If there ever was a weekend for art lovers, it’s this one. There are three noteworthy art exhibit arenas opening up tonight–the stalwart ArtHamptons, newcomer Art Market and an upstart Pleasurists pop-up.
ArtHamptons, which will present the work from 87 venerable galleries, will open its doors tonight at Nova’s Ark in Bridgehampton tonight and will remain on view through July 13. http://www.arthamptons.com
Here’s the schedule of events:
Thursday, July 10
* BLACK CARD ‘First Look’, 5pm – 7pm
Black Card Holders Only
* Opening Night Preview benefits Guild Hall, 7pm – 9:30pm
Black Card and VIP Pass Holders Only
* HC&G Artists & Collectors VIP Party, 5pm – 8pm
By Invitation Only
Jane Freilicher, “Near the Sea: A Sixty Year Retrospective”
Thursday, July 10 – Sunday, July 13
Open to all Ticket Holders
Friday, July 11
* Moby 3:30-4:30pm
Meet renowned musician and photographer Moby, in interview with Aperture Foundation Senior Editor Denise Wolff + book signing to follow.
* LA ROC 2:30-3pm
Artist Spotlight: Legendary street artist LA ROC at Lawrence Fine Art booth 417
* Jules Feiffer 5-5:30pm
Artist Spotlight: Popular cartoonist Jules Feiffer, Jean Albano Gallery booth 204
Saturday, July 12
* Tom Dash 12, 12-12:30pm
Artist Spotlight: Hot local artist Tom Dash, Mark Borghi Fine Art booth 300
* Jane Freilicher 1-3pm
Meet Lifetime Achievement Award Recipient Jane Freilicher at artist retrospective booth 401
* Robert Wilson 4:30-5:30
Meet artist, choreographer & director Robert Wilson, 2014 Arts Patron of the Year interviewed by The Art Newspaper’s Brook Mason.
* Managing Your Art Collection panel 2-3pm
Sit in on the panel, Managing Your Art Collection as an Asset, presented by VIP Sponsor US Trust.
* Hamptons.com salute 5-7pm
Toast the celebrity fueled Hamptons.com 10th Anniversary Celebration. Join us as we recognize and salute Executive Editor /Publisher Nicole B. Brewer and the hamptons.com team for their decade of intelligent editorial coverage of the Hamptons art and Cultural scene.
Sunday, July 13
* Art Kids @ Art Hamptons presented by Free Arts NYC 10:00am – 11:30am
* 11:30am – 12:00pm Guided Tour of Art Hamptons
Open to all Ticket Holders.
* Art Polo 12pm – 1pm
Customized polo demonstration hosted by the Southampton Hunt and Polo Club for fairgoers and Museum Young Collectors from NYC’s arts institutions, benefits the Southampton Arts Center
* ArtKids @ ArtHamptons 10;30-noon
Get excited about the first-ever ArtKids @ ArtHamptons event presented by Free Arts NYC with a morning of family art exploration.
Open to all Ticket Holders
Art Market Hamptons returns, and will be held at the Bridgehampton Historical Society from Thursday, July 10, through Sunday, July 14. artmarkethamptons.com
And lastly, artists Ben Moon and William Quigley, aka The Pleasurists, will be raising money for the Wounded Warriors’ Soldier Ride during a “Sip to the Soldiers” event. The “Mash – Up Society” fundraiser will be held on Friday, July 11, at Quigley’s studio on Schenck’s Alley in East Hampton at Skrapper Studios and will feature performances by DJ Monikkr and RockStarlet Bella Saona and actor/comedian Andy Dick. Additionally, the work of local fledgling painter Alex George McCue will be debuted at the exhibit. www.worldofbenmoon.com