The Fulton Art Fair was formed in 1958 by Bed-Stuy resident Shirley Hawkins, at a time when few people knew their neighbors were painters, musicians, performers.
In fact, many of the residents had never been to an art gallery or museum. Today, art galleries, studios, performing art groups abound and collectors of fine art works are multiplying, thanks to the expansion of the Fulton Art Fair!
Beginning, June 16, and continuing every weekend through the end of the month, the Fulton Art Fair will be taking place at Fulton Park, located at Fulton Street between Utica and Lewis Avenues, which, in addition to its "art on the fence" display also will feature music performances, poetry and film.
Now in its 54th year, the fair has become a Bed-Stuy tradition for the neighborhood's longtime and emerging artists and residents. Some of this year's artists include Emmett Wigglesworth, Violet Chandler, Abdul Badi, O. Cousins, Ba Djibril Ngawa, Sadikisha, and many others.
For more information on the Fulton Art Fair, visit its website.