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By Cassandra Trevino. April 30, 2014 - 12:41 pm
If you ever walk along Cooke Street in Kakaako, you’ll find walls upon walls with mural after mural depicting various forms of art from graffiti to freehand painting.
Also on this street you will find warehouses 445 and 449, which played host to this month’s Art and Flea on April 24. Art and Flea takes place every last Thursday of the month and combines and brings together local art, fashion and music all in one place, not to mention from outer islands as well.
At this month’s Art and Flea you could have found yourself emerged into several scenes from different movies by the infamous movie director Wes Anderson.
From hand-painted murals on the walls depicting “The Life Aquatic” with Steve Zissou to an elephant sitting atop a pile of briefcases representing “The Darjeeling Limited,” it is obvious that lack of creativity is not an issue for the hardworking group of people who put in countless hours and effort into preparing for the Art and Flea.
“It takes a strong dedicated group of people who have a passion for art, music and fashion,” said founder Aly Ishikuni.
What started off as a small booth at Fresh Café in downtown Honolulu blew up into a 60-plus-vendor event with a continuously growing number of attendees.
As far as hard work and dedication goes it is obvious that the community of Art and Flea will continue to thrive as Ishikuni expects nothing but bigger and better things to come for the 2014 year.
The next Art and Flea will be held May 22 from 5 to 9 p.m. at Jefferson Elementary School, 342 Kapahulu Ave.
Photo by Cassandra Trevino.