Palikū Arts Festival at Windward CC April 7

Free hands-on creativity and entertainment for the whole family

Windward Community College
Bonnie J Beatson, (808) 235-7374
Marketing and Public Relations Director, Chancellor's Office
So Jin Kimura, (808) 236-9145
Music Instructor, Humanities
Posted: Mar 27, 2018

Join us for the "Art Strut"
Join us for the "Art Strut"
Tie-dye for colorful fun
Tie-dye for colorful fun
Come in costume or festive clothing!
Come in costume or festive clothing!
Enjoy entertainment by the Royal Hawaiian Band and more!
Enjoy entertainment by the Royal Hawaiian Band and more!
Cast of Nanaue the Teenage Sharkman
Cast of Nanaue the Teenage Sharkman

Link to file video (details below):

Come experience unique, interactive arts at Palikū Arts Festival on Saturday, April 7, 10 a.m.–4 p.m. in and around the Palikū Theatre, plaza and art spaces on the Windward Community College campus in Kāne‘ohe. The festival is free to the public and open to all ages. All art supplies are provided. Attendees are encouraged to come in costume or festive clothing to celebrate this year’s theme, “Ocean of Arts.”

“Our celebration of the arts—fine, performing and literary—is back, and it’s better than ever. This year we've added new activities, including a pedestrian parade called the ‘Art Strut.’ Help create a sea creature puppet to parade with, or just show up and bring one to life. As usual, the festival features our award-winning theater program in workshops and spontaneous performances,” said festival co-chair and creator Ben Moffat.

The festival’s emphasis is on playing and exploring artful interests. Windward CC 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, poetry and prose.

A sampling of creative activities include:

·       "Art Strut" Parade (oceanic art theme) at 1:11 p.m. in front of Palikū Theatre (join the fun and come in costume or make one here! For all ages!)

·       Tie-dyeing in front of the gallery

·       Fish puppet making with Sarah Hadmack (ages 2 and older)

·       Face painting

·       Blue Zones Project spin bike

·       Ceramics demonstrations with Paul Nash

·       Piano open lab

·       Creative movement with Alex Durrant

·       Open drawing studio with Norm Graffam and William Zwick (draw or have your portrait drawn)

·       Micro plastic mosaic making with Sustainable Coastlines HI

·       Woodcarving with Jordan Souza

·       Clay sculpture with Bryce Meyers

·       Stage combat workshop with Nick Logue

·       Improvisation performance with students of director Taurie Kinoshita

·       Screenwriting and life writing workshops with Desiree Poteet

·       Poetry and bookmaking workshops with Susan St. John

·       T-shirt printing

·       Hakipu‘u Learning Center arts

·       Hawaiian Art Village in Hale A‘o

·       Open photography lab

·       Roaming pirates and performers, and much more!


Enjoy two FREE performances of a world premiere Hawaiian Youth Theatre play, Nanaue the Teenage Sharkman, based on Hawaiian folk tales written and directed by Moses Goods, and performed by 260 Windward CC theater students and alumni. Great for all ages. Performances are at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. (50 minutes).


FREE, a new exhibit, will feature the photography of Mark Hamasaki and Kapulani Landgraf, highlighting the physical and cultural impact of the construction of the H-3 freeway.

IMAGINARIUM (special festival entry fees)

The Hōkūlani Imaginarium will be showing a family-friendly fulldome show Secrets of the Dragon and Losing the Dark PSA and a live sky show for a nominal fee of $3 (30 minutes) at 12:15 p.m.


A favorite at Palikū Arts Festival: Poetry and story readings throughout the day with Joe Miller, Kami Shibai Storytelling, Henry Park and others. Plus, have fun at the “Haiku Tree,” poetry corner, book sale and quiet room for parents and children.


On the outdoor stage, a variety of musical acts will perform, including the Royal Hawaiian Band, BYU-Hawai‘i’s Shaka Steel Band and Salsa Orchestra and other Windward area talent.

‘Ono food will be available from India Café, Erin’s Shave Ice, KC Waffles and coffee, sandwiches and frappes from The Hub Coffee Shop at the Windward CC library.

For more information, go to or contact Palikū Arts Festival co-chairs

Ben Moffat at 808-724-1808 or or So Jin Kimura at    

Link to Pāliku Arts Festival file video:

B-roll (TRT 1 minute 17 seconds)

0:00-0:14, 3 clips: external views of the festival

0:14-0:18: indoor art exhibit

0:18-0:24: live music

0:24-1:17, 12 clips: various art activities at the festival

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