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Photoblog: Pow! Wow! Rotterdam 2019

Even though Rotterdam is only one hour by train from Amsterdam (net of rail traffic continuous delays, obvs), until the very last moment I wasn’t sure I could make it to Pow! Wow! Rotterdam 2019, the second edition of the international urban art festival Pow! Wow! to take place in The Netherlands.

I’m happy I did.

The sun was shining on Rotterdam’s modern architectures, my fellow street art bloggers were in town and I could update my Rotterdam map with 11 brand new murals. Enjoy the photos!

Rotterdam Alternative travel street art map

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(artists are in alphabetical order) 

Pow! Wow! Rotterdam 2019 > Danny Rumbl (NL)

Local illustrator and artist Danny Rumbl painted his colorful cartoon characters inspired by Hanna-Barbera animation studio

Danny Rumbl street art Pow! Wow! Rotterdam 2019

Pow! Wow! Rotterdam 2019 > Didier Jaba Mathieu (BE)

Thankfully, Didier Jaba Mathieu was still painting on Sunday!

Didier Jaba Mathieu mural Pow! Wow! Rotterdam 2019

Pow! Wow! Rotterdam 2019 > Dodici (IT)

Italian artist Dodici is now based in Rotterdam! I’m looking forward to catching up with him soon ;)

Dodici street art Pow! Wow! Rotterdam 2019

Pow! Wow! Rotterdam 2019 > Dourone (ES / FR)

Yet one more mural of colorful glitches by Dourone

Dourone mural Rotterdam

Pow! Wow! Rotterdam 2019 > Murmure (FR)

Is it a bird shaped as a trash bag or a trash bag shaped as a bird? Either way, I love this garbage bird by Murmure

Murmure street art Pow! Pow! Rotterdam 2019

They also left a spontaneous piece only a few streets away…

Murmure street art in Rotterdam

Pow! Wow! Rotterdam 2019 > Nina Valkhoff (NL)

Local illustrator and artist Nina Valkhoff painted two cute yet uncommon animals

Nina Valkhoff Pow! Wow! Rotterdam 2019

Pow! Wow! Rotterdam 2019 > Said Kinos (NL)

Local artist Said Kinos‘ piece is all about letters!

Said Kinos mural in RotterdamSaid Kinos street art Pow! Wow! Rotterdam 2019

Pow! Wow! Rotterdam 2019 > Slinkachu (UK)

It was quite challenging to spot Slinkachu‘s miniatures in the festival crowd. I only found these 3 under a bench at the botanical gardens

Slinkachu art in Rotterdam Pow! Wow!

Pow! Wow! Rotterdam 2019 > Spenser Little (USA)

Easier to spot were the wire installations by Spenser Little, perhaps my favorite artworks at Pow! Wow! Rotterdam

Spenser Little Pow! Wow! Rotterdam 2019 Spenser Little Pow! Wow! Rotterdam 2019 Spenser Little Pow! Wow! Rotterdam 2019 Spenser Little Pow! Wow! Rotterdam 2019 Spenser Little Pow! Wow! Rotterdam 2019

The two artists also did a ‘little’ collaboration, which unfortunately got stolen after only a few hours…

Spenser Little x Slinkachu collaboration Pow! Wow! Rotterdam 2019

Pow! Wow! Rotterdam 2019 > Smok (BE)

Graffiti artist Smok painted a bit away from the festival area, and on a boat to boot!

Smok Pow! Wow! Rotterdam 2019 Smok Pow! Wow! Rotterdam 2019

Pow! Wow! Rotterdam 2019 > Smug (AU) x Telmo Miel (NL)

Stunning collaboration between Smug and local duo Telmo Miel! Undoubtedly the most photographed piece of Pow! Wow! Rotterdam 2019!

Smug x TelmoMiel street art Pow! Wow! Rotterdam 2019Smug x TelmoMiel collaboration in Rotterdam street art Pow! Wow! Rotterdam Smug x TelmoMiel street art

Pow! Wow! Rotterdam 2019 > Super A (NL)

Dutch muralist Super A painted one of his iconic ribbon pieces

Super A mural in Rotterdam

Pow! Wow! Rotterdam 2019 > Woes (USA)

Pow! Wow! festival started out in Hawaii 8 years ago, a legacy carried out in Rotterdam by Hawaiian artist Woes

Woes street art in Rotterdam Pow! Wow!

Find these and more murals in my Rotterdam street art map

Rotterdam Alternative travel street art map

Trust me, it’s way easier if you download my google map!

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