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Meet local artists at Stutz Open House

Meet local artists at Stutz Open House

Support up-and-coming artists at this year’s Raymond James Stutz Artists Open House!

Laura LaForge, Co-President for the Stutz Artist Association, & Amy Carroll, Hand-Painted Porcelain Artist, preview the event and attempt to use gun powder to light portions of a piece of artwork on fire. 

The air vent in the studio happens to be directly above their setup, so we decided to push the table back, and Tracy was able to bring the heat! 

Let there be fire

The Raymond James Stutz Artists Open House invites Indianapolis art collectors and patrons to visit over 70 studios filled with one-of-a-kind artwork on display and for sale on Friday, April 26 (5:30 – 10:30 p.m.) and Saturday, April 27 (2 – 7 p.m.) 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 country. The 2018-19 residents, who will have open studios during the open house, are Johnson Simon and H. Ward Miles.

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$16 advance tickets are available at the Stutz Business office, 1060 N. Capital Ave., Suite C200, and online at until April 24; $20 at the gate; children 12 and under free. Tickets can be used for entry both days.

About the Stutz Artists Association
The Stutz Artists Association is a nonprofit, volunteer organization of artists working in the historic Stutz
Business and Arts Center. The 400,000 square-foot former car factory was renovated in the early 1990s and now houses studios for more than 80 artists as well as offices for various small to midsize businesses. Stutz artists encompass one of the most varied and accomplished artist communities in central Indiana, representing painters of all styles, sculptors, fiber artists, jewelers, photographers, print makers, muralists, furniture makers and many others. For more than 20 years, the Stutz Artists Association has sponsored the Stutz Residency Program that provides free studio space for two emerging artists for a year.