Guild Hall announced today they will honor philanthropist Kathy Rayner at their upcoming Summer Gala on Friday, August 19 at Mulford Farm in East Hampton. Mrs. Rayner will be recognized for her establishment of the Guild Hall William P. Rayner Artist-inResidence program, in honor of her late husband, artist Billy Rayner, which offers artist collectives the time and space to research, experiment, and develop new ideas while living on the East End.
The Summer Gala is Guild Hall’s largest annual fundraiser and garners essential funds for the institution’s year-round programming. This festive event will celebrate the creative process and the people who champion it. Central to the evening is a showcase of performances and works by 2022 Guild Hall William P. Rayner Artists-in-Residence, including a video and sound installation by Holland Andrews, and a performance by Jose Sebastian and Hamptons Dance Project.
“Honoree Kathy Rayner’s vision for an artist-in-residence program that supports the development of new works has been transformative for our institution,” says Andrea Grover, Guild Hall Executive Director. “These lucky artists have the opportunity to establish meaningful relationships within the creative community, and experiment and perform in a supportive and singular environment.”
The event will kick off with cocktails at 6PM, followed by dinner at 7PM by Laurence Craig Catering, and concludes with dancing to music by DJ Mick who had the dance floor hopping last year. Event concept and décor is by Anthony Taccetta Event Design.
Guild Hall’s annual Summer Gala honoring Kathy Rayner will take place on Friday, August 19 starting at 6PM at Mulford Farm, 10 James Lane, East Hampton. Tickets and tables can be purchased online at guildhall.org or by contacting Kendra Korczak, Director of Events and Corporate Relations, at [email protected] or 631.324.0806 x38.