Inaugural 'Art Southampton' Kicks Off This Weekend

Contemporary art fair will run from Friday through Monday on the Elks Lodge grounds, with a VIP preview Thursday.

For the third weekend in a row, art will be on wide display for enthusiasts, as comes to the Hamptons with its inaugural fair.

Following and the fifth annual two weekends ago, the Art Southampton fair begins Thursday night with a VIP preview to benefit .

Presented by Art Miami — which has presented art exhibitions for 22 years in Florida — the art show will take place in a 75,000-square-foot pavilion on 18 acres behind the .

Friday and Saturday will feature screenings of "HEAARTBEAT," a documentary that takes an incisive look at the late renowned sculptor John Chamberlain, by his stepdaughter Alexandra Fairweather. Ticket sales of Friday's premiere will  benefit the 's Chamberlain-Fairweather Scholarship Fund for the Arts, and Saturday's screening benefits the .

General admission to the show starts at noon from Friday through Monday. On Friday and Saturday the show will be open until 10 p.m., and on Sunday and Monday until 8 p.m. One-day passes are $15, and multi-day passes, $30. There are discounts for students, seniors and groups. Children 12 and younger with an adult are admitted free.

More than 50 international art galleries will participate in the show, hailing from New York City to as far afield as Finland and Germany.

For more information visit art-southampton.com.


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