The Great Lawn in Westhampton Beach will once again be home to the beloved annual Westhampton Beach Festival of the Arts. The 12th iteration will be held over the holiday weekend on Saturday, September 5 and Sunday, September 6.
"Our fine art festival always has been and always will be about the beauty and creativity of artisans," Ron Mellott
of Paragon Festivals, which produces the event, noted. "The magic of what they create and how their creations touch each of us in ways unexpressed. The COVID landscape does not change that mission."
Considered to be one of America's top fine art events, the Hamptons outdoor gallery will encompass original, handmade art in a myriad of mediums - such as sculpture, jewelry, painting, photography and mixed-media. The highlighted works will utilize a variety of materials - such as glass, ceramics, fiber art, metalwork and wood, styles and techniques.
"We hope all will make the time, take the time, to come see, explore and interact with the art and the artisans," Mellott added. "Your soul will enjoy it!"
A work by Jeanette Vertentes. (Courtesy Photo)
As per usual, many of the artists will be onsite to chat about their works. Fair-goers will even have the option to commission a works made especially for them.
Event admission and parking are free. The 2020 Westhampton Beach Festival of the Arts will comply with the guidelines established by New York Governor Andrew M. Cuomo
's office. Face masks are required to attend.
The Westhampton Beach Festival of the Arts will be open Saturday, September 5 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday, September 6 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Great Lawn is located at 35 West Main Street in Westhampton Beach. For more information, visit www.paragonartevents.com.
Nicole is the Editor-in-Chief of Hamptons.com where she focuses on lifestyle, nightlife, and mixology. She grew up in the Hamptons and currently resides in Water Mill. www.hamptons.com