From February 13 to 18, 2012, Honolulu will host more than 30 artists from around the world. Opening and closing events will be held at Loft in Space, with the production of art being done all over the streets of Kaka‘ako. During Pow Wow, the community is encouraged to interact with visiting artists in a creative environment.


After School Art Education Program

Feb 15-17

As a part of POW WOW HAWAII 2012, students will work together to conceive, develop, and collaborate on a large mural in Kaka’ako. Instructors include 808Urban, Carl Pao, Estria Miyashiro, John Hina, and Jasper Wong. Participating schools include Kamehameha Schools, Kapalama Campus; YMCA Kalihi, Voyager Charter School, Washington Middle School, Roosevelt and McKinley.

Int’l Urban Street Artists Share Perspectives: Panel Discussion

February 16, 6-8 p.m.

ART Building Auditorium, UH Manoa

Featuring the following speakers: Suitman, Jeff Hamada of Booooooom, Eugene Kan of Hypebeast, Ken Harman of Hi Fructose and Spoke Art, and Frank Liew of Qubic and Carbon.

DAY JOB? Photo Exhibition

After its initial showing in April of 2010, Day Job? the photo exhibition returns for a second showing alongside this year’s blockbuster POW WOW Hawai’i 2012. The show’s concept is to lend a platform for amateur photographers within the creative realm to showcase their approach to visual communication. The ability for creativity to transcend mediums has long been the interest of the show’s curator, Hypebeast’s Managing Editor Eugene Kan. Several notables will be showcasing their works including Bobby Hundreds, Jarrett Reynolds, Frank Liew, Edward Chiu, Brandon Shigeta, Jon Warren, Jules Gayton, Rocky Xu, Ryan Lau and Nick Estrada among several local photographers. 1 of 1 framed prints will be sold with all proceeds benefiting POW WOW’s non-profit organization. A commemorative T-shirt in association with Stussy will also release at the exhibition which will officially launch at POW WOW Hawai’i 2012.


Arkitip is a limited-edition, hand-numbered art book that regards excellence in production as principally important. The magazine publishes site-specific artworks at a modest price to make art available to collectors at all economic levels. The magazine’s founding principles are (1) support the arts, (2) promote freedom of expression, and (3) make art affordable and accessible. The editors also oversee a plethora of creative endeavors, including the publication of limited-edition artist’s prints, books and multiples; clothing, accessories, and the occasional CD. In addition, they collaborate with artists, designers, shops, and galleries around the world to produce exhibitions as well as in their Los Angeles gallery Project Space.

For more information, visit powwowhawaii.com.