They used to make Stutz Bearcat automobiles at the Stutz in a factory setting that was as elegant as it was durable. The Stutz is still elegant and durable, but now, instead of rumble seats, this grand dame of a building is a creative hive for artists and designers. That’s what has made the annual Stutz Artists Open House one of the city’s top arts events, a get-together in a one-of-a-kind setting that will draw thousands to visit the studios of 60 different artists, take in live music, not to mention eat and drink.
Over 25 of the participating artists are new this year and, as always, their work will be for sale. Works will range from $12 to $2,000. This year, the show will include a special dimension as many of the artists have dedicated a work in honor of Kurt Vonnegut.
Admission is $12 for a two-day ticket. Proceeds support the Stutz Residency Program, a scholarship that provides free studio space and utilities to emerging artists. You can visit the Stutz Artists Open House on April 27 from 5:30 to 11 p.m. and April 28 from noon to 5 p.m. Students under 16 are admitted free on Saturday when accompanied by an adult ticket holder. For more information, go to www.stutzartists.com.