June 30, 2015If you are a frequent visitor to this blog, then you know how we feel about art. Art does something to us, something that we all need, but is difficult to describe. Something positive. Street art, in particular, is such an amazing and interesting medium. The talent is undeniable and the fact that it is so public makes it accessible to everyone. It also creates thought and discussion around what qualifies as art. Does it have to be in a museum to be art? Is graffiti art or is it vandalism? Who gets to decide what is of cultural value and what needs to be scoured away? For all these reasons and more, street art is special and engaging. So when we heard that Pow! Wow! was literally painting Long Beach, we knew where we would be. Take a look and see what some of today's most talented artists were up to, we enjoyed every minute! The HEX Bus was there as Benjie Escobar was getting his mural going. Me with John Pangilinan in front of the Pop-Up Shop. Nice color, BTW Andy Song rehearses with the band at the School Of Music Hueman working on her piece in collaboration with Madsteez Madsteez himself in front of his labor of love Tools of the trade Tristan Eaton going up Here's the blueprint. Easy, right? Coming to life James Jean Fafi's signature style Really dug this by Aaron De La Cruz Bumblebee in progress This spot gets a facelift, courtesy of Cryptik Push getting it done on this massive wall The HEX Bus fits right in!