The offering of summer 2010 design events doesn’t disappoint.
July 07, 2010 | Home Run
East End aesthetes, rejoice! The 2010 Hamptons summer schedule for design, architecture and art-related events is chockablock with some of the most exciting exhibitions, fairs, home tours and soirees in the country. Whether your thing is important mid-century furniture, intricate landscape design, world-class art or sculptural sandcastles on the beach, you’ll find it here.
Swimming Pool by Zhang Gong at ArtHamptons
ArtHamptons Opening Gala: Forty-five thousand square feet of art, 80 galleries and celebrities galore—the East End’s answer to Art Basel. (Gala, July 8,6–9 PM; ArtHamptons runs July 9–11; Sayre Park, Bridgehampton)
East Hampton Antiques Show Opening Cocktail Party: Go to see the “Designers Committee”—works by 25 noted interior designers in the Hamptons. (Opening party, July 9, 6–8:30 PM; East Hampton Antiques Show runs July 9–11; Mulford Farm, 10 James Lane, East Hampton)
The Garden Conservancy’s Open Days Garden Tour: An opportunity to see some of America’s finest private gardens. (July 10, 10 AM)
Southampton Antiques Fair: Find everything from rare collectable home furnishings to kitschy artwork and vintage clothing. (July 11, 9 AM–3 PM; 159 Main St., Southampton)
Westhampton Beach Seventh Annual House and Garden Tour: Showcases important homes with killer views, landscapes and décor in Westhampton and Quogue. Always sells out. (July 16, 11 AM–4 PM; Westhampton Beach Performing Arts Center, 76 Main St., Westhampton Beach)
Chefs and Champagne Gala: For you foodies—the James Beard Foundation’s 2010 summer gala honors Martha Stewart. (July 25, 5:30 PM; Wölffer Estate Vineyard, Sagaponack)
Hampton Designer Showhouse
Hampton Designer Showhouse: The granddaddy of East End summer design events benefits Southampton Hospital. (Gala preview July 24, 6:30–8:30 PM; showhouse open Monday–Sunday, July 25–September 5, 11 AM–5 PM; 129 Stoney Hill Road, Sag Harbor)
19th Annual East Hampton SandCastle Contest: A favorite of architecture enthusiasts and sunbathers alike. $10 for groups of up to 6 people. (August 7, 9 AM–4 PM; Atlantic Avenue Beach, Amagansett)
Antiques & Design in the Hamptons: The summer outpost of the Gramercy Park Armory features 50 exhibitors under tents selling rugs, textiles, lighting and French and American antiques. (Friday, Saturday, and Sunday August 13 through 15: Friday, noon–7 PM; Saturday, 10 AM–6 PM; Sunday, 10 AM–5 PM; Bridgehampton Historical Society, 2368 Montauk Highway, Bridgehampton)
BookHampton author talks: Includes well-known interior designers and architects. Rumor has it that celebrated New York Times architecture critic Paul Goldberger will speak later this summer. (East Hampton, Southampton, Sag Harbor; 631-324-4939)
Sue Hostetler is the shelter and design editor for all Niche Media magazines. She is the author of three books—most recently Majestic Metropolitan Living—and she splits her time between Shelter Island and New York City in the summer.