Staten Island’s St. George becomes artist center

in Staten Island Art

For years, whenever painter Theo Dorian confessed to his Brooklyn-based peers that he lived in Staten Island, they let him know in no uncertain terms that the borough best known for its mobster mansions, strip malls and sprawling garbage dump was no place for a self-respecting artist.

They may be eating their words.

To the surprise of many, Staten Island’s St. George section has become home to a growing community of artists. On leafy St. Marks Place, musicians, performers, writers and visual artists regularly visit and collaborate with each other in a sort of creative firestorm.

Read more: Crain’s

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