In the glow of the storefront boroughs of teahead joyride neon blinking traffic lights, the ninth annual HOWL! Festival took place this weekend in Tompkins Square Park. Artists, musicians and poets gathered to celebrate Allen Ginsberg's seminal poem along with the ever-changing face of counterculture, and create some art of their own. In particular, more than 140 artists of all ages participated in "Art Around the Park", contributing to an eight-foot-high, 900-foot-long blank "canvas" encircling the exterior of the park. Nobody overturned any symbolic pingpong tables (as far as we know), but the artists morphed the canvas into a colorful reflection of its myriad creators. Click through to get a glimpse at the artists at work for the project.