Kaua'i Mural Arts Festival
Lihue - Oct. 18th-24th, 2020
Nirmana – comes from a Sanskrit word that means creation/transformation.
Pronounced – near-MĀNĀ
With your help and participation, one week will be dedicated to the collaboration of Kaua’i artists adorning local walls with murals. From October 18th-24th (2020), 5 teams of resident artists will be assigned to 5 different walls along Ewalu and Rice Streets. During that week artists will work together to create murals, give "live-feed" talks and display/sell their work through a gallery exhibition. Out of respect for the current pandemic, we will not be hosting any gatherings or after parties. We will be documenting the mural making process and releasing videos throughout the week.
This event will not only help bring life to Lihue, it will highlight the creative talent, businesses and colorful nature of Kaua’i, while giving locals and visitors something unique to look forward to.
This inaugural year is most unique as a collaborative mural event where multigenerational artists will work together for the first time to help revitalize the Rice Street area. As an annual event, the walls can be updated yearly, to keep fresh and exciting. With growth, more walls, teams and communities can be added. As the event expands, it will include all types of artists, musicians, chefs, moviemakers, fashion and designers… etc… all things creative Kaua’i.
During the Event
Live Mural Painting
Come anytime during the week and catch the artists in action.
Watch as 15 artists create 5 collaborative murals before your eyes. It’s never been more fun to watch paint dry! Please be mindful of social distancing, and remember the artists are working, but if you get a chance to stop by, check out the progress, and give them some encouragement too!
Artist Talks and Print Signing
Hear it from the source!
Leading up to, and during the week of painting, we will be checking in with the artists through live video feeds. Be sure to check out our social media and tune in!
Wall for All
Ever wanted to try mural painting?
This is your chance! With the assistance of a resident artist, you will have your very own community collaborative mural to add to. There are at least two walls we would like your help with and all ages are welcome and encouraged!
*Youth under the age of 18 will need adult accompaniment.*
Show and Sell
Resident Kaua'i Artist Exhibit.
For the month of October, artist will have the opportunity to showcase and sell their artworks in a gallery setting.
This echibition will be open to all artists who applied to participate as a muralist for NirMānāFest 2020.
All are invited!
Join the artists in celebrating the completion of their collaborative murals. We will have a street party with food trucks,
live music and give-a-ways!...
At least, that was the plan... with respect to the current pandemic, sadly we will not be hosting these celebratory events.
However! We really want to encourage you to drive by, stop and say hello to these awesome artists while they are working. Take photos and videos and please share the wonderful work they are creating for our community.
Don't forget to check out our social media and tune into our live video feeds for some fun and give-a-ways!
2020 Mural Artists
There was an open call to Kaua'i resident artists to take in a presentation on February 17th, at the Kaua'i Community College, Fine Arts Auditorium.
46 artists were given a NirMānāFest packet with instructions on submitting a mural design. Their designs were reviewed by a committee and narrowed down to 15 participants. Those 15 participants formed 5 teams of 3. Each of these teams are now collaborating on a final designs for their designated walls.
HERE ARE THIS YEAR'S 15 FEATURED ARTISTS!...
*A bio and link to each artist are found below.*
This year's 15 featured mural artist's have been chosen!
Introducing the Artists to their Walls
Our Generous Sponsors
We are VERY grateful for your contribution!
NirMānāFest aims to pay our resident artists for their mural work, while beautifying local walls and creating a collaborative community event. Without your generous donations this would not be possible.
This year, all proceeds will go through the Rice Street Business Association non-profit account and your donation is tax deductible. By clicking the button below you will be directed to our PayPal page.
Or, if you prefer, we are happy to receive a check by mail to:
RSBA Attn: Nirmana
PO Box 1723
Lihue, HI 96766
If you would like to be a main contributing sponsor please email us at email@example.com and we will be happy to send you a packet with details. We'd love to honor you as a sponsor and include you in our media releases.