Aug 15, 2012



Honolulu Urban Art District

When people think of Hawaii they tend to picture miles and miles of empty beaches and crystal clear water. While that is definitely a part of Hawaii, we also have another side. Honolulu is a large city with traffic, skyscrapers, and yes, urban art (or graffiti as some would like to call it). Recently, a local group known as 808 Urban formed to help the youth of low-income communities through artwork. Businesses donate money to the organization and, in turn, have a mural painted (or spray painted) on their wall by local artists. Many of these businesses are concentrated in downtown Honolulu, which has resulted in a beautiful collection of unique artwork that is starting to be known as the urban art district.
  1. Jessica Who? says:

    i love this! i need to check it out!

  2. Jamie says:

    Very cool. We didn’t see anything like his when we were stationed in Hawaii.

  3. These paintings are awesome, I never remember seeing anything like this. They are beautiful!!!

  4. Sarah says:

    ok, first this post is amazing!! and 2nd, (i never do this but…) you have to check out these lil slipper shoes i saw on zulily this morning….i saw them an immediately thought of you haha….….

  5. I love all the color! So pretty!

  6. Karen says:

    Wow. That street art is amazing! Love the colors and vibrancy. And the black paint “Greatness” piece speaks volumes.

    First time visiting – came by way of jenni from the block – and am So glad I did. :>

  7. Ms POSH says:

    That is cool art. I like your matching t shirts as well.

    Have a great WW!

  8. Wow! I love all the art. So much talent.

  9. amy says:

    I absolutely LOVE urban art! These are wonderful! Thank you for linking up with Love Bug’s Photo Show Off!