VIDEO: First weekend of summer kicks off with SAM, POW! WOW! Long Beach • Long Beach Post

Over the weekend, the artists in the Long Beach Museum of Art’s exhibition, Vitality & Verve III set to open on Friday, were hard at work on their walls.

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On Saturday night locals attended Summer and Music’s first event of the season, FKA720, while artists Bodeck Hernandez, ROSHI, LILLIPORE and Cameron Calderon live-painted in the parking lot next to the Promenade.

Inside at MADE by Millworks, The Draculas, made up of artists Gary Musgrave, Jeff McMillan and Jake Kazakos, showed off their latest prints during an exhibition that you can view through July 29. Additionally, if you’re wondering where to find PWLB merch, MADE is hosting a POW! WOW! pop-up shop for the rest of the week.

On Sunday at Art Exchange, the official POW! WOW! Long Beach opening took place with an evolving exhibit by Papercut Lounge, on view through June 30, also the date and location of the closing reception for the citywide mural festival. Check out our complete guide to POW! WOW! Long Beach here.

Special thanks to Joshua Garcia of @inspiredlbc for providing footage of the artists working during Summer and Music’s FKA720.

Kick-off festivities in celebration of POW! WOW! Long Beach included Summer And Music's FKA720, The Draculas' art show at MADE by Millworks and more.

Artists and fans attended a variety of festivities last weekend including Summer And Music's FKA720, The Draculas' art show at MADE by Millworks and the official POW WOW Long Beach opening at ArtExchange – ArtX with Papercut Lounge. Also, check out a few of the artists working on their pieces at the Long Beach Museum of Art for Vitality & Verve III, set to open this Friday.

Posted by Long Beach Post on Wednesday, June 27, 2018

Asia Morris is a Long Beach native covering arts and culture for the Long Beach Post. You can reach her @hugelandmass on Twitter and Instagram and at [email protected].

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