Whimsy In The Garden

Southampton Arts Center’s Inaugural Summer Cocktail Party

More than $80,000 raised to support community building through the arts

Elyn & Jeff Kronemeyer © Rob Rich, Society Allure

On Friday, June 25, Southampton Arts Center [SAC – southamptonartscenter.org] opened its doors to host Whimsy in the Garden, the organization’s inaugural cocktail benefit, with overwhelming success. More than 250 of Southampton’s prominent philanthropists, artists, and residents enjoyed a magical evening, beginning in the galleries as they toured SAC’s current exhibition, EARTH – Artists as Activists. The party continued onto WHIMSY, an outdoor sculpture garden curated by Eric Fischl. With a butterfly motif and a Bossa Nova band.

SAC executive director Tom Dunn welcomed guests, expressing gratitude for the opportunity to come back together as a community and anticipation for the summer ahead. SAC trustee and event chair Elyn Kronemeyer thanked hosts and sponsors for their generous support, and emphasized SAC’s commitment to continuing the legacy and vision of the building’s original owner, Samuel Parrish, by bringing the community together through a broad array of programs including art, film, music, talks, and more.

The event raised over $80,000 to support SAC’s mission of community building through the arts. Located in the heart of Southampton Village, SAC’s work as the leading arts and culture center provides rich and diverse programming year-round.

For more information about Southampton Arts Center, located at 25 Jobs Lane, Southampton, New York 11968, visit southamptonartscenter.org or call 631.283.0967.

Photo Credits: Rob Rich, Society Allure

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