EAST HAMPTON, NY (April 8, 2021) —It was announced today that registration is now open to submit artwork for sale as part of Guild Hall’s 75th Annual Clothesline Art Sale, with an entry deadline of June 30, 2021. The longstanding cherished event will be held outdoors on the grounds of Guild Hall (158 Main Street, East Hampton) on Saturday, July 24 from 9 am to 4 pm (Rain Date: Sunday, July 25). Works will be available for purchase in-person and online, benefiting the artists and the institution.

Clothesline is one of the most beloved and affordable art traditions in the Hamptons since its inception in 1946. For 75 years, it has provided accessible artwork to the community while supporting the local artists who thrive here. Throughout Guild Hall’s history, great artists such as Alfonso Ossorio, James Brooks, John Little, Jackson Pollock, Lee Krasner, and Elaine and Willem de Kooning have shared their talents to support the institution in this unique annual fundraising event.

Over 300 artists enter the sale each year and art lovers everywhere flock to Guild Hall looking for their next masterpiece. Works range in price from $75 to $5,000 with all proceeds split 50/50 between the artist and Guild Hall.

“While we celebrate our 90th Anniversary this year, we continue to reimagine our programs and how we can bring them to the public safely. We are so excited to continue the tradition of Clothesline in its 75th year by holding the sale outdoors on the grounds of Guild Hall following all social-distancing protocols and government safety guidelines,” says Kristen Curcie, Special Events & Corporate Relations Manager.

Masks will be required for entry and social distancing will be enforced.

Artwork Registration Link: https://give.guildhall.org/clothesline-registration

Two ways to buy:

In Person: 
  Purchase via QR Codes
 Through shop.guildhall.org on your mobile device

Online: For those who are unable to attend in person or would like to simply shop online, you can shop the entire sale on Guild Hall’s website from 9am to 11:59pm on the day of the sale. Artwork purchased online must be picked up in-person. No works will be shipped.

Photo by Dane DuPuis


Guild Hall, one of the first multidisciplinary centers in the country to combine a museum, theater, and education space under one roof, was established in 1931 as a gathering place for community where an appreciation for the arts would serve to encourage greater civic participation. For nine decades, Guild Hall has embraced this open-minded vision and provided a welcoming environment for the public to engage with art exhibitions, performances, and educational offerings. Art and artists have long been the engine of Guild Hall’s activities and the institution continues to find innovative ways to support creativity in everyone.

For more information about this and other programs, visit www.guildhall.org.

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AAQ / Resource: Otis Ford, Since 1946, Quogue