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Governors Island Art Fair Turns 100 Barrack Rooms Into Galleries

By Irene Plagianos | September 12, 2014 1:19pm | Updated on September 15, 2014 8:45am
 The Seventh annual Governors Island Art Fair runs every weekend in September.
7th Annual Governors Island Art Fair
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GOVERNORS ISLAND — Birds formed from medical supplies, massive sculptural installations constructed from blown glass and metal, and a series of whimsical paintings are some of the hundreds of artworks on display this month on Governors Island.

The seventh annual Governors Island Art Fair, sponsored by nonprofit arts organization 4heads, chose 100 artists to fill 100 rooms in the island's former military barracks with their paintings, video installations, sculptures and photography. The exhibits are open every Saturday and Sunday in September, from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

To help keep the fair going, and free, 4heads has started a Kickstarter campaign this year, hoping to raise $15,000 by October. The campaign had raised more than $1,800 by Friday.

After exploring the art in the former military homes on the island's Colonels' Row, visitors can also check out outdoors entertainment including performance art, live music and food trucks.