NoMa mural (Photo via Flickr/NoMa Business Improvement District)Locals will have the chance to view some brand new murals across NoMa tonight.

The NoMa BID will kick off a tour and happy hour event with a smattering of artists at the Lobby Project (1200 1st St. NE) this evening at 6:30 p.m., according to an event listing.

The artists have for the past week beautified the neighborhood as part of POW! WOW!, “a global art movement that celebrates culture, music and art in cities around the world.”

Read more about POW! WOW! below:

POW! WOW!, an international  art movement that celebrates culture, music and art in cities around the world is coming to NoMa!

POW! WOW! brings talented local and international artists together in partnerships with community members that enrich, beautify and enliven neighborhoods. The POW! WOW! festival will include exciting experiences and create beautiful murals that will become part of NoMa. Almost 20 extraordinarily talented muralists from DC and around the world will be creating original masterpieces as part of this year’s POW! WOW! 

Featured artists include Matt Corrado, No Kings Collective, Kelly Towles, Decoy and others. Check out a map of the mural locations.

Photo via Flickr/NoMa Business Improvement District

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NoMa mural (Photo via Flickr/NoMa Business Improvement District)Muralists from across the globe will meet in NoMa in May to beautify the neighborhood, according to the NoMa Business Improvement District (BID).

NoMa will serve as host to POW! WOW!, “a global art movement that celebrates culture, music and art in cities around the world,” during the last two weeks in May.

During the festival, local and international artist will paint walls throughout the neighborhood and deliver “classes, performances and lectures in addition to live art installations,” the BID said in a press release.

Read more about POW! WOW! below:

Starting humbly as a small art exhibition with a handful of artists in Hong Kong, the newest editions of POW!WOW! now encompasses creatives from all over the world painting in Honolulu and other cities.

Over the past five years POW! WOW! has grown into a major market art festival with a line up and experience that rivals some of the best in the world. POW! WOW! is an amenity with substantial economic and brand impact. The event is also a vehicle to celebrate cities’ art and culture, and draws tens of thousands of people to its doors.

Photo via Flickr/NoMa Business Improvement District

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