Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Travel Tip Thursday: Hale’iwa Arts Festival


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Tip #1
If you are coming to Oahu in the summer, you may want to check out when the Hale’iwa Arts Festival is taking place and plan your trip to accommodate your being there.

Hawaii is ripe with all types of artists. There are art galleries galore. If you’ve stayed in Waikiki or Lahaina, you probably have been lured by the stunning beauty of many an art gallery, not to mention the air conditioning.

However, original art by an artist who is already well known is a pretty penny. I’ve coveted paintings and artwork with price tags in the thousands of dollars, sometimes in the tens of thousands.

The Hale’iwa Arts Festival is an event on Oahu’s North Shore. Most (all?) of the booths are manned by the artists themselves. It’s fun to talk with them, take in the creative beauty, and sometimes pick yourself up a little something special.

The event is held in a park next to the ocean, has live entertainment, food, beverages, and picnic tables.

And here we go…

I did not pick up business cards for every photo I took, but where I did, I’ll share the info.

Click on the photos if you would like to see them enlarged.



Tip #2 Wear sunscreen and a hat. It's next to the beach.





























Kismets Creations Fine Art Jewelry

This is the bracelet I would have bought.


There was an entire tent dedicated to sustainability. I was able to pick up a few brochures and info for a unit my team will be teaching this year under the theme of sustainability.



Tip #3 Have the shave ice (kind of like a snow cone but a million times better)


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32 comments:

lizspin said...

Looks like great stuff.

Now let me see If I can come up with my own travel tip. . .

Beth said...

I love festivals! And I certain I'd love Hawaii. If only I could afford it. Darn kids and college.

Michele said...

I love love love most all festivals but art ones are my favorite. The painting of the flowers are great.

only a movie said...

I love the look of that festival. LOVE the mosaic and the stained glass. It doesn't look like it was that crowded - was it? That's the one thing that makes me stay away from them sometimes...

Shadow said...

thanks for the tips. and your holiday pics look marvellous. thank you for visiting!

Creepy said...

Love festivals like these... there was a great one in Stowe Vt every summer... with paintings of snowy mountains instead of giant waves...

Maureen at IslandRoar said...

These are beautiful works of art. I need to go back and look at how you explain Travel Tip Thursday, cuz it seems like a great idea!

Kristan said...

Aaahhh I love the blue glass! I actually just posted about that at JBU:

http://jbu.phuzzymath.net/2009/07/26/eye-on-etsy-i-have-a-thing-for-blue/

I dunno why, I've just always had a soft spot for it...

The stained glass was really cool too!

Btw, I think it's awesome that you're teaching a unit on sustainability.

darsden said...

Lovely, I love the blue mosaics they are beautiful, would look wonderful by a pool.

Hit 40 said...

I do love art festivals!!! Great unique items that you can not find at Target :-)

Nikki said...

Gorgeous stuff! I love art!

Kevin and I are going to Hawaii next summer! I'm so excited! I won't even know where to begin... I'll definitely be taking some notes.

Melissa B. said...

Well, I'm not featuring Hawaii, but I AM featuring a beach. My favorite, even though it has brown sand! This festival looks like it's ripe for frolicking!

Linda said...

ELPH & I were on Hawaii's Kona Coast in 2002. Although we did take the helicopter tour over to Hilo & back I'd love to go back and drive, see much more of the island and these types of festivals.

thatgirlblogs said...

you had me at hawaii...

Sprite's Keeper said...

Oh, I could get into major financial trouble at that festival. Gorgeous!

Maggie said...

The Sea turtle looks amazing! Love the jewelry as well.

Jan said...

Beloved and I tour the art galleries extensively while we're on the islands - the artwork is just so simply stunning. We've debated a couple of times on whether or not we should purchase a piece - believe me, we've been very, very tempted - but the cost of the art itself, as you mentioned, is often prohibitive, as well as the cost of shipping it back to the mainland. And, alas, a piece of Hawaii-themed art would not blend very well in our oak trimmed-and-furnished, gold and green interiored home.

Oh, I played along today! It was FUN!

Kathy B! said...

I adore art festivals. I love it when you find something totally unique that has special memories.. unfortunately I usually can't afford it but that's okay it's still fun to look!

Thanks for stopping by my blog the other day. It was nice to meet you :)

I'll be back over here again. Hawaii (the Maui part is where I 've spent the most time) is probably my favorite place in the world :)

Stacy (the Random Cool Chick) said...

OK, I think I need to move to Hawaii...now. :)

blueviolet said...

I just love festivals like this one. Things you just won't find at every corner store and handmade by people with their own unique visions. Love this!

Smart Mouth Broad said...

I love the mosaics and the painting of the girl standing in the water.

I'm going to jump on this Travel Tip wagon one of these days but today....I'm wiped. Great post, Pseudo.

JennyMac said...

What fun. And some really great art pics. Love the uniqueness offered at these types of events.

Casey said...

I love stuff like that but haven't been to any festivals/craft fairs in a few years.

only a movie said...

Hey, I came back and linked up. Just under the wire...

anymommy said...

Gorgeous. I am so hot right now, I am craving an ocean breeze and that soft tropical evening feeling.

Thank you for linking to me in the sunset picture!

Vodka Mom said...

I adore blue glass!!!!!!

Middle Aged Woman said...

I'll play next week. Michigan is an amazing place to vacation, even if it's a tough place to live right now.

Petra a.k.a The Wise (*Young*) Mommy said...

How much would I LOVE to go to Hawaii? If I could, I would be on a plane RIGHT NOW!

Captain Dumbass said...

I love glass, especially blue glass.

WhisperingWriter said...

Beautiful stuff!

I want to go to Hawaii at some point. My husband is aching to see Pearl Harbor and I want to stalk the Lost set.

shaunna said...

i'm starting to ache for hale'iwa. this helped a bit.

as well as a road trip... which may be why i resorted to the tip of this week.

Tricia said...

This looks like so much fun, and what beautiful pieces. I want to go.