Nov 30, 2014

First Jingle Stop

'Tis the season for local art!
This holiday season I will be participating in several exhibitions in several galleries, all of which are great places to find unique holiday gifts.

First Jingle Stop at the Stutz


First Jingle Stop at the Stutz December 5th  5PM to 10PM

The Stutz will be having our annual holiday celebration on December 5th.  Over 50 artists and even a few businesses are participating in this wonderful event.  Many artists will also have their studios open and festively decorated upstairs.  The Raymond James Stutz Artists Gallery downstairs will be having a group exhibition.  There will also be pictures with Santa on the 1914 Stutz Bearcat, food and drink vendors, music, and even carolers.  I will have work both in the gallery downstairs, and in my studio on the third floor E340.  For more information please visit

The Magnificent Amber 5PM to 9PM
I will also have some work at the Harrison Center's annual group show.  This year's theme is Magnificent Amber, and this year's color is: you guessed it, amber.  For more information please visit

Tiny III at 924 Gallery 6PM to 9PM

I will also have a few piece in this year's Tiny III.  This will be my third year participating in this great exhibition.  All pieces in the exhibition are no larger than 6x6x6 inches. This year there are almost 90 artists participating.  For more information please visit

Oct 19, 2014

Irvington Halloween Street Fair

Come visit my booth at the Irvington Halloween Street Fair on October 25th.

Irvington Halloween Street Fair  - Saturday October 25th, 10AM to 5PM

Stop by my booth this weekend at my last art fair for the year.  I will be at the Irvington Street Fair, part of the week long Halloween festivities in historic Irvingtion. There will be over 150 unique vendors, a costume contest, music, and much more. For more information please visit

During the month of October I have been listing one new item to Etsy every day.  To keep up with my daily posting follow me on Facebook and Twitter. Check out my Etsy shop here.

Sep 25, 2014

Rocky Ripple Art Festival

Come visit my booth at the Rocky Ripple Art Festival this weekend

Rocky Ripple Art Festival  - Saturday September 27th, 11AM to 6PM

Stop by my booth this weekend at the 15th Annual Rocky Ripple Art Festival at Hohlt Park. This is my first time participating in this festival and it looks to be a good one.  They have music stages, beer and wine from the Broad Ripple Brew Pub, and a children's activity area.  And best of all, admission is free. For more information visit

Sep 18, 2014

Fountain Square Art Squared 2014

Come visit my booth at Fountain Square's Art Squared.

Fountain Square Art Squared - Saturday September 20th, 12PM to 6PM
Art Squared is all about three events all in one day. There will be an art fair, masterpiece in a day, and an art parade.  I will be participating in the art fair from 12PM to 6PM.  My booth will be on Virginia Avenue right in front of the library.  Stop on by and see some of my latest work.

Jun 18, 2014

Walk Away With Art

I would like to personally invite you to participate in a special event at called Walk Away with Art.  On July 27th from seven to nine in the Raymond James Stutz Artists Gallery we will be hosting an event where everyone goes home with a piece of original artwork. The participating artists are Lydia Burris, Martha Carlson, Bonnie Fillenwarth, Sarah Kercheval, Terri McClatchie, Julie Perigo, and Rachel Steely. Here is how it all works:

Purchase you ticket online on eventbrite.comTickets are $100 for a single person and $150 for couples.  Couples do not have to be ‘couples’ either, bring your mom, your BFF, whoever.

Scope out your favorite pieces in the gallery.  The gallery is open on Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays from 1-5 or by appointment.  If you would like to come by the gallery, please contact me and we can setup a time to meet. There are also some previews of the artwork on the Stutz Artists Facebook page.  I also have photos on my Facebook page.

The main event. On June 27th all the artists will be there to give a short little talk about their work. Afterwards everyone will draw numbers to see who gets to pick the piece they will take home first.  There are 50 pieces of artwork so this event is limited to 50 guests. For more information visit

See you there,
Bonnie Fillenwarth

May 31, 2014

Fishers Art in the Park

Art in the Park - Saturday May 31st, 8AM to 4PM
Art in the Park is back this year with a new location. This year the fair will be located by the new amphitheater next to the Fisher's town hall. The event takes place Saturday, May 31st, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.  The farmer's market will also be taking place in the morning.  


