Long Beach Walls

Murals and public art give a city character, injecting colorful elements of human expression into urban spaces while visualizing a shared cultural experience. Several movements and organizations have created public art in Long Beach, perhaps none as prolific as Long Beach Walls, a festival that celebrates street art and mural painting. In 2023, the festival returns for its eighth year with new murals, artist talks, a bike tour, and an art exhibition, all of it free to the public.



Since 2015, Long Beach has added more than 100 public murals to buildings throughout the city, created by artists participating in the Long Beach Walls festival. Formerly known as POW! WOW! Long Beach, the festival is part of a global network of Worldwide Walls events that aim to enrich communities through art programs. In 2022, the festival in Long Beach featured a roster of female artists who completed 10 murals at locations including the Dana, Burnett and Bret Harte Neighborhood Libraries, Boys & Girls Club of Long Beach and Daisy Diner.



Take a look at all of the murals created during past festivals on the Long Beach Walls website and find their locations on an interactive map. To take a tour of the new murals being created this year, visit our map below, or join the bike tour on August 17 hosted by Moonlight Mash and Pedal Movement.


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Claire Atkinson