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New app connects visitors, locals with Hawaiian artists


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New app connects visitors, locals with Hawaiian artists

By Tovin Lapan / Travel Weekly / September 23, 2018

“Visitors to Hawaii now have a new tool for discovering art-focused experiences and connecting with the Aloha State's community of creatives.

Art World Escape is a new app available on Android and Apple devices that launched earlier in 2018. The founding team of artists and developers were searching for a better way to connect the art community with residents and tourists.

Paige Donnelly, co-founder and CEO of Art World Escape, previously worked as the curator at the Shangri La Museum of Islamic Art, Culture & Design in Honolulu.

"We started thinking about ways to help the local art community here, which in some ways struggles compared to other places around the world," Donnelly said. "There isn't so much of a natural market or collectors for artists, especially visual artists, here."

Art World Escape partners with a wide range of artists, musicians and other creative people on a series of tours and experiences. Jasper Wong, founder of the growing international public art festival, Pow! Wow!, offers walking tours of the Honolulu neighborhood of Kakaako, which is dotted with colorful murals and is where the festival is based....”


Art World Escape, a new app for Apple and Android devices, connects Hawaii artists offering unique tours and experiences to visitors.
Photo Credit: Travel Weekly