About Us

The Artists Alliance of East Hampton was formed in 1984 as the Jimmy Ernst Artists Alliance by close friends of Jimmy Ernst, the internationally acclaimed abstract painter. It was formed in memory of Jimmy Ernst to carry on his vision of an artists’ community. Our mission is to strengthen and support the interests of the creative community living and working on the East End of Long Island.


We accomplish this through networking opportunities for artists, artist lectures, and presentations. Our community outreach programs include high school scholarship programs and art workshops for middle school students.

The membership of the Artists Alliance is primarily professional working artists. We are a 501(c)3 not-for-profit corporation supported through community and business contributions, membership dues, fundraisers, and State, County, and Local grants. We are based in East Hampton, New York on the South Fork of Long Island.