Adventure Bandits Unite!

The multimedia group brings together artists including photographers, paint­ers, sculptors, and musicians
Chloe Gifkins, left, and Margaret Braun, who started the Adventure Bandits Art Club collaborative last year, will return to the Nova’s Ark Project in Bridgehampton on Saturday for their second annual show.

   The Adventure Bandits Art Club will return to the Nova’s Ark Project in Bridgehampton on Saturday for its second art show there.
    The Adventure Bandits is an artist collaborative founded by two South­ampton natives, Chloe Gifkins and Margaret Braun. They had the idea for several years while in art school together, until they finally “made it happen,” they said, by getting a space and a sponsor for their first collective show, which was at Nova’s Ark last year. Featuring a variety of bands and artists, it was received with “a lot of positive feedback from everyone,” Ms. Braun said.
    The Adventure Bandits’ mission statement is to “collaborate and connect with young and talented artists who are in the early progression of their careers,” according to the group’s Web site. The co-founders reach out to these artists through friends to establish “expanded networks” of new acquaintances.
    The multimedia group brings together artists including photographers, paint­ers, sculptors, and musicians. Among the many people they meet, the Adventure Bandits choose artists whose work relates to their philosophy of collaborating across different mediums.
    Hoping to build on the success of last year, the Adventure Bandits promise an exciting show. This year’s event will be in the barn again, offering live music, works of art on display, and even a farmers market — all to encourage the work of local artisans.
    Among the East End bands performing will be Olde Sake, the Montauk Project, and Porches. Art will be by painters and sculptors including Miles Braun, Alex Larsen, Leanna Pascual, Ms. Braun, and Ms. Gifkins. “We’re trying to incorporate everyone as best we can,” Ms. Gifkins and Ms. Braun said. They also praised the “beautiful location” of Nova’s Ark, an art and sculpture park that is “all about art and the artist lifestyle.”
    The two took a cross-country road trip for three months this past year to meet new artists, and said they particularly enjoyed driving down the West Coast and through the Southwest because it was all very “scenic and spiritual.” For the new show, artists from California to Baltimore will be sending work, and others will be in attendance.
    Having made lasting connections, Ms. Gifkins and Ms. Braun hope the collaborative network of artists will “branch out naturally.” In the coming year, they plan to curate similar events in other cities as well, and hope to feature the work of South Fork artists.
    The Adventure Bandits art show will take place from 2 to 10 p.m. It is free, but donations have been encouraged.