Kaka’ako Street Art

It seems like every time I go home to Hawai’i, which is about once a year, there’s always something new. It’s bittersweet because part of me wants things to stay as they were, but exciting because those things were never there when I was growing up. This past March, I met up with some friends at SALT Kaka’ako – a city block of restaurants and shops – and we wandered around the area to look at some murals they had up. They held a 2018 POW! WOW! Event not long before I went, where a ton of artists from all over the globe came to paint murals.

I may not be that artistic, but I love art. I don’t think that people appreciate it enough. I tried to credit the artists where I could, but I couldn’t figure out some of them. If you know, let me know and I’ll definitely add the credits! My favorite was definitely the of a girl who looks like she’s falling into multicolored tentacle waves by James Bullough and Ricky Watts. There were so many murals, I didn’t catch them all, but here are the ones I did get.

by @mynameistran
by @og_slick. SO appropriate for HI!
by @simonelegno

by @james_bullough and @rickywatts — this one was definitely my favorite.

a humuhumunukunukuapua’a

by @bounce1029
by @saminthewolf – also loved this one!

Do you like street art? What's your favorite?
Let me know in the comments below!


  • Reply emma April 27, 2018 at 12:45 pm

    I wish there were colorful murals like these where I Iive. These artists are so talented!

    • Reply Roxy April 28, 2018 at 1:53 pm

      I’m sure there’s some great art in your city!

  • Reply Annie Cho April 27, 2018 at 4:38 pm

    I love them all honestly it’s hard to choose a fav!! I love the @mynameistran one and the @simonelegno the most I think. I want to see these in person!

    • Reply Roxy April 28, 2018 at 1:52 pm

      They’re all so amazing!

  • Reply jocelynnielson April 28, 2018 at 1:18 pm

    These are fantastic! I’m super impressed by the thought and detail that went into these!

    • Reply Roxy April 28, 2018 at 1:53 pm

      It blows my mind, too, because the canvas is so big!

  • Reply Van Cast May 8, 2018 at 4:39 am

    What a beautiful and colorful murals! Absolutely fantastic ♥

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