Southampton Arts Center: SummerFest Benefit to Honor Peter Marino / Aug 30




Southampton Arts Center is thrilled to be hosting its 5th annual SummerFest benefit on Thursday, August 30 from 6 to 10 PM – the final major fundraising event of the summer season! This year SAC will honor Peter Marino, with the Champion of the Arts Award and over the court of the evening, contemporary American-Spanish artist Domingo Zapata will create an interactive painting and will donate one of his works to be auctioned off in support of SAC’s programming.

In addition to Zapata’s live, interactive painting during cocktail hour, guests will be invited to stroll through the galleries to enjoy Counterpoint: Selections from the Peter Marino Collection – one of the largest assemblages of world-class contemporary art displayed on the East End. Additionally, the Studio @SAC will be activated with a workshop by North Fork chalk artist Kara Hoblin.

SummerFest is SAC’s premiere annual event, raising nearly a half-million dollars, to support world-class exhibitions and 200-plus programs annually, many of which are free of charge. Attendees will savor signature dishes from the most celebrated chefs on the East End plus DJ and dancing under the stars on the historic grounds of 25 Jobs Lane.

“For Southampton Arts Center’s 5th Annual SummerFest, we are pleased to honor our partner and newest neighbor, celebrated architect and art collector Peter Marino,” says Tom Dunn, Executive Director. We can think of no other person as dedicated to and passionate about both the arts and the Village of Southampton as Peter. We hope that all members of our community come and support this festive and momentous event.”

The honorees along with event chairs Simone and David Levinson, Katharina Otto-Bernstein and Nathan Bernstein, and Alex Roepers will be joined by distinguished guests Jill Braufman and Dan Nir, Bob Colacello, Lisa Dennison, Diana and Joe DiMenna, Jane Holzer, Dorothy Lichtenstein and Hal Bruckner, Isabelle Marino and Ryan Hoffman, Tiffany and Claus Moller, Susan and David Rockefeller,J. Whitney Stevens, and Edwina von Gal.

Culinary partners include Boa Thai, Catena’s Market, Citarella, Clamman Seafood Market, EMP Summer House, Golden Pear Café, Hampton Coffee Company, Hamptons Farms Social Eatery, Janet O’Brien Caterers, Juice Press, Kalamazoo/Plessers, Le Charlot, Little Red, Maison Vivienne, Red Bar, Saaz, Sant Ambroeus, Sip ‘n Soda, The Fudge Company, Topping Rose House, Union Cantina, and a special wine bar hosted by Bottle Hampton. Event décor by Frank Alexander will be enhanced by staffing and additional catering from Tastings.

Tickets for SummerFest start at $500 for individuals with VIP tables starting at $10,000, and can be reserved online at, by calling Southampton Arts Center at 631-283-0967, or by emailing Advancement Coordinator Molly Bishop at

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Southampton Arts Center is a not-for-profit located at 25 Jobs Lane, in the heart of Southampton Village. Our mission is to provide the highest quality programming to our entire community through partnerships with a diverse slate of world-class artists, performers, educators and cultural institutions. As stewards of one of the most beloved buildings and grounds on the East End, we serve as a hub to strengthen arts and culture in Southampton Village for this and future generations.

For additional information, please visit  #SummerFestAtSAC 



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