Discover Staten Island’s dynamic North Shore, brimming with local art and culture. Experience seven sound sculptures—from a 17-foot-long wind harp to an interactive drum totem—while strolling from the ferry terminal along Bay Street’s diverse storefronts and lively parks. Catch a breath in front of a 90-foot-long mural of the endangered Right Whale with views of the spectacular waterfront.
Sonic Gates is created by artist Volker Goetze. The public art project is an initiative of Future Culture launched by Staten Island Arts and the Design Trust for Public Space to foster community connections and shape a vision for culture on the North Shore of Staten Island.
What Goetze said about the sculpture according to the Staten Island Arts website: “My idea for Sonic Gates came from a desire to create something playful, beautiful, and inviting for everyone. It will be an adventure that is educational and fun for families, art and music lovers, and tourists alike.”
Here is the list of sculptures and their locations (in order):
1. Nested Bells by Jeremy Munson at the St. George Ferry Terminal near the cab line.
2. Talking Tubes by DB Lampman at the Barrett Triangle, located in the intersection of Bay Street and Hyatt Street,
3. Ballena & Vallenato (Whale and Calf) by Lina Montoya, a colorful mural on the bus shelter at Barrett Triangle, located in the intersection of Bay Street and Hyatt Street (in partnership with the 100 Gates Project).
4. Drum Totem by Alassane Drabo in Tompkinsville Park.
5. Dolphins del Fin by Lina Montoya on a Bay Street median, located by Clinton Street.
6. DNA (Dynamic Nature Art) by DB Lampman in Tappen Park.
7. Wind Harp No. 7 by Scott Van Campen, in MakerPark.
8. Float, Float, Float On by Arthur Simms in the harbor off the Stapleton Esplanade on the waterfront of URBY.
For more information visit SonicGates.com and make sure to use #SonicGates & #visitstatenisland to share your journey to each piece!