Friday, September 4, 2009

Second Annual Governors Island Art Fair


The Governors Island Art Fair is an annual arts event on Governors Island in New York Harbor. The mission of the fair is to provide exhibition space to independent artists and give the community an opportunity to experience artwork they might not otherwise have a chance to see. Unlike other art fairs, The Governors Island Art Fair is entirely run by artists because we believe artists know what is best for their own work. We hope to preserve and support the arts community in New York and to demonstrate a vision for the future of Governors Island as an international arts destination.

The Governors Island Art Fair was launched in 2008 with little more than an idea and no funding. With the participation of over 50 artists, thousands of people attended. This year we are building on the success of last year's fair to provide more space to more artists. The increasing popularity of Governors Island as a cultural destination will ensure even greater attendance this year. This year's event will take place from Saturday, September 5 through Sunday, September 27.

Two free ferry boats launch from both lower Manhattan at the Maritime Center (Slip 6) and another from Dumbo Brooklyn right at the base of the south side of the Brooklyn Bridge.

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