In the shadow of Honolulu’s impending real estate boom, Lana Lane Studios rents out studio spaces and hosts events for creatives.

The entrance to Lana Lane Studios stands surreptitiously in an alley between a Volvo dealership and the SALT strip mall in Honolulu’s Kakaako neighborhood. One of Nychos’ peeled-back skeleton creatures blazes across the entrance to the repurposed warehouse that’s been a second home to local artists since 2012. These days, it’s the central nervous system of a Hawaiian art and design community diverse in age, medium, genre, but united in ambition to make Honolulu a positive place for creatives.

Members range from illustrators and filmmakers to photographers, textile artists, motorcycle designers, skate shops, an architect who designs kites, and the headquarters for popular international…

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