POW! WOW! Hawaii brought artists from around the world to Kakaako for its seventh year in Hawaii. The weeklong event from February 11 to 18 featured talks, music, parties, and a gallery exhibition, but is best known for its mural paintings where artists cover Kakaako with their artwork. Check out some of the sights. (I’ve included artists’ Instagram names where I could.)
“Fruits and Foliage” with @0uizi working on her piece at Tropical Blends.
Diorama of awesome courtesy of @0uizi.
“Aloha” @og_slick gets the jump on POW! WOW! Hawaii.
@og_slick hearts you.
@dakine.dak1ne getting work done on day 2.
That is @careaux on the scaffold creating something that will no doubt blow our minds.
Done. @careaux’s epic wall.
@luckyolelo confronting a huge wall.
@luckyolelo making dem acorns grow with Totoro!
Magneto via @oakoak_street_art is coming along you humans!
Magneto is here via @oakoak_street_art.
@oakoak_street_art was here.
@pichiavo taking over on Cooke St..
@pichiavo’s brutal Caesarian section of wall.
@thedraculas setting fire to the wall.
Day 3 of murals and @thedraculas worked on and on into the night.
The @telmomiel crew taking a break from feeling the pinch on day 3 of POW! WOW! Hawaii.
@telmomiel still working, but already incredible wall.
@solomonenos making his mark on Lana Lane.
Ugly Kids are back.
@drewmerritt serves up tako Thursday.
Miracle maker @drewmerritt is gonna make her see (how’s that product placement?)
@bozschurr killing it.
@bozschurr done the cat’s meow.
@hoven.s starting up on day 3.
@kalaniware nose all.
ou can’t appreciate how hot it is surrounded by concrete. This might be the hottest spot. @kalaniware keeps hydrated.
Your father’s house. Looking good @wooden_wave!
Home is where the Darth is. @reckonshop is mastering the squiggles with @wooden_wave.
To me this captures the tone of every @powwowworldwide #powwowhawaii. Just artists like @wooden_wave @reckonshop and friends @halopigg & @thinkspace_art chillin’ at sunset in front of a wall that still needs paint.
Beginnings of @taramcpherson’s wall.
@taramcpherson’s cookie cutter heart in good shape.
@joramroukes goes up Ward and on Ward.
The head is hatched and looking good! Mural by @joramroukes
@katch1 works crazy fast. Day 4 but done a long time ago.
@michelletanguay at work.
Hand lettering master level by @rolandovenegas.
Bonding with @808urban’s mural.
@shok_1 Shaka x-ray.
@mayahayuk’s wall looks done on day 4 of painting.
After work is the worst time to sight see POW! WOW! Hawaii especially on Pohukaina St. Two fender benders occurred within minutes because of rubber neckers checking out painting of a certain angry panda. “Sorry for the accidents.” ~ @woes
Official “No Parking” sign for POW! WOW! Hawaii. Don’t be that person, bruh.
That’s @mungmonster doggin’ it on day 5 of murals.
@north.soar going up to go deep.
@jahjahjitsu @olboy_melon letting the wolves out.
Day 6 and @danwitzstreetart is still throwing up new art.
@garydrawsfish cycles past @klyonsnatborn’s mural.
@garydrawsfish at Fisher Hawaii of course.
@evoca1 making deliberate strokes on this amazing piece up to the last day.
@markotattoos wavy flourishes killing this wall.
@markotattoos amongst his splendid flourishes.
@KameaHadar scoping his mural for touch up.