Celebrating Ideas And Cultural Diversity

Guild Hall in East Hampton presents its annual artXchange on Sunday, November 25, from 1 to 4 PM. The free event, open to the public, celebrates cultural diversity across the East End. Kids and adults alike are invited to join an afternoon filled with activities centered around the exchange of ideas to foster respect and inclusion within the community. Local visual and performing artists will lead interactive workshops, such as the Lobby Community Art Project led by the Guild Hall Teen Arts Council.

Families will enjoy a family scavenger hunt throughout the day, and all are invited to enjoy a free empanada truck. From 1:30 to 2:30 PM, there will be theatrical performances by local groups such as East Hampton High School and Middle School Dance Teams. At 2 PM, Golden Eagle Art Supply will present two art workshops inspired by Guild Hall’s fall exhibitions, in the Green Room and Boots Lamp Education Center. Fall exhibitions currently on view at Guild Hall through December 16 include works by Syd Solomon, Sara Mejia Kriendler, and Ray Johnson.

In addition to interactive workshops and performances, there will be bilingual gallery tour and talk with Esperanza Leon and Casey Delane at 2:45 PM.

Guild Hall was established in 1931 as one of the first centers in the United States combining museum, theater, and educational space all under one roof. Very much like the artXchange event, the purpose of its inception was to serve as a gathering place where art would foster civic participation and ideas. Nearly nine decades later, this interdisciplinary center continues to educate, inspire, and connect a thriving community and those who visit.

From live performances of Circque du Fabuleux and The Nutcracker, live screenings from The Met, holiday bazaars, gingerbread house workshops, and operatif lectures, Guild Hall provides an array of programs for many ages and interests.

Guild Hall is located at 158 Main Street in East Hampton. Visit www.guildhall.org or call 631-324-0806.

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