Walk Away With Art
Friday June 6th 6-9PM and June 27th 6-9PM

I will be one of the seven participating artists in Walk Away With Art in the Raymond James Stutz Art Gallery.  On Friday June 6th from 6-9 PM there will be a preview of the artwork hanging in the gallery.  Pick out a few of your favorite pieces and sign up on eventbrite for the Walk Away With Art Event on June 27th.  You will get to hear the artists talk about their work and the best part about this event is everyone goes home with a piece of original artwork.  Individual tickets are $100 and couples are $150.  Hurry, this event is limited to 50 lucky people. For more information please visit

Apr 23, 2014

2014 Raymond James Stutz Artists Open House

I would like to formally invite you to the 21st Annual 2014 Raymond James Stutz Artists Open House.  Below are some questions and answers about this event.  For more information please visit

What is the Stutz Open house?
The Stutz Open House is an annual event held every April. The open house is a fundraiser for the Stutz Artist Association Residency Program which gives free studios to a few emerging artists for an entire year.  The open house started out years ago with just a few artists inviting their friends and patrons over for a small party and has now grown into a two day event with around seven thousand people attending every year.  This year there will be over seventy artists participating as well as many businesses.

What are the dates and times for the open house?
This year the open house will be Friday, April 25th and Saturday, April 26th.  The doors open Friday at 5:30PM and close at 10:30PM.  On Saturday, doors open at 2:00PM and close at 7:00PM.

Where and what is the Stutz Building?
The historic Stutz Building is located in downtown Indianapolis at 1060 N. Capital Ave.   The building is so huge it takes up a whole city block.  It is between 10th and 11th Streets and Capital and Senate Avenues. 
The Stutz building is a historic car factory in downtown Indianapolis.  The Stutz Motor company produced many different types of cars including racing cars at could be seen during the Indianapolis 500.  Today, many businesses and artists call the building home.  However, there is quite the vintage car collection that fills up a room on the second floor and also scattered throughout the building.

What all is there to see and do at the Open house?
There are over seventy artists who will have their studios all neat and tidy with artwork on display for purchase. There will also be musical entertainment throughout the building as well as many food vendors.  This year there will be hands-on activities thanks to Wine and Canvas (Cookies and Canvas for the kiddos). 
In the Stutz Art Gallery on the first floor of the building, there will be “First Look” which is an art exhibition that features at least one piece of artwork from every artist participating in the open house. The exhibition opens on April 4th from 5:00 to 9:00PM and runs through the end of the month.  The gallery is open 1-5PM Thursday and Friday and will also be open during the open house.  This is a great way to preview which artists you would like to visit first.

What kind of artwork will there be?
The Stutz building houses the most artists in one building in the Midwest.  This means there will be lots of art and lots of different kinds of art.  There are painters, sculptors, photographers, jewelry makers, textile and fabric artists, artists who work with steel and other heavy duty metal, furniture makers, and many more.   Prices of artwork can range from $10 to $10,000.

Where is your studio?
My studio is E-340 on the third floor right in the middle of the E building.  Upon entry to the open house, you will receive a map of the entire building with the location of all the artists’ studios and businesses.  It is a very big building with lots to see, and there will be many volunteers placed throughout the building to help you find what you are looking for.  Many art lovers attend both days to make sure they don’t miss anything.

What will you have new this year?
I have been busy creating work inspired from women throughout history this year. I also have some limited edition prints available this year. To get a preview of my work please visit my website  You can also see my works in progress on my blog  And if that is not enough, you can follow me on Facebook, Twitter, and on Instagram.
 If you would like to purchase artwork prior to the open house, I still have my Etsy shop up and running.  Etsy is an online marketplace for artisans selling handmade items.  This is a great way to make easy purchases through Paypal.

How much does it cost?
Tickets cost $15 the day of the event.  They are $10 in advance form Old National Banking Centers or the Stutz Business Center Office (317)488-7373. You can also purchase tickets online for $14 at Children twelve and under will receive free admission with a paying adult.  Saturday re-entry is free with the previous day’s ticket stub.

Will there be parking?
There will be plenty of parking available.  There is street parking all the way around the building and parking in specially marked lots for this huge event, and best of all it is free.

                                                                                                Hope to see you this year, 

                                                                                                Bonnie Fillenwarth