KCRW is bringing Summer Nights for the first time to Downtown Long Beach! Dance the night away at the FREE POW! WOW! Long Beach Closing party! This outdoors dance party will feature KCRW DJs Anthony Valadez and Mathieu Schreyer. Patrons can enjoy food from local eateries, beer from Beachwood BBQ, wine from Hops & Vines, and much more.
Hop on the mural tours prior to the event hosted by Clif Bar and Pedal Movement! Tours will end at Summer Nights just in time for the show!
Thank you to partners KCRW, Downtown Long Beach Alliance, Long Beach Transit, and Long Beach Public Works for making this event possible.
Join us for the all ages event at Port LBC during 4th Fridays on Retro Row. The POW! WOW! School of Photography students will showcase their final works taken over the course of POW! WOW!
POW! WOW! School of Music will also have their final performance during Fourth Fridays in front of Port.
Join us for an all ages panel discussion with Poketo co-founder Ted Vadakan and creative space makers Brendon Monroe and Jasper Wong.
Poketo was founded in 2003 by husband-and-wife team Ted Vadakan and Angie Myung. The name Poketo (pronounced “poh-keh-toe”) comes from the mispronunciation of “pocket” by Angie’s grandmother. The brand has grown from a small startup into a creative hub and destination for lifestyle goods designed to provide art for your every day. Together, Ted and Angie have carefully curated and created a collection of design-conscious goods for the creative lifestyle.
In addition to its online store, Poketo opened its first retail location in 2012 and now has four in LA, DTLA, Koreatown, Culver City, Little Tokyo, each of which hosts art exhibitions, workshops and other events that serve to foster the local creative community.
With a background in design, Angie is Poketo’s Chief Creative Officer and Ted is the company’s CEO. They take a creative approach to business with Poketo, tackling projects that inspire, create beauty and build friendships and community.
Brendan Monroe Bio
Brendan Monroe was born in Santa Barbara, California and studied at Art Center in Pasadena. He is a well known sculptor and painter. His work consists of explorations of his ideas and dreams, translated into images of a familiar but unseen world.
Jasper Wong Bio
Jasper Wong was born in Honolulu Hawaii. He is an artist, illustrator, curator, art director and the creator and lead director of POW! WOW! Worldwide.
Join us for a discussion about the business of art from industry insiders and artists, moderated by Long Beach Posts and The HiLo’s, Brian Addison. Speakers will be Jay Howell, illustrator for Bob’s Burgers and Sanjay & Craig.
Jay Howell Bio
Jay Howell is an illustrator. He is the original character designer for Fox’s animated series, Bob’s Burger. He is also the art director, producer, and writer for Nickelodeon’s, Sanjay and Craig.
Long Beach Mayor Robert Garcia launches the Fourth Annual POW! WOW! Long Beach. This week-long live art exhibition features globally renowned artists creating large format art pieces using Long Beach buildings as their canvas. Throughout the week, the public will be able to view the creative process as these giant murals come to life.
POW! WOW! Long Beach and Thinkspace Presents “MOVEMENT” Presented in cooperation with HEX and BEVEL.
Open To View Monday through Saturday from noon to 5PM.
* Check out our socials for regular nightly events too
Featuring a site-specific mural from CRASH ONE and installations from Balloonski and Spenser Little.
Alongside a group show with works from:1010, ABCNT, Alex Garant, Alex Yanes, Alvaro Naddeo, Amy Sol, Brian Viveros, Bumblebeelovesyou, Caratoes, CASE, Casey Weldon, Cinta Vidal, Dina Saadi, Drew Merritt, EINEERMSY, Evoca1, Fafi, Fintan Magee, GoopMassta, Hilda Palafox (aka Poni), Hula, Huntz Liu, Jaime Molina, Jason Keam, Jasper Wong, Jaune, Jolene Lai, Lauren YS, Leon Keer, Low Bros, Mark Dean Veca, Meggs, Mina Hamada, Mwanel Pierre-Louis, Nosego, OakOak, Perez Bros, Scott Listfield, Slinkachu, Spenser Little, Steve Martinez, Super A, Telmo Miel, Tran Nguyen, Yoskay Yamamoto, and Yosuke Ueno.
Join us in closing out the week of art and community with a gathering filled with live music, food, and art.
This is also your last chance to get limited edition zines from POW! WOW! artists and books provided by Papercut Lounge.
LBMA After Dark Presents Vitality and Verve III: Transforming the Urban Landscape Opening Night Reception
The Long Beach Museum of Art (LBMA) presents Vitality and Verve III, an exhibition dedicated to showcasing new works by artists of the New Contemporary Art Movement. Presented in curatorial collaboration with Los Angeles' Thinkspace Projects and the support of POW! WOW! Long Beach, the exhibition is the third iteration in the collaborative series which has secured record-breaking public attendance since 2015. Vitality and Verve III will present a relevant cross-section of some of the most exciting artists working under the New Contemporary handle today and will feature site-specific works by these 21 individuals brought together in the same space for the first time. Their impermanent installations are tangentially activated, transforming the ground floor and second floor ocean view gallery of the LBMA into an immersive ephemeral playground for the senses.
