Summer is here, which means there has been a lot of painting happening to take advantage of the longer, sunnier days. And that means plenty of mural festivals with amazing art to explore. In New York City, we have already had the Bushwick Collective Block Party and the Welling Court mural festival, but there are many more to see if you are willing to take to the road. On that list for me was the Pow! Wow! DC mural festival which took place May 5th-May 14th this year, with an impressive list of artists from around the globe, including Johan Moorman from Eindhoven, The Netherlands, RICHT from Bristol, England, Mari Inukai from Japan, and many others.
Conveniently, all of the walls from this year's event, as well as a majority of walls from the previous two years are in walking distance of the NoMa-Gallaudet Station. As such, you can check them all out in the span of a few hours. Another convenience is that Pow! Wow! DC has put together a nice little map that you can access from your smartphone on the go. Here is the link. Once you have it on your phone, you are ready to roll. I would recommend starting off with the walls at the Metropolitan Branch Trail and wander from there. (Note: I have also included all of the addresses below each wall to make things easy for you. You're welcome.)
Busy beauty by British artist RICHT (15 K Street NE)
So, if you are looking for an art-filled getaway, there is no need to look further than our nation's capitol! Aside from the new works from Pow!Wow! DC, there is a lot more to discover, as well. If you would like to check out what else is included in this visual feast, read our On the Road: Washington, D.C., which will give you all the info you will need before hitting the road this summer.
Happy summer! It is shaping up to be an incredible season already!