On Thursday, August 31st, the Southampton Arts Center hosted the Fifth Annual SummerFest Culinary Arts Festival. This year, Simone Levinson was honored with the Champion of the Arts Award, while former Southampton Village Mayor Mark Epley was acknowledged with a special tribute for his unending support. Guests strolled through galleries, viewing the portrait exhibition and sketching of live models with refreshments and light bites. Continuing outdoors, attendees were invited to indulge in sumptous tastings from celebrated chefs and restaurants across the East End. The annual event raised over $450,000 to support world-class exhibitions and 120-plus programs annually.
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