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Near DeKalb Ave Station, a mural by Joe Iurato who will soon be a curator at Mana Museum of Urban Arts in Jersey City. Near DeKalb Ave Station, a mural by Joe Iurato for The Bushwick Collective. Iurato will soon be curating the new Mana Museum of Urban Arts in Jersey City.

If you haven’t made it out to The Bushwick Collective yet to check out the amazing street art, this weekend would be a great time to go! The Collective is kicking off the summer with its 1st annual gallery show and 3rd annual block party.  We recently had a chance to revisit this street art hotspot, which has featured famous and up-and-coming artists for the past three years. 

Damien Mitchell mural near the Dekalb Ave Station. Damien Mitchell mural near the Dekalb Ave Station.

The outdoor street art gallery is centered on Troutman Street near the Jefferson L train stop, and seems to be expanding rapidly.  New walls are popping up in different areas, especially near the Morgan and DeKalb stations. The work is fabulous.

Wheatpaste by Swoon, who's masterful installation is on view at the Brooklyn Museum of Art. Also near the Dekalb Station, a wheatpaste by Swoon, who’s masterful installation is on view at the Brooklyn Museum of Art.

In addition to new outdoor walls, the Collective is also expanding to include an indoor gallery. After three years of painting outdoor walls and floors, the Collective will host their first indoor gallery exhibition at 426 Troutman Street. Opening Thursday, May 29, the art show features an all-star line up of artists:  Blek Le Rat, Dan Witz, Joe Iurato, Jerkface, Solus, Beau Stanton, Rubin415, Chris Stain, Zimad, Sexer, Atom, & FKDL.

Mural by London based street artist Shok-1 near the Jefferson Street Station. Mural by London based street artist Shok-1 near the Jefferson Street Station.

Bushwick Collective Block Party is on Sunday.  Featuring live painting on the street by 20  different artists, live music, food trucks, and beer—it’s going to be bananas. Find more information and complete lists of artists and music here.

Here’s a peek at more of the wonderful street art, followed by important details about the upcoming events:

Cookie Monster mural by Jerkface at Bushwick Collective Cookie Monster mural by Jerkface, who is well-known for his graphic murals of iconic characters.

"Super Jerkio" mural by Jerkface “Super Jerkio” mural by Jerkface.

Character by Bishop, owner of the graffiti shop Low Brow Artique. Character by Bishop, owner of the graffiti shop Low Brow Artique.

Murals by the playful street artist Sonni and Meres One, owner and curator of 5Pointz. Murals by the playful street artist Sonni and Meres One, owner and curator of 5Pointz.

Mural by Zimad Mural by Zimad, a prolific artist who’s work was prominent at 5 Pointz.

Fumero's baby mural will be completed during the Bushwick Collective Block Party on 6-1. Biggie mural by Danielle Mastrion. Fumero’s baby mural will be completed during the Bushwick Collective Block Party on 6-1. Biggie mural by Danielle Mastrion.

These events are not to be missed!

Bushwick Collective Art Show, on view through the weekend.
Reception May 29th from 7-11pm
426 Troutman St.
Brooklyn, NY 11237

Bushwick Collective Block Party
June 1 from 11am-7pm
Troutman St. between Wykoff and St. Nicholas
Brooklyn, NY 11237
Live painting, live music, djs, food trucks, and more!

Get in touch with the author at Rachel Fawn Alban  and follow her on instagram.

1 Comment

  1. Lacy Rainwater says:

    Hello,

    I am doing a festival with a group called Playground on Sep. 21st at Bushwick Fireproof East. I am interested in bringing various artists/mediums together for an art exhibition. The day/night will future this and an array of DJ’s, flea market, and circus/dancers.

    Please email me if interested::: laceranh2o@gmail.com

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