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Indpls. In – USA
30+ Black Artists
The Stutz
September 2-5, 2021


Join us on Labor Day Weekend for BUTTER, a multi-day fine art fair that will showcase the works of 30+ Black visual artists from across the country. Competitively produced, BUTTER seeks to push boundaries by elevating Black artists in the national conversation, promoting equity in the arts and the creative economy. Artists pay no fee to participate and will receive 100% of the profit from works sold.

BUTTER will transform the former warehouse of the iconic Stutz building located in downtown Indianapolis.

The Stutz // 1060 N Capitol Ave, Indianapolis, IN 46204

Thursday, September 2 // Preview Night (invite only): 4 – 6 p.m.

Friday, September 3 // Grand Opening: 4 – 10 p.m.

Saturday, September 4 // 11 a.m. – 10 p.m.

Sunday, September 5 // 11 a.m. – 6 p.m.

BUTTER General Admission Schedule

Wednesday, Sept 1

11:00am – 1:00pm
DJ Lady Locks

11:30am – 12:30pm
Keepers of Culture: Dedication in partnership with the Indianapolis Recorder

Thursday, Sept 2

DJ Metronome

Friday, September 3

10:30am – Noon
Young Artist Guided Tour and Sneak Peek. *for students between 4th and 12th grade

4:00pm – 10:00pm
BUTTER open to public

4:00pm – 5:30pm
DJ Wild Woman

15-minute Artist Q&A led by Kaila Austin with Najee Dorsey

5:45pm – 7:00pm 
DJ Solo

Live music by Philia

8:00pm – 8:30pm
DJ Strick

Live music by Ed Lanier

Saturday, September 4

9:30am – 10:30am
Artist to Artist, a talk for professional working artists by Mason Archie
*registration required via Eventbrite

11:00am – 10:00pm
BUTTER open to public

11:00am – 1:00pm 
DJ Soundsbytodd

Black Girls Eating podcast live taping

1:15pm – 3:00pm
DJ Slick Vic

15-minute Artist Q&A led by Kaila Austin with LaShawnda Crowe Storm

Live music by the Brandon Meeks Quartet

4:00pm – 5:00pm
DJ Ferris Booler

15-minute Artist Q&A led by Kaila Austin with Shadé “$hady” Bell

5:15pm – 6:00pm
DJ Cleopatrah

15-minute Artist Q&A led by Kaila Austin with Greg Rose of Haykidd Media

7:00pm – 9:00pm
MELT live music set curated by DJ Grapevine

9:00pm – 10:00pm
DJ Niko Flores

Sunday, September 5

11:00am – Noon
DJ Mr Kinetik

15-minute Artist Q&A led by Kaila Austin with Lyndy Bazile

12:15pm – 2:00pm
DJ Stylistic

The Revival: Testimony Service presented by What’s Good? with Ebony Chappel and Thee Black Card

2:00pm – 3:30pm 
DJ Iman Tucker

3:30pm – 4:00pm
DJ D Ran

Live music by Huckleberry Funk

5:00pm – 6:00pm
DJ Metrognome

Who We Are

Mali Jeffers and Alan Bacon, co-founders of cultural development firm GANGGANG, are the brains behind BUTTER—the couple’s first major art fair. The pair are working alongside a team of expert curators, including Samuel Levi Jones, Sarah Hoover, A’Lelia Bundles, and Braydee Euliss.

Confirmed artists for the inaugural BUTTER Art Fair include:

Amiah Mims

Ashley Nora

Courtland Blade

Deonna Craig


Eldzier Cortor*

Elizabeth Catlett*




Fred Jones*

Gary Gee

Greg Rose

Israel Solomon

Kaila Austin

Kerry James Marshall*

Kevin Johnson*

Kevin West

Khalif Thompson*

Kyng Rhodes

LaShawnda Crowe Storm


Lyndy Bazile

Najee Dorsey*

Rae Parker

Rebecca Robinson

Reginald Gammon*

Richard Mayhew*

Richard Yarde*

Richmond Barthe*

Romare Bearden*

Ronald Walton*

Shadé “$hady” Bell

Tashema Davis

Wadsworth Jarrell*

Wavy Blayne

Will Watson

Woodrow Nash*


*Represented by Black Art in America

Our Partners

GANGGANG has engaged so many creative entrepreneurs and organizations to make BUTTER. Thank you to sponsors AES Indiana, Rachel M. Simon of the Herbert Simon Family Foundation, Central Indiana Community Foundation, Citizens Energy, PNC, One America, Pivot Marketing, Elements Financial, Somera Road, ESL Spectrum, Barnes and Thornburg, Heather Willey, Powers & Sons and Shiel Sexton, One America, Visit Indy, and REA. Production partners include Solid State Midwest,  Aigner Alexander, Black Girls Eating, Indiana Fashion Week, West Elm Indianapolis, Styled by Fei, Rosie’s Gardens, The Revival, Big Car, Grapevine, Buckingham Foundation, and Deckademics. We are so grateful for the support of this inaugural Black art fair in Indianapolis.

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