POW WOW! Worcester Adds 47 Murals to Massachusetts City
WORCESTER - The POW WOW! Worcester mural festival has added 41 murals by 50 artists to the city in less than 10 days while also hosting 10 official arts and community centered events.
“I am so proud of the transformational impact POW WOW! Worcester has had on our city. For the ten days of POW WOW Worcester we were also able to bring people together to celebrate different kinds of art and culture. Moving forward, the murals, including more than 14 murals covering nearly every wall at one school, will have a lasting impact on Worcester and its residents,” said POW WOW! Worcester Director Jessica Walsh. “I am so grateful to members of the community who came out to be a part of this, the artists who have left a piece of themselves in the city, as well as our sponsors who recognized the importance of public art and everyone who worked so hard to make this a reality.”
POW WOW! Worcester is a multi-faceted celebration of the arts and city that brings with it ten days of community events and activities. Artists from Worcester, numerous states in the US and from nine countries around the world bring vibrancy and color to the city through their creations. Visitors to the city during POW WOW! Worcester were able to view first hand the transformation taking place across the city.
POW WOW! Worcester Artists:
AIIK (123 Klan)
CLEO (123 Klan)
Klor (123 Klan)
Scien (123 Klan)
Spencer Shea (Chop Em Down)
Artists who made appearances but didn’t paint – both were part of the original graffiti movement in Philly in the 70’s and 80’s
Cornbread – Artist Symposium Event
Kool Klepto Kidd – Wall Writers Screening Event
SpraTX and Polar Bev for the POP UP space that served as a hub of activity
Wormtown Brewing Company brewed a special beer, Hopular Culture #002, in celebration of POW WOW WOrcester!
The Worcester Bravehearts baseball team teamed up with POW WOW! Worcester for a Jersey Auction and T-Shirt Giveaway (jersey designed by Jasper Wong and Tee designed by Key Detail) ahead of the festival.
Kicks to the Pitch, the New England Revolution soccer team and Cultural Exchange by Soccer for Youth sponsored a Clinic and Soccer Match (with custom made jerseys designed by STASH)
Multiple dining destinations participated in a Creative Cocktail Competition fundraiser for the festival.
Numerous sponsors helped make it all possible. These include:
Worcester Railers and Worcester Ice Center
United Way of Massachusetts