For ten days in May, a curated group of artists from around the globe will travel to Washington, DC to paint larger-than-life murals at our annual celebration of art and creativity, the international mural festival called POW! WOW! DC. The name POW! WOW! was inspired from the color filled pages of comic books. “POW!” being the impact that art has on a person; a punch in the face, something that surprised you. “WOW!” being the reaction that art has on a viewer. Together they form POW! WOW!, – a term which describes a gathering that celebrates culture, music and art. This event represents the core mission of POW! WOW!, to beautify, educate and bring people together through the power of art. Since its founding in Hawai’i of 2010 by Jasper Wong, POW! WOW! has expanded and grown into a global network of artists. It organizes the productionof art, exhibitions, lecture series, creative community spaces, schools for art and music, concerts, and live art installations across the globe.
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