Art & Soul Hamptons will bring a three-day weekend event to Southampton to highlight, showcase, and celebrate art created by influential and emerging Black and Brown artists living within the Hamptons community and beyond. The event consists of an art walk, live music, soulful cuisine, and more. Event partners include the Southampton African American Museum, Ma’s House and BIPOC Art Studio, and Black Women In Media.
The event will kick off on Friday, July 22, from 2 to 6 PM with a VIP pre-mixer. From 7:30 to 9:30 PM, there will be an exclusive film screening of “The Inventor” at the Southampton Arts Center followed by a Q&A with the film producers, film director, and cast. The panel will be co-moderated by Brenda Simmons, founder of Southampton African American Museum, and Dr. Anita Farrington of STEM Impact LLC. Light hors d’oeuvres and cocktails will be served. From 9:30 to 11 PM, there will be a late night VIP cocktail reception at the Sculpture Garden at the Southampton Arts Center that will feature a meet and greet with Brenda Simmons, founder of SAAM, a champagne toast, networking, and meeting the Art Walk artists.
On Saturday, July 23, from 11 AM to 2 PM, there will be an Art Walk free and open to the public. Stops on the walk include the Southampton African American Museum, the Southampton Arts Center, Hidden Gem, and more. From 1:30 to 3:30 PM, there will be a brunch for VIP pass holders at 75 Main hosted by Bronze Magazine and Michelle Mitchell, Long Island Brand Ambassador of Brown Skin Brunchin. From 7:30 to 11 PM, there will be a music experience hosted by Kevin Thompson, featuring live performances by Grammy-Nominated Kenny Lattimore and Esnavi. The evening includes a panel discussion with participating Art Walk artists. VIPs can enjoy the show from the VIP lounge created by Hidden Gem.
On Sunday, July 24, from 11 AM to 12:30 PM, there will be a tour of Ma’s House & BIPOC Art Studio on the Shinnecock Indian Reservation. This will be led by Jeremy Dennis, a contemporary fine art photographer and a tribal member of the Shinnecock Indian Nation in Southampton. In his work, he explores indigenous identity, culture, and assimilation. From the 12:30 to 3:30 PM, the weekend will conclude with A Black Tasting Experience presented by the Black Culinary Expo, featuring celebrity chefs, fine cuisine, curated cocktails, and special giveaways. There will be a panel discussion presented by Black Women In Media as well as a community live mural painting presented by Road To Artdom and an outdoor artwork exhibition featuring the work of Danielle Leggard, Sage Gallon, Tatiana EL-Khouri, Andrew F. Scott, Odile Jacottarte, and Kervin Andre.
For more information and to purchase tickets, visit https://artsoulhamptonsweekend2022.splashthat.com.