Hamptons art enthusiasts, get ready for the 2016 summer season with three returning East End fairs—ArtHamptons, Market Art + Design, and Art Southampton. Drawing large crowds, these events are sure to inspire art collectors locally and abroad.
Lumber Lane Reserve, Bridgehampton
The annual ArtHamptons event, the region’s original and longest-running art fair, is going into its ninth year, and will be hosting more than 70 sellers from the U.S. and around the world, attracting 15,000 attendees. The fair showcases work from emerging artists and modern masters. Also look for VIP events, special programming, and panel discussions. On June 23 at 5 p.m. there will be a ribbon cutting ceremony and welcoming remarks hosted by Co-Chairs Maria and Kenneth Fishel and LongHouse founder and renowned textile designer and art collector Jack Lenor Larson. Marion and Dr. Samuel Waxman of the Samuel Waxman Cancer Research Foundation will also be present. An opening night First Look and VIP Preview follows follows the ribbon-cutting and goes until 9 p.m., which will allow attendees the opportunity to preview and purchase their favorite pieces. Proceeds will benefit the LongHouse Reserve in East Hampton and the Samuel Waxman Research Foundation’s work to find a cure for cancer. For additional information visit arthamptons.com.
Market Art + Design
Market Art + Design will feature presentations by top galleries, and a selection of curated design elements from international sellers and designers. There will be 40 to 50 galleries, including ACA Galleries, Kelly Beck Contemporary, Mindy Solomon Gallery, as well as local galleries Peter Marcelle Project, Lawrence Fine Art, and Looc Art. Debuting this year will be Walker Waugh, whose gallery will feature local artists and give a presentation of acrylics by Hector Leonardi. Other highlights include Winston Wächter Fine Art’s exhibition of sculptures by Annie Morris, Sundaram Tagore Gallery’s presentation of mixed media works by Tayeba Begum Lipi and Chun Kwang Young, Peter Marcelle Project showing large scale paintings with Brian Rutenberg (in collaboration with Forum Gallery) and The Hole, which will be showing new work by Holton Rower. Market Art + Design will work alongside sponsors and partners The Wall Street Journal, the Bridgehampton Museum and Perrier. This year’s preview will be held on Thursday, July 7 from 6 to 10 p.m. For more information visit artmarkethamptons.com.
Nova’s Ark Project, Water Mill
Also returning in July is Art Southampton, presented by Art Miami LLC. It will be this event’s fifth year, with galleries offering tens of millions of dollars worth of contemporary, modern, post-war and pop art. Art Southampton is an international fair that hosts more than 70 galleries and represents a unique convergence of highly sought after art. This season’s exhibition will display paintings, photography, prints, drawings, design, video art, sculpture and indoor and outdoor curated projects. This fair has become a favorite destination for museum groups and young collectors, including Whitney Contemporaries, Museum of Modern Art Junior Associates, Metropolitan Museum of Art, Guggenheim Museum’s Young Collectors Council, National Academy of Design, Brooklyn Museum, East End Arts Council, Yale School of Art, and Islip Art Museum. This year’s event will take place at Nova’s Ark Project in Water Mill. The VIP Preview Party and cocktail reception will be held on July 7 and will benefit the Parrish Art Museum and the Southampton Hospital. For additional information visit art-southampton.com. (see photo at top of page)