If Happy Little Bluebirds Fly

Each summer since its inception in 2011, Fire Island Artist Residency chooses five emerging lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer identifying artists from hundreds of applicants to live and work together in Cherry Grove, a place long-steeped in LGBTQ history. FIAR hopes to bring both new creative perspectives and prestigious art professionals together in this extraordinary location to foster the creation—and preservation—of queer art-making in contemporary art. 


Image: Gregor Hofbauer Photography