Last weekend was a busy one! LongHouse Reserve and the Rush Philanthropic Arts Foundation held benefits in the Hamptons, landscape architect Edmund Hollander unveiled his new book during a private party and Southampton Center opened a group exhibition featuring artists with an East End connection.

Expect to find pictures from each of these scenes in our slide show:

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Bell Biv Devoe at the 16th annual Art for Life Benefit in Water Mill on Saturday. Photo by Getty Images.

Bell Biv Devoe at the 16th annual Art for Life Benefit in Water Mill on Saturday. Photo by Getty Images.

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LongHouse Reserve's benefit, “On Gossamer Wings,” honored Kiki Smith and helped celebrate LongHouse's 24th season. The benefit was a serene and beautiful one held on LongHouse's curated and art-filled gardens and grounds. The event raised $500,000 for the organization. www.longhouse.org.

Rush Philanthropic Arts Foundation’s Art For Life Benefit celebrated its 20th anniversary with a "Roaring Twenties" theme. The benefit honored Dave Chappelle, Michaela and Simon de Pury and Ava DuVernay. Hosted by Soledad O’Brien at Fairview Farms in Bridgehampton, a performance by Bell Biv Devoe was part of the festivities. The benefit's featured visual artist Wangechi Mutu. www.artforlife.rushphilanthropic.org.

Cheryl and Michael Minikes hosted an evening garden party at their East Hampton Home to celebrate the publication of The Good Garden: The Landscape Architecture of Edmund Hollander Design (The Monacelli Press). Guests enjoyed  cocktails, passed horse deuvre and lush gardens set across a three and a half acres. The principals of Hollander Design principals are Edmund Hollander and Maryanne Connelly. The principal photographer for the book is Charles Mayer. www.hollanderdesign.com.

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Markie Hancock, Ellen Krass, Catherine Williams. Taken at the garden party to celebrate the publication of "The Good Garden: The Landscape Architecture of Edmund Hollander Design" at the East Hampton home of Cheryl and Michael Minikes on Saturday. Photo: Liam McMullan © PATRICKMCMULLAN.COM

Markie Hancock, Ellen Krass, Catherine Williams. Taken at the garden party to celebrate the publication of "The Good Garden: The Landscape Architecture of Edmund Hollander Design" at the East Hampton home of Cheryl and Michael Minikes on Saturday. Photo: Liam McMullan. © PATRICKMCMULLAN.COM

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In Southampton Village, “East to West” was celebrated with an opening reception at the Southampton Center with a private party that followed.  Juried by a panel of artists and gallerists, "East to West" celebrates the works of various mediums from artists living and working on Long Island from farthest points east to farthest points west. Artists on view include Bentley Meeker, Diane Tuft, Tomas Vu, Gary Bartoloni, Charles Damga, Angie Drakapoulos, Alex Ferrone, Setha Low, Mike McLaughlin, Susan Newmark and Immi Storrs. www.southamptoncenter.org.

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Isabella Bartoloni with an Arthur Carter sculpture. Taken at Southampton Arts Center's "East To West" Opening on Saturday. Photo by Tom Kochie.

Isabella Bartoloni with an Arthur Carter sculpture. Taken at Southampton Arts Center's "East To West" Opening on Saturday. Photo by Tom Kochie.

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View our slideshow to see photos from the different art and culture scenes last weekend in the Hamptons:

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