Featuring works by:
Bordalo II, CASE, Evoca 1, Sergio Garcia, Herakut, Hush, Jaune, Leon Keer, Koz Dos, Spenser Little, Fintan Magee, Dennis McNett, Drew Merritt, Michael Reeder, RISK, SEEN, Amy Sol, Super A, Juan Travieso, Dan Witz and Lauren YS.
Please purchase tickets on museum website. Space is limited.
POW! WOW! Long Beach has teamed up with acclaimed Long Beach brand, Port LBC, for a limited edition shirt release designed by POW! WOW! alumni Ryan Milner.
Refreshments provided by The Social List and beats provided by special guest DJ.
Please join us for our annual Jeff Staple 1-2-1 with Los Angeles–based artist and designer, Steven Harrington. Best known for his bright, iconic style that encourages a two-way conversation between the artist and viewer, Steven will be discussing his journey as an artist and designer.
Limited POW! WOW! PACKAGE available. $25 for special edition Jeff Staple x Steven Harrington t-shirt + 1-2-1 ticket. Available sizes may vary.
Doors open at 6:30PM. Talk starts at 7PM. Meet and greet from 8-8:30PM.
Light appetizers and refreshments.
Purchase tickets by June 26th.
Join City of Long Beach Bike Share and Pedal Movement for their 2nd annual POW! WOW! Long Beach Mural Tours!
Please RSVP to join!
Tour times are from: noon-2pm and 5pm-7pm
- Wednesday, June 27th: Central Long Beach
- Thursday, June 28th: 4th Street/Retro Row
- Friday, June 29th: Downtown Long Beach
- Saturday, June 30th: North Side
Please join us for a private screening of "Obey Giant". Following the viewing, we will have an exclusive Q&A session with Emmy, Grammy and Academy Award winning Director James Moll and Producer and Philanthroipist, Jennifer Howell moderated by Victoria Yarnish, supervising director of Studio Number One.
Please RSVP by June 25th to reserve your ticket. Limited tickets available.
Join POW! WOW! Long Beach at MADE by Millworks for a night of music, art, and community. Our official POP-Up Shop will be open to the public with fresh POW! WOW! merch!
Also, enjoy the opening of POW! WOW! alumni, The Dracula's, art exhibit inside MADE!
You can take the party outside to The Promenade where Summer and Music will host a skateboarding park, live art, and music by DaM-Funk!
PAPERCUT Lounge will take over Art Exchange for the entire month of June!
PAPERCUT is a celebration of print. From photocopied punk zines to the largest traditional book companies, PAPERCUT is a showcase of the most influential publishing companies in the world. PAPERCUT Lounge during POW! WOW! festivals is a platform to connect with artists, publishers, brands, consumers and communities.
Thursday, 11:00 am - 6:00 pm
Friday, 11:00 am - 6:00 pm
Saturday, 11:00 am - 7:00 pm*
*2nd Saturday of the Month, 1:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Sunday, 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
An all ages event at The Varden Hotel that will feature live art, DJs, and refreshments.
Registration will be at The Varden Hotel, starting at 10AM.
Popular street artist Tatiana Suarez will discuss her career with contributing writer for LA Times, LA Weekly, and KCET, Sarah Bennett.
Tickets are $5 and can be purchased online or via Pow! Wow! Long Beach App.
Jeff Staple will discuss the career and work with artist, Adele Renault.
Tickets are $5 and can be purchased online or via Pow! Wow! Long Beach App.
Long Beach Vice Mayor Rex Richardson launches the Third Annual POW! WOW! Long Beach. This week-long live art exhibition features globally renowned artists creating large format art pieces using Long Beach buildings as their canvas. Throughout the week, the public will be able to view the creative process as these giant murals come to life.
On hand to talk about the engagement of art with the broader community will be artist Jasper Wong, POW! WOW! Founder and Lead Director.
The POW! WOW! pop-up shop at MADE by Millworks will celebrate its grand opening with music by POW! WOW! School of music and drinks. Exclusive POW! WOW! Long Beach merchandise will be for purchase for the entire week.
Vitality & Verve: In The Third Dimension. Presented by the Long Beach Museum of Art, Thinkspace Gallery and POW! WOW! With music performances by the POW! WOW! School of Music. Get your tickets now at lbma.org. Located at the Long Beach Museum of Art, 2300 East Ocean Boulevard.
Imprint presents a Jeff Staple 1-2-1 with Sean “Hula” Yoro. Music performances by the POW! WOW! School of Music. Located at the Art Theatre of Long Beach, 2025 E 4th Street. Get your tickets at 121hula.eventbrite.com.
Imprint presents a talk with Martha Cooper and Ernest Zacharevic. Hosted by Eugene Kan of Maekan. Located at the Art Theatre of Long Beach, 2025 E 4th Street. Get your tickets at cooperernest.eventbrite.com.
Downtown Long Beach Associates (DLBA)’s Summer And Music (SAM) concert, taking place on Pine Avenue between 6th & 7th Street from 5PM to 10PM on Saturday, June 27th. The headlining act will be the Tijuana Panthers, and the event will also include a performance by POW! WOW! School of Music participants. Skate ramp, stunts, beer, good times, good vibes. RSVP here.