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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.

CLICK to Join the Patrons Circle

Additionally, in return for your support or $10,000 or above, you will receive:


  • Four seats to an intimate Appreciation Dinner to be held on Friday, August 21 in SAC’s Caesar Garden
  • Recognition on 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


  • Two seats to an intimate Appreciation Dinner to be held on Friday, August 21 in SAC’s Caesar Garden
  • Plus benefits listed above

You can also support Southampton Arts Center’s 2020 PATRONS CIRCLE campaign at the following Membership levels:

$5,000, $2,500, $1,000, $500, $250


All support between $250 and $5,000 will be acknowledged on SAC’s website. As an added benefit, any gift at the $1,000 level (and above) will entitle you and 5 guests to a private tour of our summer exhibition 2020 VISION.

Southampton Arts Center’s Friend’s Circle

It’s friends like you that have made the first seven years of SAC so successful. We would now like to invite you to become our Friend – formally – as part of our Southampton Arts Center Friend’s Circle Membership Program.

As a Friend of SAC, you will enjoy free admission to gallery exhibits, invitations to engaging programs and private social events throughout the year. All Friends will receive many exclusive benefits and, with each successive category, greater engagement with the SAC, its curators, partners and artists.

Friend’s Circle as sponsors of select programs annually. Keep SAC vibrant! Your membership today will help us to deliver on our growing, ambitious schedule of over 200 programs and 4-5 exhibitions annually.

CLICK HERE TO JOIN TODAY! You can also call 631.283.0967, email info@southamptoncenter.org or visit us during gallery hours, Thursday to Sunday, 1 2-6 PM!

Friend $55 (Artist or Student $40)

  • Free admission to Southampton Arts Center exhibitions (5-6 per year)
  • Invitations to exhibition opening receptions and Friends-only events
  • Discounted or free admission to select programs and events at SAC


Family/Couple $100

All Friends benefits but for the whole immediate family, plus

  • Invitations to family meetups at the center
  • 8 gallery guest passes (1-time use)


Supporter $250

All benefits of Family/Couple membership, plus

  • Preview invitation to each exhibition opening reception with a Champagne toast
  • Early private admission on select weekend mornings


Sponsor $500

All Supporter benefits, plus

  • Invitations to VIP Friends receptions
  • An SAC branded merchandise gift


Sustainer $1,000

All Sponsor benefits, plus

  • Acknowledgement on our website
  • Invitations to unique art-related events, such as visits to artists’ studios, curator-led viewings and special talks throughout the year


Patron $2,500

All Sustainer benefits, plus

  • Ability to bring 4 additional guests to the Center each time you visit
  • Discounted or free admission for select programs and events for an additional 2 guests
  • A membership donated to an underserved East End family


Director $5,000

All Patron benefits, plus

  • Installation in progress tours of major art exhibitions
  • A private, curator-led tour of each exhibition for you and 10 guests
  • 25% discount on rental of SAC for an event with fewer than 100 guests


For more information on our Friend’s Circle, to join by phone, or to inquire about sponsorship opportunities please contact Tom Dunn at (631) 283-0967 x 18 or tdunn@southamptoncenter.org.


Southampton Arts Center
25 Jobs Lane
Southampton, NY 11968 United States
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eARTh – Artists as Activists

Saturday Apr 17 - Sunday Jul 11

Curated by Amy Kirwin Presented with Oceana, Peconic Land Trust and South Fork Natural History Museum Exhibition Advisor: James Salomon This timely exhibition will feature artists who use their talents to focus on environmental conservation and activism, whether through fine art, upcycling, photography, film, music, prose or other forms of artistic expression. Exhibiting artists will hold workshops throughout, poignant panel discussions will be organized with the presenting partners, plus special film screenings including the sensational Fantastic Fungi. The intention of eARTh is to create a beautiful message about the state of our precious earth in a way that all can understand and appreciate. Artists include Roisin Bateman, Kristian Brevik, Scott Bluedorn, Megan Chaskey, Erica Cirino, Rossa Cole, Janet Culbertson, Tom Deininger, Alejandro Duran, Jim Gingerich, Mamoun Friedrich Grosvenor, Kara Hoblin, Michael Light, Pamela Longobardi, Christa Maiwald, Janine Martel, Steve Miller, Patricia Paladines, Aurora Robson, Cindy Pease Roe, Lauren Ruiz, Kathryn Szoka, and Diane Tuft.  Cover Art: by Kara Hoblin.

THE COLLECTORS SALE - Benefit Art Sale Event

12:00 am, Thursday Dec 31

It continues! Many of the available works have been reinstalled behind the big wall in the back gallery, so you can still come and see them in person to help with your purchase decision making!  While the season usually comes to a celebratory close with the annual SummerFest event, the current government restrictions prohibiting gatherings of groups of more than 50 has forced all non-profits to think outside the box and create a new approach to fundraising. With that, we are thrilled to announced Artists and collectors were asked to contribute to this special fundraiser by generously donating a work or works of art. Over 80 artists and collectors have shown their support by donating 105 works. Now it is your turn to purchase them! All proceeds from this fundraising art sale will allow SAC to continue its diverse slate of year-round programming.

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