Street art with a purpose: Artists aim to beautify Kaimuki one signal box at a time

Street art with a purpose: Artists aim to beautify Kaimuki one signal box at a time

KAIMUKI, OAHU (HawaiiNewsNow) - Kaimuki traffic signal boxes are getting a new makeover as artists from around the community are transforming them into works of art.

The objective is to paint over thirteen traffic signal boxes that have been targets for graffiti.

"The objective, mission, and the vision of this project was not only to beatify Kaimuki, but to help have ownership of what's going on around here, but to also limit and prevent the graffiti," said artist Gordon Noice.

"We know it's a problem all over the city. We see it on highway signs. We see it on bridges. We see it on these traffic light boxes. So we're looking for ways to not only beatify, but to also minimize the vandalism that goes on in town."

Half of the artists live, work, or go to school in the Kaimuki-Palolo area. Other artists include muralists, students, illustrators, and people from POW WOW.

Artists will be painting the boxes along Waialae Avenue from 17th Avenue to 8th Avenue and from Koko Head and Harding to 7th Avenue and Harding.

The event runs Saturday and Sunday between 7 a.m. and 6:30 p.m.

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