East Hampton’s Golden Eagle Artist Supply, the oldest art store in the Hamptons, is closing after the summer, on September 30.
On Thursday, July 4, the store shared the bad news in an announcement, explaining that the building’s landlord has leased the space to another tenant.
The Golden Eagle has been a Hamptons mainstay for just shy of six decades and served some of the region’s most legendary artists, including Jackson Pollock and Willem de Kooning, as well as local and visiting children. The store also provides art classes and a place for emerging East End talent to show and sell their work.
Right now, the Golden Eagle staff said they couldn’t talk much about the closing, or what comes next for the inveterate shop, but there is hope that it may find another home.
Now the question remains, what store or business is opening in the Golden Eagle’s stead and why was it so important for the landlord to drop such a loyal, longtime tenant?
Support the Golden Eagle while they’re still open and go buy some of fantastic art supplies and gifts at 14 Gingerbread Lane in East Hampton. Call the store at 631-324-0603 or visit their website at goldeneagleart.com to buy great products, view some lovely local art or take a class (see schedule online).