Visual Arts

The Visual Arts Program is committed to engaging the community with dynamic art experiences, promoting inquiry and advancing scholarship.

Snug Harbor produces an ongoing series of Visual Arts exhibitions that feature emerging artists, guest curators, and community-based installations.  Workshops, lectures, and tours go hand-in-hand with the installations, expanding your experience and deepening the community’s relationship with the arts.

We partner with regional museums and galleries to introduce new audiences to the Staten Island artistic community and cultivate ties with other cultural organizations. Snug Harbor is a proud Smithsonian Affiliate.

Founded in 1977, Snug Harbor’s Visual Arts Program has grown from a pioneering alternative space presenting borough-based artists to a venue for major group exhibitions that include a mix of local and international figures. The Program manages 15,000 square feet of exhibition space spread out across Snug Harbor’s campus, and presents approximately 10 exhibitions each season.


Our Visual Arts program is generously supported from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, the Samuel I. Newhouse Foundation, New York Community Trust, and Staten Island Arts.