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Annual Architecture + Design Tour Takes Flight to Palm Springs, CA

To Benefit Southampton Arts Center

Friday July 17, 2020 – 5:00 – 6:00 PM ET


Architecture+ Design Tour Goes on the Road to Palm Springs, CA!

Live Virtual Event Featuring an Architectural Talk by modernist architect Lance O’Donnell with private tours of three select Palm Springs properties including Sunnylands.

Please join the Southampton Arts Center for our annual Architecture + Design Tour with a “twist”. Since we cannot host an in-person event, the 2020 tour will feature the city of Palm Springs known for its mid-century architecture and design as well as extraordinary beauty.

We will address many of the same key themes of past events – celebrating what distinguishes a unique area —from its architecture to its landscape, respecting the past while building the new, and highlighting environmentally friendly design.

Palm Springs architect Lance O’Donnell, principal of o2 Architecture, will begin with a live talk and visual presentation sharing the social, design and architectural history of this iconic desert city.

Exclusive tours of three unique properties will follow. First, we will visit Sunnylands, known as the “Camp David of the West” one of the most important mid-century homes in the country. Janice Lyle the Director Sunnylands Center & Grounds, joins Lance for a tour of the new campus on the 200+ acre estate – an excellent example of how the original Annenberg home and grounds have been enhanced with new development. We will then visit two private homes designed by Lance.

The artfilled home Southridge where Lance will be joined by Louis Grachos the Executive Director of the Palm Springs Art Museum. Finally, we will explore the home and lush gardens of Ridge Vista, joined by the owner of the home. We hope you will join us for this private event to support Southampton Arts Center at this critical time.

Event Chairs
Mark Fichandler
Peter Hallock

Anke Beck-Friedrich
and Juergen Friedrich
Michaela Keszler
Elyn Kronemeyer
Robert M. Lohman
Fairley Pilaro
Mary Slattery
J. Whitney Stevens
Steven Stolman & Rich Wilkie
Linda Stabler Talty
Sandra Walser
Tom Dunn, Executive Director

Please contact Diana Torres at (631) 283 0967 x12 or dtorres@southamptoncenter.org for more information.

$2,500 Event Sponsor: 10 tickets and prominent acknowledgement at the event, on the website and all materials receive a beautiful book featuring Palm Springs for you and your guests

$1,000 Event Benefactor: 6 tickets and prominent acknowledgement at the event, on the website and all materials receive a beautiful book featuring Palm Springs for you and your guests.

$500 Patron: 4 tickets and acknowledgement at the event, on the website and all materials receive a beautiful book featuring Palm Springs

$250 Supporter: 2 tickets

Individual Ticket(s): $75 per person


Not able to join us at the time of the event? No problem! When you register for this online program, you receive a recording of the entire event a few days after the live presentation—which you can watch at a more convenient time.


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Finding the Figure with Linda Capello

Friday Oct 09 - Friday Oct 23

Practice your drawing skills in this three-session series with artist Linda Capello. Participants will practice drawing a live model through gesture sketches and longer duration observation. All skill levels are welcome, ages 16+. The classes will take place in our spacious theater allowing for ample physical distancing. Faces masks required.

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12:00 am, Thursday Dec 31

As much as we look forward to spending time with you at our annual SummerFest celebration and gala, current government restrictions prohibit us from gathering in large groups. This year calls for a new approach. As such, we are taking this moment to honor, recognize and thank SAC’s most cherished and loyal friends by introducing our 2020 Patrons Circle. In lieu of supporting our annual Summerfest Gala, we invite past SummerFest supporter and longtime friends of SAC to join our new 2020 Patrons Circle. Your contribution will allow us to continue SAC’s year-round programming and serve as a critical economic driver that will lead this community out of these unsure times. Additionally, in return for your support or $10,000 or above, you will receive: - Two or Four seats to an intimate Appreciation Dinner to be held on Friday, August 21 in SAC’s Caesar Garden ($10,000/$25,000) - Recognition on summer 2020 Patrons Circle Wall inside SAC’s front gallery - Free admission to all SAC events this summer - A private tour of SAC’s Summer Exhibition 2020 VISION, in partnership with the New York Academy of Arts - Satisfaction in knowing that your contribution will significantly support this organization and our community during these challenging times

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