A FINE ART FAIR
FOR EQUITY

Join us Labor Day Weekend for BUTTER 2, a multi-day fine art fair showcasing the works of more than 50 Black visual artists from across the country. Back by popular demand, BUTTER invites guests to see and experience art in new, more equitable ways, pushing boundaries by elevating Black artists in the national conversation.

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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.

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, Manifest by Ky, Purpose Projxs, Styled by Fei, 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.

Who We Are

GANGGANG is a cultural development firm that activates the creative economy to center beauty, equity, and culture in cities. Mali Jeffers and Alan Bacon, co-founders of GANGGANG, are the brains behind BUTTER, the couple’s first fine art fair. This year, the pair is working alongside a team of expert curators and partners to make the magic happen.

CURATORS: Mali Jeffers, Alan Bacon, Braydee Euliss, Sarah Urist Green

PARTNERS: Solid State Midwest, Deckademics, Styled by Fei, Purpose Projxs, Manifest by Ky, Branded by God, BessiakeVision, Ash + Elm

Schedule

OVERVIEW

Thursday, Sept. 1
4 pm to 7 pm: Preview Night

Friday, Sept. 2
11 am to 10 pm: BUTTER Opening Day and Night

Saturday, Sept. 3
11 am to 10 pm: BUTTER
9 pm to Midnight : MELT

Sunday, Sept. 4
11 am to 6 pm: BUTTER

For a full schedule and glimpses at featured programming check out the SCHEDULE page.

Our Sponsors

TITLE SPONSOR:
AES Indiana

PRESENTING SPONSOR:
J.P. Morgan Chase

TOP SPONSORS:
Allen Whitehill Clowes Charitable Foundation
The Indianapolis Foundation
OneAmerica

ADDITIONAL SPONSORS:

Barnes & Thornburg
Black Onyx Management
Browning
Buckingham Companies
Buckingham Foundation
Elements Financial
Eskenazi Health
Griffith Family
Herron School of Art + Design IUPUI
Indiana University Health
Indy Arts Council
Kite Realty
Mays Chemical
Maywright Property Co.
Meridian Foundation
NFP
PNC Bank
Rachel Simon and Jennifer Simon
SomeraRoad
The National Bank of Indianapolis
Visit Indy

IN-KIND SPONSORS:

Amelia’s
Ash & Elm Cider Co.
AGT Catering
Birdie Brown
Brehob Nurseries
CityWay
Conrad Indianapolis
Create.Connect.Collab
Hi & Mighty
Indianapolis Recorder
IndyGo
Join
Liberty Tire Recycling
Newfields
OUTFRONT Media
Pivot
Plug
Red Bull
Sip & Share
Solid State
Sullivan’s Hardware
SunKing
Uncle Nearest
Where’s Mike G?

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