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Governors Island Art Fair

  • Whitehall - Governer's Island New York, NY United States (map)

Indulge your curiosity – explore the abandoned military barracks of Governors Island Art Fair, 100 singular rooms of painting, photography, sculpture, installation, video, and sound art. Run by artists, for artists, New York’s largest independent exhibition enters its 9th year this fall. Once again GIAF organizers, 4heads, have sifted through a sea of creative proposals from New York and around the world, giving 100 of the best a full room each, in which to wreak havoc as they see fit. And outside on the grass; large-scale sculpture, food, drink, music and more. Can’t wait until September?  4heads’ Artists in Residence keep their studio doors open on weekends, this summer on the island. Get your culture fix on Governors Island – there’s enough art here to start a new country.

Governors Island Art Fair is organized by 4heads, a New York City nonprofit organization created by artists for artists. Their goals are to foster community by offering space for artists, to provide arts-education for the underserved, and to expose hidden culture.  4heads supports a collaborative DIY spirit while catalyzing dialogue between artists and people from all walks of life.

GIAF takes place at Colonel’s Row on Governors Island. Admission is free. Catalogues are available for purchase for $20. Hours are 11am – 6pm on Saturdays and Sundays, September 3 – 25, 2016. Governors Island is accessible by an 8-minute ferry ride from the Battery Maritime Building (10 South Street) in Lower Manhattan or a 3-minute ferry ride from Brooklyn Bridge Park’s Pier 6 (at the end of Atlantic Avenue, at Columbia Street) in Brooklyn. The ferry ride costs $2 after 12 noon.

Earlier Event: July 23
Art Comes Alive
Later Event: October 15
26th International Sculpture Conference