Festivals & Fairs / For many, the week around Valentine’s Day doesn’t have anything to do with roses. It means it’s time again to the paint the town Pow Wow.
Pow Wow Hawaii will leave its colorful mark when more than 200 artists from around the world and our very Islands get together in the flourishing arts district of Kakaako for some major PDA (Public Displays of Artwork).
Now in its fourth year, Pow Wow showcases its biggest clique yet, quadrupling in size from last year. To single out a limited few, visiting talent includes the recognizable paint of LA’s Chaz Bojorquez, South Africa’s Faith47 and Melbourne’s Meggs to our own local heroes Angry Woebots, Prime, Estria, Beak and Ckaweeks.
So much more than a street art assembly or a graffiti festival, Pow Wow will put on group studio art exhibitions, live mural painting, a panel discussion and lectures at the University of Hawaii, launch a new music program and host a block party finale and after-party–all in the span of a single week.
In beautifying our streets with art, Pow Wow revitalizes the local community and raises arts awareness that spills into the cultural conversation for the rest of the year. Because by the time Pow Wow is pau, it’s really only the beginning.