Butter 2Indy’s own BUTTER fine art fair is back again in 2024, returning to the historic Stutz factory building from Aug. 29 through Sept. 1.

Now in its fourth iteration, this year’s BUTTER fine art fair will showcase the contemporary work of more than 50 Black visual artists from Indiana and across the country, alongside live music and interactive experiences. Those returning to the annual event can expect a new exhibition hall, an expanded retail experience, and plenty of surprise activations to keep attendees engaged and inspired.

“New programming this year will provide a platform for dialogue, exchange, and discovery,” says Deonna Craig, BUTTER Fine Art Fair Director. “With a renewed focus on education and community engagement, we are excited to announce a new partnership with The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis and the return of Collectors’ Club, an intimate, mentor-based effort helping people to build intentional and ambitious personal art collections.”

Originally founded by GANGGANG, an Indianapolis-based creative advocacy agency, BUTTER has welcomed 32,000+ attendees to the Circle City since its inception in 2021, selling a combined total of $749,000 worth of artwork — including 19 BUTTER artworks acquired by nine major institutions for their permanent collections. Dedicated to transforming artists’ mindsets and careers, BUTTER has maximized the earnings of Black visual artists by giving 100% of sale proceeds back to the artists.

“We are delighted that the Indianapolis community and broader region has wrapped its arms around BUTTER, making the fine art fair the experience of the season for its role as a driver of economic growth and justice,” says Malina Simone Bacon, Co-Founder of GANGGANG and BUTTER Fine Art Fair. “This is a big year for GANGGANG and for BUTTER to welcome new artists, cities, partners, and strategies for sustaining both organizations.” 

Tickets to the fine art fair are now on sale at ButterArtFair.com. General Admission tickets are $40, which includes unlimited access to BUTTER on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. Preview Night tickets are $150 for Thursday night and include General Admission with weekend return access. Students under 18 are encouraged to attend on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday for free, no registration required.