SummerFest Raises Over $450,000 for Southampton Arts Center


The New York Academy of Art hosts a “life drawing workshop” during the Southampton Art Center benefit, SummerFest, on Thursdays, August 31. Michael Heller photo

The Southampton Arts Center SummerFest Culinary Arts Festival raised over $450,000 last Thursday for the non-profit, celebrating its fifth season in Southampton Village.

Co-chair Simone Levinson was honored at the benefit with a Champion of the Arts Award. Ms. Levinson and her husband, David, are members of the organization’s original Founders Circle. Former Southampton Village Mayor Mark Epley was also honored with a special tribute for his longtime support of the arts center, which has brought over 120 events to Jobs Lane.

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