STooPS ART CRAWL 2022!!
JULY 30 | 12-6PM
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Despite the trying times we faced, STooPS is still committed to uniting our community both locally and virtually through art. As we emerge from the pandemic, STooPS is excited to bring you some amazing are right in our hood!
STooPS 2022 Artists
SToopS is excited to announce our lineup of amazingly talented artists this year!
Enjoy the beautiful dance moves of Kendra J Ross, and prepare to be enchanted by a performance from world renowned dance company Urban Bush Women.
Sway to the melodic sounds of Grammy winning singer Kendra Foster.
Become mesmerized by the talents of both Mut'Sun and Mere, two incredible visual artists whose creations will decorate our performance spaces this year.
Be blown away by Rachel Watson-Jih and the multi-disciplinary works of Blue Morph Collective, the New York based arts collective dedicated to bringing storytelling to the forefront of performance art.
Marvel in the artistic talents of Ziedah Diata and Kai Diata Giovanni, the mother-daughter duo using visual art and spoken word to create collaborative community art-making experiences.
Dance to the funky jamz of TONIBNYC, a Brooklyn based creative and DJ.
In addition to enjoying these wonderful performers, you'll also be able to:
Drop by our Kiddie Korner with your little ones, led by Bridges: A Pan-Afrikan ARTS Movement, a global arts initiative bringing opportunities for international arts exchange, community advocacy and global partnership.
Get you feel good on by attending a health and wellness workshop led by educator, coach, and energy healer Hadiiya Barbel.
And our Celebrity Guest MC...
Model, performer, modeling coach, and winner of America’s Next Top Model,
STooPS stands in solidarity with #BLACKLIVESMATTER
STooPS is born in Bedford Stuyvesant, Brooklyn, NY-a historically black neighborhood- and conceived by our Founder, Kendra J. Ross -a black woman. While we are committed to unifying everyone in our neighborhood, we are also intentional about lifting the voices of Black, Indigenous, and People of Color. This means featuring BIPOC artists, supporting small, local black owned businesses, and creating alliances with organizations that similarly are led by and service BIPOC folks. We do this as a means to do our part in undoing the systemic racism that has been perpetuated in all the threads of our society. We encourage our white neighbors, businesses, attendees, and leaders to be intentional in doing work within their own communities to raise up and honestly support BIPOC people. We all should make shifts in how we work to recognize and take steps to undo the racism that has affected all our humanity.
Pictured above is STooPS alumni artist Taja Lindley performing excerpts of her work “This Ain’t A Eulogy.” where she created a tapestry of 86 trash bags that names each of the 86 unarmed Black people killed by the police since Amadou Diallo in 1999. She performed this in 2015; we are saddened that this year her tapestry would need to lengthen. However, we are honored to feature artists whose work speak to the activism we support and practices we embody inside our organization.