The 3rd Edition of Pow! Wow! D.C. Brings New Murals to NoMa Walls

It’s becoming a tradition of sorts… for the third year in a row, I took one of the official Pow! Wow! D.C. walking tours to see some of the new murals and hear from some of the artists still trying to finish their walls. Festival Director Kelly Towles was only on hand for a few minutes this time around but it was still great to hear about the festival from some of the people he works with and discover new pieces as well as revisit old favourites from the two previous editions.

As usual, Pow! Wow! D.C. was concentrated in NoMa, where 20 artists (9 locals and the rest from other parts of the country/world) spray painted their work on otherwise boring outdoor walls. 

Here are some of the new murals I loved:

Richt, from Bristol, England, worked on this mural at K St and North Capital St NE

Taj Tenfold spray painted a vibrant double portrait at the intersection of M St. & 3rd St. NE.

Karma, karma, karma, karma, karma chameleon (mural by BroCoLoCo on the MBT)

Martin Swift, finishing another portrait on the Metropolitan Branch Trail

Luis Alberto Pérez’s mural depicts his invitation to the Pow Wow DC and how grateful he was to paint his first mural in the United States.

Mari Inukai was one of the few women artist featured in Pow Wow DC 2018

Memphis artist Birdcap’s mural adorns the wall of the Hyatt Place Capitol Hill

Richmond based Christina Wing Chow took over the end of the Metropolitan Branch Trail

Golden Rabbit Silent Monkey finishing up some angry rabbits on the MBT

With all the new murals on the Metropolitan Branch Trail I cannot wait to start running that path more often!

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