Market Art + Design fostered a playful vibe and drew a fashionable crowd through its tent doors for opening night on July 9 in Bridgehampton. Instrumental tunes by high-energy, Brooklyn-based duo CHARGAUX greeted visitors as they walked in to admire the hundreds of artworks and decor items on display.
Formerly ArtMRKT Hamptons, Market Art + Design was set on a new site between a lush field and a gorgeous waterside backdrop at Fairview Farm at Mecox this year. The work of international modern and contemporary artists and designers filled its 50 booths throughout the weekend. Art mediums on exhibit included glass, ceramic, paint and textiles. They took the forms of tiny canvas groupings, statement jewelry, eye-catching furniture, mixed-media paintings and large-scale installations.
On opening night, patrons spilled from the venue into the surrounding scenery, sipping on cocktails and dining on specialty grilled cheeses courtesy of Morris Sandwich Shop. Fostering the art community and Long Island conservation, the fair’s debut evening benefited the Peconic Land Trust, which aims to ensure the future of local farms, natural lands, and heritage sites. Event sponsors and cultural partners were Hamptons Cottages and Gardens, 1stdibs, The Wall Street Journal, Perrier, The Museum of Arts and Design, MoMA, The Jewish Museum, Southampton Historical Society, Heckscher Museum of Art, The Islip Art Museum, and more.