Sat, Jul 29|
10th Annual STooPS Art Crawl
Join us in Bed Stuy for the 10th Annual STooPS Art Crawl on July 29th, 1:30pm-7pm. Stoop Stories will be collaborating on a program throughout the day. Come see us!
Time & Location
Jul 29, 2023, 1:30 PM – 7:00 PM
Brooklyn, 383 Hancock St, Brooklyn, NY 11216, USA
About the Event
Join us for the 10th Annual STooPS Art Crawl on July 29th, 12-7pm (@stoopsbedstuy) Stoop Stories and artist, Ziedah Diata (@ziedahdiata), will be collaborating on an immersive program throughout the day.
STooPS connects our neighborhood with a big ol’ block party, classes, and opportunities for artistic expression in unconventional spaces. We make art accessible while valuing creators and honoring the local. Head over to the Garden of Hope at 392 Hancock Street to pick up your map and artist schedule. Then stroll to all of our spaces to engage with a variety of artists. Our activity will be at 383 Hancock Street.
Ziedah is excited to launch her new collaborative art-making and storytelling series, Bed-Stuy Drawn Together at the 10th Anniversary of the STooS Annual Art Crawl. These in-person co-creation experiences connect people, face to face and heart to heart, sans screens.
In its STooPS debut, Community Partner, Stoop Stories, will document the transformation of the collaborative artwork, recording and archiving the journey, story by story and celebrate intergenerational sharing and stoop culture. Community members are invited to sit with someone they don’t know and share stories that center joy and growth while doodling, coloring and drawing together on a large canvas to develop a single work of art.
Throughout the day, neighbors will sit in pairs—talking, listening and creating—all in response to questions designed to inspire genuine connection and spark unlimited imagination. While open to everyone, this project will encourage and prioritize cross-generational sharing.
Explore the question “What if Bed Stuy was a Black Utopia”?
Other interactive art and performances are by:
The Incredible Drunkertons
Ladies of Hip-Hop
4 the People
Kendra J. Ross
Chief Baba Neil Clarke
Ovila Lemon (Mut’Sun)
Ebony T. Nichols LCAT, BC-DMT
Kiddie Korner by Bridges: A Pan-Afrikan ARTS Movement
Asking "What if Bed-Stuy was a Black Utopia?" this unique event transforms stoops, storefronts, yards, and sidewalks into vibrant stages for interactive art and performances–uniting artists, homeowners, residents, and businesses in celebrating Bed-Stuy's rich culture and community. Featured artists are challenged to create works exploring the 2023 theme, sparking meaningful conversations within the community. STooPS' unique approach of using stoops as stages and offering interactive art encourages attendees to engage with each other, artists, and the art itself, fostering relationship-building.
What is STooPS?: STooPS connects our neighborhood with a big ol' block party, classes, and opportunities for artistic expression in unconventional spaces. We make art accessible while valuing creators and honoring the local.