See the before-and-after journey of the 10 new murals painted during the 2022 mural festival (formerly POW! WOW!) that wrapped up on Sunday.
The weeklong mural and sculpture festival returns Aug. 29 to Sept. 4.
The 60-foot mural, one of artist Dave Van Patten’s largest, was created during POW! WOW! Long Beach in 2017.
The weeklong celebration of art ends today, with the completion of murals and multimedia art on walls and along the waterfront in Long Beach.
This year’s POW WOW! Week includes an Art Renzei Festival series of multimedia art installations along the Long Beach waterfront.
Organizers also announced featured artists for its concurrent mixed-media and sculpture festival, Art Renzei. The week-long event begins Sept. 28.
“The idea is we’re coming together to heal the community through public interactive art,” Cassandra Leeman, regional director of POW! WOW! Long Beach said. “We felt like more than any other year, this year really needed a theme of bringing the community together.”
Created by Antonio Donat, or DULK, the mural was created during PWLB’s 2017 festival.
Over the past five years, the summer festival has brought local and international artists together in Long Beach to create public works of art.
The fifth annual POW! WOW! Long Beach has wrapped up a high-energy week of mural making and events; check out all the finished murals.