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Excursion: Art, Creativity, Nature on the North Fork

September 18, 8:30am7pm.
$500 , $450

Join The Church’s first excursion: Creativity in the wild! Venture out from our beloved Long Island South Fork to discover the beauty of our neighboring North Fork community across the sound. Take a joyous morning boat or bus ride from Sag Harbor to the North Fork for a guided tour of a local farm, where guests, alongside Eric Fischl and April Gornik will sketch animals, plants, flowers, or whatever inspires them, using the farm and its surroundings as a catalyst for creativity! All supplies, including sketchbooks, pencils, and chairs, will be provided. Please bring the necessary clothing/accessories for sun protection. All skill levels of drawing are welcome, from complete novices to total professionals.

Next, the group will enjoy lunch at Noah’s in Greenport, consisting of three courses that incorporate the bounty of the East End. After lunch, we’ll venture to the Land Craft Garden Foundation in Mattituck, where guests will be given a private tour of the foundation’s current sculpture exhibition, Sculpture in the Garden 2023: Virginia Overton, curated by renowned artist Ugo Rondinone. Following the sculpture tour, the group will be given an exclusive tour of Rondinone’s private garden and artist studio.

The trip will conclude in Shelter Island for a studio visit at the private residence of artist Margaret Garrett. Garrett will discuss her current works, which were inspired by the artist’s residency at The Church back in February.


48 Madison St
Sag Harbor, NY 11963 United States