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POW! WOW! Long Beach Street Art Festival Returns To Long Beach, Calif., July 11 To 17

July 8, 2016 Destination North America No Comments Email Email

From July 11 to 17, POW! WOW! Long Beach returns to Long Beach, California, with a week-long celebration of culture, music and art, changing the face of the city with large-scale mural installations. 

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Inspired by Honolulu’s POW! WOW! Hawaii and following on last year’s successful inaugural event in Long Beach, the festival centers around internationally renowned artists who will complete a series of urban murals throughout the city.

Who:  

Participating artists include Sean “Hula” Yoro, Felipe Pantone, Cinta Vidal Agulló, Telmo Pieper and Miel Krutzmann, Andrew Hem and Brendan Monroe

What: 

A week-long celebration of arts and culture in Long Beach, California, the only event of its kind in the continental United States

When:

Monday, July 11, 10:00 AM, to Sunday, July 17, 6:00 PM

Where:

Installation locations include leading attractions and landmarks such as the Aquarium of the Pacific, the Long Beach Convention Center, Edison Apartments, and Westin Hotel in Long Beach, California

URL:

Visit www.powwowlongbeach.com for additional details and updates.

“In Long Beach, we’re proud to be a city that celebrates and supports the arts,” said Long Beach mayor Robert Garcia. “POW! WOW! Long Beach, returning for its second year, both celebrates and enhances our city’s authentic character. We can’t wait to see the colorful installations we’ll get to enjoy all year, and we’re excited to welcome so many renowned artists to our neighborhoods.”

Events throughout the week include artist talks at the Art Theatre of Long Beach with Luthuanian artist Ernest Zacharevic andNew York City-based photographer Martha Cooper on Tuesday, July 12, and with New York-based, Hawaii native Sean “Hula” Yoro on Wednesday, July 13.  On Friday, July 15, the Long Beach Museum of Art debuts its latest exhibition Vitality & Verve: In The Third Dimension.  For more details on events, visit www.powwowlongbeach.com/schedule.

Centered around a week-long event in Hawaii, POW! WOW! Has grown into a global network of artists and organizes gallery shows, lecture series, schools for art and music, creative community spaces, concerts, and live art installations across the globe.  The inaugural POW! WOW! Long Beach took place in 2015.

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