POW! WOW! Long Beach 2019 finished murals

The fifth annual POW! WOW! Long Beach has wrapped up a high-energy week of mural making and events, with both local and international artists arguably producing some of their best works yet, adding to Long Beach’s growing collection of nearly 100 murals since the public art festival’s first year in 2015. For more information on the artists, visit our guide here.

Artist Tran Nguyen’s mural for POW! WOW! Long Beach 2019; at 309 Pine Avenue in Long Beach Tuesday, July 30, 2019. Photo by Thomas Cordova.

Local artist Jason Keam’s mural for POW! WOW! Long Beach 2019. Drake Park at 951 Maine Ave. Photo by Jose Cordon.

Local artist Crisselle Mendiola’s mural for POW! WOW! Long Beach 2019. Drake Park at 951 Maine Ave. Photo by Jose Cordon.

Local artist Bodeck Luna Hernandez’ mural for POW! WOW! Long Beach 2019. Drake Park at 951 Maine Ave. Photo by Jose Cordon.

Artist Kayla Mahaffey’s mural for POW! WOW! Long Beach 2019; in the playground of Stevenson Elementary School 515 Lime Avenue in Long Beach Tuesday, July 30, 2019. Photo by Thomas Cordova.

Artist Cash One mural for POW! WOW! Long Beach 2019; at 2500 E Anaheim Street in Long Beach Tuesday, July 30, 2019. Photo by Thomas Cordova.

Taiwanese artist Debe’s finished mural for POW! WOW! Long Beach 2019 at Seaside Way and Hart Plaza outside the Long Beach Convention Center parking lot. Photo by Jose Cordon.

Local artist Steve Martinez’ mural for POW! WOW! Long Beach 2019 at The Packard; 205 E. Ahaheim St. on Locust Ave. Photo by Jose Cordon.

Artist Allison Bamcat’s mural for POW! WOW! Long Beach 2019 at 3444 E. Anaheim St. Photo by Jose Cordon.

Local artist Cynthia Lujan’s mural for POW! WOW! Long Beach 2019 inside the Third Street parking structure next to Harvey Milk Park at 185 E. Third St. Photo by Jose Cordon.

Detail of local artist Cynthia Lujan’s mural for POW! WOW! Long Beach 2019 inside the Third Street parking structure next to Harvey Milk Park at 185 E. Third St. Photo by Jose Cordon.

Chicago-based artist Max Sansing’s mural for POW! WOW! Long Beach 2019 atop the 501 Pine Ave. parking structure on Fifth Street. Photo by Jose Cordon.

Los Angeles-based artist ABCNT’s mural for POW! WOW! Long Beach 2019 at The Green Room at 1741 E. 7th St. Photo by Jose Cordon.

Hong Kong-based artist Caratoes’ mural for POW! WOW! Long Beach 2019. Underpass at 49th St. and Del Amo. Photo by Jose Cordon.

Artist Dina Saadi’s mural for POW! WOW! Long Beach 2019; City Hall Parking Structure at 332 W. Broadway. Photo by Jose Cordon.

Mural by the Fortoul Brothers for POW! WOW! Long Beach 2019; City Hall Parking Structure at 332 W. Broadway. Photo by Jose Cordon.

Tokyo-based artist Luise Ono’s mural for POW! WOW! Long Beach 2019; Rose Park Roasters at 800 Pine Ave. Photo by Jose Cordon.

Mural by Woes for POW! WOW! Long Beach 2019 at The Lab Learning Space at 927 Pine Ave. Photo by Jose Cordon.

Mural by Mexico City-based artist Hilda Palafox for POW! WOW! Long Beach at 230 Redondo Ave. Photo by Jose Cordon.

Artist Tidawhitney Lek’s mural for POW! WOW! Long Beach 2019; at 1630 E Anaheim Street in Long Beach Tuesday, July 30, 2019. Photo by Thomas Cordova.

Artist Tidawhitney Lek’s mural for POW! WOW! Long Beach 2019; at 1630 E Anaheim Street in Long Beach Tuesday, July 30, 2019. Photo by Thomas Cordova.

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Asia Morris has been with the Long Beach Post for five years, specializing in coverage of the arts. Her parents gave her the name because they wanted her to be a world traveler and they got their wish. She has obliged by pursuing art, journalism and a second career as a competitive cyclist.
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