INDIANAPOLIS — Artists who live in seven counties but who create art in their studios at the Stutz building will participate in the 20th annual Raymond James Stutz Artists Open House April 26 and 27. About 70 artists will open their studios to visitors during the two-day event.
"The open house has become one of the city's rites of spring," said Tom Potter, a photographer and co-chair of the 2013 open house. "This year there's an even more diverse mix of studios and art to see than ever."
The open house is an opportunity to see artwork in the settings where it's created. Artwork ranges from paintings, drawings and photography, to sculpture, jewelry, and furniture. The event also offers a rare chance to see vintage cars on display in the historic Stutz car factory.
Housing the largest group of artists under one roof in the Midwest, the exterior of the yellow brick buildings that comprise the complex have changed little since the Stutz motor car was made here. Located on an entire city block in downtown Indianapolis, the interior of the 400,000-square-foot former car factory has been renovated into studios and office space.
Plainfield's Colleen Murphy will once again participate.
Hours for the open house are 5:30 to 10:30 p.m. April 26 and 2 to 7 p.m. April 27. The Stutz building is at 212 W. 10th St., Indianapolis. Enter Bearcat Alley from 10th or 11th streets.
Free event parking is available in designated lots and free on-street parking can be found on Capitol and Senate avenues and 11th Street.
Tickets are $10 in advance and available at select Old National Bank branches and the Stutz Business Office. Cost at the door is $15 or free for children ages 12 and younger.
For more information, call 503-6420 or visit the website at www.stutzartists.com.