POW! WOW! Worcester 2017

Between August 25 through September 3, POW! WOW! Worcester will produce at least 29 murals throughout the city of Worcester.

POW! WOW! Worcester is committed to making the city a more culturally dynamic place by activating spaces, engaging in the arts, and generating pride in the city. The weeklong festival will bridge together various parts of the city while welcoming an estimated 10,000 visitors to the area. The walls that will be painted extend from Pleasant Street through the Elm Park area and out to the city’s Canal District.

“Arts have historically brought people together and we are excited to continue that tradition here in Worcester with the 32 artists involved,” said Jessica Walsh, Co-Director of POW! WOW! Worcester. “Artists from Worcester, various states in the US and from 9 countries around the world will join the event to continue the efforts of a renewed focus on our schools and the communities around them, “she continued.

Co-Director of POW! WOW! Worcester, Che Anderson said, “This year we wanted to bring art directly to the students of Worcester to excite and inspire them. POW! WOW! Worcester will not only see these artists create works of art to be enjoyed by students moving forward, but during the week of POW! WOW! Worcester we have numerous events to help instill the importance of art to these students.”

POW! WOW! Worcester is excited to unveil that the largest wall to be painted this summer is at the highly anticipated Fidelity Bank Worcester Ice Center. It will measure 240 feet across and 33 feet high and will be tackled by a team of talented artists led by Five 8 and Earth Crusher of Montreal, Canada. POW! WOW! Worcester directors Che Anderson and Jessica Walsh saw this partnership as an opportunity to join forces with one of the newest and most dominant organizations in the city.

123 Klan (France/ Canada)
Angurria (Dominican Republic)
Apexer (California)
Becky Cloonan (Texas)
Big Teeff (Georgia)
Caratoes (China)
Christopher Konecki (California)
Crash One (New York)
Dasic Fernandez (Chile)
Denial (Canada)
Drew Merritt (California)
Dripped On The Road (New York)
Eamon Gillen (Worcester)
Earth Crusher (Canada)
Ferdinand (Worcester)
Five 8 (Canada)
Ghostbeard (Michigan)
Greg Mike (Georgia)
Ivan Roque (Florida)
Joe Iurato (New Jersey)
Josie Morway (Massachusetts)
Julia YuBaba (Belarus)
Kai Griffiths (Worcester)
Kelly Towles (Washington D.C.)
Key Detail (Belarus)
Keya Tama (South Africa)
Kristin Farr (California)
Lucas Aoki (Argentina)
Nicky Davis (Texas)
Nosego (Philadelphia)
Patch Whisky (South Carolina)
Ricardo Gonzalez (Mexico)
PichiAvo (Spain)
STASH (New York)
Scott Boilard (Worcester)
Scott Listfield (Massachusetts)

August 25
The mARkeT
Elm Park School
4PM – 8PM
Community block party with games, music, activities, and food

August 25
Sold Mag and CANVS Present: The POW! WOW! Opening Kickoff
Electric Haze
9PM – 2AM
Presented by Sold Magazine, CANVS App and Electric Haze with live music, dancing, art and more!

August 26
Community Art Day
Elm Park Community School
12PM – 4PM
Community art day engaging the youth in hands-on activities and fun

August 26
Secret Walls
Location TBA
8PM – Late
Live art illustration battle

August 29
Wall Writers Screening
Clark University – Jefferson 320
5:00 PM- 8:0 PM
Screening of the documentary Wall Writers: Graffiti in its innocence, with a panel discussion featuring Crash One, Kool Klepto Kidd and Caleb Neelon. Moderated by Professor Borges-Mendez of Clark University

August 30
Artist Symposium
Bull Mansion
6:30 PM – 8:30 PM– Artist panel sponsored by Juxtapoz Magazine featuring Kristin Farr, Cornbread, 123 Klan, Dan Weintraub and Ash Chan.

August 31
POW! WOW! Worcester Skills Clinic and Soccer Challenge featuring the New England Revolution
(Elm Park Community School)
4PM – 7PM
- A cosponsored event with the New England Revolution and the Cultural Exchange Through Soccer providing a free soccer skills clinic and a Kicks To The Pitch “celebrity” soccer match. There will be live music, FIFA, and a Fan Zone.

August 31
Entering Worcester Artraiser
Sprinkler Factory
50 Artists. 50 Signs. Entering Worcester ARTraiser is presented by Worcester Wares. Bid on a custom Entering Worcester sign designed by one of 50 artists from around world. Gallery show 6-10pm. Silent auction ends at 9pm. Proceeds to benefit Main IDEA Youth & Arts (a free summer camp for youth ages 8-12 in Main South/Worcester) and Worcester Public Schools Worcester MA Visual Arts Department. Help the kids in Worcester have access to more art every day.

September 2
Closing Party
Mercantile Plaza
Help us close out POW! WOW! Worcester with a bang! Featuring a silent disco and live entertainment

WORCESTER 2017 participants