Water Mill Museum Summer Finale
Water Mill is one of those towns that too many summer tourists breeze through on the Montauk Highway, heading to points further east. It’s their loss, because this East End hamlet is one of the quaintest places on Long Island; nestled right alongside Southampton, it’s less busy, beautifully scenic, and full of its own amazing nooks and crannies to explore. Case in point: the Water Mill Museum, a charming venue for local art located in a historic water mill dating back to the 1600s (!), and you can join them this weekend for their Summer Finale showcase.
Featuring the work of the local ‘30 Squared’ artist’s group, the exhibition plays host to paintings, prints, photographs, and drawings that tap into the colors, sights, and feelings of summer on Long Island - birds on the beach, vineyards and farms in full bloom, boats bobbing on blue seas. It’s a fantastic opportunity to see (and maybe even buy!) something special to bring summer on the East End home with you - and who knows? You might even find a favorite artist of your own.
The Water Mill Museum’s Summer Finale kicks off on Thursday, September 12th, and runs until Sunday, September 22nd. The museum is open Thursdays through Sundays from 11AM to 5PM, and entry is free for everyone (though donations are, of course, appreciated.) The museum is family-friendly, fully accessible, and easy to get to - just hop off Montauk Highway and you’re there. And if you want to make it a full day of museum-going, stop by the Parrish Museum, located just down the road!