POW! WOW! DC Festival Kickoff Event 2019
For ten days in May, a curated group of artists from around the globe will travel to Washington, DC to paint larger-than-life murals at our annual celebration of art and creativity, the international mural festival called POW! WOW! DC.
The name POW! WOW! was inspired from the color-filled pages of comic books. “POW!” represents the impact that art has on a person; a punch in the face, something that surprises you. “WOW!” refers to the reaction that art has on a viewer. Together they form POW! WOW!, a term that describes a gathering that celebrates culture, music, and art. This event represents the core mission of POW! WOW!, to beautify, educate, and bring people together through the power of art.
Since its founding in 2010 in Hawaii by Jasper Wong, POW! WOW! has expanded and grown into a global network of artists. It organizes the production of art, exhibitions, lecture series, creative community spaces, schools for art and music, concerts, and live art installations across the globe.
The international mural festival starts with a kickoff event on Saturday, May 4th. Subsequently, there will be a number of walking tours. For more information, go to https://www.powwowdc.com/.