MARKET ART + DESIGN 2017 GUIDE
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Market Art + Design returns with a must-see mix of work from emerging, established, and highly esteemed artists.

In between the time you're browsing all the art presentations at Market Art + Design, don't forget to cool off with Godiva at their brand new #OMGODIVA food truck. Stationed at the fair during the event, this sweet ride will serve up indulgent soft serve, handcrafted Chocolixirs, and signature dipped strawberries, among other mouthwatering treats.

Stop by and satisfy your sweet tooth.


THE ART

The seventh edition of the art fair Market Art + Design, running from July 6 to 9 at the Bridgehampton Museum, includes a program of live music, but the visual jazz of Larry Rivers is what visitors will encounter first. The Los Angeles gallery 101/Exhibit has secured a prime front booth, which it’s devoting to the 50-year Southampton resident and his exuberant improvisations: a shapeshifting anti-style that Rivers once described as “the mixture of grand art and absurdity.”

Between those two poles, great art fairs flourish. Market Art + Design—launched in 2010 as artMRKT Hamptons and operated by Max Fishko and Jeffrey Wainhause’s Art Market Productions—embraces that mix, showcasing modern and contemporary work along with a selection of design, ranging from Midcentury Modern furniture to estate jewelry. This year, more than 60 exhibitors will fill two pavilions set up between the bustling center of Bridgehampton and its placid potato fields.

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“We’re very excited to be the longest-running fair out East,” says director Kelly Freeman, who has added some first-time participants—such as the Paris-based Nil Gallery, Brooklyn’s Space 776, and Aureus Contemporary, a collective from Providence, Rhode Island—to beloved locals like Vered Gallery, Lawrence Fine Art, and RJD Gallery. “We like to think of ourselves as a single stop for a variety of acquisitions—and a great place to get a sense of what’s happening in the art market.”

“The fair feels like a true community event, where we get to spend time with local art lovers,” says Celeste Kaufman of Bridgehampton’s Kathryn Markel Fine Arts. The gallery is bringing Deborah Zlotsky’s vibrant abstractions, which were inspired by a garage-sale purchase of striped 1970s bedsheets. According to the artist, “The rich colors and repetitive patterns triggered a synesthetic response, recalling my earliest memories of space, light, and movement, and a childhood when sleep came easily.”

Stunning vistas will be on view both inside and outside the tents. Sundaram Tagore Gallery is showcasing Japanese painter Hiroshi Senju, best known for his waterfall and cliff images. “Senju combines traditional Japanese techniques with his unique minimalist visual language,” explains Tagore. “He is deeply immersed in ecology and the veneration of natural wonders.”

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Soho’s Castor Gallery adds a local touch with Andy Gershon’s photographs of Hamptons beaches. “The idea behind these is to focus on the random beauty that waves create,” explains gallery director Justin deDemko.

Helping visitors savor the splashy images will be new concessionaire CoCo & Co., purveyor of “refreshing drinking coconuts.” “They travel around the country to all our fairs and have become a fan favorite,” says Freeman. “They add a tropical element to the show.” Rivers would surely approve.


WHERE TO EAT

Bridgehampton is home to some of the best dining options around the country—see our favorites below:

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Godiva Chocolate 

Known for the ultimate in chocolate indulgence, GODIVA is bring its freshly made summer treats to Market Art + Design. Enjoy soft serve, frozen Chocolixirs, and chocolate dipped strawberries as the perfect refreshing chocolate escape.

Almond 

This laid-back bistro has been a go-to for the area's A-listers, thanks to its local fare cooked with Gallic influences. 1 Ocean Road, 537-5665

Bobby Van's

This steakhouse's storied legacy makes it a favorite among local notables like Howard Stern, Jimmy Fallon, and Bruce Springsteen. 2393 Montauk Hwy., 537-0590

Bridgehampton Candy Kitchen

A classic luncheonette and soda fountain known for a loyal celeb crowd, small-town charm, and diner favorites. 2391 Montauk Hwy., 537-9885

Bridgehampton Inn & Restaurant

The Bridgehampton Inn's year-old restaurant by Loaves & Fishes continues the celebrated local food store's tradition. 2266 Main St., 537-3660

Pierre's 

Inside this Bridgehampton bistro, you'll find beachy French fare and luxe St. Barth's-inspired decor. 2468 Main St., 537-5110

Topping Rose House 

A one-acre garden produces garnishes for this award-winning menu. 1 Bridgehampton Sag Harbor Tpk., 537-0870

World Pie  

An unassuming storefront is home to some of the East End's best thin-crust pizzas. 2402 Montauk Hwy., 537-7999

Yama Q  

Expert sushi, vegetarian specialties, and Asian-inspired burritos have made Yama Q a mainstay. 2393 Montauk Hwy., 537-0225

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WHERE TO STAY

There's a place for everyone in Bridgehampton. 

Topping Rose House

1 Bridgehampton-Sag Harbor Tpk., Bridgehampton  // 537-0870

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Housed in a 1842 Greek Revival-style mansion with a contemporary annex, this ultra-chic hotel is a 13-minute walk from Bridgehampton train station, and three miles from Ocean Road Beach.

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Bridgehampton Inn

2266 Main St., Bridgehampton  //  537-3660

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Set three miles from Sagg Main Beach, this quaint inn dating back to 1795 is four miles from Parrish Art Museum, and seven miles from Buell's Lane Historic District.

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The Bridge Inn

2668 Montauk Hwy., Bridgehampton  //  537-2900

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This one-story property is a 15-minute walk from Sagg Swamp Nature Preserve, and roughly three miles from Mecox and Sagg Main beaches.

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A Butler's Manor-The Hamptons B and B

244 N. Main St., Southampton  //  283-8550

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This elegant colonial-style guesthouse that dates back to 1860 is half a mile from the center of Southampton, three miles from Coopers Beach, and a five-minute walk from the train station, with direct service to New York City.

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GETTING THERE

Market Art + Design takes place at The Bridgehampton Museum—2368 Montauk Hwy., Bridgehampton, NY 11932.

Tickets start at $20. 

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STOP BY AND SAY HI TO GODIVA!

The GODIVA truck is at Market Art + Design, serving up NEW freshly made treats! Stop by for a chance to win special prizes. 

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#OMGODIVA NEW CHOCOLIXIR!

Breaking a routine can be a very, very good feeling. Featuring simple, high quality ingredients like just-picked berries and GODIVA chocolate that are anything but your same-old, same-old.

GODIVA drinks are made with fresh ingredients and crafted right before your eyes. Available in Strawberry, Milk Chocolate, Dark Chocolate and Hazelnut.

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#OMGODIVA SOFT SERVE!

This is real GODIVA chocoolate, served in a cone. Yes, you're looking at a decadent swirl of White Chocolate Vanilla Bean and Dark Chocolate. Even the waffle cone is exceptional, with a rim that can be dipped in GODIVA chocolate and nestled with praline almonds. Pretty sweet, right?

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