The 7th Annual Bushwick Collective Block Party took place last weekend, and everyone enjoyed a rousing time. There was live music throughout the day; scrumptious vittles from a variety of NYC foodtrucks; a beer garden; and, fantastic new art work by 30+ artists and graff writers from around the world. Charm City Streets spent several days photographing the artists at work and now shares those behind-the-scene images with you.
In posts over the past week or so, Charm City Streets has led you on a photo safari through twisting alleyways, inside an old factory, past warehouses trackside, and along the streets of Wynwood during Art Basel 2016. Today’s leg of the photo safari leads past the walls Wynwood has to offer in other nooks and crannies. Be prepared to see spectacular graffiti.
For those of us from northern climes, the weather during Art Basel 2016 was summer-like. Truth be told, it was hot. One probable reason for the high temperatures was the artist Sipros. He was burning up Miami painting five murals of his own and then collaborating on the block-long mural of Trump as Batman’s The Joker. The Bushwick Collective and Mana Urban Arts Projects sponsored each piece.
Late last week Charm City Streets took advantage of the mild weather and spent several days on a photo tour of Brooklyn. Well-known local, national, and international artists have been busy painting captivating new murals in the Bed-Stuy, Bushwick, Greenpoint, and East Williamsburg neighborhoods.
It is a pleasure when one encounters street art and takes a few moments to examine and appreciate it.
Charm City Streets finds there is even more excitement when one comes across the street artist at work and takes the time to observe and study her/him in action. One gains an appreciation for the steps the artist takes:
Last weekend, the Bushwick Collective celebrated its 5th Annual Block Party. Renowned graffiti and street artists from all four corners of the globe gathered in Brooklyn to create new pieces live. Block after block, people packed the streets to watch these artists in action and to enjoy the live music performances.
Charm City Streets took advantage of the unseasonably warm weather a week or so before Christmas to travel to New York and spend several days exploring the streets of Brooklyn. Since our last visit in August, prominent local, national, and international artists have created fascinating new murals in the Bushwick and Williamsburg neighborhoods.