WHAT: Stutz Artists Open House
WHEN: Friday Night: April 27, 5:30-10:30 pm.
Saturday Day: April 28, 2- 7 pm.
WHERE: Stutz Business Center, 1060 N. Capitol Ave., Indianapolis Enter Bearcat Alley from 10th or 11th streets. (Free event parking in designated lots and free on-street parking on Capitol and Senate avenues and 11th Street.)
COST: $10 in advance, $12 at the gate, with a special $8 Saturday re-entry with Friday's ticket stub, Saturday only kids 16 and under are free. Advance tickets are available at Old National Banking Centers and the Stutz business office.
INFO: 317-503-6420 and http://www.stutzartists.com/openhouse.html
You've heard of it if you like art and you live in Indy. The palatial Stutz Building opens wide to show you 70+ working artists studios! This is the 19th year of this show and gets better with age!
Voluta is fortunate to be part of the Stutz Artist Association (SAA). This is a group of some of the hardest working, studio laboring, authentic artists in the state. Voluta hasn't had much time to give to the SAA but we can at least bring folks to the door of the Open House. The SAA has their own gallery (voted best by NUVO ) and has a quiet but large impact on the local art scene. We want to make some noise about it!
Voluta Tattoo will open our Fine Art Space inside the building which you can't miss if you enter from either official entrance. We will be meeting and greeting, showing off our tattoo prints and our Fine Art, and will be selling a few fun prints and creations. Delicious snacks provided by the lovely Chef Lisa of SavoringThyme.org! Please stop in to visit…and maybe see some live tattooing in our tattoo studio just down the hall?? Hmmm...
See photos from past Stutz Open House events below.
From the SAA website:
The open house began in 1983 when a few artists in the building threw some ice and beer in a kiddie pool and invited some friends. More than 5,000 art lovers now attend the event annually, and artists collectively sell more than $250,000 in artwork over the two-day period.
Visitors wander the historical car factory building and venture into the studios of more than 70 artists. 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, the event offers a rare chance to see vintage cars in the historic Stutz car factory. Visitors also enjoy special gallery opening activities such as acoustic music and food vendors.
General admission is $12, and proceeds support the Stutz Residency Program, a scholarship that provides free studio space and utilities for emerging local artists. It is one of the largest grants to individual artists in the state. Advanced sale tickets are available for $10 at the Stutz Business Office.
The Stutz Artists Association is the largest association of working artists in Indiana. It exists to encourage its member artists and to promote their work. In addition to the Open House, the association hosts monthly exhibitions and First Friday openings in its SRUTZARTSPACE gallery.
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.