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Pow! Wow! San Jose

Pow! Wow! San Jose is back starting this Saturday, October 19.

Pow! Wow! is a week-long gathering of contemporary artists that engages with the broader community in the process and creation of art and music. For the third year, Pow! Wow! will bring local and global artists to San Jose to paint the city with public murals.

A muralist beautifies a wall in San Jose. Photo Credit: Ian Lundie

This year, Pow! Wow! will bring together San Jose artists Drew Roulette, Kylee D. Dougherty and Stephany Sanchez, as well as national and international artists such as Cobre from Argentina, Kapache from Hawaii and Ryan Bubnis from Portland plus many more amazing artists and muralists.

Artist cards for some of this year's muralists at Pow! Wow! 2019. Design Credit: Mighty Design Co.

Pow! Wow! kicks off with a block party in Downtown San Jose’s SoFA District with live music curated by San Jose Jazz’s Do You Know San Jose? and local collective Universal Grammar. Other events throughout the festival include a special edition of Universal Grammar’s DJ night The Changing Same, a mural tour ride and many more events combining the local music and arts culture.

You can check out past Pow! Wow! murals all over San Jose in SoFA District, Downtown, Japantown and Evergreen neighborhoods.