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Pow! Wow! Cleveland

Award: Mural budgets based on artist fee & other criteria

Deadline: 12/13/2019

Guidelines link: Click here for guidelines

Disciplines: Visual

Location: Local (Cleveland Area)

POW! WOW! Cleveland seeks to implement 10-20 small, medium,and large-scale murals by local, national, and international artists over a week-long festival in early June 2020. We are looking for fifty-fifty representation between local and national/international artists.

Deadline to submit is December 13, 2019

Started as a homegrown and independent art festival, POW! WOW! is now recognized as one of the most premier and well curated mural festivals in the world. The name, POW! WOW!, was inspired from the color-filled pages of comic books. “POW” being the impact that art has on a person, and “WOW!”, the reaction that art has on a viewer. This event speaks to the core of our mission to beautify, educate and bring people together through art and music.

In addition to being an internationally relevant art festival, POW! WOW! wonderfully showcases the unique aspects of each city or country that it travels to. Whether it be Hawaii, Long Beach,Washington DC, Worcester, Taiwan, Japan, Korea, San Jose, Guam, Rotterdam, Israel, Nepal, Manilla, Singapore, Antelope Valley, or San Francisco - POW! WOW! highlights the area artists, restaurants, stores and communities that make each host city special and unique. POW! WOW! Cleveland will be the first festival to appear in a city outside of the east and west coast in the U.S.

This Call for Artists is open to all qualified artists or teams, 18 years and older, living or working in Northeast Ohio. Priority will be given to artists who show an ability to paint outdoor murals. Selected artists will be required to obtain general liability insurance in advance of painting by completing the necessary paperwork. Costs for the general liability insurance will not be the responsibility of the artist. Artists will be expected to complete their murals within the time frame of the POW! WOW! festival (7-10 days).