International Art Festival POW! WOW! returned to the NoMa district with fifteen artists to create public murals around the D.C. neighborhood over the final two weeks of May. NoMa is a rapidly developing neighbourhood in Washington, DC located just north of the U.S. Capitol and Union Station and named for its location – North of Massachusetts Avenue.
NoMa Business Improvement District (BID) organizes annual events to bring culture, music, artists, local farmers and more to the neighborhood, while building community and enlivening the public realm.
“We love POW! WOW! and are so excited to have them back in NoMa for the second annual POW! WOW! DC … 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.” Robin-Eve Jasper (BID President)
This year’s POW! WOW! DC roster of fifteen artists included eight from the Washington region; 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.); four from across the U.S., Kaplan Bunce (Hawaii), Madsteez (California), TRAV (California), including legendary New York graffiti artist STASH; and three international artists, It’s a Living (Mexico), Muro (Spain) and Qbic (Russia).
Over the course of almost two weeks, these artists created fifteen 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 … The D.C. community really embraced the festival, and I’m really excited to make this year’s POW! WOW! even better.” Towles
Check out the finished murals gracing the district of NoMa below …
Photo Credit POW!WOW!