The third annual Art Southampton Contemporary and Modern art fair kicks off with a VIP by-invitation preview party benefitting The Parrish Art Museum and the Southampton Hospital on Thursday, July 24 beginning at 6 p.m. More than 80 galleries are slated to participate. Paintings, photography, prints, drawings, design, video art, sculpture and indoor and outdoor site-specific projects will be on view and for sale
Art Southampton is presented and organized by Art Miami LLC. It has been conceived as a unique convergence of art complemented by luxury brands including Graff diamonds, Maserati, Ruinart Champagne, real estate from Saunders & Associates and a lounge by Luxe Interiors + Design with furnishings by by Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams.
The fair takes place beneath a 100,000-square-foot climate controlled pavilion on an 18-acre estate behind the Southampton Elks Lodge and adjacent to the Southampton Golf Club directly off Route 27.
Once again, Art Southampton has partnered with the New York Academy of Art, one of the country’s leading schools of figurative painting, drawing and sculpture. The Academy will present a collection of work curated by the artist John Alexander. Alexander, who has a house in Amagansett, was the subject of a career retrospective at the Smithsonian in 2008.
to foster public engagement in the arts, Art Southampton has partnered with One
Art Nation to offer “The Art Symposium,” a series of discussions and lectures by
tastemakers and experts on topics as diverse as the structure of the contemporary
art market to succession planning, art appraisal and art education. A
complete schedule of events is available online.
The fair has been conceived as a family event, so there will be entertainment for children as well including “Art Fairy,” an artistic learning experience for young people as well as daily tours which highlight ways in which to see art that are engaging and entertaining.
Admission to the fair costs $25
and the gates are open Friday from noon to 8 p.m., Saturday and Sunday from
noon to 7 p.m. and Monday from noon to 5 p.m.