Destinations

Four reasons why your arts-loving clients should visit Hawaii

While Hawaii is known for its stunning natural beauty, its vast array of outdoor and adventure activities, and its warm and welcoming native people, there is so much more to the US island state than meets the eye.

Arts and culture are very alive and well across the Hawaiian Islands. Here are four events your clients wouldn’t want to miss while getting acquainted with the spirit of aloha:

Halekulani Gallery: Hawaii’s Women Artists Reflect on 100 Years of Suffrage

In 1920, the 19th Amendment to the US Constitution granted American women the right to vote.  This right, also known as women’s suffrage, ended a century of protest.

This year marks the 100th anniversary of women’s suffrage. The Halekulani Gallery, in conjunction with the Friends of the Hawaii State Art Museum, is currently exhibiting five of Hawaii’s acclaimed women artists’ reflections on suffrage until April 2020.

Your clients can visit the works of Reem Bassous, Sally French, Pegge Hopper, Deborah Gottheil Nehmad, and Mary Mitsuda.

2020 Celebration of the Arts

The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua will convene Hawaii’s most reputable artisans, educators, cultural practitioners, speakers and entertainers on 10 and 11 April during the 28th annual Celebration of the Arts.

Opening ceremonies will include traditional Hawaiian oli (chants) from Hawaiian practitioners, while music and hula will be continuous throughout the weekend.

Hands-on art, demonstrations, films, cultural panels, music, and dance will act as the common ground to allow visitors and residents the opportunity to interact and enjoy the “number one rated cultural event”, according to Modern Luxury Hawaii magazine.

The Celebration of the Arts has also been the recipient of the coveted ‘Keep it Hawaii Kahili Award’ presented by the Hawaii Tourism Association.

Big Island Woodturners 22 Annual Exhibit

Wailoa Center is hosting this year’s Big Island Woodturners Club 22nd Annual Exhibit, displaying over 100 turnings by local Hawaii Island artists.

The exhibit and Saturday demonstrations throughout March are free and open to the public, with woodturners on site to answer questions.

Woodturning demonstrations are happening on Saturdays from 10am to 2pm, with local and exotic woods used in turnings. Visitor information is also available.

Anahola Prince Kuhio Day Celebration

The 10th annual Anahola Prince Kuhio Day Celebration will be held from 11am to 4pm on Saturday 14 March 2020 on the mauka side of the Anahola Beach Park, in Anahola on the island of Kauai.

The event will reaffirm the leadership, stewardship and vision of Prince Jonah Kuhio Kalanianaʻole and his legacy in perpetuating the growth of healthy Hawaiian community on ʻaina hoʻopulapula (homesteads land).

Members of the community will also be honoured for their contributions as leaders and strong advocates for the native Hawaiian people that have made a tremendous impact for the good in the lives of individuals and families in Anahola and on Kauai.

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