SALT at Our KakaÊ»ako and community partner AccesSurf unveiled the newest â€œ101 Perfect Wavesâ€ mural by noted artist Hilton Alves, at the SALT Bar Crawl.
AccesSurfâ€™s equipment truck was adorned with one of Alvesâ€™ special murals, as part of his 101 Perfect Waves International Mural Project. An acclaimed artist and waterman, Alves is painting large wave scenes around the world to inspire people to take part in environmental preservation and have a greater relationship with art. His work can be seen on OÊ»ahu and Maui, and also Sao Paulo, Brazil and at Sentosa Island, in Singapore.
The AccesSurf mural, which will be display at The Barn at SALT at Our KakaÊ»ako, will help raise awareness of the nonprofitâ€™s mission of building an inclusive community that empowers people with disabilities, through accessible beach and water programs. Outreach includes helping wounded service men and women by providing them with healing ocean experiences, like surfing.
While at SALT at Our KakaÊ»ako, guests can visit the many unique stores and restaurants that make it urban Honoluluâ€™s most exciting gathering place and the 2018 winner of the International Council of Shopping Centers Shopping Center of the Year Award.
Parking is available in the SALT at Our Kakaâ€˜ako parking structure, accessible from Keawe Street. Additional parking is also available at The Flats at PuÊ»unui. See www.saltatkakaako.com. Follow and tag photos @SaltOurKakaako.
About SALT at Our Kakaâ€˜ako
Named after the paÊ»akai (Hawaiian for â€œsaltâ€) ponds that once dotted the low-lying wetlands of this area, SALT at Our Kakaâ€˜ako is Honoluluâ€™s innovative epicenter for local culture, food, shopping, and events. Comprising 85,000 square feet of a dynamic mixture of local small business and national brands, SALT is an urban city block designed for exploration and engagement for retail, restaurants, and services. This groundbreaking gathering place in the heart of Our KakaÊ»ako is where new makers and new ideas converge.
Owned by Kamehameha Schools, revenues generated from SALT at Our KakaÊ»ako fund educational opportunities for more than 48,000 learners and caregivers annually through three campuses on the Oâ€˜ahu, Maui, and Hawaiâ€˜i island; 30 preschools statewide, literacy instruction and support in more than 200 public school classrooms; financial and educational support for 17 Hawaiian-focused public charter schools; and collaborations with 50 additional organizations throughout the state. www.saltatkakaako.com
About Our KakaÊ»ako
Our Kakaâ€˜ako encompasses nine city blocks in the heart of Kakaâ€˜ako centered around the arts, culture and creative hub on Auahi, Keawe and Coral streets. Itâ€™s an emerging epicenter for Hawaiâ€˜iâ€™s urban-island culture that is an incubator for a variety of artists, chefs, influencers and entrepreneurs. Rooted in Hawaiian cultural values, Our KakaÊ»ako is built on empowering creativity, cultivating innovation and building a truly unique, local community. www.ourkakaako.com
About Kamehameha Schools
Kamehameha Schools is a private, educational, charitable trust founded and endowed by the legacy of Princess Bernice Pauahi Bishop, the great-granddaughter and last direct descendant of King Kamehameha I.
The mission of Kamehameha Schools is to improve the capability and well-being of Native Hawaiians. Kamehameha Schools achieves their mission by operating an educational system serving over 6,900 students of Hawaiian ancestry at K-12 campuses on OÊ»ahu, Maui and HawaiÊ»i island. Income generated from its Hawaiâ€˜i real estate and portfolio of diverse financial investments fund 96% of the Schoolsâ€™ educational mission. www.ksbe.edu
Established in 2006, AccesSurf creates an inclusive community that empowers people with disabilities through accessible water programs. In following the spirit of Duke Kahanamoku, AccesSurf continues to be a pioneer in the advancement of adaptive watersports, ocean recreation, and therapeutic instruction for participants throughout the state of Hawaiâ€™i and worldwide. To become a participant, volunteer or learn more visit www.accessurf.org. Follow on social media: Facebook @accessurf and Instagram @accessurf_hawaii.