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Aleijuan Afuraka/Mark Darkfeather
Aleijuan’s sound, and that of his band/alter ego Mark Darkfeather, has always been rooted in soul. A chameleon at heart, Aleijuan sets out to grow and evolve as an artist with every project.
Andrea J. Fulton
Born and raised in Chicago, Andrea J. Fulton was recognized early on as creative and at eight began writing poetry, then songs, speeches and most anything asked of her when people needed help expressing themselves.
Cétáh Treadwell “The #Serenades Project”
New Yorker in heart, Barrio in tongue, swagger, and soul. Native and Caribbean in blood. Treadwell is a writer, performer and socio-linguist.
Edisa Weeks has been embellishing hair since she was a toddler and discovered the joy and possibilities of a comb, brush and paint.
Frederic TAIEB is French, from Paris. He has been sent to New York. He worked 7 years in Investment banking before understanding that he had been cut from a half of himself.
Ish raps, writes, and makes things. The Brooklyn native is a champion among the youth poetry scene through creative writing and literacy organization, Urban Word NYC.
Kelly Horrigan Handmade
Kelly Horrigan is a fashion designer and educator. Her company features one-of-a-kind leather designs that combine old-world techniques with modern aesthetic.
Lisa Sikorski makes socially engaged, intimately produced projects. They often incorporate object making, oral-storytelling and ritual characteristics requiring public interaction activate the work.
Maxine Montilus is currently the Associate Artistic Director and performer with Tamara LaDonna Moving Spirits, and is also a member of KaNu Dance Theater.
Nicholas Powers is professor of literature, reporter, poet and author of “The Ground Below Zero: 9/11 to Burning Man, New Orleans to Darfur, Haiti to Occupy Wall Street”.
Musician, Noni Rene (originally from Philadelphia) now resides in New York. She has been producing her own sound whilst balancing being a student at Lincoln University of PA.
ola ronke is a Brooklyn born Nigerian artist, mama, bike rider, nature lover and dance fiend. She’s an award winning art director for film and music videos, as well as a yoga teacher.
Paula Jeanine Bennett
Composer, vocalist and percussionist Paula Jeanine Bennett is an artist with a deep and soulful commitment to the creative path.
Phantazia String Players
Named after one of the late Noel Pointer’s biggest jazz hits, the Phantazia String Players consist of the Noel Pointer Foundation’s most advanced violin, viola, bass and cello students.
Tendayi is the funky jazz songstress of our era. The Atlanta to New York transplant has studied musical theater, Jazz, Blues, and even written vocals for underground Hip Hop artists.
Tiffany B Chanel
Tiffany B Chanel is a self taught artist from Brooklyn, NY. Started doing sneaker art in 2012 and slowly started to branch off to canvas art … Her Art Walks!!!
Tim Prolific Jones
Tim Prolific Jones is a Black Long Island Native who seeks to give voice to unspoken experiences and invisible communities. He is a poet, writer, activist, educator, performer, marketer and more.
tony wells is a self taught artist. His collages have a sense of movement and harmony with its structure and color schemes.
Wéma Harris is a Brooklyn based performing artist, educator and activist. A deep love for the arts has brought her talents to audiences around the United States as well as abroad.
Ziedah Diata creates participatory art work and traditional pieces that draw the public into creative and challenging dialogue, primarily on issues of social justice and matters of spirit/self-reflection.
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).