Red Horse Plaza, 74 Montauk Highway, East Hampton. Friday through Sunday, noon-5 p.m. 917-287-7956
133 Hand’s Creek Road, East Hampton. By appointment through the winter, closed Sundays, $15, 631-329-3568
- LongHouse Reserve is a 16 acre reserve and sculpture garden, featuring pieces from Buckminster Fuller, Yoko Ono and Willem de Kooning to name a few. It exemplifies living with art in all forms. Founded by Jack Lenor Larsen, its collections, gardens, sculpture and programs reflect world cultures and inspire a creative life.
- The gardens at LongHouse serve as a living case study of the interaction between plants and people in the 21st century. They not only create landscapes as an art form, they simultaneously demonstrate planting potentials in this climate – with a wide variety of natural and cultivated species. Sharing these extensive plant collections, and experiencing them in relation to living spaces, over time, and with seasonal changes, is the chief pleasure for Mr. Larsen and the LHR staff. What a marvelous learning experience!
- The New York Times (2016): Back to a Changing Garden at LongHouse Reserve
Ashawagh Hall, Springs
- Ashawagh is the Native American word for “place where two roads come together,” which is perfect to describe the location of this community center in the Springs section of East Hampton, where Fireplace Road meets Old Stone Highway. The Springs Improvement Society chose the name when it purchased the old school building in 1909 for a dollar.
- As it was then, Ashawagh Hall is available for local parties, gatherings and community events. Treasured annual events such as the Fisherman’s Fair and Springs Invitational Art Show are held along with exhibitions, fundraisers and local community group meetings. Now, a full-service kitchen, recently renovated bathrooms and open spaces with wood floors are available for use.
- We have mentioned Ashawagh Hall in several of our previous Blogs and Newsletters because it is a vital center for our local artists – in the center of the community made famous by Jackson Pollock and the rest of his cohort . . .
446 Old Stone Highway, Springs. By appointment only 631-329-3288
- In 2005, Gerson and Judith Leiber built a gallery to house their works of art and to chronicle their careers, offering an unparalleled retrospective of their creations – his paintings and her bejeweled handbags – over the past many decades.
- The Leiber Collection, a magnificent Renaissance styled Palladian edifice, sits majestically in a sublime sculpture garden that borders six additional gardens, each designed by Gerson Leiber, in a style befitting the local geography. Considered by many to be the best kept secret of the Hamptons, you are in for a real treat as you peruse the exquisite jewel of a museum and explore the charming and magical gardens.
- YouTube: Judith Leiber, A Story About Love
- New York Times (2018): The Leibers are Gone, But Their Bling is Back
- Patch East Hampton (2018): The Leiber Collection Opens to the Public
171 Main Street, Amagansett 631-905-9894
- In a high-ceilinged enclave flooded with Atlantic light, Sara De Luca is creating a new cultural center in a place where artists and writers have lived alongside baymen and clam diggers for over a century. “I have been carrying the idea of a gallery in my head for a few years,” says De Luca, “but once I found this space everything fell into place, it just felt right. Amagansett is such a great, unspoiled beach town, and I’d like to add more art and artists to the mix.”
- De Luca’s lifelong ‘passion for the visual’, coupled with her extensive connections to the New York art scene, will ensure a steady flow of boldface names on the gallery walls, as well as emerging artists. “We’re hoping to promote an international flavor on Main Street, from both inside and outside the East End community,” says De Luca.
- “I’m not channeling any specific area of art, we have no restrictions, whatever strikes me, and moves me, is the kind of work I plan to exhibit.” De Luca envisions Ille as a center for various artistic practices, dance performance and poetry readings as well as the ongoing exhibitions. The gallery itself can accommodate a sizeable crowd, and ample outdoor seating is available.
- East Hampton Star (2016): Ille Arts Moves to LaCarrubba’s
- Hamptons Magazine (2016): Ille Arts Gallery Owner Sara De Luca Presents ‘Portraits’ in Amagansett
- Dan’s Papers (2018): Ille Arts Celebrates Art of the Dog with New Show: In Dog We Trust
The Mabel and Victor D’Amico Studio and Archive
128 Shore Road, Amagansett. Open by appointment year round. 631-267-3172
- The Art Barge was the creation of Victor D’Amico who was founding director of Education at The Museum of Modern Art in New York from 1937 to 1970. Having built a home and established roots in Amagansett in the 40s, and initiated MoMA-sponsored art classes in the 50s at Ashawagh Hall in the Springs, he enlisted the help of local fishermen in 1960 to bring a retired World War I Navy barge from New Jersey and beach it on the pristine shoreline at the head of Napeague Harbor.
