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  2. Posted: January 30, 2013
  3. Updated: November 20, 2017

POW! – It’s the impact that art has on a person.

WOW! – It’s reaction that art has on a viewer.

Together they form POW WOW, which is a Native American term that describes a gathering that celebrates culture, music and art.

Centered around a week-long event in Hawaii, 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 central 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 artist together to create murals and other forms of art. The festival is expanding to cities and countries such as Taiwan, Long Beach, Israel, Singapore, Jamaica, Washington D.C., Guam, New Zealand, Germany and more.

Browse the website and check out our many photos, videos and artist profiles. For the latest, stay tuned via our Instagram and Twitter – @powwowhawaii.

Don’t forget to check out our shop for cool POW! WOW! and artist gear.

For inquiries, please email info@powwowhawaii.com.


Founder and Lead Director
Jasper Wong

Co-Lead Director
Kamea Hadar

Operations Director
Jeffrey Gress

Documentation Director
Andrew Tran

Merchandising Director
Amy Wong

Music and Event Coordination
JP Kennedy

Music School Director
Andy Song

Music School Director
Nick Kaleikini

Art School Director
John “Prime” Hina