Headlining today’s post from Pow! Wow! DC … George Washington by Madsteez
Over the past ten days or so, Northeast DC has been abuzz with artistic activity. The international art festival Pow! Wow! returned to our Capital City for the second year in a row. DC artist Kelly Towles curated the event bringing 15 renowned artists from the four corners of the earth to the NoMa neighborhood.
They created vibrant, imaginative murals throughout the neighborhood and along the Metropolitan Branch Trail. Here are the artists Charm City Streets captured in action:
TRAV – Los Angeles artist
At the start of a new work day
Adding drop shadows
Artistic liquor license
Snapping chalk lines
Silver Saddle Motel – open for business
Panoramic shot of the Silver Saddle Motel
The left side of Qbic’s mural is partially complete.
At work on the right side of the mural
Considering next steps
Rolling on color
Qbic’s completed mural
It’s a Living – Diego Gonzalez-Zuniga (Mexico)
Unclogging the can
Leaning back to determine the next steps
Adding a blue shade
Checking the evenness of the paint
Clearing another clog
Here Today Gone Tomorrow … completed mural by It’s a Living
CRI – Juan Pineda (DC)
First roller work
Pow! Wow! #CRI
Spraying on detail
The completed side panel mural by CRI
Madsteez (Los Angeles)
George Washington by Madsteez
Checking out next steps
Brushing on detail
Just a few more details
Completed mural by Madsteez
Muro plotting out the next curve
Rollin’ on under the sun
The sketch for Muro’s Pow! Wow! DC mural
OK, now what to do?
Mural art is hard work.
Ensuring straight lines
Filling in the graphic design
Muro’s completed mural for Pow! Wow! DC 2017
Madsteez and Muro fusion
Coming soon, Part 2 featuring artwork by Julia Chon (DC), Kaplan Bruce (Hawaii), Key Hon (DC), Martin Swift (DC), Mas Paz (DC), and Miss Chelove.
For additional information about Pow! Wow! DC, click here.
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