Mural artists take over Lihu‘e

  • Dennis Fujimoto / The Garden Island

    NirMana creator Seth Womble uses a drone to capture footage of the developing mural Monday afternoon on the wall of the Hardy-Street-facing Pi‘ikoi Building at the Lihu‘e Civic Center.

  • Dennis Fujimoto / The Garden Island

    NirManaFest artists Holly Ka‘iakapu and Shatin Grace work on an apartment building Monday afternoon while artist Kayti Lathrop comes over to check the progress from her site on the WB’s Grill building.

  • Dennis Fujimoto / The Garden Island

    Arnold Meister, left, his ballot in hand, stops to watch the NirManaFest artists Melinda Morey, Caitlin Fregosi and Shianne Schorr paint a wall en route to visiting the Voter Service Center in the Pi‘ikoi Building at the Lihu“e Civic Center Tuesday.

  • Dennis Fujimoto / The Garden Island

    “Trust Your Journey” is the message being worked on by NirManaFest artists Trysen Kaneshige, left, and Nick Arnold Tuesday on the mural developing on the Hardy-Street-facing wall of the Pi‘ikoi Building of the Lihu‘e Civic Center.

  • Dennis Fujimoto / The Garden Island

    NirManaFest artist Shianne Schorr, bottom left with back to camera, checks with Caitlin Fregosi on the developing image Tuesday at the west-facing wall of the Pi‘ikoi Building at the Lihu‘e Civic Center.

  • Dennis Fujimoto / The Garden Island

    The face of the former Big Save Market in Lihu’e is being transformed by a team of artists, including Trysen Kaneshige, Nick Arnold, Kaplan Bunce, Lucas Murillo and David Flores Tuesday during the NirManaFest event.

LIHU‘E — NirManaFest, a Kaua‘i mural festival, took root in the darkness Sunday night, with the only spot of illumination being a work light bathing an artist sketching out the design on the Hardy-Street-facing wall of the Pi‘ikoi Building of the Lihu‘e Civic Center.

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