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Over this past week hundreds of contemporary artists from all over the world gathered in the Kaka’ako neighbourhood of Honolulu for the POW! WOW! Hawaii 2014 mural festival. Engaging with the local community in the creation of art, the show works to reinvigorate the city with a range of gorgeous artwork. After collecting paint from Lana Lane Studios and Home Depot on Monday, the artists got to work on their walls, progressively developing their pieces over the course of the past five days. Working under the hot Hawaiian sun, artwork of all sizes and styles are coming to life across Kaka’ako.

Throughout the week we walked the circuit daily, capturing all the work in progress. Although pieces by some great artists like Kinsey, Vhils, Know Hope and Cyrcle are not yet ready to be shown, we can already share a selection of some of our favorites we’ve seen so far this week.

Seen in the gallery above are individual and collaborative works from: Meggs and Bask; Lady Aiko; Gage Hamilton; Roids and INSA; Seth; Inti; James Jean; Skinner, Aaron Glasser and Spencer Keeton Cunningham; Dabs Myla and Misery; Gaia, Prime and Solomon Enos; Reach; Axis; Katey and Jessie; Madsteez; Augustine Kofie; Tristan Eaton; Scien and Klor of 123Klan; Apex; ASKEW; Ron English; Brendan Munroe and Glenn Barr; Defer, Norm and Kamea Hadar; Reka; Andrew Schoultz and Hannah Stouffer; Cope2 and Indie184; and Buff Monster and Nychos.

Check out the official POW! WOW! website for more.

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