Paliku Arts Festival At Windward Community College

collage of festival photos

The 2nd Annual Palikū Arts Festival, presented by Windward Community College, takes place March 31 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on the grounds of the Windward campus in Kaneʻohe. The festival is free and open to the public of all ages. Attendees are encouraged to come in costume or festive clothing.

A family friendly event and a unique interactive arts experience, the festival includes a free performance at Palikū Theatre and fun hands-on opportunities to get involved in art, music, literature, theatre and movement. Food from shave ice to crepes and curry will be available.

Windward art professors, instructors and their students will be on hand (with supplies provided) to assist those who want to express their creativity in a variety of ways—from painting, drawing and sculpting to moving, acting or making music, prints, masks, poetry and prose.

Festival Activities

  • ’Ukulele workshops with Ron and Pomai Loo
  • Music workshops with Sojin Kimura
  • Garage Band workshops with Renee Arakaki
  • Raku firing demonstration with Paul Nash
  • Camera obscura with Mark Hamasaki
  • Open drawing studio with Snowden Hodges and Norm Graffam
  • Poetry with Janine Oshiro
  • 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)
  • Tie dye squares with Toni Martin
  • Printmaking with the Honolulu Printmakers
  • Glass blowing demonstrations with Dustin Hart

Palikū Theatre

Palikū Theatre will feature a free performance at 2 p.m. of How I Became a Pirate, directed by Ron Bright, a musical version of the popular children’s book.

Hōkūlani Imaginarium

The Hōkūlani Imaginarium will also be showing Secrets of the Dragon, a family-friendly fulldome show with a nominal fee of $3.

Gallery ʻIolani

At Gallery ʻIolani, an exhibit of Wayne Levin’s photos of Kalaupapa, Moloka’i will be on view. Levin will give a presentation and gallery tours during the festival.

Musical entertainment

A variety of musical acts will perform, including The Royal Hawaiian Band, The 111th Hawaiʻi Army National Guard Band, The Robert Joyce Experience, rock band Alice Neel featuring Dieter Runge.

For more information, contact Palikū Arts Festival co-chair Rob Molyneux or Windward’s marketing coordinator Bonnie Beatson, (808) 235-7374.

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