Over the past few years, the POW! WOW! Hawaii festival has been the grounds for one of the most impactful and expansive gatherings of cultural minds. The event which has taken over the once sleepy area of Kaka'ako in Honolulu has welcomed approximately 100 artists to the area in a widespread beautification and education on the world of street art and the process of creativity. The good people over at POW! WOW! recently launched the official 2013 video, just in time for us to start preparing for the next event in February 2014.
Originally founded several years back in Hong Kong, POW! WOW! was brought to Hawaii in hopes of offering a more hands-on approach to exploring art and engaging the community. This year’s artists include Dabs Myla, Askew, Mark Bode, 123KLAN, Rone, Meggs, Yoskay Yamamoto, SLICK, Woes Martin, Roid, Shark Toof, Jeff Soto, Hannah Stouffer, Apex, Poesia and many more. Aside from a local and global roster of artists each plying their trade diligently around the area, several educational initiatives and events have also been put in place including live panel discussions, free art and music schools for the youth, musical events as well as the culmination of the eight day event through a massive block party.