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Pow! Wow! DC 2019


The annual mural event in the nation's capital is well underway!

Now in its 4th year in Washington, DC, the Pow! Wow! DC mural festival is starting to take shape, with an impressive collection of work by artists the world over. The painting will continue through the weekend, within the NoMa District, in the area around Gallaudet University. For a map of this year's walls, check out the Pow! Wow! DC site:


This year's event has a fresh batch of painters from around the globe: STOM500 (Paris), Noségo (Philadelphia), Rever (Paris), Eamon Gillen (Worcester), Priscilla Yu (Vancouver), Niki Zarrabi (Atlanta), Trav (Los Angeles), Hanna Soderholm (Bristol), Red Swan Walls (Baltimore) and several local artists from Washington, DC, including Tracie Ching, Sarah Jamison, Rodrigo Pradel, Nick Zimbro, Marni Manning, Mixed Scene DC and Jasjyot Singh Hans.

Here are some progress shots of the beautiful walls being created.

The work of Parisian artist STOM500

Artist Noségo working on this huge wall with a tiger theme

The "IRREVERSIBLE" work in progress of Rever

Worcester-based artist Eamon Gillen adding his tattoo style to a wall

Vancouver's Priscilla Yu working on her abstract design

Niki Zarrabi's melting flowers are sure to be a crowd-pleaser

Los Angeles-based artist Trav working on his mammoth "VACANCY"

Hanna Soderholm of Bristol,UK with early progress on her wall

Lindy and Hanna of Red Swan Walls working on their flock of colorful birds


The Metropolitan Branch Trail is a stretch of path which skirts the Metro train line from Silver Spring, Maryland to Union Station in the District of Columbia, used by cyclists and pedestrians alike. For the past four years, a portion of the trail has also been the canvas for artists of Pow! Wow! DC. This year, the tradition continues with some beautiful work going up this week.

Artist Tracie Ching working on this multi-layered beauty

Artist Sarah Jane Jamison creating a character-filled wall

Rodrigo Pradel painting what is sure to be a metropolis of activity

Nick Zimbro doing his best to deal with the rising heat

Marni Manning working on her portion of the wall

Mixed Scene DC painting along the trail

The early work in progress of Jasjyot Singh Hans


If you are in the DC Area this weekend (or afterward), you are in for a treat with all the beautiful new walls!

To learn more about the Pow! Wow! mural festivals around the world, check them out at And if you would like to revisit stories the SOLD Team has covered, click on any of the following links: Pow! Wow! San Jose 2017 Pow! Wow! DC 2017 Pow! Wow! Long Beach 2017 Pow! Wow! Worcester 2017 Pow! Wow! Worcester 2017 WIP Pow! Wow! DC 2018 Pow! Wow! Hawaii Pow! Wow! San Jose 2018

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