Pow! Wow! Long Beach: June 24-30

Get the full info on the event lineup and artists attending.

The annual gathering of the best street artists from around the world returns to Long Beach, CA this upcoming week, bringing a much-needed boost of culture, positivity, and knowledge to art fans. Pow! Wow! has been the foremost art organization that has traveled to many international cities to introduce locals to the vibrant street art scene. This year’s event in Long Beach sees more events and artists than in previous installments so be sure to browse below and come support!


Steven Harrington
Lolo YS
Andrew Hem
Shantell Martin
Kamea Hadar
Leon Keer
Noelle Martinez
Tatiana Velazquez
Sean Chao
Juan Travieso
Kaplan Bunce
Fintan Magee
Sydney James
Spenser Little
Wiley Wallace
Bordalo II
Jason Keam
Shane Sun
Ms. Yellow
Joon the Goon


Papercut Lounge:

“PAPERCUT is a celebration of print. From photocopied punk zines to the largest traditional book companies, PAPERCUT is a showcase of the most influential publishing companies in the world. PAPERCUT Lounge during POW! WOW! festivals is a platform to connect with artists, publishers, brands, consumers and communities.”

Sat, May 26, 2018 7:00 PM to Sat, Jun 30, 2018 10:00 PM
Art Exchange: 356 E 3rd St., Long Beach, CA
Thursday, 11:00 am – 6:00 pm
Friday, 11:00 am – 6:00 pm
Saturday, 11:00 am – 7:00 pm*
*2nd Saturday of the Month, 1:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Sunday, 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Summer and Music Concert Series / Pow! Wow! Pop-Up Shop Opening:

“Join POW! WOW! Long Beach at MADE by Millworks for a night of music, art, and community. Our official POP-Up Shop will be open to the public with fresh POW! WOW! merch! Also, enjoy the opening of POW! WOW! alumni, The Dracula’s, art exhibit inside MADE! You can take the party outside to The Promenade where Summer and Music will host a skateboarding park, live art, and music by DaM-Funk!”

Saturday, June 23, 2018 / 5:00 PM 10:00 PM
MADE by Millworks: 240 Pine Avenue Long Beach, CA

Pow! Wow! Kick Off Party:

“Help us kick off the week long festivities with music, refreshments, and art with Papercut Lounge at Art Exchange.”

Sunday, June 24, 2018 / 7:00 PM 10:00 PM
Art Exchange: 356 E 3rd St., Long Beach, CA

Press Preview:

“Long Beach Mayor Robert Garcia launches the Fourth Annual POW! WOW! Long Beach. This week-long live art exhibition features globally renowned artists creating large format art pieces using Long Beach buildings as their canvas. Throughout the week, the public will be able to view the creative process as these giant murals come to life.”

Monday, June 25, 2018 / 9:30 AM 10:30 AM
Varden Hotel: 335 Pacific Avenue Long Beach, CA

“OBEY GIANT” Screening:

“Please join us for a private screening of “Obey Giant”. Following the viewing, we will have an exclusive Q&A session with Emmy, Grammy and Academy Award winning Director James Moll and Producer and Philanthroipist, Jennifer Howell moderated by Victoria Yarnish, supervising director of Studio Number One.” [ Currently Sold Out ]

Mural Tour:

“Join City of Long Beach Bike Share and Pedal Movement for their 2nd annual POW! WOW! Long Beach Mural Tours!” [ RSVP ]

Wed, Jun 27, 2018 12:00 PM to Sat, Jun 30, 2018 7:00 PM

Jeff Staple 1-2-1:

“Please join us for our annual Jeff Staple 1-2-1 with Los Angeles–based artist and designer, Steven Harrington. Best known for his bright, iconic style that encourages a two-way conversation between the artist and viewer, Steven will be discussing his journey as an artist and designer.”

Wednesday, June 27, 2018 / 6:30 PM 9:30 PM
WeWork: 100 West Broadway, Long Beach, CA
[ Tickets ]

Limited Edition Tee:

“POW! WOW! Long Beach has teamed up with acclaimed Long Beach brand, Port LBC, for a limited edition shirt release designed by POW! WOW! alumni Ryan Milner. Refreshments provided by The Social List and beats provided by special guest DJ.”

Thursday, June 28, 2018 / 6:00 PM 8:00 PM
Port LBC: 402 St Louis Ave, Long Beach, CA

Vitality and Verve III:

“The Long Beach Museum of Art (LBMA) presents Vitality and Verve III, an exhibition dedicated to showcasing new works by artists of the New Contemporary Art Movement. Presented in curatorial collaboration with Los Angeles’ Thinkspace Projects and the support of POW! WOW! Long Beach, the exhibition is the third iteration in the collaborative series which has secured record-breaking public attendance since 2015. Vitality and Verve III will present a relevant cross-section of some of the most exciting artists working under the New Contemporary handle today and will feature site-specific works by these 21 individuals brought together in the same space for the first time. Their impermanent installations are tangentially activated, transforming the ground floor and second floor ocean view gallery of the LBMA into an immersive ephemeral playground for the senses.

Featuring works by:
Bordalo II, CASE, Evoca 1, Sergio Garcia, Herakut, Hush, Jaune, Leon Keer, Koz Dos, Spenser Little, Fintan Magee, Dennis McNett, Drew Merritt, Michael Reeder, RISK, SEEN, Amy Sol, Super A, Juan Travieso, Dan Witz and Lauren YS.”

Friday, June 29, 2018 / 7:00 PM 10:00 PM
Long Beach Museum of Art: 2300 East Ocean Boulevard Long Beach, CA
[ Tickets ]

Closing Party:

“Join us in closing out the week of art and community with a gathering filled with live music, food, and art. This is also your last chance to get limited edition zines from POW! WOW! artists and books provided by Papercut Lounge.”

Saturday, June 30, 2018 / 7:00 PM 10:00 PM
Art Exchange: 356 E 3rd St., Long Beach, CA

Staff Writer

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