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Celebrating Creatives of Color – An outdoor benefit event for Southampton African American Museum in Sag Harbor
August 26, 2023 @ 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm
CELEBRATING CREATIVES OF COLOR
3RD Annual Fundraiser August 26TH (RAIN DATE August 27TH)
SAG HARBOR, NEW YORK – [August 2023]: A local collective of art enthusiasts, comprised of women who enjoy the arts and literature, will hold their third annual outdoor event showcasing about 21 creative artists and authors of color, from Sag Harbor and beyond. Nancy Brandon, Linsey Davis, Michael Butler, and John Pinderhughes, are amongst the noted artists and authors from the Sag Harbor area. All artwork and books will be for sale.
Over the past few years many artists and authors have had limited opportunities to interact and share their creative efforts with the broader public. This event will provide an opportunity for artists and authors of color to display their work and interact with other art enthusiasts and collectors. In addition, this event provides an opportunity to support the Southampton African American Museum (SAAM). SAAM is an active and central cultural and educational force within the Town of Southampton and has shown comprehensive exhibitions of several artists participating in this year’s Art Show. SAAM will have the opportunity to share its programs and garner additional support as beneficiary of the artist and author proceeds.
According to one of the event’s Sag Harbor artists, Michael Butler, a self-taught artist who has actively painted and worked in Sag Harbor 30+ years, “Community Art Shows are really important and crucial to keeping artistic dialogues alive. Outdoors may not be ideal, due to so many elements, but they pull people together that you may not have seen in a while; educate about fine art as well as provide exposure to a variety of artists and appreciation of artwork whether ceramics, fine art or other mediums – especially as art is not taught in schools anymore.”
This event has a suggested donation of $5.00 for the public, with a portion of the proceeds to benefit SAAM.
The event will be held on Saturday August 26th (Rain Date August 27th) from 2-6pm, at the corner of Harbor Avenue and Harboy Place in Sag Harbor Hills, NY. If using WAZE, the location will be picked up.
The wearing of masks is optional but recommended.
About the local collective of Art enthusiasts: Event local organizers are Village of Sag Harbor residents in the Sag Harbor Hills, Azurest, and Ninevah Communities. The collective of art enthusiasts includes Andrea Cottman, Beverly Granger, Gwendolyn Hankin, Victoria Pinderhughes, Jennifer Segre, Paula Taylor, and Olivia White.
ABOUT THE SOUTHAMPTON AFRICAN AMERICAN MUSEUM: The Southampton African American Museum (SAAM) began in 2005 as a 501c3 organization under the name The East End African American Museum and Center for Excellence and functioned as a virtual museum—hosting events and exhibits in public spaces throughout Southampton Village—most notably the Annual Southampton African American Film Festival.
Sat, Aug 26, 2023 2:00 PM to 6:00 PM
- Celebrating Creatives of Color