ArtHamptons is Now! The Official Fine Art Fair of the Hamptons
We’ve been on a bit of an art kick on the East End as of late, and it’s all culminating at one of the biggest art events of the year—ArtHamptons! The fine art fair began yesterday, and the buzz about it on social media is in full swing! From Twitter to Facebook, people are chatting about ArtHamptons and sharing pictures they’ve taken while at the event. #ArtHamptons has had 1,559 posts so far on Instagram! (Unfortunately, we can’t link to a webpage that’ll bring you straight there, so type “#arthamptons” into the search from your smartphone on Instagram and you’ll be able to see all the posts!)
Since we are always aiming to bring all the important details about local events straight to you for easy access, we wanted to take this time to give you a rundown of what to expect—and what not to miss—at this weekend’s ArtHamptons fair! It’s running now through Sunday at 6pm, so be sure to make a trip out there for the greatest cultural experience of the summer!
This evening there will be a performance by Tiffany Trenda from 7-7:30 that reflects on personal space in regard to mobile technology. There’s also an invitation-only party being held by Hampton’s Magazine to celebrate with cover stars Stephanie March, Ali Wentworth, and Katie Lee from 7-9pm.
Starting at noon, the day will be jam-packed with exciting art exhibits. First up, Tom Dash will have his contemporary art on display from 12-12:30 at the Mark Borghi Fine Art Booth #300. His works mostly comment on societal issues, music, and pop culture themes.
A Meet the Artist session with Jane Freilicher follows next, from 1-3pm at the Tibor De Nagy Gallery Booth. Freilicher is one of the most admired and respected painters currently at work, and is best known for works that capture the beautiful Long Island landscape.
From 2-3pm, Black Card and VIP Pass holders are invited to sit in on a panel discussion called Managing Your Art Collection as an Asset, where professional panelists will give advice about how to consider your art collection as a financial asset. Strategies for purchasing art, protecting your collection, and other best practices for managing your assets will all be discussed.
From 4:30-5:30, Black Card and VIP Pass holders are invited to the reception of the 2014 Arts Patron of the Year Award, which is being presented to Robert Wilson. An interview by Brook Mason ofThe Art Newspaper is to follow, which Black Card and VIP Pass holders are welcome to watch.
Starting at 10am on Sunday, running until 11:30, ArtHamptons partners with Free Arts NYC to bring ArtKids to the ArtHamptons fair. Artist Almond Zigmund will be providing professional instruction to children and families while they take part in arts and crafts and enjoy a complimentary breakfast spread provided by Free Arts NYC. Afterward, families are invited to attend ArtPolo @ ArtHamptons demo match on the polo field nearby.
ArtPolo @ ArtHamptons will begin at 11:30, ending at 1pm, bringing two great luxury activities together—fine art and polo! ArtHamptons visitors are invited to relax in the outdoor seating area of the Pavillion while they watch the demo match by Southampton Hunt & Polo Club in the center of the field.
All Day, Every Day
There are a few exhibits that’ll be running throughout the duration of the fair.
Korea Contemporary @ ArtHamptons
Korean contemporary art has been popping up more and more rapidly in NYC and all over the country in the last few years. The Korean Art Show was started in the city to satisfy the public interest in this up-and-coming art market. This year, The Korean Art Show is taking a trip out East to escape the busy city, bringing their colorful culture to the Hamptons.
Jane Freilicher – Near the Sea: A Sixty Year Retrospective
In addition to her meet and greet on Saturday, there’ll be an exhibit by Freilicher running through the entirety of the fair. Come by to see some of her pieces that have been on display in several major museums, including The Parrish Museum, The Museum of Modern Art, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Whitney Museum, and many others.
John Chamberlain for Auction
Beginning at 5pm on Thursday 7/10, and concluding at 5pm on Sunday 7/13, John Chamberlain’s Welding, 1979 is being auctioned off to benefit the Southampton Arts Center. The piece is a color lithograph that measures 31.5 x 24 inches, and measures 43.5 x 35.25 inches framed. Its estimated value is $6-8,000. Bidding started at $3,000 with increments of $250.
We hope you have a great time out at the ArtHamptons art fair this weekend! Let us know how it went and share your pictures with us on Facebook! Taking a trip out to the East End just for ArtHamptons? We’re here for your ease and convenience—stop in with us for the weekend for a luxurious place to stay only a stone’s throw from all the action! Call us at (631) 369-2200 to reserve your room now!
originally posted on indigoeastend.com