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  • 88 Block Walks - September First Friday: Imprint

  • Type: Exhibit
    Date: Friday - 9/2/2022
    Time: 6:00 PM 7:20 PM
    Honolulu Printmakers
    1142 Bethel Street
    Honolulu, HI, 96813
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September First Friday: Imprint
Friday, September 2, 2022
6:00 PM 7:20 PM
Honolulu Printmakers
1142 Bethel Street Honolulu, HI, 96813 United States

88 BLOCK WALKS and Honolulu Printmakers welcome you to historic Downtown/Chinatown with a whirlwind tour of art galleries, shops, restaurants, bars, and venues that celebrate the First Friday of every month with free events and live entertainment! Support small businesses, hear stories of the past, and take a lesson from a local artist while sampling the diverse offerings of this historic neighborhood.

Founded in 1928, Honolulu Printmakers has been supporting print in Hawai'i for over 93 years! As this historic organization prepares for its
94th Annual Exhibition, the Imprint tour celebrates Honolulu's unique expressions of print as a visual art form, a political weapon, and a chronicle of 'Ōlelo Hawai'i. Participants will learn about the history of print in Honolulu, encounter traditional and contemporary processes and publications, and create a print to take home.

Tours begin and end at Honolulu Printmakers Studio, located in the Marks Building at 1142 Bethel St (formerly occupied by Louis Pohl Gallery). The hourlong sunset walk begins after a hands-on printmaking demonstration: participants can create a print on paper, or purchase 88 Block Walks tote bags to customize during the activity ($10 with tour ticket, $15 for additional bags).

Available in black or red. Purchase online through
Eventbrite or in-person at tour check-in.

First Friday starts at 5pm and most events continue until 8 or 9 so arrive early to find parking or do some exploring on your own before the tour, then stick around afterward to enjoy art, libations, and performances around Chinatown!

Tours continue rain or shine so please plan accordingly—bring jackets or umbrellas if weather suggests. Tours depart promptly at 6pm and will require approximately 55 minutes of walking. Please check in at least 15 minutes before departure.

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About 88 BLOCKS

88 Block Walks was created by Adele Balderston in 2014.

Named for the 88 blocks which comprise the Kaka'ako neighborhood of Honolulu, this ongoing series of walking tours explores themes of gentrification, displacement, urbanization and generational change within Kakaʻako’s cultural, historical and physical landscape. By providing greater public access to archival materials and other diverse histories of the neighborhood, 88 Block Walks aims to remove the lens through which landowners and developers present Kaka‘ako’s narrative to the public and invite the community to create their own. 

Adele Balderston is a place-based storyteller from Windward O‘ahu. She holds an MA in geography from Hunter College (CUNY) and a BA in new media communication studies from New York University. Her involvement with storytelling through mapping, public art and urban exploration began at Soundwalk where she produced audio walking tours of neighborhoods, institutions and museums all over the world. In 2010 she served as assistant director of Conflux, New York City's annual festival for contemporary psychogeography. Working at the intersection of geography, art and activism, Adele promotes awareness of socio-spatial inequality through interaction with urban environments. 

Learn about past walks

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This project is supported by
Interisland Terminal and a grant from the Hawai‘i Council for the Humanities.

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  • Louis Pohl Gallery
    The Louis Pohl Gallery is dedicated to featuring Hawaii artists whose works reflect the standards of excellence, creativity, and inventive spirit for which its namesake was known during his lifetime.
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