Qatar Museums brings ‘POW! WOW!’ international mural fest to Doha

Qatar Museums brings ‘POW! WOW!’ international mural fest to Doha By Darlene Regis - November 17, 2021
Qatar Museums brings POW WOW international mural fest to Doha

This weeklong street art festival will take place outside the Al Sadd Metro Station Hub.

For the first time in MENA region, Qatar Museums brings ‘POW! WOW!’ international mural fest to Doha.

POW! WOW! is one of the most exciting street art festivals in the world and it's now coming to Qatar to wow everyone with bright, colourful, fun, and massive art display.

Free and open to the public, this weeklong event featuring 12 international and Qatari artists will be located right outside the Al Saad metro station from 25 November through 1 December 2021.

The international mural arts festival founded by Jasper Wong in Hong Kong in 2009.

In 2010, the first edition of POW! WOW! was held in Honolulu, Hawaii. The festival has since exhibited in 17 cities worldwide with the purpose of city beautification and community building.

Exclusive to the MENA region, this presentation of POW! WOW! is brought to you by Qatar Museums to be celebrated in the heart of Doha.


Founded by Jasper Wong in Hong Kong in 2009, POW! WOW! is an international mural festival that occurs every two years. The festival was first held in Honolulu, Hawaii, before traveling to 17 cities worldwide.


POW! WOW! will take place outside the Al Sadd Metro Station from Thursday, 25 November to Wednesday, 1 December 2021. From 10am to 5pm every day, visitors will be able to see artists working on their murals in real time.


The POW! WOW! festival in Doha will feature works by 12 artists from all over the world. Each artist has been invited to create a mural on any topic and in any style.


In addition to witnessing the creation of vibrant street art in real time, visitors to POW! WOW! will enjoy artist talks and workshops. Culture Pass members can expect additional live tours of the vibrant space.

“ We are excited to invite local, regional and international artists to Al Sadd to highlight, activate and spark important conversations for the community and wider visitors. This is a key opportunity to reflect on how important it is to take art 'beyond the four walls'. ”
Sarah Foryame, Curator of POW! WOW! Doha & Public Art Curatorial Assistant


Qatar Museums and the people of Doha have a keen interest in public art, as seen by various life-size and larger-than-life works scattered around the country. Doha has also experienced a growth in mural art through projects like JEDARIART. Whether they’re used to beautify or identify a place or to spark conversation, murals and street art play an essential role in activating urban spaces and in contributing to the country's collective creativity.

Source: Qatar Museums

By Darlene Regis - November 17, 2021

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