Planning is well underway for the Stutz Artists Association’s largest art event, set to take place April 24 and 25 at the historic Stutz Building. More than 70 artists will open their studios and present their work to visitors during the 2015 two-day event. The Stutz Open House, which began in 1993, attracts more than 6,000 people every year to the 400,000 square-foot former car factory.
Stutz artists Myra Perrin and Wendy Franklin gave us some insights into their unique pieces. Myra works metal into three dimensional forms while Wendy layers wool to create a unique textures. Both of these artists will be participating in the Open House that not only allows guests an opportunity to see the work of 70+ local artists in one place at one time, but is ian opportunity 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. Visitors will also enjoy special activities such as painting with Wine and Canvas, demonstrations, acoustic music and food vendors.
Families bringing children are encouraged to attend Saturday, 2-7 p.m., where they will enjoy family-friendly entertainment, hands-on art activities, youth art scavenger hunt, free ice cream from Raymond James, and more. New this year on Saturday will be demonstrations by Stutz artists.
Hours are Friday, April 24, 5:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. Saturday, April 25, 2 p.m. to 7 p.m.
The Stutz Business Center is located at 212 W. 10th St., Indianapolis (enter Bearcat Alley from 10th or 11th St..) Free parking is available in specially marked lots.
The cost is $12 advanced sale tickets at select Old National Bank locations and the Stutz Business Office (1060 N. Capitol Ave C200.); $15 at Eventbrite; $15 at the gate; children 12 and under free. Tickets are valid for both days.
For more information visit their website at www.stutzartists.com or call (317) 503-6420.
Proceeds from the event support the Stutz Residency Program, a scholarship that provides free studio space and utilities for emerging local artists for one year. It is one of the largest grants to individual artists in the state.