Indianapolis art collectors and patrons are invited to visit more than 70 studios filled with one-of-a-kind artwork on display and for sale at the Raymond James Stutz Artists Open House April 26- 27 at the historic Stutz Business and Arts Center, 212 W. 10th St. Proceeds benefit the Stutz Residency Program.
Started in 1997, the Stutz Residency Program provides studio space for up to two emerging artists. This is one of the largest cumulative grants to individual artists in the state. Since its inception, more than 30 emerging artists have benefited from studio space and mentoring from professional artists at the Stutz. Past residents are now professors, leaders at Indianapolis-based art non-profits, leaders in the national arts community and have works in galleries and museums throughout the U.S. The 2018-19 residents, who will have open studios during the open house, are Johnson Simon and H. Ward Miles.
During the event, Stutz artists and business owners welcome guests to their studios. Guests can browse artworks in creative spaces, experience the Stutz art community, enjoy live music, take a selfie in a Stutz automobile and tour the turn-of-the-century car factory turned-business and arts center.
Times are 5:30 to 10:30 p.m. April 26 and 2 to 5 p.m. April 27. Advance tickets are $16 and are available at the Stutz Business office, 1060 N. Capital Ave., Suite C200, and stutzartists.com until April 24. The tickets are $20 at the door. Children 12 and under are free. Tickets can be used for entry both days.