A three-day preview of the East End Hospice’s annual Box Art Auction will begin on Wednesday, with a reception from 5 to 7 p.m. at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church in East Hampton.
Some 75 East End artists are participating, each of whom will decorate a box — often a cigar box — for the event. The boxes will be auctioned on Sept. 10 at the Ross School in East Hampton, to benefit the hospice. The evening includes wine and hors d’oeuvres for an admission fee of $60.
Among the artists taking part this year are Mary Antczak, Darlene Charneco, April Gornik, James Kennedy, Dennis Leri, Roy Nicholson, Reynolds Ruffin, and Frank Wimberley. Arlene Bujese is curating the event.
East End Hospice provides care and support for terminally ill patients and their families living on the North and South Forks, including parts of eastern Brookhaven.
Tickets are available in advance through Theresa Murphy, tmurphy@ eeh.org.