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Guild Hall of East Hampton


An Official Path Through History Site! Guild Hall was established in East Hampton in 1931 by resident and philanthropist Mary Woodhouse, with the goal of building one of the country’s first interdisciplinary centers to serve as a gathering place for community, where an appreciation for the arts would serve to encourage greater civic participation. For 9 decades Guild Hall has embraced this vision and has provided a welcoming environment for the public to engage with art exhibitions, performances, and educational offerings. Guild Hall presents more than 200 programs and hosts over 60,000 guests each year. The Museum mounts 8-10 exhibitions annually, ranging from the historical to the contemporary, and focuses on artists who have an affiliation with the Hamptons. The John Drew Theater produces more than 100 programs, including plays, concerts, dance, screenings, simulcasts, and literary readings―from the classics to new works. In addition to these endeavors, Guild Hall supports the next generation of artists with a thriving artists residency program, in-school and on-site education initiatives, as well as a Teen Arts Council and young adult FAQ team in the galleries. As of 2021, Guild Hall has added the eAT COFFEE BAR, including a full liquor license and a variety of local foods and beverages.



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