POW! WOW! LONG BEACH! Finished Murals.

Between June 22nd and June 27th artists from around the world convened in Long Beach, California for POW! WOW! LONG BEACH!  A week long street art festival that is a growing part of the original POW! WOW! HAWAII!  The festivals engage with the broader community through the process of art, specifically street art and large scale murals.

Throughout the week of artistic creation Pow! Wow! Long Beach! also hosted a film premier for Nychos’s The Deepest Depths of the Burrow,” a documentary about the artist and his travels.

At the Long Beach Museum of Art, Pow Wow Hawaii and Thinkspace Gallery co-curated “Vitality & Verve: Transforming the Urban Landscape” a group show that broke all attendance records ever at the museum (Supersonic’s Coverage).

Pow Wow Long Beach artists (above, in order) Tristan Eaton, Jeff McMillan, James Jean, Cryptik and Madsteez & Hueman plus others (after the jump) Push, Benji Escobar, Bumblebee, Fafi, Low Bros and Jeff Soto all created gorgeous murals around the city.  Locations for these can be found on Pow Wow Long Beach’s website.

(All photgraphs are by Brandon Shigeta).

Please continue below to see the rest of the completed murals.

Keep reading


I’m proud. I’m proud that they are accepting themselves. That hardly any of these videos have hate comments, but instead have supporting, loving comments. I’m proud that these wonderful people are happy to share this information, to share that its okay not to be straight. These YouTubers have many young viewers who look up to them and these videos will let them grow up, knowing that you don’t have to be straight to be an idol or as amazing as they are. They are showing that its normal to be part of the lgbt+ community and more and more people are accepting that, like they should have been in the first place.
And I’m so, so proud.