On Saturday, October 12th, OluKai had the pleasure of partnering with POW! WOW! Hawaii for their 2nd Annual Blank Canvas II fundraising gala held in the hip Wade Warehouse in Honolulu, HI. Pow Wow is a gathering of contemporary artists committed to community enrichment through the creation of art outreach programs. In its 2nd year, the Blank Canvas II Gala featured an exceptional evening of food from Honolulu’s talented gourmet chefs, mixologist-created signature cocktails, live art from POW! WOW! HAWAII School of Art artists, musical performances by the POW! WOW! HAWAII school of Music, a unique silent auction, and an original POW! WOW! HAWAII live art installation. All profits from Blank Canvas go towards funding the enrichment programs POW! WOW! HAWAII has planned for 2013-2014. The gala proved that there are great things ahead for the organization and Honolulu’s artistic community in the coming year. Guests were invited to purchase a pair of OluKai shoes to be dropped off and customized by an artist of their choice, with all proceeds benefiting the organization. Artists in attendance included POW! WOW! Lead Director’s Jasper Wong, Kamea Hadar as well as POW! WOW! artists Jeff Gress, Jeff Hoskins, and Matt & Roxie Ortiz of Vers Hawaii. “Blank Canvas is an inspired night of art and music uniquely celebrating the history of Hawaiian art culture by helping create its future,” says Kerry Konrady director of marketing at OluKai. “POW! WOW! HAWAII’s contributions to the community and the scholastic opportunities they have established for Hawaii’s youth exemplifies OluKai’s dedication to the education and preservation of the Polynesian culture and the community that surrounds it.” To learn more about POW! WOW! HAWAII, visit: http://powwowhawaii.com To see more photos from the event, visit: www.facebook.com/olukai

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