ART: NY: ArtHamptons Fine Art Festival Makes Waves


Yet another reason to brave the hours of traffic and enjoy an escape from the city, leaving the metropolis to the tourists and those who can’t seem to get away, the Hamptons will be a key destination for art lovers this weekend with the ArtHamptons Fine Art Festival and artMRKT Hamptons. This year’s festival will celebrate the work of legendary 20th century abstract expressionist artist Jackson Pollock.


Art critics have given Scope Hamptons the credit for seeding the interest in art fairs in the Hamtons, but with so many of the biggest art collectors summering there throughout history, the more appropriate question is what has taken so long? The answer is that the shows are extremely complicated to put together.

Art work has to be transported, sometimes internationally, where a timely delivery means no obstacles at customs. Work then has to be handled, curated, installed, and presented, after major international art festivals have passed, like the Armory Show in NYC, and Art Basel in Basel, Switzerland and Hong Kong in the previous months, and preceding America’s premier art festival Art Basel Miami. Galleries tend to save their biggest shows to premier at these events which have significant attendance and coverage. But these smaller festivals are proving that people want to attend these types of events as they continue to grow, with ArtHamptons recording over 11,000 attendees.

ArtHamptons will feature 80 galleries with over 500 artists, and over 3,000 pieces housed in a 50,000 square foot building. The show features Tibor De Nagy, Mark Borghi Fine Art, Peter Marcelle Gallery, Gerard Peters Gallery, Eli Klein Fine Art, Louis K Meisel and other respected international galleries. artMRKT will be a smaller show with 40 galleries represented.


ArtHamptons will also include a sculpture exhibition at the Sculpure Fields at Nova’s Ark which was conceptualized by sculptor and painter Nova Mihai Popa. Popa lived and worked at Nova’s Ark from 1986 until his death in 2009.

ArtHampton Hours

Friday, July 12 | 11am – 8pm
Saturday, July 13 | 11am – 8pm
Sunday, July 14 | 11am – 6pm

artMRKT Hours

Friday, July 12 | 11am – 7pm
Saturday, July 13 | 11am – 7pm
Sunday, July 14 | 11am – 6pm

For more information on ArtHampton click the link here.

For more information on artMRKT click the link here.