Art & Galleries

Staten Island is home to a number of galleries, featuring the works of local and world renowned artists, both classical and contemporary.

ArtSpace @ Staten Island Arts is a meeting place and project space. ArtSpace exhibits both international and local artists, including visual artists, poets, musicians, writers, and performers. The focus is on artistic projects that are place-based–examining local communities, helping people consider their environs in new ways, exploring how neighborhoods might be more livable and sustainable, and/or creating ways visitors can become more socially engaged. As presenters, Staten Island Arts is interested in building a bridge between the viewing audience and artists. The goal is to turn viewers into participants — engaging them with art, and inspiring them to venture into the cultural hotspots found all over the island.

To learn more about Staten Island Arts, the borough's arts council please visit

There are also a number of independent galleries throughout Staten Island.

The Alice Austen House celebrates the photographic work of Alice Austen and exhibits contemporary photography, while the Newhouse Center for Contemporary Art features local and international artists in all mediums.

Complementing the Newhouse Gallery, Snug Harbor Cultural Center and Botanical Garden has galleries in their Visitors Center and the Main Hall.

Also on the grounds of Snug Harbor is the Noble Maritime Collection displays the lithographs, sketches and paintings of John A. Noble as well as contemporary and historic works celebrating New York City's waterfront.

The Staten Island Museum has an extensive fine art collection dating from 1905 and frequently holds exhibitions of contemporary Staten Island artists

There are also a number of independent galleries throughout Staten Island.

Art on the Terrace
776 Richmond Terrace
Gallery Open:
Thursday & Fridays, 2pm-8pm
Saturdays & Sundays, 12pm-6pm

Cape House Gallery
7440 Amboy Road.
Open Tuesday - Friday, 10am-6pm, Saturday, 10am-5pm

CPG Gallery (Create Photographers' Guild)
814 Richmond Terr. (entrance on Tyson St.)
Open Saturday & Sunday, 1-5pm

Staten Island Arts
ArtSpace is located on the ground floor of URBY, 23 Navy Pier Court
Thursday & Friday: 2pm-7pm
Saturdays: 12pm-5pm

Galerie St. George
11 Phelps Place
Open Saturday & Sunday, 12-5pm


Across the water from the theatre capital of the world, Staten Island has a flourishing performing arts community.

The Musical Chairs Chamber Ensemble holds five to 10 concerts annually, and features classical music, contemporary works and commissioned pieces.
The Richmond Choral Society performs multiple times throughout the year.
Now in its 10th year, the Richmond County Orchestra holds 10 to 20 performances each year. The orchestra presents free concerts, featuring world-class soloists and musicians, classical and original compositions.
Performing in parks throughout the Borough, the South Shore Band features traditional concert and marching band-style music.
The Staten Island Philharmonic offers classical and contemporary music in a variety of Staten Island venues.
Viva Voce Chamber Ensemble brings classical music to audiences and provides commentary on their lively programs.
Email or call 718.273.3250
The historic St. George Theatre, nestled in the up-and-coming St. George neighborhood of Staten Island, is a 1900-seat non-profit concert venue that plays host to a wide variety of headline and community events.


Photo by Patti Boustany, Sundog Theatre

The Riverside Opera Company stages productions throughout Staten Island. Featuring full costumes and orchestra, shows are either free or have a low admission price.
Specializing in classic dramas and contemporary works, Sea View Playwright's Theatre is a community based company.
Email or call 718.351.6147
Performing more than just Shakespeare, the Staten Island Shakespearean Theatre Company produces contemporary dramas, musicals, and classical works.
Sundog Theatre offers original and contemporary works for local and regional audiences, utilizing spaces throughout the Borough.

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