RANDALL MANOR – The work of local artists will be on show on specially constructed chain-link fences circling Snug Harbor’s Cultural Center and Botanical Garden.
The museum has accepted submissions from artists since May and their work will be shown as part of the Staten Island Museum’s 63rd Annual Fence Show on Saturday, Sept. 21.
Artists pay between $35 and $75 to hang their work for a day on chain-link fences. So far, 55 have signed up.
“It’s an amazing time for artists to exhibit pieces that might never have seen the light of day or for those who might not have otherwise been brave enough to put their work out there,” museum spokeswoman Rachel Somma said.
Last year, 2,500 people attended the show and 101 artists submitted work, she said.
This year, the museum is reaching out to younger artists. They have created a Junior Division in which kids 8 to 18 can submit their work. So far, just one of the 55 submissions has been to the Junior Division.
Food trucks will be on hand and museum-goers will also be able to hear the Musical Chairs Chamber Ensemble’s Open-Air Music Festival, which will happen simultaneously on the lawn.
Admission to the event is free.
The show will take place from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. and the rain date is Sept. 22. Snug Harbor Cultural Center is located at 1000 Richmond Terrace and is a 10-minute bus ride from the Staten Island Ferry on the S40.