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POW!WOW! is an art event that started off as a week-long event held in Hawaii, but has expanded globally over the years. This event has brought together hundreds of international and local artists to create beautiful murals and other forms of art. POW! WOW! has become a large platform for the global artists to network and organize art events such as, lectures, art schools, concerts, and live art installations around the world. MEGGS_WALLINSTALATION_POWWOW

PHOTO ABOVE: MEGGS Wall Installation

We had the opportunity to attend the POW! WOW! week long event held at Long Beach. This week long event consisted of mural paintings by all the POW! WOW! artists in Long Beach, a screening of "The Deepest Depths of the Burrow," Vitality and Verve: Transforming the Urban Landscape exhibit, and a POW! WOW! School of Music Concert and much more!alex_yanes_POWWOW_Longbeach

Wall Installation By Alex Yanes

Although we were unable to attend all five days, we were amazed by the art work we were able to see at the Vitality and Verve: Transforming the Urban Landscape exhibit held in Long Beach Museum of Art on Friday, June 26, 2015.

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Artwork By MEGGS

The Vitality and Verve exhibit examines the current developments in the urban contemporary art field. This exhibit consisted of stunning murals and multi-media installations created by the many emerging artists involved in the event. It was amazing to see these artists use their creative juices to change and transform the urban landscape.

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Wall Installation By CRYPTIK

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Soto Creating His Mural

On the way to to the Vitality and Verve exhibition at the Long Beach Museum of Art we stopped by Jeff Soto's mural at the Long Beach Convention Center.  Jeff was in the midst of completing the mural when we stopped by, with his gallery opening the following night, he was busy getting as much done as he could before heading over to the Vitality and Verve exhibition. Next to Jeff's mural was the Low Bros mural, still in the works.  These were just a few of the many murals created for the event around the city by Jeff McMillan, Benjie Escobar, Cryptik, Hueman, Madsteez, Tristan Eaton, James Jean, Aaron De La Cruz, Fafi, and Bumblebee.  If you guys get the chance, go check it out. It is definitely worth seeing.

For more information on Pow Wow Long Beach, please visit: http://www.powwowlongbeach.com/