As Ward Village continues to develop into a first-class master planned community, Howard Hughes has also fostered the creation of a thriving community. Part of this effort includes welcoming Honolulu’s artistic community into the neighborhood. There are a slew of upcoming art events happening in Ward Village this Winter and Spring! Read more below:
Ukulele Picnic, February 10, 2019: Ukulele Picnic in Hawaii was founded by the renowned Japanese musician & Ukulele music scene pioneer in Japan, Kazuyuki Sekiguchi from the band Southern All Stars. From the inaugural picnic in 2009, it has attracted more than 5000 people, and has become a fun music event for whole family! For the first time, the picnic was held in the brand-new Victoria Ward Park.
Pow! Wow! Hawaii, February 8 - February 22, 2019: Beginning in 2011 in Honolulu, Pow! Wow! Hawaii centers around murals and art. The festival has grown into a global network of artists and organizes art exhibitions, lecture series, schools for art and music, creative community spaces, concerts, and live art installations across the globe. Over the span of about three weeks, the festival brings over a hundred international and local artist together to create murals and other forms of art. As a home grown and independent art festival, POW! WOW! is now recognized as one of the most premier and well-curated art festivals in the world. POW! WOW! currently has festivals in over 15 cities that includes Honolulu, Austin, Washington D.C., Long Beach, Lancaster, Worcester, Israel, San Jose, Tokyo, Kobe, Taipei, Guam, Rotterdam, Kathmandu, Okayama, Tokyo, and Seoul.
Honolulu Biennial 2019, March 8 - May 5, 2019: The inaugural Honolulu Biennial occurred in 2017, and was a hit. This year’s festival is called “To Make Wrong / Right / Now,” and will bring together 19 artists and artist groups from Hawaii and 29 artists and artist groups from the Pacific, Asia. They’ll exhibit work at over a dozen locations across O’ahu, such as the Ali’iolani Hale, Bernice Pauahi Bishop Museum, Foster Botanical Garden, and Honolulu Museum of Art, with the hub located at Ward Village. Co-curated by Scott Lawrimore and Nina Tonga. Follow their Facebook for updates as the date gets closer.