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Thursday, May 11, 2017

Murals Galore, as POW! WOW! Returns to NoMa

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Mural extravaganza POW! WOW! returns to NoMa this month, and several local artists will participate, along with artists from around the world. POW! WOW! "celebrates culture, music, and art in cities around the world."It's back in our neck of the woods May 17 through 27, and they have several events scheduled to celebrate.

Participating Artists



POW!WOW! EVENTS

Thursday, May 18 / Gallery Talk: Kelly Towles with Jasper Wong

Hirshorn Museum & Sculpture Garden – Independence Avenue & Seventh Street SW
9 am–10 am

DC-based artist Kelly Towles discusses his work and POW! WOW! DC. He will be joined for this special morning conversation by artist, illustrator, and curator Jasper Wong, creator and lead director of POW! WOW! HAWAII.

Saturday, May 20 / Opening Celebration

NoMa Junction @ Storey Park – 1005 First Street NE
11 am–5 pm
The festival will kick off with a party and a market including food trucks, vendors, DJs and art.

Sunday, May 21 / Happy Hour and Mural Tour

The tour begins at The Lobby Project – 1200 First Street NE
5 pm–7 pm || Mural Tour begins at 5:30 pm
Happy hour in the Lobby Project with some of the POW!WOW! artists, followed by a tour of the neighborhood and some of the murals at 5:30 pm

Monday, May 22 / Happy Hour and Mural Tour

The tour begins at The Lobby Project – 1200 First Street NE
6 pm–8 pm || Mural Tour begins at 6:30 pm
Happy hour in the Lobby Project with some of the POW!WOW! artists, followed by a tour of the neighborhood and some of the murals at 6:30 pm

Wednesday, May 24 / Happy Hour and Mural Tour

The tour begins at The Lobby Project – 1200 First Street NE
6 pm–8 pm || Mural Tour begins at 6:30 pm
Happy hour in the Lobby Project with some of the POW!WOW! artists, followed by a tour of the neighborhood and some of the murals at 6:30 pm

Saturday, May 27 / Happy Hour and Mural Tour

The tour begins at The Lobby Project – 1200 First Street NE
5 pm–7 pm || Mural Tour begins at 5:30 pm
Happy hour in the Lobby Project with some of the POW!WOW! artists, followed by a tour of the neighborhood and some of the murals at 5:30 pm

Mural locations

  • 331 N St. NE: east-facing wall
  • 331 N St. NE: north-facing wall
  • Metropolitan Branch Trail: under New York Avenue overpass
  • Metropolitan Branch Trail: between New York Avenue overpass and R Street NE
  • 55 M St. NE
  • 44 M St. NE
  • 1222 First St. NE: wall facing Patterson Street NE
  • 1150 First St. NE: wall facing Pierce Street NE
  • 1133 North Capitol Street NE: east-facing wall

POW! WOW! DC is sponsored by the NoMa BID and real estate developers Skanska and Folger-Pratt

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