October 4, 2012 in Show Information
Reaching New Peaks – Beyond Expectation
Now entering its 7th successful year, ArtHamptons has a proven to be THE location Hamptonites come to buy art. As the first major art event of the summer season, Hamptonites eagerly await this Fair with energetic enthusiasm, high expectations and checkbooks in hand. In 2013, 14,000+ art devotees poured through the aisles, setting a new attendance record.
Some Exciting Highlights From 2013
- Opening Night, July 11, 2013, with all the fanfare, saw an amazing 3,200 art lovers converge, setting a new record.
- Saturday, July 13, 2013 turnout set a single day record attendance of 5,000.
- The 2013 edition presented a record 78 respected national and international galleries.
- The 2013 edition generated the most number of art transactions, ever (and far outstripping sales at any other arts event in the Hamptons)
- With average price levels in the $10k-$50k level, artwork flew off the exhibitor walls and found new homes in neighboring estates. Estimated number of art transaction surpassed the previous year by nearly 30%.
A Spectacular Location
“OMG”, is what most awe-struck fairgoers said as they entered into the majestic Sculpture Fields at Nova’s Ark – by the magnitude of the sculptures breath-taking property itself located in the crisp hamlet of Bridgehampton. ArtHamptons, and its spectacular 50,000 sq ft. modular museum-like structure, found a memorable new home in 2012.
The Sculpture Fields at Nova’s Ark is the brainchild of the late sculptor, painter and thinker Nova Mihai Popa. Mr. Popa lived and worked there from 1986 to his death in 2009.
The Sculpture Fields at Nova’s Ark is an amazing 95 acres, featuring an elaborate and eye-popping Sculpture Park with sculptures soaring three stories high, the home field of the popular Southampton Hunt and Polo Club, art galleries, horse pastures and breathtaking sunsets. Of the 40+ sculptures dotting the field, fairgoers should pay homage to the notable The Astronauts, Soldiers, Settlers, and Milky Way.
Parking is Plentiful
Guests will enjoy both complimentary and valet parking options. It is easily accessible from all points in the Hamptons and well known to the “in-crowd” as the site for the ever popular Super Saturday fund-raiser. Considering the field’s fashionable in-demand zip code (average home values within a five-minute drive in any direction is $4+ million), the Sculpture Fields of Nova’s Ark is a remarkable setting and one of the best art fair locations in America. It sets the tone for the ultimate in luxury, high-end branding. Welcome to “Stonehenge in the Hamptons”. Come and see for yourself.
Produced for and by Hamptonites, now in its 7th successful year, is the “must attend” cultural event of the summer. ArtHamptons has come to be known as a celebration of the Hamptons art community as we pay homage to the region’s century-long tradition as a mecca for the creation and patronage of art. As such, Hamptonites come to celebrate living in this historical and highly creative community. Attendance grows yearly, which is now in excess of 14,000 devotees. It is known not only for honoring many of its region’s past masters, but also a showcase for the currently revered and emerging artists of today on the East End. Local art galleries exhibit next to prominent international dealers from 12 countries. Impeccably designed, it is all set to the highest level of international production standards.
Over 3,000 important post-war and contemporary works are available for acquisition – displayed by 80+ revered galleries. These dealers proudly show the finest work by 500+ respected artists. Strategically, art work price points are set buying off the wall by the local high society. Hundreds of paintings find new homes in the neighboring mansions. Millions of dollars in art sales are generated. With sunning sales achieved in 2013, even higher expectations await 2014.