A loan of $10,000 helped purchase the equipment needed to start our art gallery's café and much needed renovations to our patio & garden.


Stevenson & Erwin's story

Stevenson Dunn, Jr.:

I was born, raised, and currently a resident of Bedford Stuyvesant, Brooklyn for the past 30 years. Growing up in a community like Bed-Stuy has been an amazing experience. The area is filled with art and culture and has a very rich history. Currently with my business partner Erwin John, we are the owners of The Bishop Gallery in Brooklyn, NY.

At The Bishop we are cultivating a culture that supports and nurtures artistic expression while helping emerging artists make the leap to becoming creative professionals. In the future, I hope to expand The Bishop Gallery and its brand globally.

Erwin John:

I grew up in Brooklyn, New York from the late 80’s to present day. I grew up in the Bedford-Stuyvesant neighborhood for majority of those years, and during the 80’s and 90’s, the area is was what I would describe as a rough place. In that same breath, I always felt that the neighborhood was rich with cultural and historical significance.

I am fortunate to still reside in this neighborhood although gentrification, and what I would like to call a somewhat inevitable economic growth spurt, has caused many longtime families to move away. My dreams for the future are to continue to create companies that impact the community and its people in a positive way.


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About The Bishop Gallery

Industry: Arts
Years in operation: 3 years - 5 years
Website: bishoponbedford.com

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