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Mele Murals Orientation 2013 group photo at Fresh Cafe

Presenting Partners
Papakū no Kameha‘ikana – teachers of oli (chant), grounding and meditation
808 Urban – teachers of youth groups in the urban arts
Honolulu Police Department – District 5 Community Policing Team
Pacific American Foundation – education and curriculum

Youth Partners
These organizations are committed to supporting their haumāna (students) in their Art in Public education.

Kanu o ka ʻĀina Learning ʻOhana (KALO) – Waimea, Hawai‘i
Waimea Middle School – Waimea, Hawai‘i
Hālau Kū Māna Public Charter School – Maikiki, O‘ahu
Donkey Mill Art Center – Holualoa, Hawai‘i
Ke Kula ‘o ‘Ehunuikaimalino (K-12) – Kealakekua, Hawai‘i
Kanuikapono Public Charter School – Anahola, Kaua‘i
Cathedral Catholic Academy – Nu‘uanu, O‘ahu
Pacific Buddhist Academy– Nu‘uanu, O‘ahu
Bobby Benson Center – Kahuku, O‘ahu
Nā Pua No‘eau – O‘ahu, Lana‘i, Hawai‘i
University of Hawai‘i at Hilo, Kīpuka Native Hawaiian Student Center
University of Hawai‘i at Hilo, Living Learning Communities
University of Hawai‘i at Hilo, Keaholoa STEM Program

Documentation Partners
The Mele Mural documentation partners will share the stories of the murals with a broader audience.

ʻŌiwi TV – video documentation of each mural airs on their cable channel

Tad Nakamura – multiple award-winning filmmaker is making a feature length documentary on Mele Murals to show at film festivals across the USA, and on national television

Sponsors
Montana Cans
Art Alternatives
HouseMart / Ace Hardware / Ben Franklin
Manini Holdings LLC
Kona Brewing Company
HPM Building Supply of Kona
Sheraton Kona
Keauhou Shopping Center
Pacific Media Group
Kapa FM

Funders
Hawai‘i State Legislature
Honolulu City and County
County of Hawai‘i
Bill Healy Foundation
Ironman Foundation
Betty Kanuha Foundation
Hawai‘i Tourism Authority
Hawai‘i Community Foundation
Kamehameha Schools

Supporters
Kona Brewing Co. Hawaii Kai‘Umeke’s, Humpyʻs Big Island Ale House, L&L Drive Inn Keauhou, Long’s Keauhou, Peaberry & Galette, Hawaiian Ola, Subway Kona, Mahina Café

Paint Participants
Pūnana Leo o Kona, Kamehameha Schools Preschool Kona, Innovations Public Charter School, Pūnana Leo o Waimea, National Guard Youth Challenge Academy, Laupahoehoe Community Charter School, `Alo Kehau o ka `Aina Mauna, Parker School, Hawaii Pacific Academy, E Maka‘ala School, UH Hilo Housing RAs, UH Hilo Pre-Pharmacy Club