Each November, Indianapolis arts patrons flock to the historic Stutz building in downtown Indianapolis for the annual kickoff to the holiday season, the Stutz Artists Association Holiday Show. The free event, hosted and organized by the Stutz Artists Association, features the works of more than 40 Indianapolis artists, as well as light refreshments and music. One-of-a-kind artworks are for sale at the Holiday Show, along with jewelry, sculptures, and more, and portions of the proceeds benefit local charities.
Stutz Art Space entry in Indianapolis, IN
The Stutz Artists Association, which exists to promote and encourage its member artists and the Indianapolis art community, is one of the largest associations of working artists in Indiana. The Association created the StutzArtSpace, a 1,600-square-foot visual art center in the Stutz Business Center, in January of 2008, to offer classes and workshops, as well as gallery space, to local artists and Indianapolis residents.
Vintage gas pump art at the Stutz Building
StutzArtSpace is only one of more than 70-plus businesses located in the center, which was created to house small- to mid-sized Indy offices for graphic designers, artists, and creative entrepreneurs. The 400,000-square-foot building’s history dates back to the early 1900s, when Harry Stutz, founder of the Stutz Motorcar Company, built and headquartered his car company there. Stutz, famous for his Bearcat automobile that was built in his three-story factory and raced in the first Indianapolis 500 Mile Race (theIndy 500), was known for his innovative and entrepreneurial spirit, which carries on through the work of the building’s current tenants today.
The Stutz building is home to the Stutz Artist Holiday Show each year
Vintage cars in the Stutz Building add to the holiday atmosphere
The exterior of the Stutz Building in Indianapoils Downtown
Stutz Business Center
1060 N Capitol Av
Indianapolis, IN 46204
For more information on the Stutz Artists Association Holiday Show and the history of the building, go to the Website.