapolis). There will be free on-street parking in specially marked lots along Capitol, Senate
Children are always welcome at Stutz events! Saturday's smaller crowds and more laid-back atmosphere make it a more welcoming environment for those attending with children. Children 12 and under are free with a paid adult either day.
This event takes the combined efforts of many artists, organizers and volunteers. Please consider spending a few hours to help make this year's event the best ever. Volunteer orientation will include a preview tour. Open House volunteers earn free admission and a souviner t-shirt.
Volunteers are needed for:
Blitz Day - Sat. April 2 @ 2 pm - Join artists to "blitz the town" with posters and post cards promoting the Open House.
Set Up - Tues. April 26 @ 5:45 pm - Set up tables, chairs, trash boxes, signs, etc.
Event Days - Fri. April 29 and Sat. April 30 - Most volunteers needed here! Also shifts for set up, photographers,videographers and helping with musicians!
Tear Down - Sat. April 30 @ 6:30 pm - Earn 2 Open House tickets if you work this shift!
We strongly encourage volunteers to attend one of the orientation sesions: Wednesday, April 20 @ 5:45 pm and Saturday, April 23 @ 10:30 am.
$12 advanced sale tickets are available at select Old National Bank locations (call your branch to check before making a special trip!), the Stutz Business and Arts Center office (1060 N. Capitol Ave. C200).
Tickets will cost $15 at the gate; children 12 and under free. Tickets are valid for both days.
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.