The Ono’u Festival in Tahiti is getting closer. Leading up to the festival in May, Dabs & Myla painted a Tahitian themed wall in Long Beach to get into the Tahitian spirit early! ONO’O is the first worldwide graffiti event to ever take place in Tahiti and they are offering $10,000 to the winner. That’s the most cash we’ve ever heard being offered for a contest involving graffiti. There are a number of well-known artists who have been invited to create murals but not actually compete in the battle such as Sofles, Aroe, Askew, Dabs & Myla, Inti, Kems and more. Get your sunblock and spray fingers ready!
More information on the festival can be found at their website, Facebook and Youtube.
"The name of the festival, “ONO’U”, is inspired by the fusion of two Tahitian words “ONO” (the act of joining one thing to another) and “U” (colors) to express the act of joining a color to another and, by extension, to symbolize “the meeting of colors” in Tahiti through the art of graffiti.
The festival primarily aims to become a major international rendez-vous for urban contemporary art located in the heart of the South Pacific Ocean.
For its first edition, ONO’U will gather over forty international graffiti writers coming from around world (France, England, Australia, Chile, Denmark, USA, Japan, Netherlands, New Zealand…) alongside local graffiti writers.
Among this group of artists, some of today’s living legends of the graffiti worldwide scene will be especially traveling to the mythical island of Tahiti to create amazing wall murals and unique frescoes.
For this week-long celebration of graffiti art, colors and creativity, over 1500 sqm of walls will be installed and painted by day and by night on the iconic site of Place Toata, facing the harbor of Papeete and magical island of Moorea."