Writing on the wall: Bushwick street art

Bushwick, New York City

Writing on the wall: Bushwick street art

Follow Brooklyn insider Jeff Stirewalt – or his fellow artist Caty Wooley – on a walk through Bushwick’s brilliant street-art scene.

You’ll get the nitty-gritty on the world of street artists and graffiti taggers in the north end of vibrant Brooklyn, including insight on the methods and history behind the neighbourhood's vibrant murals, colourful stencils, paste-ups and tags. Inspired? You’ll wrap up the experience with a little art project of your own…

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Jeff Stirewait and Caty Wooley

Your insider

Jeff Stirewait and Caty Wooley

Brooklyn-based artists

Born and raised in Brooklyn, Jeff Stirewait earned his business degree from Brooklyn College. Always keen to help others unlock the best bits of Bushwick, Jeff turned his passion for his neighbourhood into a career with Brooklyn Unplugged. He now spends his days giving visitors to the city some behind-the-scenes insight into this popular New York neighbourhood – its rich history, trendiest hot spots and colourful street art. Caty Wooley is a Brooklyn-based mixed media and mural artist whose work principally addresses the social issues experienced by women – you'll likely see her vibrant pieces on your tour. Never fear, Brooklyn is here.

Get to know your posters from your paste-ups and your stencils from your tags on this brilliantly colourful tour.

3 hours
Start Time
Tours run between the hours of 09:00 and 14:00
Call our travel specialists 24/7 on 1 800 464 2040 or contact us to find availability
Where you'll go
You’ll get an in-depth insight into the world of graffiti taggers and street artists. No two tours will be exactly the same – that’s the often fleeting nature of street art – but Jeff and Caty always showcase the most exciting and thought-provoking current art in the neighbourhood, from tiny tags and hidden paste-ups to bold, large-scale works, including those at the Bushwick Collective, a neighbourhood exhibition project that brings artists from all over the world to Bushwick to paint a wall in their signature styles.
What you'll see
You’ll learn about the different styles and media artists work in and how their techniques have evolved over time. You’ll get insight into the top contemporary names, their working styles and what life is like as a street artist. Your Brooklyn-based insider will also paint a bigger picture of the neighbourhood’s history before you wrap up the experience with a hands-on how-to of popular graffiti techniques – working on a canvas (you goody-two-shoes, you) you’ll give writing on the wall a go.
Experience location
You will be meeting Jeff Stirewalt at a local coffee shop in Brooklyn; we’ll send you the details in your confirmation.