It's the street art festival we've been waiting for!
The Bushwick Collective Block party is THE annual art event in Bushwick, Brooklyn. Combining graffiti, street art, music, food trucks and local vendors, the Collective brings together the best of the community.
SIPROS waves to onlookers as he starts a new Biggie Smalls on Saturday May 26, 2018..
We at SOLD have attended for years, as it's a great place to see live painting, meet street artists we love and hang out with like-minded art fans and photographers.
This year's lineup of artists includes Brazil's Sipros (above), South Carolina's Patch Whisky, Detroit's Ghostbeard, LA's Gondek, The Netherland's Mr. June and Michel Velt, Toronto's Mr. Hydde, Miami's Urban Ruben, Aquarela and Golden, and NYC's own GIZ, Eric Inkala, Jeff Henriquez, Cekis, Logan Hicks, Joe Iurato, Lexi Bella, Hopsart, Gemma Gené, Reme821 (below) 9-yr old Lola the Illustrator and 8-yr old The Soph.
Artists will be painting in the run-up to and during the block party. Stay tuned to SOLD IG stories all week to see the action!
Reme821painting his trademark eyes at his first Bushwick Collective wall, Saturday May 26, 2018
Twice the size of previous festivals, this year's musical lineup includes Ja Rule, Salomon Faye, Baby Jésus, Cruch Calhoun, Levy Grey, Ren Thomas, ANoyd, Chris Webby, Statik Selektah, Mr. Cheeks, DJ Evil Dee, RL Jewelry, Tony Moxberg and Lil Dee Raps.
Saturday features a beer garden, free face painting and haircuts, vendors, and free product sampling and giveaways.
Work emerging this week by Hopsart1, Reme821, Sipros, Mr. Hydde, Mr. June, Sipros (again!),
Golden305, Mochi & Gemma Gené, Obi Ones Kenobi.
The event is held in conjunction with Brooklyn Brush B[x] Open Studios - painters, photographers, sculptors and artists of all stripes open up their studios to the public and showcase their work.
The festivities kick off with the Official Block Party Launch presented by Perrier on Thursday May 31: Free food 7pm-8pm from Artichoke Pizza, Anthony’s Panini Shop, Panda Eats World and POPs Pasta. Free Perrier cocktails and live performances by: Blnd Tgr, Biz Markie, CL Smooth and DJ Evil Dee (details below).