5th Annual Paliku Arts Festival

Hands-On Creativity and Entertainment for the Whole Family on April 11

Windward Community College
Bonnie J Beatson, (808) 235-7374
Mktg & Public Rel Dir, Chancellor's Office
Ben Moffat, 808-724-1808
Chair, Humanities
Posted: Mar 6, 2015

Paliku Arts Festival 2015
Paliku Arts Festival 2015

‘Come Play, Do Art’ at Windward Community Collegeʻs 5th Annual Palikū Arts Festival, a unique interactive arts experience on Saturday, April 11, 2015 from 10 a.m. to 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.

A family friendly event, the Palikū Arts Festival will include two FREE WCC Hawaiian Youth Theatre performances of The Magical Pū Stealer written and directed by Moses Goods at Palikū Theatre at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m.

“We invite you to ‘come play and 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! And, you can take home whatever you create,” said festival chair and creator Ben Moffat.

The festival’s emphasis is on “playing” and exploring artful interests. WCC 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:

  • “Clowning around” with UH Comedic Movement Theatre students in costume
  • Acting workshops with Nick Logue
  • Ceramics for Kids with Paul Nash
  • Piano open lab
  • Camera Obscura with Mark Hamasaki   
  • Open Drawing Studio with Norm Graffam – draw or have your portrait drawn
  • Woodcarving with Jordan Souza
  • Clay sculpture with Bryce Meyers
  • Stage Combat and improvisational acting workshops with Nick Logue
  • Printmaking with the Honolulu Printmakers
  • Screenwriting and fiction writing workshops with Desiree Poteet
  • Raku Firing Demonstrations, and much more!


Two FREE performances of The Magical Pū Stealer, a tale for the keiki written and directed by Moses Goods. The Magical Pū Stealer is a re-telling of the traditional Hawaiian mo‘olelo of Puapualenalena, a magical shape-shifting dog tasked with bringing peace to Waipi‘o Valley. This world premiere play delivers both laughter and powerful life lessons. Performed by WCC Theatre 260 students and alumni. 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Running 40 minutes.


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.


The Hōkūlani Imaginarium will be showing 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, a 20-minute contemporary visual and musical art show produced by Ebb & Flow Arts from Maui, appropriate for all ages.


On the outdoor stage, a variety of musical acts will perform, including 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.

For more information, go to www.palikuarts.com or contact Palikū Arts Festival chair Ben Moffat at 808-724-1808 or ben517@hotmail.com.

For more information, visit: http://palikuarts.com