Paliku Arts Festival 2016

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Get creative at Palikū Arts Festival 2016


"Come Play, Do Art!" at this art experience festival.

6th Annual Palikū Arts FestivalPaliku Arts Festival poster
Saturday, April 2, 2016

10am to 4pm
Palikū Theatre Plaza and Hale Pālanakila
Art Spaces

FREE admission and all art supplies provided.
There's something for everyone and all ages:

  • Glassblowing demonstrations by Hawaii Glass Artists
  • Printmaking with the Honolulu Printmakers    
  • Ceramics demonstrations with Paul Nash
  • Music-making with Boomwhackers by Tara Severns
  • 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 workshop with Nick Logue 
  • Improvisation workshop with Taurie Kinoshita    
  • Screenwriting and life writing workshops with Desiree Poteet
  • Poetry workshop with Susan St. John
  • T-shirt printing
  • Music workshops with Ron Loo
  • Blue Zones Project art spinners (pedal a bike to spin the paint)
  • Roaming performers, vignettes from Shakespeare, and much more!

“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 co-chair Ben Moffat.

A variety of musical acts will perform, including The Royal Hawaiian Band, BYU-Hawaii’s Shaka Steel Band, Ka‘alaʻs Boys and other Windward area talent.

Enjoy two FREE performances of a world premiere play Tales of Ko‘olaupoko for the keiki, based on Hawaiian folk tales written and directed by Moses Goods, and performed by WCC Theatre 260 students and alumni. Performances are at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. (40 minutes).

FREE at Gallery ‘Iolani, a new exhibit will feature Hawaii Glass Artists with live glassblowing demonstrations.

IMAGINARIUM (special festival entry fees)
The Hōkūlani Imaginarium will be showing a family-friendly fulldome show Secrets of the Dragon with a nominal fee of $3 (11 minutes). At 3:00 p.m. there will be a special presentation of Pink Floyd's The Dark Side of the Moon, a classic rock music and digital graphics extravaganza (43 minutes) for $5 (not for children under age 8).

A first at Palikū Arts Festival: Poetry reading at 2 p.m. featuring four Kundiman Fellows Janine Oshiro, Rajiv Mohabir Henry Leung and William Giles. Plus, have fun at the “Haiku Tree,” poetry corner, book sale, and quiet room for parents and children.

Attendees are encouraged to come in costume or festive clothing. ‘Ono food will be available from a variety of local food vendors, India Café, Erin’s Shave Ice, Kaneohe’s Boston Pizza, and coffee, sandwiches, and frappes from The Hub Coffee Shop at the WCC library.

For more information, contact Palikū Arts Festival co-chair Ben Moffat at 808-724-1808 or

Food Vendor Application

Arts & Craft Vendor Application



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February 13, 2015

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