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.
Do you like street art? What's your favorite? Let me know in the comments below!
7 replies on “Kaka’ako Street Art”
I wish there were colorful murals like these where I Iive. These artists are so talented!
I’m sure there’s some great art in your city!
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!
They’re all so amazing!
These are fantastic! I’m super impressed by the thought and detail that went into these!
It blows my mind, too, because the canvas is so big!
What a beautiful and colorful murals! Absolutely fantastic ♥