May 21, 2011 – We were out and about today for this year’s annual Art by the Ferry Festival in Staten Island, New York City. It is an all free street-wide art exhibit packed with street musicians, regular bands, and all sorts of artwork. The Art by the Ferry Festival gives Staten Island artists several great venues to display their work in.
The Staten Island Creative Community (SICC) presented the Art by the Ferry Festival from May 20th – 22nd, 2011. The event started with a reception on May 20th, 2011 from 7-9pm, and continued throughout the weekend.
A quarter mile of the St. George waterfront, next to the Staten Island Ferry terminal was turned into a festival of street performers, musicians, craftspeople, story-tellers, writers, photographers, painters, printmakers and sculptors. The Art by the Ferry Festival extended from the Staten Island Ferry terminal, all the way to Tompkinsville Park. Almost 80 Staten Island based painters, photographers, sculptors and printmakers and hybrid art-makers participated in this great event.
There were numerous bands playing at both the start point and ending location, including: The Earaches, Queen Tipsy, The Paul Hurst Band, The Stapleton Jazz Ensemble, and Rob Ross among many others. We were also lucky enough to spot Heth and Jed performing at the Staten Island Ferry waiting platform.
To learn more about Staten Island’s Art by the ferry festival visit: http://www.statenislandcreativecommunity.org
Black Paw Photo is a Photographer in Staten Island, New York City.