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A full week of live murals and self-guided street art adventures kicked off over the weekend, as a fresh edition of the global urban open air painting festival Pow! Wow! returns to downtown Long Beach. Since July 21, the streets of the LBC have been flowing with paint and dotted with scissor lifts, as L.A. gallery Thinkspace shepherds a diverse group of artists and admirers across the community’s enlivened walls.

Download the map and see for yourself, as almost everything is visible from the street 24/7. But a slate of special midweek events like a Poketo panel discussion at Studio One Eleven and a photography show at PORT also lead up to Saturday night’s KCRW Summer Nights: Pow! Wow! Closing Party and Sunday afternoon’s pool party at the Renaissance.

Pow! Wow! Long Beach, various locations across downtown Long Beach; powwowlongbeach.com; July 21-27, closing party: Sat., July 27, 7-11p.m., the Promenade; free.

LA Weekly