Bring a little bit of The End back home from any one of these exquisite local galleries.
The Art Barge
Also known as The Victor D’Amico Institute of Art, the Art Barge is an art education center in Napeague. For years, it has attracted the attention of all types of artists—painters, photographers, sculptors, printers and people of all ages, including parents and children. Throughout the summer, the Art Barge offers classes and workshops in watercolor, pastel, collage and much more in a setting that thrives on the light and atmosphere of Napeague. For classes and the full schedule, visit theartbarge.com. The Art Barge is located at 110 Napeague Meadow Road, Amagansett. Call 631-267-3172 for more information.
Depot Art Gallery and School
Located in the original waiting room of the Montauk Long Island Rail Road Station, the Depot Gallery is run by The Montauk Artists’ Association, a nonprofit organization that offers classes and workshops for adults and kids and works toward restoring the building acquired from the MTA. From August 6–17, the gallery will feature the works of Catherine Silver and Teresa Lawler. A member of the Artists Alliance of East Hampton, Silver uses her background in psychotherapy to inspire her paintings. Lawler was the art teacher at East Hampton public schools for decades, and she currently works in glass fusion. The opening reception is Saturday, August 8 from 5–7 p.m. August 15–17 marks the Montauk Artists’ Association 21st Annual Juried Fine Arts Show on the Green. Gallery hours are noon–5 p.m. daily, closed Tuesday and Wednesday. The Depot Art Gallery is located on 49 Flamingo Avenue in Montauk. To see the full summer schedule, visit montaukartistsassociation.org.
The Eric Firestone Gallery
Just west of Montauk, the Eric Firestone Gallery focuses on breaking new ground with exhibitions that expand the lexicon of contemporary art. Every year, Firestone does one or two themed group shows. The next exhibition, “All Killer No Filler,” runs from August 8–September 6, with an opening reception on August 8 from 6–9 p.m. This exhibition will feature Derrick Adams, a multidisciplinary New York–based artist with practices rooted in Deconstructivist philosophies; Hrafnhildur Arnadóttir, a visual artist from Iceland living in New York; and Rosson Crow, a bold abstract painter, among other fabulous artists. The Eric Firestone Gallery is located at 4 Newtown Lane, East Hampton. Call 631-604-2386 or visit ericfirestonegallery.com.
Montauk Brewing Company
The Montauk Brewing Company was established in 2012 by three lifelong friends. But don’t just come for the local brews—Montauk’s taproom is also a gallery featuring local artists, inviting people who love Montauk, love beer and love art to come together and indulge. The brewery is now open seven days a week from noon–8 p.m. The brewery is located at 62 South Erie Avenue, Montauk. Call 631-668-8471 or visit montaukbrewingco.com for more information.
Outeast Gallery & Goods
Outeast Gallery features home furnishings, works by local artists, textiles, jewelry, fair trade mercantile and more. Owned and directed by Scott Pitches, the gallery puts on shows throughout the year. Currently on view is “Tangible Grounds,” an exhibition paralleling two bodies of work by Grant Monahan from Montauk and Cole Barash from Wellfleet, Massachusetts in an attempt to display similarities between these two unique places on the Atlantic front. The show is curated by Bjorn Iooss and open through August 15. Outeast Gallery is located at 65 Tuthill Road, Montauk. Call 631-668-2376 or visit outeastmontauk.blogspot.com.
Keep an eye out for The Woodbine Collection (previously The Space), a new gallery coming soon. Its future home is 649 Montauk Highway in Montauk. Call 631-238-5338 for more info