POW! WOW! HAWAII! 2016 kicks off on Saturday, February 6th and what follows is one of the most exciting weeks of art filled wonderment in the world.  Taking place in the streets of Honolulu, the global network of artists set about creating incredible murals throughout the city as well as concerts, gallery shows and lectures.  I will be in Hawaii covering the street art festival and I’m insanely honored to be part of it again this year.

Check out this year’s line-up of international artists: 1010, Andrew Hem, Audrey Kawasaki, Bicicleta Sem Freio, Borondo, Christina Angelina, Curiot, Defer, Edwin Ushiro, Haroshi, Hauser, Hebru Brantley, Hitotzuki, Hueman, Hula, James Jirat Patradoon, Kevin Lyons, Kristin Farr, Lauren YS, Mouf, Pantone, Ricky Lee Gordon (Freddy Sam), Risk, Seher, Sket, Slick, Slinkachu, Tatiana Suarez, Tristan Eaton, Usugrow and Woes Martin. They’ll be painting alongside local artists: Asalt, Beak, Chanse, Ckaweeks, Dak1ne, Drewtoonz, Emma Dold, Endr, Hoven, Jasper Wong, Jeffrey Gress, Kai Kaulukukui, Kamea Hadar, Kaplan Bunce, Maek, Matthew Tapia, Melody Sakura, Mung Monster, Oera, Prime, Puff, Soker, Unomas, Whomu and Wooden Wave.

Check out POW! WOW! HAWAII!’s website for more information!  See you soon Hawaii!

When you ask someone here, how they are, the direct translation to their reply is “I am here”. Its a simple beautiful philosophy that the entire village is connected to. Here i find myself completely at peace within and part of the community, in peace and in tune with all.Painting here is so appreciated and for me feels like a great gift of creativity we are giving, and sharing, there is a direct connection and value to the energy we put in and the how it is received. As artist we are engaging, talking, playing and sharing with open hearts, working with each other and sharing a space that is having a great effect on us each as people and artists.

Freddy Sam