Street Art

Pow!Wow! Takes Over Washington, D.C. with 15 Artists Painting Around NoMA: A Recap

June 05, 2017

International Art Festival POW! WOW! returned to the NoMa district with 15 artists to create public murals around the D.C. neighborhood over the final two weeks of May.

“We love POW! WOW! and are so excited to have them back in NoMa for the second annual POW! WOW! DC,” said BID President Robin-Eve Jasper. “Last year’s murals are a terrific gift from the artists to the community. They broadcast the creative, dynamic nature of NoMa and are enjoyed by everyone.”

This year’s POW! WOW! DC roster of 15 artists included eight from the Washington region; four from across the U.S., including legendary New York graffiti artist STASH; and three international artists.

CHELOVE (D.C.), JD Deardourff (D.C.), Jordann Wine (D.C.), Julia Chon (D.C.), Key Han (D.C.), Martin Swift (D.C.), Mas Paz (D.C.), Matt Corrado (D.C.), Kaplan Bunce (Hawaii), Madsteez (California), STASH (Brooklyn), TRAV (California), It’s a Living (Mexico), Muro (Spain), Qbic (Russia)

Over the course of almost two weeks, these artists created 15 murals at a number of NoMa locations, such as the Metropolitan Branch Trail and the new AVA apartment building at 55 M Street NE.

“Last year was just so amazing,” said Towles. “The D.C. community really embraced the festival, and I’m really excited to make this year’s POW! WOW! even better.”