Celebrating its tenth anniversary since its 2010 founding in Honolulu, Pow! Wow! Hawaii centers around murals and art. The festival has grown into a global network of artists and organizes art exhibitions, lecture series, schools for art and music, creative community spaces, concerts, and live art installations across the globe. Between February 7 to 16, 2020, the festival brought over a hundred international and local artists together in the Kaka’ako/Ward Village neighborhood to create all new murals and installations. We are pleased to see these new works of art and pops of color along the Ward Theaters parking structure wall, adjacent to Ae`o, Whole Foods, Rinka, and Straub Clinic. Next time you are in the neighborhood, make sure to stop and take a look.
As a home-grown and independent art festival, POW! WOW! is now recognized as one of the most premier and well-curated art festivals in the world. POW! WOW! currently has festivals in over 15 cities that includes Honolulu (its longest-standing event), Austin, Washington D.C., Long Beach, Lancaster, Worcester, Israel, San Jose, Tokyo, Kobe, Taipei, Guam, Rotterdam, Kathmandu, Okayama, Tokyo, and Seoul.