The Staten Island Creative Community consists of over 500 people in the arts and produces the Art by the Ferry festival. A collaboration of artists, photographers, dancers, musicians and street performers, the festival usually takes place over one or two weekends in June.

    It maintains the Art at Bay gallery year-round near the Staten Island Ferry terminal at 70 Bay Street. Every month it presents a group show for 10 artists and photographers, with an opening the first Saturday and literary readings the second Sunday.