Watermill Center Celebrates

The Arts & Culture of The East End

During Community Day 


WATER MILL (May 15, 2023) –The Watermill Center, an interdisciplinary laboratory for the arts and humanities located in Water Mill, announces its spring Community Day to take place on Saturday, June 10, 2023. Community Day invites the public to experience The Watermill Center’s 10-acre campus as our Artists-in-Residence do: a space to explore, relax, and get inspired. Community Day features art installations and performances by East End artists throughout The Center’s wooded grounds and a self-guided tour of our outdoor art collection.

This Spring, The Watermill Center’s Community Day celebrates the rich culture of Long Island. Attendees will get the opportunity to learn about the various cultural and artistic offerings across the North & South Forks through informational booths and workshops by East End institutions curated throughout The Watermill Center’s grounds.

“We wanted Community Day to highlight the breadth of the cultural community on the East End,” shares Ava Locks, Education & Public Programs Manager at The Watermill Center. “The work we do at The Center is supported by the various artists and community organizations across the East End, so using Community Day to promote their work alongside ours was a natural progression for the event.”

The day’s offerings include installations, performances, and workshops by East End artists, including Scott Bluedorn, David Chaffin, Philippe Cheng, Pipi Deer, East End Special Players, Saskia Friedrich, Goat on a Boat Puppet Theatre, Sylvia Hommert, Stephanie Joyce, Laurie Krupp, Bastienne Schmidt, and Sabra Moon Elliot, the current Artist-in-Residence at the Hayground School. The Center will also highlight teaching artists from their Healing Arts program, with wellness workshops led by Sylvia Channing and Karen Meyer hosted throughout the evening. Community Day will feature a special installation from students participating in The Center’s YARP Teens program, who spent the past few weeks exploring the intersection of art and activism; and a blessing led by Shane Weeks from the Shinnecock Indian Nation.

Attendees for Community Day will have the chance to explore The Watermill Center’s property and learn about local community organizations, including Bay Street Theatre, East End Food Institute, Eastville Community Historical Society, Guild Hall, Luv Michael, Ma’s House & BIPOC Artist Studio, Niamuck Land Trust, Pitch Your Peers, US Autism Homes and organizations from the Hamptons Arts Network. Refreshments will be available from Buddhaberry, Hampton Coffee Company, Luv Michael, and South Fork Bakery.

Registration for Community Day is required. Tickets start at $15, children 11 and under can attend for free. The Center offers reduced pricing for those needing financial assistance. For more information and to register, visit https://www.eventbrite.com/e/605045386037. The Watermill Center is committed to providing accessible programs and services for all patrons and artists with disabilities. For further information about accessibility accommodations, please email us at visit@watermillcenter.org.


Founded in 1992 by avant-garde visionary Robert Wilson, The Watermill Center is an interdisciplinary laboratory for the arts and humanities situated on ten acres of Shinnecock ancestral territory on Long Island’s East End. With an emphasis on creativity and collaboration, The Center offers year-round artist residencies and education programs, providing a global community with the time, space, and freedom to create and inspire.

The Watermill Center’s rural campus combines multifunctional studios with ten acres of manicured grounds and gardens, housing a carefully curated art collection, expansive research library, and archives illustrating the life and work of Artistic Director Robert Wilson. The Center’s facilities enable Artists-in-Residence to integrate resources from the humanities and research from the sciences into contemporary artistic practice. Through year-round public programs, The Watermill Center demystifies the artistic process by facilitating unique insight into the creative process of a rotating roster of national and international artists.

The Watermill Center’s programs are made possible by awards from Arison Arts Foundation, Brown Foundation, Cowles Charitable Trust, Cox Foundation, Earle I. Mack Foundation, David Hockney Inc., Donald A. Pels Charitable Trust, Dr. Lee MacCormick Edwards Charitable Foundation, Fondation Musée Barbier-Mueller, Fondazione Carla Fendi, GRoW @ Annenberg, JAF Foundation, Jerome Robbins Foundation, Juliet Lea Hillman Simonds Foundation, The LLWW Foundation, Maria Bacardi Artist Scholarship, mediaThe foundation inc., National Endowment for the Arts, The New York State Council on the Arts, NYSCA/TDF TAP Plus, Paula Cooper, Inc., The Robert W. Wilson Charitable Trust, May & Samuel Rudin Family Foundation, Joseph & Sylvia Slifka Foundation, The Suffolk County Office of Economic Development, The Suffolk County Office of Film and Cultural Affairs, Town of Southampton, Trust for Mutual Understanding, and the Vos Family Foundation.


Photo copyright Jessica Dalene Weber 


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