The seventh annual ArtHamptons Fair will take place from July 10 to July 13, at The Sculpture Fields of NOVA’s Ark, off Scuttlehole Road, in Bridgehampton. Proceeds from the opening night party will benefit arts institutions including Guild Hall in East Hampton and the Southampton Arts Center.
The opening night event honors local residents American representational painter Jane Freilicher with a Lifetime Achievement Award and Robert Wilson, a central figure in avant-garde theater, as the Arts Patron of the Year.
This year the theme of ArtHamptons will be “Escape,” as every summer the Hamptons serves as an escape from the heat and bustle of the urban summer in New York City. The fair will highlight the pastoral landscapes of honoree Jane Freilicher and the theatrical projects of Robert Wilson. In addition, the fair will feature numerous “Escape” destinations. This will include a showcase of Asia’s thriving visual culture, including the exclusive collaboration and exchange with Korea’s leading galleries and artists.
“We are delighted to give visitors the opportunity to see so many important works from some of the most important artists, masters and emerging, from around the world,” said ArtHamptons founder and president Rick Friedman.
The Korean focused programming encourages viewers to experience a not so familiar world in a contemporary setting —opening up the culture to new interpretations while further contextualizing the artists’ ideas.”
Organized by Hamptons Expo Group, ArtHamptons will present more than 80 leading global art galleries highlighting a diverse cross section of museum quality work ranging from cutting edge, contemporary works to masterpieces from the 19th century. More than 15,000 art enthusiasts are expected to attend this year’s fair.
Tickets start at $25 and go up to $250, which includes the opening night preview party. They can be purchased online at www.arthamptons.com/tickets.