- The Art Barge has since been the centerpiece of arts education on the South Fork and a beautiful and beloved space to gather, be inspired and create. It is one of the two sites in Amagansett that comprise The Victor D’Amico Institute of Art, the second being Mabel and Victor D’Amico’s former home at Lazy Point, facing Gardiner’s Bay at the entrance of Napeague Harbor.
- The Mabel and Victor D’Amico Studio and Archive is a testament to the D’Amicos’ Modernist roots and houses a vast collection of Mabel’s artworks, objects and artifacts, and an array of documents pertaining to Victor’s career in arts education. It serves to preserve and strengthen the pioneering legacy of these two individuals and their significant contributions to the field of art education.
- 27East (2018): The Art Barge: A Hidden Haven On Napeague Harbor Brings East End Artists Together
- The East Hampton Star (2018): Gone to the Promised Land (Featuring Artwork by Mable D’Amico)
- The East Hampton Star (2017): The Art Barge: Artists in Their Element(s)
- 27East (2014): The Mabel And Victor D’Amico House In Amagansett, Where Art And Life Converge
Montauk Artists’ Association 631-668-0897 or 631-668-5336
The Montauk Artists’ Association was started as an effort to broaden an already existing art talent in Montauk and to bring to all artists, both professional and amateur, an avenue by which they could enjoy group art activities, receive art instruction and show their work.
- Depot Art Gallery at the Montauk Railroad Station, Junction of Edgemere and Flamingo Road
- On the Montauk Green Memorial Day Show & August Show
- Percy Heath Scholarship – One of our founding members was Percy Heath, the most recorded jazz bass player, member of the Modern Jazz Quartet, quiet Montauk fisherman and great friend of all who knew him. He arranged the initial introduction of our Association to the CEO of the Long Island Railroad, E. Virgil Conway, who helped us get our Depot Gallery. n his memory, Association members created the Percy Heath Arts Scholarship Fund. Every spring a Montauk High School graduate who intends to study the Arts (Music or Visual) in college receives a scholarship award.
- Patch (2018): 10th Annual Montauk Memorial Day Weekend Show on the Green
- Montauk Sun (2018): Montauk Artists’ Association 24th Annual Fine Art Show On The Green
- All About Jazz (2015): A Remembrance of Percy Heath
649 Montauk Highway, Montauk 631-238-5338 Wednesday – Monday 12 noon – 6:00 pm
- Open year round, the gallery boasts ceramics, paintings, photography and sculpture, made by artists from the Hamptons, NYC, Texas, and France.
- East Hampton Star (2015): The Woodbine Collection Is Eclectic in Montauk
Romany Kramoris Gallery
41 Main Street, Sag Harbor 631-725-2499
- An eclectic and informal gallery, a ‘little piece of Greenwich Village in the Hamptons.’ Local artists, world crafts, CDs and American glassblowers. The Romany Kramoris Gallery continues to be dedicated to local art. Exhibitions and openings continue throughout the year, drawing in members of the local Sag Harbor community, as well as weekenders and a vastly international crowd.
- Sag Harbor Express (2018): Romany Kramoris Gallery Shines Spotlight on Local Artists
- Dan’s Papers (2014): A Look Inside Sag Harbor’s Romany Kramoris Gallery
26 Main St, Sag Harbor (631-725-8469
- Though just recently moved to their new location on Main Street, Grenning Gallery has been a vital member of the Sag Harbor community since 1997. Dedicated to the revival of classical art, the gallery showcases artists whose works utilize traditional methods created by the great masters. From color to composition, the artists resurrect classical techniques in a contemporary fashion.
