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Thursday Mar 26 - Friday May 15

Resource List for Artist Grants

We want to be able to serve as a resource for all artists during these difficult times. For those of you working in visual, performing, literary, or any other arts-related field – whether as the maker, administrator, technician, or other role – there are options out there to help you.

The Willem de Kooning Foundation, the Helen Frankenthaler Foundation, Teiger Foundation, and the Cy Twombly Foundation, as part of their respective COVID-19 relief efforts, have established an emergency relief grant program that will provide $1,250,000 in aid to Tri-State non-salaried workers in the visual arts who have experienced financial hardship from lack of income or opportunity as a direct result of the COVID-19 crisis. The program, initiated by The Willem de Kooning Foundation, will be administered in partnership with NYFA.

Thursday Mar 26 - Thursday Apr 30


When life is on pause, art can heal. We have no choice. Pause we must. So, together, let’s make this moment meaningful. Since our doors opened, Southampton Arts Center has been deeply committed to community building through the arts. We are humbled that in a few short years SAC has transformed into a vital gathering spot for all members of our community.

Acknowledging that all sectors of our economy are facing challenges, we are respectfully asking for your help as well. If you are in a position to support the critical on-going needs of Southampton Arts Center during this time and can make a tax-deductible contribution, we hope you will do so.

Monday May 04 - Sunday Jun 07

Physically Distant But Socially Strong

We may be physically separated but SAC is still virtually vibrant and we want to stay connected with you socially. Follow @southamptonartscenter on Facebook and Instagram for daily posts to help inspire, motivate, and entertain.

Wednesday May 13 - Tuesday Jun 30

Get Your “Thank You Essential Workers” Poster by Kara Hoblin Today!

This very special 11″ x 17″ poster can be purchased for $20 to put in your store or home window! Proceeds benefit Artist Kara Hoblin, Southampton Arts Center, and Heart of the Hamptons, the Southampton-based non-profit organization offering a Food Pantry, Clothing Room, and General Assistance programs. Show your support for those brave individuals working in hospitals, pharmacies, grocery stores, post offices and more, by putting this beautiful poster in your window for all to see.

“Thank You Essential Workers” © 2020 Kara Hoblin @karabellaa.

Sunday Jun 28 - Tuesday Jun 30

Purchase PAUSE AT HOME Portraits to Benefit Hamptons Arts Network

The Hamptons Arts Network is working with the artist Philippe Cheng to take commissions of Pause At Home—family, individual, or essential worker portraits—as an important record of our community living through the COVID-19 pandemic. A portfolio of all commissioned portraits will become part of the collections of East Hampton Historical Society, Eastville Community Historical Society, and Southampton History Museum as a means to gather and preserve information for future researchers. The option to pay for a portrait of a health worker, essential worker, civil servant, or a gift for another person or family, is available. Proceeds, after production expenses, go directly to support the 19 members organizations of the Hamptons Arts Network, a consortium of not-for-profit organizations working together to create a unified arts community of the Hamptons. 

Saturday Jul 25 - Sunday Jan 03



Presented by New York Academy of Art with Southampton Arts Center. Curated by David Kratz and Stephanie Roach, and edited by Emma Gilbey Keller.

Participating Sponsor: Douglas Elliman
Insurance Sponsor: AXA
Media Partner: Hamptons Magazine

Artists, writers, and creative thinkers were asked to consider three questions of critical importance: Our lives will never be the same, but what will change look like?  What do we want to keep as we rebuild? And what must we guard against?

We invited these creators to express what they saw, what they felt, and what they experienced during this time of pause and reassessment, upheaval and risk, and anxiety and uncertainty.  

It is our hope that 2020 Vision marks one of many beginnings in the necessary process of ‘post-traumatic growth’ and positive change for our society and our world.

Note to Visitors: 2020 Vision, by design, presents multiple artists’ perspectives and observations on all that has occurred in our society over the past year. Please use your discretion when visiting with children due to some mature content.

06:00 pm, Thursday Aug 27


Be the first to see and purchase these incredible works of art for your collection!

Plus tacos and margaritas from the Disco Taco Food Truck!

EXTREMELY LIMITED CAPACITY – Taking reservations for 6 PM and 7 PM time slots

The Collectors Sale benefit art sale event will premiere with an intimate First Look Cocktail Reception held on Thursday, August 27 from 6-8 PM in hour-long shifts on SAC’s West Lawn and Theater. Face masks are required, and all social distancing protocols will be followed.  This event will be a fun evening, no more than 50 people, per hour to preview and have first dibs on purchasing the works that will be available to the general public starting at 11 AM on August 28. Tickets for the first look reception are $250 per person.

Tuesday Oct 06 - Sunday Oct 18

SAC Public Art Project: Outdoor Sculpture and Art Installation

Artists include Hal Buckner, Saskia Friedrich, Alice Hope, Bryan Hunt, Laurie Lambrecht, and Steve Miller.

This special installation on the east end west lawn of SAC is a collaboration between Artistic Director Amy Kirwin and Artist Eric Fischl and reflects both nature and the new normal of life during a pandemic. The intention is not only to offer an open-air experience that welcomes guests to roam freely and safely, but to draw attention to artists that use nature and humanity as an inspiration for their work. 

This project will enhance our beautiful grounds for the public to enjoy while taking advantage of the property. Combining both sculpture and installation makes for a dynamic use of the landscape, and the artists chosen all have works that will be in conversation with and draw attention to the stunning natural surroundings and existing sculptural features.

Image: Bryan Hunt; Monolith Quarry, 1979 & Cubit Quarry, 1979; Bronze, Editions 1/4; 30.5″ x 13.5″ x 28” and 14.5″ x 36″ x 27.5”

Thursday Dec 31 - Sunday Jan 03

THE COLLECTORS SALE – Benefit Art Sale Event

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.

Friday Feb 05 - Monday Mar 01

SAC Storefront Art Project – MONICA BANKS: Inequality Bakery

We are thrilled to continue the Storefront Art Project with artist Monica Banks and her new installation, Inequality Bakery, on view now in the windows of 53A Jobs Lane!

Art in unexpected places can be jarring, evocative, and delightful. By creating the Inequality Bakery, Monica Banks aims to stop passersby in their tracks by reminding them that the occasions we celebrate, such as birthdays and anniversaries, also call to mind all those who could not attend our parties. During this global crisis of climate emergency, social injustice, and the pandemic, cupcakes threaten to bite each other, and cakes supporting dead birds, teeth, broken ladders, and pushpins all express our new reality. During this dark time, Clouds are symbols of darkness and light. The Inequality Bakery is meant to seduce with pastel colors, sparkle, and sweetness. The Southampton sidewalk is the perfect location for pondering this contradiction.

Thank you to Mayor Jesse Warren and the Trustees of the Village of Southampton for their support of this ongoing project as well as Melvin Heller for the use of 53A Jobs Lane.

This beautiful shop is available to rent! If you are interested please contact Karen Bellantoni at 212-331-0116 or email karen.bellantoni@ngkf.com.