Arron de la Cruz - by Brandon Shigeta

From a press release:

“POW! WOW!, the global art movement that celebrates culture, music, and art worldwide is taking over the District during the last ten days of May as POW! WOW! DC. Local, national, and international artists will convene to enrich and enliven area neighborhoods with their murals. POW! WOW! DC is lead by local artist Kelly Towles, along with many great partners and volunteers.

Of the 17 participating artists, at least four will represent DC, including No Kings CollectiveDecoy, and Matt Corrado. Other artists are flying in from as far as Hong Kong (Caratoes), Honolulu (Pro Gress), London (INSA), and Australia (The Yok). 
In partnership with the NoMA Business Improvement District (BID), the majority of the murals will appear on walls in the NoMa neighborhood. This includes walls on or near Ibiza night club, 411 New York Avenue, The Crucible building, and 1215 3rd Street
From Towles:

“I wanted to bring POW! WOW! to DC because of the impact that street art has on this community. Art transforms the urban landscape, and this allows the public to watch those transformations and celebrate the process. It will be rad.”

In addition to the rare opportunity to watch street art in progress, DC residents will be able to attend opening and closing celebrations. The opening event will take place on May 21st from 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. in the NoMa Junction lot at the intersection of 1st and L Street NE. The opening celebration will include live painting by participating artists, music from local DJs, and a local marketplace of food trucks, beer, and other goods.”

Photo by PoPville flickr user evegophotos

2016 Lineup – Choose Your Own Adventure:

June 1: Indiana Jones: Raiders of the Lost Ark (PG)
June 8: Princess Bride (PG)
June 15: Guardians of the Galaxy (PG-13)
June 22: Jumanji (PG)
June 29: Fast Five (PG-13)
July 6: Pee Wee’s Big Adventure (PG)
July 13: Life of Pi (PG)
July 20: O Brother, Where Art Thou? (PG-13)
July 27: E.T. (PG)
August 3: Apollo 13 (PG)
August 10: The Hunger Games: Catching Fire (PG-13)
August 17: Jurassic Park PG-13

Special Screening of Purple Rain – Tuesday, June 7

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