EYE ON ART
Hawai‘i set a national standard in 1967 when it became the first state to adopt a “Percent for Art Law,” mandating that one percent of construction appropriations for state buildings must be set aside for art. In the following decades, the State Foundation on Culture and the Arts amassed more than 5,000 pieces that became nomads, given temporary housing within state buildings and public spaces, with no permanent home of their own. In 2002, the art pieces finally found a home in the heart of Honolulu's business district. Welcome to Hawai‘i State Art Museum. While there, stop for lunch at Artizen by MW, a café operated by MW Restaurant owners Wade Ueoka and Michelle Kare-Ueoka.