Live art and music took over the streets at the Bushwick Collective Block Party

By Amanda Espiritu · Jun 15, 2018 · ·

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Nooklyn kicked off summer 2018 at the Bushwick Collective Block Party, right in front of our Bushwick office. Top street artists produced massive, Instagram-worthy pieces to celebrate the neighborhood’s art scene. These spray can masters worked on their murals in real-time, while musical acts including Ja Rule, Chris Webby, DJ Evil Dee, Statik Seletah provided backdrop tunes. Food trucks and local vendors lined the street and people even got colorful designs spray painted on their arms, legs, and faces.

At the Nooklyn tent, we had animal skulls, wooden signs, tapestries and other cool items people could purchase to decorate their apartments. Our team also had a blast handing out free t-shirts and tote bags to attendees.

The block party was jam packed as the day went on, with people snapping photos of the artwork and crowding around the stage as performers began. Scroll through gallery below for some colorful behind the scenes shots!

Cover photo: Ja Rule performs for a crowd that wrapped around the block // Photo courtesy of Daniel Welch | @thebeardandlens

image alt image alt Attendees became walking murals, decked out with glitter and hair pieces thanks to the awesome vendors

image alt Isabelle Ewing aka @findizzcreate finalizing her mural // Photo courtesy of Moiz Malik (Nooklyn) | @moizmalik

image alt Statik Seletah performs on the Nooklyn stage // Photo courtesy of Moiz Malik (Nooklyn) | @moizmalik

image alt image alt Chris Webby and Ja Rule chilling behind the stage // Photos courtesy of DARBER | @darb3r

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image alt The crowd packs the area around the stage // Photos courtesy of Moiz Malik (Nooklyn) | @moizmalik

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image alt We all aspire to be as cool as these dogs, especially ones that can effortlessly skateboard

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image alt Free t-shirts and tote bags galore at the Nooklyn tent

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image alt Every inch of the block party was decked out in full color with murals across walls and trucks

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image alt Attendees mill around a colorful beer garden around the corner from Bushwick Collective

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image alt Artists balanced on ladders with stencils and spray paint, perfecting their work

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Photos courtesy of Amanda Espiritu| @mandaspiri2, unless otherwise noted.