Arts

The first week in May kicks off the season with many group shows and a noteworthy solo show by the living legend Athos Zacharias. Guild Hall shows the best of local art in its famous members show.
Paul McCartney contributed an original piece of fine art to a New York City exhibition and auction that will benefit the Hayground School in Bridgehampton.
The third annual Steinbeck Festival, held in honor of the celebrated author who lived in Sag Harbor from 1955 until his death in 1968, will take place Saturday and Sunday, with events at several venues in the village.
What was once a fixture of the Montauk cultural scene faltered recently after the death of its director in 2013. Ruth Widder ran Music for Montauk for two decades and produced more than 90 free concerts for the greater community.
The Dia Art Foundation will open “Dan Flavin: Icons” at the Dan Flavin Art Institute in Bridgehampton today. The works, created from 1961 to 1964, are the artist’s earliest experiments with light.
With May around the corner, the South Fork has a sense of spring thaw, a warming up not only in the weather, but in and among the various arts organizations that have begun their pre-season events prior to launching their action-packed summer schedules.
From Amagansett to Southampton the East End art world comes to life with solo openings. Guild Hall opens the season with its annual Artist Members Exhibition.
Guild Hall has extended its footprint, annexing a lot to its south to provide housing for performers and, potentially, artist residencies.
The Hampton Independent Theatre Festival (HITFest) is partnering with Non Disposable Productions (NDP), a new troupe of New York City actors, to present “Shakespeare on Wine,” a one-hour program of wine-related scenes from the Bard’s oeuvre, on May 16 at the Bridgehampton Community House.