Among the neighborhoods to be visited by POW! WOW! Worcester, Great Brook Valley will see four murals painted on their walls.
POW! WOW! Worcester, founded by Jasper Wong in 2011, is back with its fourth installment of the international arts festival, running August 16-23rd. It’s thanks to POW! WOW! Worcester, that the Heart of the Commonwealth is home to the largest collection of murals in New England, with a total of 115 pieces of public art, of which 89 are murals and 26 are a mix of seasonal and permanent installations.
This time around, local and visiting artists like Evaristo Angurria, Xylene, Lillipore and M. Tony Peralta will be traveling to Worcester’s Great Brook Valley and nearby Worcester schools; like Burncoat Middle School and Clark Street School, to leave their marks and inspire a conversation around community development, diversity and arts education.
There will be an Area 51 Opening Party at Electric Haze on August 17th, multiple pop up workshops (Screenprinting, Digital Art, Cartooning), secret and live digital art displays, and a block party at Great Brook Valley to close out Pow! Wow! Worcester's visit in a big way.
With all things said and done, there will be nearly a week of community collaboration and art to look forward to.
Visit powwowworcester.com for a full lineup of event times and workshop information.
We've heard many amazing stories about how POW! WOW! Worcester has impacted the lives of so many in our community// People are inspired by the art and it is evidenced by the photos and videos they share with us- from proposals and family photos to music videos and coming out confessionals// These are just a few of the reasons that we do what we do. POW! WOW! Worcester is more than an art festival, it's a community festival// If you'd like to help, please visit powwowworcester.com/donate or visit @worcesterwares and @cclowell. We CAN do this but it takes a village// Share why you support POW! WOW! Worcester in a video or photo with your favorite mural. Tag us and use #isupportpww.