It’s a couple months early, but it’s time to start planning for the Stutz Artists Association and their 18th annual open house, April 29 and 30, 2011.
During the open house, more than 70 artists will open their studios to visitors, letting them get a look to see where and how their work is created. Paintings, drawings, photography, sculptures, jewelry, and furniture are some of the offerings guests will be able to see and buy. You can also enjoy acoustic music and try some of the different food vendors.
But if you’re a gearhead instead of an art-head, you’ll also get to see several vintage cars in the historic Stutz car factory.
Advanced sale tickets are $10 at Old National Bank branches, and the Stutz Business Office. Otherwise tickets are $12 are at the door. Re-entry tickets on Saturday are $8 with Friday’s ticket stub. Admission for children is the same as admission for adults on Friday night, and children 16 and under free on Saturday.
It’s a worthy cause, because all 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.
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 StutzArtSpace gallery.
Friday, April 29, 5:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.
Saturday, April 30, 2 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Stutz Business Center, 212 W. 10th St., 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.)