Every July for the past four years I have participated in the annual Haleiwa Arts Festival on the north shore of Oahu. This year the festival fell on July 18th & 19th, featuring over 90 artists, photographers, crafters, jewelers, and designers displaying their creations in booths along the beach park.
We spent weeks preparing by building and painting the booth walls, ordering products, and creating new artwork. Finally Saturday morning of the festival had arrived, and the finishing touches on the booth were complete and ready to show off!
I love to display a wide range of products with my artwork on them. Everything from original paintings, to limited edition giclees on canvas, aluminum prints, matted prints, phone cases and Aloha Trucker Hats!
I was so happy with how the display turned out, and so thankful that my friends were there to help me set up. They really did a great job supporting my artwork (or maybe they just wanted to snag some free trucker hats ;)
Many fans and followers of my social media came by to pick up their favorite pieces and see new ones.
And many people who had never seen my artwork before were introduced to it, thanks to this great event.
Even Hokulani the Dog paid a visit!
At the booth we had something for everyone, including a chalkboard wall for budding artists to express their creativity.
Inspiration was everywhere!
After two long days in the hot Haleiwa sun...sweating, smiling, laughing with old friends and meeting new ones...the festival was complete! What a wonderful way to share my artwork and be part of an event that supports a growing community of creatives. Until next year, Haleiwa! Alooooooha!