- Words and Photos by John Domine
On the Road: POW! WOW! Long Beach 2019
POW! WOW! Long Beach just held it's 5th annual mural festival, from July 21st through 29th in sunny, Southern California. Part of the POW! WOW! Worldwide series of events, which, since 2010 have brought murals to public spaces in cities like Worcester, Honolulu, Seoul, Tokyo, and San Jose, the festival in Long Beach continues to thrive. Drawing both local and international talent, this year brought some heavy hitters, including Woes, Max Sansing, Crash, and Dina Saadi, to name a few.
Below are the murals from this year's event as well as where you can find them. Below the work from this year's festival, you will find pieces from the 2018 edition. And if you would like to see what else Long Beach has in store for you on the art from, check out "On the Road: Long Beach, CA" which we featured here on Sold Magazine.
POW! WOW! Long Beach 2019 Walls
Caratoes (East 49th and East Del Amo)
Steve Marinez (205 East Anaheim Street)
Bodeck Luna Hernandez (Drake Park)
Jason Keam (Drake Park)
Woes Martin (927 Pine Avenue)
Luise Ono (800 Pine Avenue)
Max Sansing (494 Pine Street, above parking structure)
Tran Nguyen (Behind 309 Pine Avenue)
Kayla Mahaffey (Stevenson Elementary School)
Hilda Palafox aka Poni (248 Redondo Avenue)
Allison Bamcat (3444 East Anaheim Street)
John Matos aka CRASH (2500 East Anaheim Street)
Dina Saadi (Chestnut and Broadway)
Spenser Little (Chestnut and Broadway)
Crisselle Mendiola (Drake Park)
POW WOW Long Beach 2018 Walls
In case you missed last year's festival, here are some others you can spot on the streets of Long Beach!
So if you are in the LA area or are planning a trip, consider a side adventure to check out all of the amazing art on the streets of Long Beach. Trust me, you won't be disappointed!