Photo by Asia Morris.
UPDATE | Included alongside the Long Beach Museum of Art's (LBMA) announcement that their record-breaking exhibition Vitality and Verve will now continue as a series, with their upcoming exhibition Vitality and Verve: In the Third Dimension set to open on Friday, July 15, POW! WOW! Long Beach announced the dates and artists involved for this year's iteration.
The acclaimed outdoor art festival will officially land in Long Beach on Monday, July 11 and last through Sunday, July 17. This year's roster of talented artists include none other than the locally revered Dave Van Patten, whose most recent show can still be seen at 4th Street Vine. Local artist Jeff McMillan, who was the sole Long Beach artist included on last year's roster, will also be returning.
POW! WOW! Long Beach will also feature murals by Defer, Edwin Ushiro, Pantonio, Brendan Monroe, Kashink, Cinta Vidal and several more internationally-renowned individuals. Visit the site here for the full list of participants.
PREVIOUSLY: POW! WOW! Sets Tentative Timeline for Return of World-Acclaimed Street Art Festival to Long Beach
On 1/28/16 at 5:40PM | The world-renowned outdoor art festival, POW!WOW! will make its way back to Long Beach this summer to initiate a second round of walls to be painted throughout the city by internationally-acclaimed artists.
Other than a few returning sponsors and a tentative start date for early July, the POW! WOW! team is in the process of meeting with Long Beach property owners to lock in another solid selection of great walls to be used for the 2016 street art festival, according to POW! WOW! Long Beach organizer John Hall.
“Once that’s a wrap, we should be able to make some good headway on lining up artists for Long Beach, which would be the next major step in planning,” Hall told the Post.
Last year’s walls were painted by artists James Jean, the Low Bros, Nychos, Fafi, Cryptik, Hueman, Benjie Escobar, Madsteez, Tristan Eaton, Aaron DeLa Cruz, Push, Jeff Soto, Bumblebee and Long Beach local Jeff McMillan. To read all about Long Beach's inaugural POW! WOW!, click here. To check out last year's murals-in-progress, click here.