Sunny Long Beach, California became the canvas for an extravaganza of art, music and culture with the arrival of POW! WOW! between June 21-28. Playing host to a packed roster of mural painting, exhibitions, talks and screenings, the eight-day event saw the likes of Aaron de la Cruz, Fafi, Cryptik, Hueman, Jeff Soto, James Jean, Tristan Eaton, Jeff McMillan, Push, Bumblebee, Low Bros and Madsteez, decking out the city in a flurry of spray paint and creative energy. Interspersed with events such as an explosive opening party with DJ Neil Armstrong, a talk hosted by jeffstaple featuring Fafi, and the “Verve and Vitality: Transforming the Urban Landscape” collaborative exhibition with Thinkspace at the Long Beach Museum of Art.
- Jasper Wong
Photos by Brandon Shigeta