DISPATCH - JULY 12, 2013 (6:45 p.m.)

BRIDGEHAMPTON, NY-

artMRKT Hamptons opened with panache during consecutive Preview Openings on July 11. Doors opened with a benefit for LongHouse Reserve. Immediately following, the fair's Opening Night Party launched the 2013 edition. The party was curated by Norwood, a private arts club in New York City, with drinks courtesy of Absolut.

artMRKT Hamptons fine tuned their fair for this year, presenting beneath a single building with wide aisles, a separate VIP pavalion and an outside food court with gourmet food trucks. This year, the fair entrance is within the Bridgehampton Historic Society grounds with most visitors accessing from Corwith Avenue. Along Main Street, an additional entrance presents multiple outdoor installations and a covered walkway leads to the art fair entrance.

Following are just a few scenes artMRKT Hamptons's Preview Opening party and benefit. Photos are by Sandra Hale Schulman and Tom Kochie.

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artMRKT neon entry with Live Footage band.

artMRKT neon entry with Live Footage band. Photo: Sandra Hale Schulman.

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Gallerist Tripoli Patterson with a painting by Darius Yektai. Photo: Tom Kochie.

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LUXE VIP Lounge.

LUXE VIP Lounge. Photo: Sandra Hale Schulman.

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Ruth Vered and Janet Lehr of Vered Gallery. Photo: Tom Kochie.

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The Red Truck Gallery of New Orleans.

The Red Truck Gallery of New Orleans. Photo: Tom Kochie.

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Stylin' at the Opening Preview of artMRKT Hamptons 2013.

Stylin' at the Opening Preview of artMRKT Hamptons 2013. Photo: Tom Kochie.

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Artist Kevin Berlin and friends.

Artist Kevin Berlin and friends. Photo: Tom Kochie.

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Artist Pat Kochie views some art.

Artist Pat Kochie views some art. Photo: Tom Kochie.

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Gallerist Scott Bluedorn with the Neoteric Fine Art crew.

Gallerist Scott Bluedorn with the Neoteric Fine Art crew. Photo: Tom Kochie.

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Viewing art during the Opening Preview of artMRKT Hamptons 2013.

Viewing art during the Opening Preview of artMRKT Hamptons 2013. Photo: Tom Kochie.

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Unusual offerings during the Opening Preview of artMRKT Hamptons 2013.

Unusual offerings during the Opening Preview of artMRKT Hamptons 2013. Photo: Tom Kochie.

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Gallerist Sara Nightingale with artist Eric Dever.

Gallerist Sara Nightingale with artist Eric Dever. Photo: Tom Kochie.

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Anime sprung to alive during the opening of artMRKT Hamptons 2013.

Anime sprung to alive during the opening of artMRKT Hamptons 2013. Photo: Tom Kochie.

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Artist Andrea Cote examines a painting.

Artist Andrea Cote examines a painting. Photo: Tom Kochie.

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BASIC FACTS: ArtMRKT Hamptons will be open through July 14, 2013 on the grounds of The Bridgehampton Historical Society, 2368 Montauk Hwy, Bridgehampton, NY 11932. Parking is free. www.art-mrkt.com/hamptons. Tickets are $20 to $50 and can be purchased by clicking here.

RELATED: "QUICK VIEW: artMRKT Hamptons Opens in Bridgehampton"  by Pat Rogers. Published July 11, 2013.

“Art Fairs Are Arriving in the Hamptons!”  by Pat Rogers. Published June 30, 2013.

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