Southampton Arts Center held its annual SummerFest gala, this year honoring Founding Co-chair  Simone Levinson with the 2023 Champion of the Arts Award. The event raised more than $1 million dollars for the institution’s year-round programs.

Academy Award Winner Ariana DeBose and Broadway star and Grammy nominee Jessica Vosk performed for guests including Jamee and Peter Gregory, Hilary and Wilbur Ross, John Paulson, Alina DeAlmeida, Lisa and Jimmy Cohen, Lisa and Steve Tananbaum, Candace Bushnell, Kim Heirston, Kara Ross, Caroline Hirsch and Andrew Fox, Stefano Tonchi and David Maupin, and Lauren, James and David Levinson.

Dinner and dancing was followed by an After Dark party, which featured a surprise performance by Saucy Santana—known for his hit summer single “One Margarita.” On the DJ booth was Isiah Thomas’s son, DJ Zeke Thomas. Dancing into the wee hours were Andrew Warren, Ivy Getty, Makenzie Moon Phelan, Peter Brant Jr., Emma Holzer, J. Logan Horne, Meredith Schott, and Aoki and Ming Lee Simmons.


Southampton Art Center Summerfest