Willoughby Windows transforms 13 vacant storefronts into a street level gallery, bringing art directly to the community. Over 14 well known artists, all with roots in street art, have contributed to this project, most creating site specific works. This network of visual experiences can help redefine how people visiting, working and living in Downtown Brooklyn think about and interact with their environment during a time of transition. This years lineup include: C.Damage, Chris Mendoza & Pablo Power, Daryll Peirce, Faust, Hellbent, Jef Aerosol, Joe Iurato, Laura Lee, LogikOne, Ron English, Skewville, and Thundercut.
The first exhibit, opened in July 10, 2009 with much fanfare. The windows featured works by Cannonball Press, Cycle, Dennis McNett, John Ahearn, Logan Hicks, Michael De Feo, and Morning Breath, to name a few. The exhibit was a welcome addition to the community and helped enliven the street and neighborhood. People have come from around the world to see this inspirational project and its model has been followed throughout the city and across the globe.