ENJOY ART IN NEW WAYS WITH US
BUTTER employs an equitable and reparational process designed to benefit the artists. As such, we do not require a fee for artists to participate, nor do we take a commission on the sale of their work. Open to the public, BUTTER 2 will take place in three new locations along the south side of The Stutz factory building in downtown Indianapolis, including all of 10th Street between Senate and Capitol Avenues.
Mali Jeffers, Alan Bacon, Braydee Euliss, and Sarah Urist Green will serve as curators for the fine art fair, which will include pieces from regional and national artists like April Bey, Kiah Celeste, Julian Jamaal Jones, Will Watson, and more. A’Lelia Bundles, Myrta Pulliam, and Jasmin French will serve as event co-chairs.
• Thursday, September 1: Preview Night, 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.
• Friday, September 2: Opening Day and Night, 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.
• Saturday, September 3: 11 a.m. to 10 p.m., plus MELT 9 p.m. to midnight
• Sunday, September 4: 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., plus Testimony Service at 2 p.m.
The experiential art fair will also include live performances by 81355, a special drum performance by Dorian Phelps and more, in addition to sounds curated by Deckademics and DJ Grapevine and crew at MELT, a multi-sensory Saturday night dance party.
Weekend attendees can expect BUTTER-themed bites and merchandise, as well as artist workshops and historic walking tours of the area with Sampson Levingston on select days. Interactive outdoor installations that encourage connection have been curated by Indy-based creatives Styled by Fei, Manifest State of Mind, and Branded by God. The weekend concludes with a testimony service led by Ebony Chappel and Sarah Jené.
General admission tickets, which include access to three different days and experiences are $35 (guests 18 and under are free). Preview Night tickets (includes Thursday night access) will be available for purchase for $175.