June 27, 2017

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Lesa Griffith

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The artists will paint a mural at the event; T-shirts and prints featuring new design available in Museum Shop 

WHAT: ARTafterDARK: POW! WOW! x tokidoki
WHEN: Friday, July 28, 2017, 6-9 p.m.

WHERE: Honolulu Museum of Art
PRICE: $25, free for museum members

INFO: 808-532-8700,
High-res images available upon request    

HONOLULU, HAWAI‘IJasper Wong of POW! WOW! and Simone Legno tokidoki Co-founder and Chief Creative Officer join forces for a special ARTafterDARK on July 28. The pair will launch an exclusive new collaborative design at the Museum Shop and also paint a mural during the event. The evening is sponsored by Bank of Hawaii.

“I have a deep admiration for Simone Legno on many levels,” said Wong, who is the founder and lead director of POW! WOW!, a nonprofit global network of artists that organizes art exhibitions, lecture series, art and music schools, creative community spaces, concerts, and live art installations around the world. “He has the unique ability to span multiple creative outlets seamlessly and reach an untold amount of fans. I am lucky and honored to call him a friend and I look forward to collaborating with Simone and tokidoki for the Honolulu Museum of Art.”

Legno, who is based in Los Angeles. frequently visits Hawai‘i. “I am so excited to have been asked to participate in ARTafterDARK. After 10 years of participating in events in Hawai‘i, I become more inspired by the aloha spirit and the special culture of Hawai‘i.”

From 6 to 6:30 p.m., ARTafterDARK guests will be able to meet Wong and Legno in the Museum Shop, where their new design will be available for purchase in the form of T-shirts and prints.

Two DJs will set different tones in different courtyards—DJ Mr. Modular will play a tokidoki-inspired J-pop soundtrack while DJ Tittahbyte will play contemporary hits (and some throwbacks) to go with the POW! WOW! vibe.

Guests can purchase delicious dishes from EAT Honolulu and the night’s specialty cocktail from Free Spirits Mobile Bartenders.

Museum tokidoki pop-up shop
At ARTafterDARK, the exclusive collaborative design by Jasper Wong and Simone Legno will be available in the Museum Shop as a high-quality men’s and women’s T-shirt ($60). In addition, the shop will be filled with tokidoki’s signature figurines and accessories such as zip pouches and hats.

Time savers: Buy tickets online in advance or become a member
The museum now offers advance tickets to ARTafterDARK online at, saving people check-in time. People who come to ARTafterDARK throughout the year can save money and bypass the line by purchasing a one-year Basic membership—for $30, people can attend ARTafterDARK all year long, which would cost $250 à la carte. A Basic membership grants free admission to ARTafterDARK, the museum, and Spalding House for a full year.

Mobile check-in
Members who download the HoMA app can skip the line and glide right into the event using their digital membership card. All they have to do is search “Honolulu Museum of Art” in the Apple App Store or Google Play, download the app, and go to “My account” to log in and view their already activated digital membership cards.

Additional programming: Children’s workshop
Imaginary Friends with POW! WOW! X tokidoki
July 29, 9:30 to 12:30 p.m. • $25 general, $15 museum members
Jasper Wong and Simone Legno will hold a workshop for youth age 6 to 12 at Spalding House. The two artists will teach kids about their process and style, then help the students come up with characters and paint them. Each child will create a painting on a medium-size canvas. The workshop is limited to 20 students. To attend, parents must register online at

About tokidoki®
tokidoki, which translates to “sometimes” in Japanese, is an internationally recognized and iconic lifestyle brand based on the vision of Italian artist Simone Legno and his partners, serial entrepreneurs Pooneh Mohajer and Ivan Arnold. Since debuting in 2005, tokidoki has amassed a cult like following for its larger than life characters and emerged as a sought after global lifestyle brand. tokidoki offers an extensive range of products which include apparel, handbags, cosmetics, accessories, toys and more. Simone Legno, tokidoki’s creative director, was born in Rome, Italy and from a very young age developed a deep love of Japan and a fascination with world cultures. Combining Legno’s unique talent and creativity with Mohajer’s business acumen, tokidoki has grown exponentially. As an innovative company, tokidoki is known not only for its eye-popping aesthetic and criminally cute characters but also its megawatt partnerships. For more information, please visit

About ARTafterDARK
Launched in 2004, ARTafterDARK is the Honolulu Museum of Art's monthly art party organized by a dynamic group of young volunteers dedicated to exploring the arts. ARTafterDARK is held on the last Friday of the month, January through October, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. on the grounds of the Honolulu Museum of Art. 


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