Tonight is the first of what Kathy Zeiger hopes will be many Thursday night “art walks.”
Ms. Zeiger, an East Hampton resident, has convinced 11 of the some 16 galleries in East Hampton to stay open until 8 tonight, and every Thursday thereafter this summer, so that diners, moviegoers, and others who stroll in the village business district can stop in and see fine art.
Balloons will indicate the participating galleries, as will fliers that can be obtained at each.
Ms. Zeiger is basing the East Hampton art walk on the Chelsea Pier Thursday night art walks in Manhattan. She said Thursdays had been chosen because they kick off the weekend on evenings when there are fewer parties and other events.
“It brings the art community together,” Ms. Zeiger said, remarking that new galleries, along with established ones, had responded favorably to the idea.
Some participating galleries are the Vered and Wallace Galleries, between Park Place and Main Street, and some newcomers like Local 78, Halsey McKay, and Linde Gallery.
“It’s a wait-and-see how this will take off,” Ms. Zeiger said. “It’s all grass roots and word-of-mouth currently, but there is wonderful art here.”