There’s another event that will help paint Honolulu’s art scene called Start-Up Arts Month. It features inspiring (and aspiring) artists, fashion designers, photographers, DJ’s and musicians from around the island who hope to bring something unique to the table of creative minds.

The event is a first of its kind for the state that kicks off with an official launch event in Honolulu’s arts district. Complete with fashion shows, galleries, live music and cocktails, the kick-off celebrates rising artists who dabble in different media. The overall event, however, is a compilation of 30 different events (one for each day of the month) “spreading Aloha to Hawaii artists,” as stated on the event flier.

There’s no denying that entrepreneurial businesses have been popping up all over Hawaii – thanks to the support of social media, farmers markets and the “Buy Local” mantra. So an event like Start-Up makes total sense for such a thriving community. Plus, it’s a place for others not-so-involved to gain a greater appreciation for the creativity that surrounds us.

Even better than appreciating and thriving? Start-Up supports arts education for Hawaii’s youth, including students from kaiapuni (Hawaiian immersion schools). For more information and a breakdown of the month’s events, visit


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