Enjoy art, Music & Food at the Stutz Artists Open House

Stutz Art OPen HouseEnjoy art, music, food and more at the historic Stutz building in downtown Indianapolis as the Stutz Artists Open House takes place Friday, April 26 through Sunday, April 27.

The 2013 event, which marks its 20th anniversary, will showcase the talents of over 70 artists who will open their studios to the public. It is a great place to see art, buy a one-of-a-kind gift, and even check out the see beautifully-restored, vintage cars inside an historic, 400,000-square-foot former car factory. Food vendors will be on-site, and the Stutz organization will provide ice cream to children. It all takes place before a backdrop of relaxing, acoustic music.

Stutz Artspace GalleryWhat Makes This Different

When Turner Woodard worked with a handfull of local artists to host an open house in 1993, it was just art, beer and friends. Fast forward a few decades and the event now attracts several thousand art lovers each year.

Unlike your typical art gallery or art fair, the Stutz Artists Open House affords a glimpse into the actual production of the art, which is both literally and figuratively born in these very studios. A wide range of artistic genres will be on display, from drawings, furniture and jewelry to paintings, photography and sculpture. These are talented, and in many cases, award-winning artists whose art can be found in permanent collections in museums, schools and healthcare facilities.

About the Artists

Stutz Artspace GalleryWhile all open house artists share a talent for, and love of, art, they pretty much diverge from there. Some focus on very accessible, mass-culture type art, while others prefer a more contemporary or even Avant-guard style. Some are just natural-born artists who don’t need a degree to know they’re good; while others have chosen to pursue a more formal understanding of art. Many offer art instruction in the form of classes, workshops and private, one-on-one tutoring.

Support a Good Cause

Not only is the open house a chance to get out of the house and do something interesting, it is a great way to support the local art scene. Proceeds from the event help fund the Stutz Residency Program, a scholarship assists individual artists by providing free studio space and utilities.

Event Info:

  • Friday, April 26 through Sunday, April 27
  • Stutz Business Center, 212 W. 10th St., Indianapolis
  • Tel. 317-503-6420
  • Website