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COMMUNITY: Bushwick Five Points Festival

Posted in Community posts with tags , , , , , , on June 4, 2012 by threeerincadigan

This past Saturday was an amazing day. I moved into this area of Brooklyn a little over three years ago (Jefferson to the Myrtle-Wycoff on the “L” train). There was basically The North East Kingdom and Star Coffee shop. Not much else but 99cent stores and bodegas as far as the eye could see. My husband and I waited with baited breath both for Barcey’s Coffee to open a bit closer down to our place and The Bodega Bar to open right at the 5 points on St. Nicholas and Troutman. Now we got Pearls Bar, Cafe Ghia, Uri’s, and Hanna Market. Arts in Bushwick has been working hard to colonize the neighborhood as a place for artists for years. I’ve participated the past three during the Bushwick Open Studios festival. This year instead of hosting an open forum in my studio, I took part in the first year of the Bushwick Five Points festival down the block from my house. A local guy Joe whose family owns a bunch of buildings and land on the corners where St. Nich, Troutman and one small side street create a star intersection donated all his wall space to international graffiti artists. With the help of Brent, who lives in the lofts right there and Ben and Gina who own Bodega Bar on the corner, he threw an all day 10-8 FREE party for the community. Live bands and beer garden in the one open land triangle, graffiti murals being worked on all over, plenty of food trucks and local vendors. I was one of the vendors and also doing some live painting. It was gorgeous out and sunny, the streets were filled with hipsters, locals and families and plenty of Bushwick Open studio wanderers.

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The Vendor Garage

 

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Local artist, Nancy B, 13, flatters me with a chalk rendition of my work in progress

 

Love This! by Jim Avignon

 

Ah-maze! between Cypress and St. Nich on Troutman

 

Girls Wall! Across the street from Bodega Bar