6th Annual Governors Island Art Fair Launches in September
Governors Island, Art Fair
Indulge your curiosity by exploring the abandoned military barracks of Governors Island Art Fair, 100 singular rooms of painting, photography, sculpture, installation, video, sound and performance art. Run by artists, for artists, New York's largest independent exhibition enters its 6th 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. GIAF also features independent galleries, encouraging the dialogue between artists and art dealers. And outside the buildings; sculpture, food, drink and Fetè Paradiso, the antique Parisian carnival currently visiting New York. Can't wait until September? 4heads' Artists in Residence keep their studio doors open all 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-based arts organization that specializes in developing unique environments for the purposes of exhibition, education and artistic creation. 4heads' programs are tailored to serve the under-resourced, attracting hidden culture and fostering community through collaborative expression.
GIAF is located in Nolan Park, as well as Buildings 111 and 404 on historic Governors Island, with panoramic views of Manhattan and the harbor. Admission is free. Exhibition catalogues are available for purchase for $20. Hours are 11am - 6pm on Saturdays and Sundays, September 7 - 29, 2013. Governors Island is accessible by a free 8-minute ferry ride from the Battery Maritime Building (10 South Street) in Lower Manhattan or a free 3-minute ferry ride from Brooklyn Bridge Park's Pier 6 (at the end of Atlantic Avenue, at Columbia Street) in Brooklyn.