Conceived and curated by Bushwick native Joe Ficalora, the Bushwick Collectve has evolved into an extraordinary open-air gallery since its first mural surfaced in 2011.
Born in 1978, Joe Ficalora came of age in Bushwick in the 1980's - at a time when the area was rough. In 1991, Ficalora's father was murdered outside a local subway station. In 2011, his mother died of a brain tumor. In his effort to revive himself, Ficalora was determined to revive his neighborhood. The Bushwick Collective is the result of his personal fight to heal by transforming his neighborhood into an incredible open-air gallery.
Attracting local, national and international artists, it showcases first-rate street art -- from legendary Blek Le Rat stencils to huge collaborative walls by such world-renowned artists as Case Ma'Claim and Pixel Pancho.