During our annual STooPS event, we use the arts to bring people outside and promotes social interaction among artists, homeowners, residents, and businesses of Bed-Stuy. Bed-Stuy homeowners collaborate with local artists to host mini performances and art showcases on their stoops, yards, or sidewalks. At the same time, various local businesses and organizations will bring folks together.
On the day of the event, participating artists will have performances/showcases on various Bed-Stuy spaces of all different genres including, but not limited to, dance, music, theatre, visual art, spoken word, film/video etc. Performance art and video pieces will be performed in looped cycles so everyone gets an opportunity to see them. Stoops containing visual art will have the artworks on display throughout the entire event, but these artists will be asked to create live art during the event as well. All artists will be available at their designated stoop in between performances so they can discuss their work, get to know the people of the community, and inspire community members to get to know each other.
STooPS SightSeer Schedules are the guide for the day with a map of locations and schedules for all performances.
STooPS culminates with performances by several renowned Brooklyn based artists like Les Nubians, the Noel Pointer Foundation’s Phantazia String Players, Tamar-kali, and Tai Allen!
The annual STooPS event is made possible by public funds from the Greater New York Arts Development Fund of the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, and from the Decentralization Program of the New York State Council on the Arts, both administered in Kings County by Brooklyn Arts Council (BAC).