The name POW! WOW! was inspired by the color filled pages of comic books. “POW!” refers to the impact that art has on a person. A punch in the face. While “WOW!” describes the reaction that art has on a viewer. Together, they form “POW! WOW!”, which is a term that describes a gathering celebrating culture, music and art. It speaks to the movement's mission to beautify, educate and bring people together through art and music. Centered around murals and art, POW! WOW! has grown into a global network of artists, art exhibitions, lecture series, schools for art and music, creative community spaces, concerts, and live art installations across the globe.
Featured local artists include: Julius Eastman, Kris Holladay and Michael Jones. In addition to street artists: Amandalynn, Andrew Schoultz, Bumblebeelovesyou, David Flores, Mando Marie, Mark Dean Veca, Meggs and Yoskay Yamamoto.