POW! WOW! Hawaii 2018

Renowned Hawaii street artist draws inspiration from the land in painting Long Beach mural

The mural, created by Hawaii street artist Kamea Hadar, expresses the importance of sustainability and protecting our natural resources. Sponsored by Hawaiian Airlines, it is the first artwork to be unveiled in a series of upcoming commissioned pieces.

The mural, created by Hawaii street artist Kamea Hadar, expresses the importance of sustainability and protecting our natural resources. Sponsored by Hawaiian Airlines, it is the first artwork to be unveiled in a series of upcoming commissioned pieces called “Mālama ‘Āina” (to care for the land).

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POW! WOW! Long Beach 2018

POW! WOW! Long Beach 2018

POW! WOW! Long Beach 2018

POW! WOW! Long Beach 2018

POW! WOW! Long Beach 2018

POW! WOW! Long Beach 2018

Team Kōkua cleans Long Beach

In conjunction with the live painting, Team Kōkua, Hawaiian Airlines’ all-employee community service volunteer group, organized the adoption of Long Beach’s Alamitos Beach. More than 40 volunteers from Hawaiian Airlines, OluKai Footwear and POW! WOW! Long Beach gathered at the Alamitos shoreline on Saturday, June 30 to remove trash and marine debris. The cleanup was supported by the California Coastal Commission through the Parks, Recreation and Marine Department of the City of Long Beach.

About POW! WOW! Hawaii

POW! WOW! Hawaii is a gathering of contemporary artists that engages with the broader community in the process and creation of art.

Supported by the Hawaii Tourism Authority, 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 Hawaii event takes place during Valentine’s Day week in February in the Kaka’ako district of Honolulu, and brings over a hundred international and local artists together to create murals and other forms of art.