Leading street art festival POW! WOW! will soon launch its 2018 Long Beach installment. The week-long public event will spotlight over 50 artists (both local and international) creating new large-scale murals and other visual works.
One of the participants is LA native Steven Harrington who is set to wrap an entire bus with his whimsical characters. Other visiting creatives include Fafi, Lauren YS, Andrew Hem, Shantell Martin, CASE, Kamea Hadar, Evoca 1, KozDos, Leon Keer, Juan Travieso, Kaplan Bunce, Fintan Magee, Sydney James, Spenser Little, Jaune, Wiley Wallace and Bordalo II. Jason Keam, Shane Sun, Ms. Yellow, NeverMade, Joon the Goon, Noelle Martinez, and Tatiana Velazquez. On the other hand, the local artist gamut spans Jason Keam, Shane Sun, Ms. Yellow, NeverMade, Joon the Goon, Noelle Martinez, and Tatiana Velazquez.
Accompanying the artworks are exclusive pop-up shops, film screenings, artist talks, as well as an exhibition inside the Long Beach Museum of Art in collaboration with Thinkspace Projects. One of the highlights this year is a print-focused exhibit where attendees can snap up limited magazines, books, zines, and special prints by 1xRUN. The festival will run through June 24-30. Following the festival is an upcoming solo exhibit by Harrington in LA. Stay tuned for updates and head over to POW! WOW! Long Beach’s website for more details.
In related news, fellow California-based artist Geoff McFetridge recently teased new Mickey Mouse artworks for an upcoming Uniqlo capsule.