Aaron De La Cruz

Angry Woebots

Mike Bam

Chor Boogie


Mr Jago

Jasper Wong

Kid Zoom



Samuel Rodriguez


Will Barras

We are proud to be taking part in Pow Wow Hawaii 2012 next week. Above are some of the participating artists as well as a whole lot more. Jasper Wong and company have put together an international all star lineup of some of today’s top contemporary artists. We are very honored to be able to cover this event, as well be a part of such a great idea and concept. Stay tuned on our Instagram @graffuturism and our twitter for live updates as the events unfold.



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.

FEBRUARY 11 to 13
Artists and media guests arrive in Hawaii.

FEBRUARY 14 to 17
Painting murals in the neighborhood of Kaka’ako

FEBRUARY 15 to 17 – 3pm to 6pm
Youth mural painting lessons in Kaka’ako.

FEBRUARY 15 – 1pm to 8pm
Holoholo Honolulu sponsored by Na Mea books.

FEBRUARY 16 – 6pm to 8pm
Panel discussion at the University of Hawaii’s Manoa Campus’ Art Building Auditorium. Featuring guest speakers: Eugene Kan of Hypebeast, Jeff Hamada of Booooooom, Frank Liew of Qubic and Carbon, Ken Harman of Hi-Fructose and Spoke Art, and Suitman.

FEBRUARY 18 – 6pm to 10pm
Opening of POW WOW Hawai’i 2012 at Loft in Space x Fresh Cafe (click here for more info)

“Day Job?” photo exhibition opening at Loft in Space x Fresh Cafe (click here for more info)

Arkitip pop up shop opening at Loft in Space x Fresh Cafe (click here for more info)

FEBRUARY 18 to 19 – 10:30pm to 2am
Afterparty at Nextdoor in Chinatown.

POW WOW Hawai’i 2012 luau located at secret location.