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Palikū Arts Festival, Saturday, April 5, 2014


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"Do Art!" at this art experience festival.

4th Annual Palikū Arts Festival
10am to 6pm
Palikū Theatre Plaza and Hale Palanakila Art Spaces

Download the schedule (PDF)

There's something for everyone and all ages:

  • FREE performances of "The Charge of ‘Ai‘ai" by WCC Hawaiian Youth Theatre @ Paliku Theatre, 10am and 2pm
  • FREE kanikapila with Ka‘ala Carmack and Hoku Award-winning Kaukahi on stage @ Palikū Theatre, 11am–1pm – bring an instrument or your voice
  • Imaginarium fulldome show "Secrets of the Dragon" ($3)
  • FREE Gallery ‘Iolani Faculty Art exhibit 10am–5pm
  • 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, Crepes No Ka Oi and India Café, pizza, and coffee and frappes from The Hub Coffee Shop in the library.

Thumbnail of the schedule“We invite you to ‘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 Rob Molyneux.

A sampling of creative activities include:

  • Music workshops with So Jin Kimura
  • Garage Band with Renee Arakaki – Making music on your computer  
  • Pottery Wheel for Kids with Paul Nash
  • Camera Obscura with Mark Hamasaki   
  • Open Drawing Studio with Norm Graffam – draw or have your portrait drawn
  • Woodcarving with Jordan Souza
  • Hawaiian fiber art with Lufi Luteru
  • Clay sculpture with Bryce Meyers
  • Stage Combat with Nick Logue
  • Mask making with Yukie Shiroma
  • Screen printing with Rob Molyneux—bring your own shirt to be printed or buy one
  • Printmaking with the Honolulu Printmakers
  • Acting with Taurie Kinoshita
  • Screenwriting and fiction writing workshops with Desiree Poteet
  • Kanikapila with Ka‘ala Carmack & Kaukahi—bring your instrument or voice!
  • Raku Firing Demonstrations, and much more!

Palikū Theatre

Palikū Theatre will feature a kanikapila and FREE performances of The Charge of ‘Ai‘ai, a tale for the keiki about the myths, legends and heroes of Hawai‘i, and good fun for the whole family.

11 a.m. to 1 p.m.    Kanikapila with Ka‘ala Carmack and Kaukahi
10 a.m. & 2 p.m. “The Charge of ‘Ai‘ai” (WCC Hawaiian Youth Theatre/THEA 260 students)


The Hōkūlani Imaginarium will be showing Secrets of the Dragon, a family-friendly fulldome show with a nominal fee of $3. Shows will run approximately every 20 minutes.

Gallery ‘Iolani

At Gallery ‘Iolani, a new exhibit titled “Art Faculty Exhibit 2014” will feature ceramics, drawing and painting, photography, printmaking, mixed media and sculpture by WCC faculty artists Norman Graffam, Antoinette Martin, Lufi Luteru, Rob Molyneux, Bryce Myers, Paul Nash and Jordan Souza. 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 Royal Hawaiian Band, The 111th Hawai‘i Army National Guard Band Hawaiian Combo, The Hawai‘i Barbershop Quartet, WCC ‘Ukulele and Slack Key Guitar students under the direction of Kamuela Kimokea, The Kailua High School Band, local rock favorites Sonic Incarnation and Stone Elephants, and other Windward area talent.

For more information, go to or contact Palikū Arts Festival co-chair Rob Molyneux, or Bonnie Beatson, 235-7374,


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