We’re having a Rogue Christmas at Honolulu Night Market on December 21st! Mark your calendars and come celebrate the holidays with us.
Local artist Sergio Garzon will be bringing his steamroller printing skills to Kaka’ako on Saturday night with a special “Print Bigger” pop-up art installation. Garzon will take the helm of a steamroller to create a 700 square foot woodblock “The Printing of a Giant Squid” live at Honolulu Night Market – crowd participation is encouraged, and bring your own t-shirts for customized steamroller printing.
More fantastic retail vendors will be lined up in the Pinch of Salt warehouse for your perusal tomorrow night – Hawaii Kai boutique Mikinola will be selling contemporary women’s clothes and accessories, Xoelle will have upcycled bowties, handmade from vintage fabrics. Lane Tanner Designs ’ booth will feature decoupage collage paper jewelry – so many great local vendors tomorrow night, stop by from 6-11 pm.
Honolulu Night Market celebrates Hawaii Fashion Month on Saturday, October 19th – here’s what’s on tap:
This Night Market, in conjunction with our Runway theme and Hawaii Fashion Month, CoXist Studio introduces a fascinating new exhibition, Juxtapose! It’s an art, fashion and new cinema exhibition all about urban transformations, featuring submissions of wearable art made from urban materials from about 10 different artists (There are no restrictions on the material used to create the garment or accessory), crazy new 3D cinema projection by local artist Aisis Chen and a custom installation by innovative sculptor/designer Robert Reed. All the different parts of the exhibition will play off each other and the theme of fashion, perhaps in some unexpected ways.
Why wearable art?
“We chose to feature wearable art for our contribution to Hawaii Fashion Month because it gives people the opportunity to look at fashion from an alternative lens. We have been known at CoXist Studio to do our events a little outside of the norm, and we loved the idea of giving the artists absolutely no restrictions on what they can create!” said Casea Rose, executive director at CoXist.
“By abstracting and putting fashion in a different context, you see [the items of clothing], their inspiration and creativity,” adds Robert Reed, one of the judges who is also doing a custom installation at the event. “I personally consider wearable art an extension of sculpture. It also readily allows for many other mediums like music, dance, performance, and installation involving several senses. Like art, fashion can be anything and has movements. People can now question ‘Is that Fashion?,’ just like they question ‘Is that Art?’ I feel wearable art addresses this.”
Some of the wearable art pieces will be for purchase, with the designers receiving 100 percent of the profit from the sale. Juxtapose includes a craft cocktail bar, DJs from Kitchen Music Society spinning up a tasty selection of lounge beats, and a hookah and cigar lounge outside. And for all of you looking for an after-party, CoXist will be open until the wee hours of the night this month!
Juxtapose at CoXist Studio
When: Pre-party Thursday, Oct 17 from 6-11 p.m., Grand Opening at Night Market, Saturday, Oct. 19, 6 p.m. – very late
Where: Inside CoXist Studio (331 Keawe St)
In the warehouse Saturday night: Kailua family-run store Nomads Hawaii, which specializes in treasures from all over the world, will have some of their unique jewelry, furniture, clothing, accessories, art and more to peruse. Check out Unlucky Hawaii for hats, t-shirts, hats, sweatshirts and more from the pro-positivity Kaneohe-based small business started by two teachers.
Happy Birthday, Honolulu Night Market! Saturday, September 21st will mark the event’s one year anniversary — Kaka‘ako’s throwing a White Party and you’re invited.
This Saturday night, Honolulu Night + Market has an electric line-up of dance performances, a fashion show and live music, plus street performers, aerial burlesque, live painting and more. Check out the entertainment schedule for #HNLNightMarket’s Summer Stage event:
7-7:30 – DIVERSE ART CENTER featuring Tahitian and Hip Hop dance numbers by both kids and adults
8-8:30 – FASHION SHOW styled by Geremy Campos featuring neutral tones and relaxed silhouettes from Aloha Rag’s fall ready-to-wear collection and Swarovski-embellished jewelry by Julia Chu for La Muse
10-11pm LIVE MUSIC BY STINKEYE led by Broadway actress and local girl Chloe Stewart featuring songs from rock musicals like Tommy, Jesus Christ Superstar, Rock of Ages as well as 80s and 90s rock music.
Samadhi Hawaii, a local aerial dance performance troupe, will be taking to the streets.
Improvhi will be doing improv in Diverse Art Center (time TBD) either, and Diverse will be opening their gates and will have live painting and dancing in the center at 604 Ala Moana Boulevard for the rest of the night.
The Pinch of Salt warehouse will be filled with local vendors at the August 17th Honolulu Night + Market. Get your shop on and check out Pure Joy Adornments for unique earrings, necklaces, bracelets and rings made with semi-precious stones and accented with natural elements like horn, pearls and shells. Little Circles Everywhere will also be in the warehouse selling one-of-a-kind wearable art made out of paper — check out their prints, iPhone cases, skins, throw pillows, jewelry and t-shirts. Treehouse, a creative arts shop for kids and adults in Kaka‘ako, will be selling arts and crafts for kids and adults including new Inkodye Kits, Sunprint Kits, Isntaz 8GB Flash Drives & some film cameras. Something for everyone — check it out this Saturday night!