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O.N.O. Kona Night Market and Mele Murals Ho‘olaule‘a

October 10, 2016, 9:32 AM HST
* Updated September 8, 5:20 PM
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ono-kona-poster-music21HPM Building Supply in Kailua-Kona will be set aglow when Our Night Out, Kona (O.N.O. Kona) hosts the unveiling of the latest Mele Mural, Makaʻala, on Oct. 22, from 4 to 10 p.m.

After hosting several successful fundraisers for Mele Murals in 2014, O.N.O. Kona will showcase its newest event.

O.N.O. Kona is also partnering with the Queen Liliʻuokalani Trust and Mele Murals for this free all-ages event.

O.N.O. Kona will feature the works of clothing, swimsuit and jewelry designers from across the state, including Leʻaleʻa Designs from Molokaʻi and Kona’s own Kai Life.

Mele Murals will also host a live mural exhibit and art activities for all ages.

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Live music by Kimie Miner, food vendors and a Kona Brew beer garden for guests 21 and up will highlight the night.

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Students from Mele Murals will paint “live murals” with funds going to support the arts advocacy group founded by the Estria Foundation. The group encourages leadership and storytelling by giving youth a platform to create art deeply connected to the history of Hawai‘i.

Makaʻala was completed in July 2016 by students from across the state.

HPM Building Supply is located at 74-5511 Luhia St.

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Call (808) 638-4005, email [email protected] or visit www.MeleMurals.org for more information.

Mele Murals is a youth development, arts education and community-building movement that translates mele through large-scale art. Mele Murals has painted more than 18 murals across Hawai‘i in the last three years. Each of Mele Murals project includes a class, school or organization, teachers, local artists and cultural specialists, business and community leaders and touches on everything from the basics of art and painting, cleaning/taking care of supplies, public speaking, event planning and leadership skills to writing and speaking Hawaiian language/chants/mele, researching legends and stories of Hawai’i, grounding and spiritual activities and more.

The program builds upon the tradition of many public art, youth development, art education, and community development programs that have been successful around the U.S. and internationally. With the goals laid out for Mele Murals across our Hawaiian Islands, the number of partners involved and the incorporation of ancient Hawaiian protocols, the Mele Murals model is an unprecedented one.

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