Pow!Wow! Street Art Murals in Lancaster

Pow!Wow! Street Art Murals in Lancaster

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Have you been to a city that has Pow!Wow! murals? Last year when I was in Long Beach, I had the pleasure of watching some of the artists work on murals throughout the city. Now, I’ve also been to another city with a outdoor works of art that the public can enjoy. (Click HERE for my article on Long Beach’s murals)

Pow!Wow! Street Art Murals in Lancaster

Lancaster, in Southern California’s Antelope Valley, participated with Pow!Wow! to have murals created in 2016. A dozen murals are in the downtown area known as The BLVD. You may just happen upon them while you’re in the city or you can take a self-guided walking tour to check out all 12 of them.

Pow!Wow! Street Art Murals in Lancaster

Pow Wow is a Native American term used to describe a gathering that is a celebration of art, music and culture. Pow!Wow! is a similar celebration that began in Hawaii and now has events around the world in countries including Singapore, Taiwan, New Zealand, Netherlands, Mexico and the UK.

Pow!Wow! Street Art Murals in Lancaster

Artists are invited to participate and typically involve an assortment of local artists and ones from far away. They are encouraged to follow their own creative vision for the mural, instead of the typical commissioned artwork that comes with specific instructions or guidelines. Each mural ends up as a unique expression of the artist.

Pow!Wow! Street Art Murals in Lancaster

Artists for 2016 include:

  • Kris Holladay
  • Lady Echo
  • Amandalynn
  • Meggs
  • Mark Dean Veca
  • David Flores
  • Andrew Schoultz
  • Yoskay Yamamoto
  • Michael Jones
  • BumbleBeeLovesYou
  • Julius Eastman
  • Mouf

The City of Lancaster has done a great job keeping the murals clean and free from graffiti. I’m hoping they’ll participate again for 2017, so that there will be even more murals when I visit The BLVD again.

Pow!Wow! Street Art Murals in Lancaster

You’ll also notice other murals as you explore Lancaster. These are part of their Hometown Heroes initiative that honors locals.

The focus on the arts in this Antelope Valley city is wonderful!

Hometown Heroes Mural in Lancaster, California

Pow!Wow! Murals
Lancaster, California

Pow!Wow! Street Art Murals in Lancaster

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13 comments for “Pow!Wow! Street Art Murals in Lancaster

  1. ann hengst
    February 16, 2017 at 4:52 pm

    I really enjoy art . The artists who do this and those who may do graffiti , they do have lots of artistic talents to be seen.

  2. Jeffrey
    February 16, 2017 at 6:21 pm

    Cool looking murals! What artistic expression.

  3. Saki AB
    February 16, 2017 at 6:24 pm

    I love street art, it’s really fun to watch!

  4. vickie couturier
    February 17, 2017 at 6:55 am

    wow,very interesting,,was that done on purpose or considered vandalism?

  5. Valerie Mitchell
    February 17, 2017 at 7:25 am

    Hi Vickie – Absolutely on purpose! The city was involved in the planning.

  6. Shelley P
    February 17, 2017 at 12:53 pm

    I’ve been to a few Pow Wows but haven’t heard of Pow!Wow! murals. Such gorgeous works of art. I would love to take a tour. It would be very fun and interesting :)

  7. Jessica W.
    February 19, 2017 at 10:58 am

    These are so impressive. A true art form.

  8. February 24, 2017 at 7:40 pm

    Wow These are truly awesome.

  9. Tracey Concannon
    February 25, 2017 at 12:29 pm

    These TRULY are POW WOW! lol, I love them! We have had an art installation of sorts in Gainesville, FL where artists have been creating murals and art “flashes” around town. They are super awesome and fun to see, but I have to tell you, they are not quite as POW as the ones you have shown here!

  10. Jeffrey
    March 5, 2017 at 7:15 pm

    Great looking art!

  11. Allyson Becker
    March 13, 2017 at 8:50 am

    Wow! Those are stunning. I particularly love the one with the saluting American soldier.

  12. ann
    March 25, 2017 at 12:35 pm

    We have murals all over our city too. I like them , they are so creative . Nice town to enjoy a walk in.

  13. Pat Schwab
    March 25, 2017 at 3:57 pm

    This is a wonderful way to take art to the streets so everyone can enjoy it. I would love to see more art projects like this.

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