If you’re not hitting the beach, the Hampton Classic or the Shinnecock Powwow today—or even if you are and are looking for another must-hit event this Labor Day Weekend—here are five fantastic finds for a full day (and night) of art festivals, openings, receptions and exhibitions for your last Saturday of summer.
3rd Annual Westhampton Festival of the Arts (Great Lawn of St. Marks Church, 35 Main Street, Westhampton Beach. Saturday and Sunday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.) More than 85 artists from 21 states bring painting, photography, sculpture and more to one of the Top 100 fine are venues in America.
Guild Hall Opening Reception of Twin Towers Tragedy Exhibition by John Jonas Gruen (Guild Hall, 158 Main St, East Hampton. Saturday 4–5 p.m.—Members Preview . From 5-6 p.m—Free Public Opening Exhibition On View) A powerful look at the events of 9-11 and their aftermath through the lens of the renowned photographer.
NOFOLO-North Fork Local (Springsteel Gallery, 419 Main St, Greenport, Saturday 5–8 p.m.) Join the opening reception for new paintings by Keith Mantell.
“Scraps, Patterns and People” Opening Reception at 4N Main Gallery (4N Main Gallery, 4 North Main Street, Southampton, Saturday 6–8 p.m.) A new series of oil paintings by Max Moran is reason to celebrate.
Chrysalis Gallery Presents Group Show Opening Reception (Chrysalis Gallery, 2 Main Street, Southampton. Saturday 6–9 p.m.) Four great talents come together at the Daniel Pollera, Kathy Anderson, Carolyn Francis and Roger Rossi show.
And once dusk settles in, don’t miss the Fireworks at Main Beach in East Hampton Village on Saturday night. Okay, so it’s not an art exhibition in the traditional sense. But it will be impossible to look up into the night, watch the colorful explosions and not think you’re witnessing works of art on a canvas of dark Hamptons sky.
Check our Calendar for more great events this Labor Day Weekend!