POW! WOW! Rotterdam 2019 is shaping up to be an event not be missed. If you want a sneak preview of what’s up, the best way is to take stroll through the Afrikaanderwijk. If you’re not in the area though, and do want to keep up with all our preparations and everything that’s going with the festival, the quickest way to keep up with all developments is by subscribing to our Instagram page. It’s updated live throughout the day!
Oh, and did we mention already there’s an interactive map of the neighborhood on our profile page right now? Have a look right now, and make sure to visit us on Sunday September 15!
If you’re coming from the center of Rotterdam, the quickest way to POW! WOW! Rotterdam is taking metro line D or E to Rijnhaven station. If you step out one stop earlier at Wilhelminaplein though, you’ll come up right at the corner of the first painting of the festival, made by Belgium’s own SMOK!
Photos by Martine Kiers
And it’s a special treat too, ’cause this artist isn’t painting a mural, but the entire side of a boat! The Sterre Marlijn is coming alive with his portrait of a marlin, and SMOK himself is developing some serious sea legs. Catch him at work by walking towards the water, and see this vessel change into a floating work of art before your eyes.
Afterwards, you can either head back into the subway system, or take a walk along the water straight to Rijnhaven. But don’t forget to tell SMOK we said ‘Hi!’
SURPRISE MERCH DROP! 🔥 The Rotterdam based streetwear label Clan de Banlieue has an exclusive POW! WOW! Rotterdam crewneck (€ 50) and t-shirt (€ 30) dropping today! The clothing line will be available in our pop-up shop exclusively, at Martinus Steijnstraat 12, Rotterdam.
We’re open for business daily this week: mon – fri 10 – 18h, sat 12 – 18h. Don’t forget: payments by card (pin) only! 👌🏼
Oh, and with every purchase in our pop-up shop, you get a free copy of SAM 010, the Rotterdam special of the beloved street art magazine!