The Official Fair of the Hamptons
2014 is Fueled by Record Breaking Attendance and Sales Transactions in 2013
The Hamptons have long been the summer playground for culturally savvy people of all walks of life. In recognition of the Hamptons international reputation to inspire, ArtHamptons, “Escape” will be celebrated in all its incarnations.
From the pastoral landscapes of Jane Freilicher as “Artist of the Year” to the other worldly theatrical productions of Robert Wilson, Arts Patron of Year, the escape from the everyday that art allows will be showcased and trumpeted. ArtHamptons guests will be transported to Korea’s thriving art scene by way of the Korean Showcase featuring some of Asia’s leading galleries and artists. Fair goers will experience art presented by galleries from 10+ countries enabling you to slip in and escape into a cross-cultural artistic vision.
With these exciting new additions, this year’s fair is expected to take visitors to new dimensions of reality.
Visit the 7th annual ArtHamptons and escape to the Hamptons for the weekend.
Visit ArtHamptons and escape to delve into the fantastic world of art.
Visit ArtHamptons and drive up to the Sculpture Fields of Nova’s Ark in Bridgehampton to escape into this bucolic setting interlaced with beauty, creativity, history and luxury.
Reaching New Peaks – Beyond Expectation
Now entering its 7th successful year, ArtHamptons has a proven to be THE location Hamptonites come to buy art. As the first major art event of the summer season, Hamptonites eagerly await this Fair with energetic enthusiasm, high expectations and checkbooks in hand. In 2013, 14,000+ art devotees poured through the aisles, setting a new attendance record.
Some Exciting Highlights From Our Past Fair in 2013
- Opening Night, July 11, 2013, with all the fanfare, saw an amazing 3,200 art lovers converge, setting a new record.
- Saturday, July 13, 2013 turnout set a single day record attendance of 5,000.
- The 2013 edition presented a record 78 respected national and international galleries.
- The 2013 edition generated the most number of art transactions, ever (and far outstripping sales at any other arts event in the Hamptons)
- With average price levels in the $10k-$50k level, artwork flew off the exhibitor walls and found new homes in neighboring estates. Estimated number of art transaction surpassed the previous year by nearly 30%.
A Spectacular Location
ArtHamptons, and its spectacular 50,000 sq ft. museum-like pavilion, moved to a memorable location in 2012, now taking place annually on Nova’s Ark Projects’ 95-acre sculpture park. The property features the sculpture park, a museum, gallery complex and polo club with unforgettable sunsets. Conceived as a single work of public art, the inviting large-scale contemporary sculptures displayed on rolling hills and throughout the fields, set the tone as fairgoers arrive at the location of the premiere arts event of the season.
Nova’s Ark Project, at the Sculpture Fields of Nova’s Ark, was founded and built by Nova Mihai Popa, with the help of many young art apprentices and his long-time companions, Tundra Wolf and Luna Shanaman, who continue the legacy Nova left behind. Nova was a sculptor/architect/painter/writer. He built scores of massive sculptures, many of which are on permanent display in the sculpture fields that surround the ArtHamptons site.
Parking is Plentiful
Valet parking is available as well as a complimentary self-park option.
Guests will enjoy both complimentary and valet parking options. It is easily accessible from all points in the Hamptons and well known to the “in-crowd” as the site for the ever popular Super Saturday fund-raiser. Considering the field’s fashionable in-demand zip code (average home values within a five-minute drive in any direction is $4+ million), the Sculpture Fields of Nova’s Ark is a remarkable setting and one of the best art fair locations in America. It sets the tone for the ultimate in luxury, high-end branding. Welcome to “Stonehenge in the Hamptons”. Come and see for yourself.
Produced for and by Hamptonites, now in its 7th successful year, is the “must attend” cultural event of the summer. ArtHamptons has come to be known as a celebration of the Hamptons art community as we pay homage to the region’s century-long tradition as a mecca for the creation and patronage of art. As such, Hamptonites come to celebrate living in this historical and highly creative community. Attendance grows yearly, which is now in excess of 14,000 devotees. It is known not only for honoring many of its region’s past masters, but also a showcase for the currently revered and emerging artists of today on the East End. Local art galleries exhibit next to prominent international dealers from 12 countries. Impeccably designed, it is all set to the highest level of international production standards.
Over 3,000 important post-war and contemporary works are available for acquisition – displayed by 80+ revered galleries. These dealers proudly show the finest work by 500+ respected artists. Strategically, art work price points are set buying off the wall by the local high society. Hundreds of paintings find new homes in the neighboring mansions. Millions of dollars in art sales are generated. With sunning sales achieved in 2013, even higher expectations await 2014.