It has been 53 years since the Barge started. Times were simpler — it was not yet The Hamptons. The structure was relatively new. Today, time is quicker, The Hamptons are The Hamptons and the building is aging beneath our feet.
This year’s annual appeal request is for funding a major reconstruction on the Upper Deck. Sustaining the building is part of the responsibility of our mission "…to encourage and develop the study of modern arts…to furnish instruction to the public through establishing and maintaining a place or places where educational activities will be regularly carried on…. ” The structure is as critical as the level of education that goes on inside, as the whole experience is what makes us unique.
For the complete picture – check out each of the CLASS pages for images from this summer and click to the DONATE page for the details on the current Upper Deck repair.
The Victor D’Amico Institute of Art / The Art Barge is a tax exempt not for profit organization under section 501 (c) 3 of the Internal Revenue Code.
The Victor D'Amico Institute of Art / The Art Barge
P. O. Box 1266 – Amagansett, Long Island, New York 11930
The summer of 2013 was an unusual one for The Art Barge, the building and the program. Last year’s storm damage repairs which were delayed are now underway. On-line registration was implemented for the first time, changing the registration process. And, as in past years, some classes were filled to capacity while others ended up being cancelled.
As part of our evolution process, we introduced a few new instructors and tried to break through old habits that no longer serve our goals. We reintroduced the ARTIST SPEAK series, welcoming new friends, and saw some dear friends move away. By season’s end, more than 500 people, young and old-er, registered and participated in our programs.