- Luxe.daily (2017): What It’s Like Running an Art Gallery For 20 Years
- Hamptons.com: Grenning Gallery Showcases Artist’s New Found Maturity
- PRWeb (2014): Grenning Gallery Extends Celebration of Historic Artist Retreats on Shelter Island, NY
Sara Nightingale Gallery
26 Main Street, Sag Harbor 631-793-2256
- Sara Nightingale Gallery is an exhibition space in Sag Harbor, NY that strives to present significant and challenging contemporary art across all mediums. Since 1998, owner/ director Sara Nightingale has worked with emerging and mid-career artists to exhibit and promote their work, develop their careers and expose them to new markets and opportunities. The program consists of solo and two-person exhibitions, group shows, curatorial projects, collaborations and special events. Emphasis is placed on social engagement, dialogue, diversity, and risk, as well as art’s relevance to the greater community beyond the art world.
- Sag Harbor Express (2017) Sara Nightingale Gallery Opens in Sag Harbor “I love Sag Harbor. My favorite thing is that I can see the water,” she said. “I love all the businesses here. They are so personal and creative, and every shop has their own point of view and voice, including the restaurants. It’s like the last Main Street.”
- The Independent (2018): Timeshapers at Sara Nightingale
Tulla Booth Gallery
66 Main Street, Sag Harbor 631-725-3100
- The Tulla Booth Gallery features established, emerging and contemporary photography. They exhibit authentic and beautiful photography in black and white and color. Subjects include: landscapes, seascapes, still-life, flora, fauna, exotic travel, figurative lifestyle, celebrity, and documentary Photography. It is their goal to present iconic images that transcend their subject making them timeless and collectable. They also sell photography books.
- As well as her own photographs, Tula represents photographs from artists such as Bert Stern (of Marilyn Monroe fame), Edward Steichen Not just the usual images), Eric Meola (Born to Run!), Blair Seagram (surfer panoramas), Lynn Geesaman (haunting images of trees), and more.
- Tula Booth and Ed Segal offer an “Art on Site” art consulting service for home or office. House calls are great for the client and consultant alike, giving a scope of the client’s needs as they build a collection of art they love.
- Dan’s Papers (2016): Eric Meola’s ‘Born to Run’ Shares Unseen Bruce Springsteen Photographs
- Social Life (2016): Meet the Gallerist: Tulla Booth
- Sag Harbor Express (2016): Art to Surf On
Monika Olko Gallery
95 Main Street, Sag Harbor 631-899-4740
- ‘At Monika Olko Gallery, we pride ourselves with a rich, ever changing collection of contemporary works. Through our representation of artists from all over the globe, our style is not confined to a particular artistic movement.
- Instead, we hold a spectacular miscellany of works that epitomize the ever changing art scene amongst numerous cultural backgrounds. The unique, the eccentric, and the innovative is what we value and display on our walls, proudly. We are passionate about the art we present and the incredible artists who create them.’
- Dan’s Papers (2016): Monika Olko Has Opened A Totally New Art Gallery In Sag Harbor
- Hampton Daze (2016): Patton Miller at the Monika Olko Gallery
45 Main Street, Sag Harbor 917-509-1379
- Newly opened in the space next to the American Hotel, Keyes Gallery is set up to be the place to go for the arts in Sag Harbor. “I want to show a combination of the arts in the community and the blue-chip in the world,” said Julie Keyes. “I want this to be a place where people can come for a program of movies, a program of poetry readings. I want people to come and hang out if they feel like it.”
- The East Hampton Star (2019): Keyes Art Returns to Sag
- Sag Harbor Express (2019): A New Home for Keyes Gallery
Blocks Trucks + Art Gallery
17 Washington Street, Sag Harbor firstname.lastname@example.org
- After operating their Blocks, Trucks + Art workshops and BMX programs out of a retooled 18-wheeler at the Hayground School for four summers, the husband-and-wife team of Jeff Mayer and Angela De Vincenzo have opened a brick-and-mortar gallery and workshop space in Sag Harbor where they can offer children’s programming, and art exhibitions for all ages, all year long.
- The whole Blocks, Trucks + Art concept revolves around learning through collaborative play, whether that be with blocks, paint, vinyl record albums, or a dirt track. Their motto is ‘Keep on Truckin’ – a positive mantra they use with their son, and all children who take part in the BT+A program.
- East Hampton Star (2019): Blocks, Trucks, and Now, a Gallery
- Turnstone Blog (2017): Founder Focus: Learning Innovator, Angela DeVincenzo
- Edible East End (2017): We Love It When We Dine on Big Mama
Next, we will explore the Art Galleries of Southampton, Watermill, Bridgehampton, and Sagaponack.
Until then, I hope you enjoy the art all around you!