VITALITY AND VERVE: TRANSFORMING THE URBAN LANDSCAPE

From the current exhibition at Long Beach Museum of Art. This exhibition was made possible with POW! WOW! and Thinkspace. On view from June 27th - October 25th, 2015. Photos by Brandon Shigeta.


VITALITY AND VERVE: PROCESS SHOTS

Behind-the-scenes photos taken during  the weeks leading up to the opening for Vitality and Verve: Transforming the Urban Landscape at Long Beach Museum of Art. Photos by Brandon Shigeta.



POP-UP SHOP

During the week of POW! WOW! Long Beach 2015 we opened a Pop-Up Shop which served as a meeting place for the wonderful volunteers, a great spot to pick up the Passport booklets, and also, to check out the POW! WOW! Long Beach merchandise including tees, hats, sunglasses, artist prints, and more. Photos by Brandon Shigeta.


SCHOOL OF MUSIC

During the week of POW! WOW! Long Beach 2015, the POW! WOW! School of Music organized jam-sessions, professional music-industry mentors, roundtable talks, and several performances around the city, for the benefit of some college-age musicians. Highlights included performances during the Dinner & A Mixtape event, during the Vitality and Verve opening at LBMA, and more. Photos by Brandon Shigeta.


DINNER & A MIXTAPE

On Monday, June 22nd POW! WOW! Long Beach presented a special event with DJ Neil Armstrong at Federal Bar LB, which included a custom one-night-only menu, and never-before-released music from Neil's upcoming mixtape. The evening also included a live performance by POW! WOW! School of Music. Photos by Brandon Shigeta.


IMPRINT PRESENTS JEFFSTAPLE 1-2-1 WITH FAFI

On Wednesday, June 24th, Imprint presented a free Jeffstaple 1-2-1 talk with Fafi, held at the picturesque Art Theatre of Long Beach. The intimate talk focused on Fafi's career, many accomplishments, and her creative process. The talk was followed by a dinner party for POW! WOW! Long Beach crew across the road at Lola's. Photos by Brandon Shigeta.


NYCHOS "DEEPEST DEPTHS OF THE BURROW" SCREENING

On Thursday, June 25th, Imprint presented a special screening of the new Nychos documentary Deepest Depths of the Burrow, held at the picturesque Art Theatre of Long Beach. The film follows Nychos and his partners in the Rabbit Eye Movement in their art travels for a year or so, with cameos by Tristan Eaton, Jasper Wong, and Kamea Hadar. Photos by Brandon Shigeta.


RUCK OUT: LONG BEACH

The fourth annual Ruck Out rally, ride, meet-up & custom bike show took place on Saturday June 27th at The Varden Hotel, in front of murals by artists James Jean and Tristan Eaton. The event included a DJ, food trucks, a raffle, and prizes for the best custom bikes. Photos by Brandon Shigeta.