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Posted on: August 6, 2019

[ARCHIVED] Southampton Town Arts And Culture Committee Rolls Out Summer Tour


The public is invited to join Southampton Town Councilman Tommy John Schiavoni and Arts and Culture Committee Chairwoman Hope Sandrow for the summer art tour on the road.

Saturday August 17, 2019 at 10:00 a.m. image-1
Open to the public, free of charge, seating is limited and reservations are required

  • Tour Details: Co-hosts Councilman John Bouvier and OLA Director Minerva Perez  
    10:00 am - Departs Southampton Town Hall - 116 Hampton Road, Southampton, NY
    2:00 pm - Returns to Southampton Town Hall
  •  Art Barge & The Victor D’Amico Institute of Art, Napeague,
    Visit the Art Barge, and the Mabel and Victor D’Amico Studio and Archive that comprise The Victor D’Amico Institute of Art, in Napeague       

Seating is limited for this bus tour sponsored by the Southampton Town Board, free admission and open to the public: confirmed reservations accepted in the order received for seats and/or travel via your own car. RSVP:


John Bouvier: “The East End has a rich and diverse culture that is strongly represented by many artists that contribute their talents and time; devoting their lives to the art of expression in so many forms. We are fortunate to be able to support and provide both the means and opportunities that allow others to share these talents with residents and visitors alike. I applaud this effort to offer a broader access to the arts and widen the understanding and appreciation of the arts in our area.”

Minerva Perez: "Having an open invitation with free transportation to wonderful spaces such as the Art Barge and the D'Amico house is an initiative highlighting a south fork collaborative approach to sharing the artistic wealth of our region with all members of the community. I'm proud to be a part of SHACC for this and other efforts that speak to the need to widen the participation of our East End community in the celebration and sustaining of these important spaces and institutions.” 

Watch the video clip edited by Minerva Perez, OLA Director and SHACC founding member, of the inaugural September 29 2018 tour hosted by Supervisor Schneiderman and Hope Sandrow

Click here to view Video:

Southampton Arts and Culture Committee (SHACC)

The mission is to advise the Town of Southampton on promoting greater exposure and participation in arts and culture-related activities through creative collaboration. Founded in 2017, its goal is to inspire engagement with art in historical, cultural, and social contexts on the East End of Long Island.

Hope Sandrow, Chair, Nina Channing, Cara Conklin-Wingfield, Jeremy Dennis, Geoffrey Drummond, Tom Dunn, Esly E. Escobar, Jane Gill, April Gornik, Jane Iselin, Kathleen Marder, Minerva Perez, Elka Rifkin, Mark-Antonio Smith,Terrie Sultan Shane Weeks, Secretary Ex-Officio, Supervisor Jay Schneiderman, Councilman Tommy John Schiavoni, Liaison

Please note upcoming SHACC meetings: Tuesdays, September 10; November 12 @ 6:15 Artist and SHACC member Shane Weeks welcome on front lawn; 6:30pm Southampton Town Hall lower level conference room

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