Our Cause

In Hawaii and around the world, the ocean is being poisoned at an alarming rate with tons of litter and trash. Not only is the ocean a treasured part of Hawaii’s culture, we depend on its sea life and the harmonious balance it exists in. With pollution threatening this delicate ecosystem, now is the time to act and support organizations committed to this mission-critical effort.


Founded by Stephanie Hung, Artists Save Waves is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization and is supported by our sister company, Artists with Aloha, LLC. Both organizations were founded in 2019 and born of Stephanie’s’ vision to use her art to inspire, educate and raise awareness about our environment while raising funds to clean up our oceans and protect the earth.

Stephanie is currently a student at Punahou School in Honolulu, Hawaii and preparing for college. She manages the 2 businesses in her spare time and supports the cause by using her personal works of art to generate funds which, in turn, provides funding to organizations actively engaged in cleaning and maintaining our oceans and beaches. Thanks to community partnerships there are now efforts to execute on the mission and vision to a larger scale, further recognizing the value of Stephanie’s’ artwork and the dedication she has to the community, the ocean and beyond. The business model is fluid and allows for additional partnerships to be created that embrace the organizations’ mission and vision.



To create partnerships with artists and businesses to generate funds that support the organization and, in turn, provide funding to the organizations directly involved in ocean and beach clean-up and maintenance.



To provide an opportunity to bring artists, business and community organizations together to educate, protect and perpetuate our oceans and beaches.



Our founder and featured artist, Stephanie Hung, has developed paintings on a variety of canvases that range from clothing and household items to outdoor murals and vehicles to generate interest, awareness and education for her mission and vision.


"Artwork like Stephanie's is one way to use 'artivism' to educate more people about the issue, in a meaningful way, and continue to get people inspired to make changes that restore the diversity and populations of marine life so essential to our oceans and critical to our own survival."
– Rafael Bergstrom, Sustainable Coastlines

Art and Things

Please contact us to find out how you can order custom art or a commissioned mural.

In the News

In very short order Stephanie’s art has become incredibly in demand and, due to the unique nature of her business model and the beautiful artwork, the news media has been kind with lots of coverage. Take a look at what’s happening. There is much more in the works, so stay tuned to the In the News section for more updates.

Hickam FCU Partnership
“Hickam FCU has partnered with a talented young artist named Stephanie Hung who is a senior at Punahou School and founder of the non-profit Artist Saves Waves. Growing up in Hong Kong surrounded by a polluted ocean then experiencing the beauty of the Great Barrier Reef and the waters of Hawaii, Stephanie turned her love of art into an amazing vision of bringing people together to preserving our precious shorelines, ocean and marine life…”

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Punahou Sustainability Fair video

World Oceans Month promotes protecting shared seas
As part of the dedication to World Oceans Month, a triptych mural titled “See the Light,” which depicts ocean flora and fauna of Hawaii, was unveiled Monday by artist Stephanie Hung at Hickam Federal Credit Union, 1260 Kuala St. in Pearl City.

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Giving Off To A Fine Art

“I became motivated to do my part for the environment and founded Artists Save Waves as a 501(c)(3) organization. This is where my journey as a young ‘ARTivist’ began.”

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Mural Painting Progress Video

How You Can Help

Artists Save Waves is a 501c3 charitable business owned and operated in the USA. Our mission and vision share the need to continue to raise funds to accomplish our goals, and your support through donations or with commissioned art projects and purchases will help that effort. You can help by clicking the link below that will take you to a secured donation point that will receive the funds and transfer them securely to Artists Save Waves. We sincerely thank you for your continued support. Mahalo and Aloha from Stephanie and the Artists team.


Contact us for more information at (808) 566‑5272