“The Artists Are Coming! The Artists Are Coming!”
Art By the Ferry in St. George on Staten Island celebrates it’s second successful year! For the past two years, the first two weekends in June are dedicated to artists and their work, with the tag line, “The artists are coming! The artists are coming!”
This free event showcases numerous artists and fine craftspeople showing their work at no less than three locations which include: 120 Stuyvesant Place, 70 Bay Street, and the old Fishs Eddy’s
Art By the Ferry 2009
Neigborhood: St. George
Staten Island, NY 10301
United States of America building.
Visitors were drawn to the event by local artists including members of art organization SICOLAB, who were showing and even wearing their artwork on the Staten Island Ferry, and pointing people in the right direction.
120 Stuyvesant Place housed numerous artists in it’s circular layout, including painters, mixed media art, photography, dancers, installations and textiles work. Outside the building was crafters selling handmade dolls, jewelry, books and homemade herbal teas.
70 Bay Street was a two story building with tons of little nooks and crannies filled with artwork. Pottery, glass mosaics, photography, tile art, and numerous installation were tucked into various little rooms and corners. Walking through that building was like being in an artsy hide and go seek. It was so much fun, and the lighting was lovely, with large windows facing Bay Street with the sun streaming in.
The Fishs Eddy’s building held huge paintings, and sculptures and was a main hub for the musicians to play. The old warehouse was a perfect setting for large pieces, as they fit in perfectly rather than dwarfing a smaller room at one of the other locations.
Also open for the event was Studio 150, at 150 Bay Street, an incredible glass studio below the sidewalk, with glass artists Ryan McGivern and her husband and fellow glass maker Justin Gaynor. Ryan specializes in hand blown glass and mosaics and Justin specializes in glassblowing, lamp working, hot and kiln casting, and fused glass.
The Cargo Cafe, located at 120 Bay Street had several artists showing high above the tables. Their back room has almost all their tables covered in enlarged black and white photographs by Mike Shane Photography, enhancing the once plain tables.