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MOAH Celebrates Local Art and Culture with POW! WOW! Block Party!

Post Date:08/08/2016

Lancaster’s Museum of Art and History (MOAH) is pleased to announce the arrival of POW! WOW! Antelope Valley! With the goal of bringing a new sense of beauty to the community, POW! WOW! and the City of Lancaster have joined forces to engage international and local artists to install several murals around ‘The BLVD’ – the downtown center of Lancaster. Painting will occur from August 6 through 13, culminating in POW! WOW! Block Party!, a free community event taking place on August 13 from 4-8 p.m., which invites the public to watch the artists finish their work while celebrating local culture.

This festival marks the first of many events designed to inspire artistic growth and inspiration within the people of the Antelope Valley. POW! WOW! Antelope Valley includes public works by Amandalynn, Andrew Schoultz, Bumblebeelovesyou, David Flores, Lady Echo, Mando Marie, Mark Dean Veca, MEGGS and Yoskay Yamamoto, in addition to featuring local artists Kris Holladay, Julius Eastman and Michael Jones. Kris Holladay, a local teacher from R. Rex Parris High School, will be assisted by local students to help complete her mural. All works can be found within walking distance of the Museum, with David Flores’ massive new mural adorning MOAH’s back wall.

The public is invited to watch the artists of POW! WOW! Antelope Valley paint during the week of August 6-12, followed by POW! WOW! Block Party! on August 13, which will feature live performances by local bands: Vultures of Vinyl, How Scandinavian, DROSS and Devil McCoy, as well as a car show and offerings from Zodiac Grill Food Truck and BEX Beer Garden.  Additionally, a VIP ticketed event including a private preview of Made in America and the opportunity to mingle with POW! WOW! Antelope Valley’s artists will take place Friday, August 12 from 6-10 p.m. This is event is priced at $45 per person, and will include two complimentary drinks, hors d’oeuvres, musical entertainment and dancing. 

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