MISSION: The Women’s Art Center of the Hamptons supports and elevates women thinkers and makers through residencies, educational initiatives, community programs, exhibitions and events for the enjoyment and enrichment of the human spirit with accessibility for all.
THE GALLERY: Our gallery will have rotating exhibitions showcasing working artists and emerging talents as well as artists in our community. When not in use for gallery events the open floor plan will be an ideal space to host seminars, lectures, readings, writers’ evenings, makers' nights, and other worthy objectives.
THE KITCHEN: In celebration of the culinary arts, WACH envisions a demonstration kitchen providing meals for participants and guests. Our state-of-the-art kitchen celebrates the culinary arts and will include a residency for women pursuing a career within the food industry. Each recipient will be able to source ingredients from our exceptional local organic farmers, fishermen and vintners of the east end. The space will also be used to offer classes, showcase women chefs and have enough space to host special events.
THE GARDEN: WACH believes that gardens build community. With that in mind we want to share the opportunity to cultivate, harvest and share the bounty with our residents and guests. A community garden will be an integral part of our program in which local participants will have the opportunity to share in the care and bounty of the garden. A dye and flower garden will be planted for natural dye materials to be harvested and used for programs, flowers for use in Ikebana and American/European floral arranging and edible flowers for the kitchen.
THE LIBRARY: WACH will house an art, design, and reference library for both artists-in-residence and the community.
THE WACH ONLINE ART SHOP: Our website (in development) will curate artist-made products and top picks from a vast community of women entrepreneurs.
THE RESIDENCY: The residencies will provide women artists of all disciplines the dedicated time, space, and resources to create new works in the world-renowned artist enclave of eastern Long Island.
Aby Mackie courtesy of Elqui Medina
Claire Watson and Candace Hill courtesy of Richard Lewin