Creative fun at Paliku Arts Festival April 11


Art and Hawaiian studies lecturer Lufi Luteru demonstrates weaving techniques.

Come Play, Do Art’ at WCCʻs 5th Annual Palikū Arts Festival, a unique interactive arts experience set for Saturday, April 11 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in and around the Palikū Theatre plaza and art spaces.
The festival is free and open to all ages. All art supplies are provided.

“We invite you to ‘come play and do art!’ said chair and creator Ben Moffat. ”This festival has an open and adventurous ‘learn-by-doing’ vibe. And you can take home whatever you create.”

WCC art instructors and their students will be there to help with painting, drawing, and sculpting, acting or making music, prints, poetry and prose.


There will be two FREE performances of “The Magical Pū Stealer,” a tale for the keiki written and directed by Moses Goods. Performed by WCC Theatre 260 students and alumni. 11 a.m. and 2 p.m.


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.



Ceramics professor Paul Nash helps Alysa Sato during an open ceramics session.

The Hōkūlani Imaginarium will show “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,”å a 20-minute contemporary visual and musical art show produced by Ebb & Flo Arts from Maui, appropriate for all ages.


On the outdoor stage, the variety of musical acts will include 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.

‘Ono food will be available from Erinʻs Shave Ice, India Café, Boston’s Brick Oven pizza, and coffee and frappes from The Hub Coffee Shop.

Ka 'Ohana Staff

A family learns lauhala weaving.

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