Bushwick's vibrant murals, graffiti bring art to life in the neighborhood

Colorful graffiti and paintings have been sprawled on the buildings near Troutman Street for the past 12 years as part of The Bushwick Collective.

News 12 Staff

May 25, 2023, 4:21 PM

Updated 426 days ago

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Walking the streets of Bushwick, the vibrant life-sized murals are hard to miss. Bushwick Collective Founder Joe Ficalora says they tell a story.
Colorful graffiti and paintings have been sprawled on the buildings near Troutman Street for the past 12 years as part of The Bushwick Collective.
The organization is made up of a group of artists and community members who came together to make art come to life. Ficalora curates the street art and founded the collective as a way to cope with his mother's death in 2011.
He says it all started with a block party that's become an annual tradition.
Over the years, the street art has transformed the area into an art destination - drawing in crowds of tourists who join street art walking tours.
Ficalora hopes the murals will continue spanning the neighborhood and inspiring onlookers for years to come.


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