HONOLULU – The Honolulu Biennial showcased the work of artists from around the world at 13 locations around Honolulu this year, along with hosting over 100 free public programs. As part of the showcase, the City and County of Honolulu hosted pieces of art at Foster Botanical Garden and McCoy Pavilion. The event featured 47 artists from 15 countries and Hawai‘i, along with welcoming over 100,000 visitors and providing field trips to thousands of keiki.

Honolulu Mayor Kirk Caldwell said “Honolulu is the perfect venue to display the outstanding work of all of the talented artists from across the Pacific Rim"

The photo above is at Foster Botanical Garden. The artist Leland Miyano posed with his 50' canoe which was made of branches from invasive strawberry guava plants harvested from Ho'omaluhia Botanical Garden. This award-winning installation, named Huaka'i (A Wake), was one of the highlights of the 2019 Honolulu Biennial.

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