POW! WOW! Hawaii celebrated its 10th anniversary in Hawai‘i in 2020. At this time, it surpassed a total of 50 festivals worldwide. Since its inception in 2010 in Hawai‘i, POW! WOW! has grown into a global network of artists and organizes gallery shows, lecture series, schools for art and music, mural projects, a large creative space named Lana Lane Studios, concerts, and live art installations across the globe.
The Hawai‘i event which is the longest-standing annual POW! WOW! takes place during Valentine’s Day week in February in Kaka’ako, and brings over a hundred international and local artists together to create murals and other forms of art. Artists and musicians gathered to create all new murals and installations. Outside of murals, POW! WOW! produced two exhibitions curated by Thinkspace and Spoke Art, artist talks featuring world-renown artist Tristan Eaton, Matt Eaton, and Jay Howell, indoor soccer matches with Kicks to the Pitch and Paradise Soccer Club, break dancing battles with the Endless Summer Jam, the POW! WOW! School of Music and POW! WOW! School of Photography, as well as a concert finale block party alongside Honolulu Night Market.
See all the action via this video that not only documents the 10th anniversary festival in Hawaii, but also the past decade of art in the streets.