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South Fork Artists Studio Tour

Tue, 09/03/2019 - 14:36

Two years ago, Sara De Luca, the proprietor of Ille Arts in Amagansett, discovered that early September, when the weather is still lovely and the roads are relatively passable, is an ideal time for a circuit of artists’ studios. The tour she organized with the artist John Haubrich was so successful that they have teamed up to arrange visits to nine studios on Saturday, between 11 a.m. and 4 p.m.

“Last time it was mostly focused in Springs,” said Ms. De Luca. “I work with a number of people in Bridgehampton, so we decided to do a Bridgehampton-Amagansett-East Hampton version this time.” Five of the artists — Dianne Blell, Philippe Cheng, Eva Faye, Laurie Lambrecht, and Bastienne Schmidt — live practically within walking distance of each other in Bridgehampton. The East Hampton artists are Perry Burns, Hiroyuki Hamada, Elizabeth Levine, and Mr. Haubrich.

Ticket buyers will receive a list of addresses for the self-guided tour. Ms. De Luca noted that the hours allow for flexibility, including a break for lunch. She suggested the recently opened Carissa’s Bakery and Cafe on Pantigo Road as a convenient stop between the eastern and western legs of the tour.

“People really enjoy seeing the work where it is made, meeting the artists in person, and seeing how they live,” said Ms. De Luca. “I’m working closely with the artists, and we will have drinks and snacks at the studios.”

Tickets are $20 in advance, $25 the day of the tour, and can be purchased at the gallery, which is on Main Street in Amagansett.

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