Aloha Art Festival at ‘Imiloa

July 29, 2015, 8:56 AM HST
* Updated September 8, 6:20 PM
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The Aloha Art Festival will take place at the ‘Imiloa Astronomy Center on Sunday, Aug 2.

Art creation stations, keiki activities, star talks, educational booths, and guest speakers will fill the day-long festival from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

During the event, an art contest will be held as the search for a piece to represent culture, natural environment, and innovation on Mauna Kea is sought after. The winning art work will be displayed at the Visitor Information Station on Mauna Kea, as well as at the ‘Imiloa.

The festival’s admission, both to the exhibit hall and planetarium, will be free of charge with the submission of an art piece per person attending. Submitted art can be completed beforehand or prepared at the center. Stations with various supplies, including those for painting, coloring, and textiles will be available for use.

In the ‘Imiloa exhibit hall, interactive displays and special exhibits will be available for all ages. Activities will also take place outdoors.


Luana Busby-Neff will be a guest speaker at the event discussing Kapu Aloha, while Michael Kumukauoha Lee will talk about traditional Hawaiian astronomy. Larry Kimura will also be at the event as a guest speaker. He plans to talk about Mauna Kea’s esteemed summit, and Mark Chun will discuss his experience as an astronomer on Mauna Kea. All guest speakers will present in the Earl and Doris Bakken Moanahōkū Hall.


To learn more about the Aloha Art Festival, visit the festival’s Facebook page.

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