Some consider it poor form to speak too loudly during an art show, because if you say a thousand words you get to take home one of the pictures. Have an artful dialogue with this Groupon.
Choose from Four Options
- $20 for two one-day passes (up to a $40 value)
- $35 for four one-day passes (up to an $80 value)
- $35 for two three-day passes (up to a $70 value)
- $65 for four three-day passes (up to a $140 value)
The 2013 artMRKT Hamptons takes over the Bridgehampton Historical Society, filling its rooms with 40 galleries showcasing painting, sculpture, drawing, and video installations. The festival runs 11 a.m.–7 p.m. on Friday, July 12; 11 a.m.–7 p.m. on Saturday, July 13; and 12 p.m.–6 p.m. on Sunday, July 14.
Texas Contemporary Art Fair
Nearly 80 exhibiting galleries gather at the George R. Brown Convention Center for the Texas Contemporary Art Fair, a chance for the local community to get a look at dynamic creations from around the country. Installations—such as Troy Stanley's gently moving Zephyr and R.MUTT, Buster Graybill's urban escape vehicle—contribute to the vast diversity of exhibit, during which guests can simultaneously enjoy the art and shop.
And if all that art seems a bit overwhelming, you can take part in TCAFs robust weekend of events, all designed to offer additional insight, link pieces thematically, and grant access to some of the fair's most exciting artists and curators. The "Under $5,000" tour highlights some of the collection's most dynamic and affordable pieces, and the "Artist Residencies" panel brings together four experts to discuss the impact of residency programs on their communities. You can also listen in as one of Houston's top gallery owners offers insight on the contemporary-art world and top-secret sculptor handshakes in her "Insider Information" talk.