On July 23 at 6pm, LongHouse Reserve will celebrate artists – the past, present, and future of one of the most vitally creative communities anywhere – our beloved East Hampton. Join us for the Annual LongHouse Reserve Summer Benefit to wander the entire garden – wide open spaces and hidden groves – seeking out beautiful sculptures and stunning plants, while enjoying inspiring music, fun drinks, and delicious food.
ONWARD, Jack often said, as we come together and enjoy each other’s company on a warm and festive summer evening in our glorious garden.
The makers of this season’s new works will be with us. Steven and William Ladd will tell the stories that led to Right Here, Right Now, and how the sculpture represents their practice in love and kindness. Cheng Tsung Feng will be with us from Taiwan, welcoming all into Fish Trap VI, a portal dedicated to our local heritage, and a pavilion in one. Moko Fukuyama will engage us with her Hell Gate Keepers, Fitzhugh Karol will lead us to Friendship, his group of immense totems, honoring the spirit of trees, and Bjorn Amelan’s sumi ink paintings summon evocative language and stories. Our past honorees, visionaries, artists, thinkers, will be among our guests.
Keeping with tradition, there will be flowing specialty cocktails to have in hand while listening to the Cherry Bombs, Joy Jan Jones, reggae and many more musical artists. There will be the Auction of works by artists from across the East End and around the globe – on display again as you ponder and barter bids with each other.
As always, the LongHouse Summer Benefit is the not-to-be-missed event of the season. For us, it’s the most important event of the year. All proceeds go to our diverse educational outreach, community programming, and the work to keep our 16-acre grounds open to all.
Tickets start at $500 and can be purchased at www.longhouse.org