Pow Wow Hawaii is a gathering of creative minds. Art and music events for local communities, on a global scale.
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WHAT IS POW WOW
The beauty of art is most commonly enjoyed during its final stage. All the blood, sweat and tears happen behind closed doors. However, that is where the real grandeur lies. The process. Imagine for a moment a gathering of internationally renowned artists in one place. A place that will allow them to do what they do best: be creative. We give them the tools, the space and the freedom to paint for one week. We make that process open to the public, allowing them full engagement and interaction between the artists and their audience. They witness the creativity in its entirety and become an essential part of the artists’ process. It’s about the breaking down of those closed doors and making art accessible. Seeing creativity happen from beginning to end and bringing people together through art. A POW WOW.
POW WOW 2010
In February 2010, the first annual Pow Wow event took place in Hong Kong. Creatives were flown in from all over the world to promote creative pursuits in an urban jungle. Artists including Wu Yue, Jasper Wong, Will Barras, Pat Lee, and Jahan produced live art over two days, while DJs Verbal and Yoon masterfully provided musical inspirations.
POW WOW 2011
From there, the second annual Pow Wow was held in Oahu, Hawaii on February, 2011. Following the success of the previous year, most of the original line-up came back on board, with some exceptional local and international additions. New artists included Suitman, Aaron de la Cruz, Jeff Hamada, 123Klan, Meggs, Prime, Ekundayo, Kamea Hadar and more. The event was nothing short of groundbreaking for Hawaii. It became a true testament to the power of art to bring a community together. Over a period of four days, a wide range of individuals came to witness art before their very eyes as well as partake in lecture series and portfolio reviews for young aspiring artists. Even the governor made an appearance to show support. It became a catalyst for creativity on the islands.
POW WOW 2012
With the success of Pow Wow 2011 Pow Wow will now become an annual event in Honolulu. In 2012 we have doubled the artist list with some larger than life names. We have ambitions to take over the whole street and transform it with art. During one week in February, Hawaii will literally be transformed with creative energy. Beautifying a street that was once considered a bane on the neighborhood into a living gallery.
POW WOW 2013+
In future years we hope to keep Pow Wow growing. Expanding the number of artists and murals, transforming the city of Honolulu and state of Hawaii and inspiring other creative events during the Pow Wow week. We have also started plans of Pow Wows in other cities across the globe.
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HOW YOU CAN HELP
Kickstarter funding will help to pay for things like art supplies, the gallery space, airfare for our international guests, accommodations, and organization of future Pow Wows. With your help we can transform a community and inspire beauty! Every penny counts!
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Apr 28, 2011 - Jul 27, 2011 (90 days)
Pledge $5 or more
A personal thank you, event sticker, and button.
Pledge $25 or more
All of the above plus a signed event poster and a limited edition POW WOW Hawaii tee from In4mation.
Pledge $50 or more
All of the above plus a package of limited edition products from In4mation, Incase, and other sponsors. This could include Iphone cases, tees, and more!
Pledge $100 or more
All of the above plus a gold level plaque that will be placed on the walls of the venue for a period of one year displaying the name of the donor and his/her contribution to making Pow Wow happen.
Pledge $500 or more
All of the above plus a diamond level plaque that will be placed on the walls of the venue for a period of one year displaying the name of the donor and his/her contribution to making Pow Wow happen. Also, a series of limited art prints from selected artists and a special VIP card that offers discounts to Fresh Cafe and Loft in Space for one year.
Pledge $1,000 or more
All of the above plus a platinum level plaque that will be placed on the walls of the venue for a period of one year displaying the name of the donor and his/her contribution to making Pow Wow happen. Also, a special invitation for you and a guest to the private luau in North Shore, Hawaii with all the artists.