artMRKT Hamptons takes place July 14 - 17, 2011 at the Bridgehampton Historical Society Grounds in Bridgehampton, New York.
artMRKT Hamptons, a new modern and contemporary art fair, debuts with 35 leading galleries from across the U.S. presenting painting, sculpture, drawings, photography, video and installation in a state-of-the-art tented venue.
The opening night preview party on July 14 will benefit Southampton Hospital; the event is sponsored by Cadillac.
artMRKT Productions is a Brooklyn-based organizer of art fairs founded in 2010 by third generation gallerist Max Fishko and longtime business partner Jeffrey Wainhause.
"We have been receiving excellent response from gallerists and collectors alike. And in the few short weeks before the show, enthusiasm is really growing exponentially," noted Max Fishko.
"Some of the best artists working today are on the East End of Long Island and together with top collectors, the Hamptons has a vibrant and exciting scene. We are thrilled to be a part of it."
One of the events is MRKTworks Benefit Auction Program, which is a small scale online/live auction for non-profits sponsored by artMRKT and its dealers. The program launches 10 days before the fair begins, and features individual works donated by participating dealers to several key non-profit organizations from the Hamptons.
Another event is The Fifty Best presents Premium Rum Tasting, to be held Saturday, July 16, 2011 at 5 p.m. Attendees can enjoy a choice blend of modern art and the world's finest rums in a walk-around tasting of six special rums at artMRKT Hamptons. Open to all VIP Pass holders in the VIP Lounge.
Among the galleries exhibiting in artMRKT Hamptons are:
For more information, visit art-mrkt.com/hampton.
July 14 - 17, 2011
Bridgehampton Historical Society Grounds
2368 Montauk Highway (Route 27)