"Come Play, Do Art!" at this art experience festival.
5th Annual Palikū Arts Festival
10am to 4pm
Palikū Theatre Plaza and Hale Palanakila Art Spaces
FREE admission and all art supplies provided.
There's something for everyone and all ages:
- FREE performances of The Magical Pu Stealer by WCC Hawaiian Youth Theatre directed by Moses Goods @ Paliku Theatre, 11am and 2pm
- Imaginarium fulldome show Secrets of the Dragon ($3) and FREE special event presentation of Music of the Spheres, a 20-minute contemporary visual and musical art show produced by Ebb & Flow Arts from Maui, appropriate for all ages.
- FREE Gallery ‘Iolani exhibit of 18 Alaska artists 10am–4pm
- TONS OF FREE HANDS-ON ARTS ACTIVITIES for keiki and everyone!
- FREE printmaking with Honolulu Printmakers and lots MORE!
- FREE entertainment all day on the Paliku plaza outdoor stage
- Great festival food and a select group of arts & crafts vendors. ‘Ono food from Erinʻs Shave Ice, Boston’s Brick Oven pizza and India Café, pizza, and coffee and frappes from The Hub Coffee Shop in the library.
- Attendees are encouraged to come in costume or festive clothing.
“We invite you to ‘Come Play, Do Art!’ This festival has an open and adventurous ‘learn-by-doing’ vibe. We provide free art supplies and guidance, so you and your family can play! You can take home whatever you create.” —festival chair Ben Moffat
A sampling of creative activities include:
- “Clowning around” with UH Comedic Movement Theatre students
- Acting workshops with Nick Logue
- Ceramics for Kids with Paul Nash
- Piano open lab
- Camera Obscura with Mark Hamasaki
- Open Drawing Studio with Norm Graffam – draw or have your portrait drawn
- Woodcarving with Jordan Souza
- Clay sculpture with Bryce Meyers
- Stage Combat and improvisational workshops with Nick Logue
- Printmaking with the Honolulu Printmakers
- Screenwriting and fiction writing workshops with Desiree Poteet
- Raku Firing Demonstrations
and much more!
Two FREE performances of The Magical Pū Stealer, a tale for the keiki written and directed by Moses Goods. The Magical Pū Stealer is a re-telling of the traditional Hawaiian mo‘olelo of Puapualenalena, a magical shape-shifting dog tasked with bringing peace to Waipi‘o Valley. This world premiere play delivers both laughter and powerful life lessons. Performed by WCC Theatre 260 students and alumni. 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Running 40 minutes.
The Hōkūlani Imaginarium will be showing Secrets of the Dragon, a family-friendly fulldome show with a nominal fee of $3. PLUS, a FREE special event presentation of Music of the Spheres, a contemporary visual and musical art show produced by Ebb & Flow Arts from Maui; appropriate for all ages.
At Gallery ‘Iolani, a new exhibit titled Communities, Disaster and Change will feature 28 of Alaska’s finest artists addressing the theme of natural disasters’ effects on their communities. Or, attendees can observe art at work with demonstrations in open studios—painting, piano, ceramic and photography labs—in Hale Pālanakila.
On the outdoor stage, a variety of musical acts will perform, including The 19th Avenue Barbershop Quartet, the Royal Hawaiian Band, Saxophones on the Rock, Castle High School Jazz band, Best for Last, and other Windward area talent.