Our organization began with limited accessibility in spring 2021. After a year of pandemic, The Church has opened as an artist residency, exhibition space and innovative center with a wifi-enabled public garden in the heart of the village of Sag Harbor. The Church's operating organization is Edge and Center, so named to reflect the way the creative process embraces the outer edge of possibilities to arrive at a work's realized core.
Artists Eric Fischl and April Gornik have led this project since their purchase of the empty building over two years ago. Our goal is to inspire creativity in the communities of the East End and its worldly visitors. Championing new and traditional technologies through collaboration, education and outreach, The Church strives to be an asset for the community in all its richness and heterogeneity.
The Church is an artist residency, exhibition space, creativity center, and exquisite destination.