68th Annual Fence Show Opens At Staten Island Museum, 9/22

Staten Island Museum presents the 68th Annual Fence Show on Saturday, September 22, from 11 a.m. - 5 p.m. featuring original art and unique crafts by 140+ local artists and artisans.

Staten Island Museum transforms the front lawn into an open-air gallery filled with vibrant artwork, often represented by the artists themselves, along with musical performances and food purveyors.

"The Fence Show represents a long-standing tradition of Staten Island Museum providing an opportunity for local artists and craftspeople to come together to present and sell their work to the community. Coming to the Fence show is a wonderful way to spend the afternoon and it's inspiring to experience the creativity that abounds here on Staten Island," states Janice Monger, President & CEO, Staten Island Museum.

Drawing more than 2500 attendees annually, the Fence Show is one of Staten Island Museum's most popular events. The museum's galleries will also be open to visit.

ARTISTS (selected):

Antonio DeSantis, Painter

Kristopher Johnson, Photographer (Live photobooth/portraits)

Denise Mumm, Painter

Bill Murphy, Printmaker, Draftsman, & Painter

Janice Patrignani, Silk Fabric Design

Andrea Phillips, Collage Artist

Sage Reynolds, Silver and Jewelry Artisan

Sarah Yuster, Painter, pastel

Mildred Piccinni, Kay La Manna, Arlene Ajello have exhibited their work annually for the past 25 years

Youth Artists - several young artists will participate with creations ranging from paintings to robot dolls.

Black Lunch Table - Artists Heather Hart and Jina Valentine introduce their collaborative project Black Lunch Table with programs at Staten Island Museum in November

MUSIC:

Musical Chairs Chamber Ensemble presents an open-air music festival during the event. The soundtrack to an extraordinary day will include classical chamber music, original commissions, jazz fusion jams, prog rock epics and performances by guest collaborators.

FOOD

This year's expanded food options include:

· Shorty's Roti Shop

  • Mac Truck NYC
  • Pastry Lover's Choice


Founded in 1881 and celebrating its 137th year, the Staten Island Museum, New York City's only general interest museum, engages visitors with interdisciplinary exhibitions and educational programs that explore the dynamic connections between natural science, art and history based on its diverse collections. The Museum is open Wednesday - Sunday: 11am - 5pm. ADA accessible.

For current exhibits, visit StatenIslandMuseum.org.

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