Kaua'i Mural Art 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 talks and display/sell their work through a gallery exhibition. At the end of the week, there will be a street style “unveiling" party with food trucks, live music and give-a-ways.
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!
Artist Talks and Print Signing
Hear it from the source!
Artists will have an opportunity to talk about and sell their art, as well as sign limited edition prints.
Wall for All
Ever wanted to try mural painting?
This is your chance! With the help of a volunteer artist you will have your very own community collaborative mural to add to.
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 will be open to all artists who apply to participate as muralists 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!
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 firstname.lastname@example.org and we will be happy to send you a packet with details. We'd love to have you listed below and included in our media releases.
We'll have a few fun things we will need your help with such as the gallery exhibition, artist signing event, and the unveiling party.
More details to unfold in the coming months.
Send us a message and we'll make sure you're first to know how we can use your help.
2020 Mural Artists
This year's 15 mural artist's are yet to be selected. Once chosen, each artist will have a bio listed here.
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, from 4-5pm.
Artists were given a nirMĀNĀfest packet with instructions on submitting a mural design. Their designs will be reviewed by a committee and narrowed down to 15 participants. Those 15 participants will form 5 teams of 3. Each of the 5 teams will collaborate on a final design for their designated wall.
46 proposal packets were handed out and more have been emailed.
Proposals are due by March 23rd.
If you would still like to submit proposal, please email us before the due date, and we will send you a pdf version of the packet.