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17th Annual Stutz Artists Open House April 23 and 24

The 17th Annual Stutz Artists Open House will arrive soon, and Indianapolis art aficionados are all aquiver with artful anticipation. (Yeah, that’s right. I went for the easy alliteration.)

There are more than 70 local artists who have been putting up art, cleaning up their studios, and getting ready for the thousands of guests who show up to this annual event.

I hate to admit it, but I’ve never even been to the Stutz building. I’m planning on going this year. The building is a 400,000 square foot car factory that was renovated into artist studios and officers, and I wanted to see how it compares to Louisville’s Mellwood Art Center, a former slaughter house that was converted into artist studios and officers. (I was there earlier this week visiting a friend, and was amazed at what they had done with the place.)

Admission is $10 from Old National Bank centers, or you can pay $12 at the gate (kids 16 and younger are free on Saturday only). Proceeds from the fair will support the Stutz Residency Program, which gives free studio space and utilities for emerging local artists.

The event runs from Friday, April 23, 5:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. and Saturday, April 24, 2 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Stutz Business Center, 1060 N. Capitol Ave. (Free parking at specially marked lots; enter from 10th or 11th streets.) Visit the Stutz Artists website for more information.

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