BUTTER is a multi-day fine art fair organized by GANGGANG that features artwork made by Black visual artists from Indiana and across the country. GANGGANG is a cultural development and creative advocacy firm that works to center beauty, culture, and equity in systems and cities, testing new more equitable models with experiments like BUTTER.
Anchored in Indianapolis, BUTTER honors and amplifies the value and worth of Black artists, serving as a new model for economic justice in the arts and a catalyst for career transformation.
Recently featured in the The New York Times, BUTTER works to exhibit art with proper context, selling or loaning 100% of the artwork and offering 100% of sales profit to each participating artist. BUTTER is responsible for more than $500,000 in artwork sales, maximizing the earnings of 72 artists by giving them all the profit for their work. The impact and message reached 10 million people in just two years.
Taking place over Labor Day Weekend, the 2023 AES Indiana BUTTER presented by JPMorgan Chase and Newfields will be held at the Stutz in the Indiana Avenue cultural district downtown.