Capital Improvements Project - Guild Hall

Program Update: FanFair (aka Clothesline Art Sale) has been rescheduled for 2023 when our building reopens.

Capital Improvements Project

Exterior design & images copyrighted by Guild Hall, Peter Pennoyer Architects, and Hollander Design Landscape Architects, 2022.



Guild Hall has served four generations and introduced audiences to the most storied artists and performers of our time. Now as we approach our centennial, we embark on a state-of-the-art renovation to match the caliber of our artistry for twenty-first-century audiences. Our facility-wide Capital Improvements Project & Campaign includes top-of-the-line physical and technological enhancements to better deliver on our mission as an artist-driven, interdisciplinary institution. These comprehensive enhancements will see the structural and technological upgrade of Guild Hall’s grounds and near-century-old building — encompassing its museum, theater, education center, and administrative offices.

Gallery design & images copyrighted by Guild Hall and Peter Pennoyer Architects, 2022.

Improved flexibility and accessibility will meet the needs of Guild Hall’s diverse community of visual and performing artists, students, staff, and expanding seasonal and year-round community. Construction began in summer 2022, and the project is slated for completion in summer 2023.

Our building at 158 Main Street is temporarily closed as we embark on these enhancements. During this time, our programming has moved to select off-site locations, with dynamic and unmissable events featuring artists both local and from around the world. In addition to offsite programs, our Teen Arts Council and Artist-in-Residence programs have expanded to new opportunities and showcases. To follow our progress and programs, sign up for our e-news here.

Launched with an early goal of $10 million on the occasion of Guild Hall’s 90th anniversary in 2021 and met with enthusiastic support, the now $25 million Capital Improvements Project & Campaign includes dedicated capabilities for advancing the institution’s cutting-edge arts program and its vital reserve fund, to deepen and sustain Guild Hall’s excellence in interdisciplinary programming, thought leadership, education, and community engagement on the East End for current and future generations.

As of August 2022, we have reached 63% of our $25 million goal thanks to the generosity and support of our Board of Trustees and supporters like you.


Kristin Eberstadt, Chief Philanthropy Officer / / 631-324-0806 x13

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Among the star design team engaged to realize the collaborative project are leader in the renovation and preservation of historic buildings Peter Pennoyer Architects and renowned New York-based Hollander Design | Landscape Architects.

Premier East End general contractor Ray Harden, co-owner of Ben Krupinski Builder, will lead project construction. Jon Maass and Pamela Torres will serve as owner representatives.

The design, construction, and advisory team also includes Conceptual Lighting, Arrowstreet, 2×4, Altieri Sebor Wieber, Gilsanz Murray Steficek, Leonard Ackerman, and Twomey, Latham, Shea, Kelley, Dubin & Quartararo, LLP.



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