- Words and Photos by John Domine
Pow! Wow! DC 2019
POW! WOW! DC HAS RETURNED!
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:
PROGRESS AT THE WALLS
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
ART ALONG THE METROPOLITAN BRANCH TRAIL
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
CHECK OUT THE LATEST BEAUTY!
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 www.powwowworldwide.com. 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