Donkey Mill Art Center to Host 12th Annual Fundraiser

September 16, 2018, 9:00 AM HST (Updated August 31, 2018, 2:59 PM)

Guests Voltaire Moise and Norman Bezona enjoy their somen noodles at Cool Fusion 2017. Courtesy photo.

The Donkey Mill Art Center will host its 12th annual “Cool Fusion: Festival of 1000 Bowls” fundraiser on Saturday, Sept. 22, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The annual fundraiser will feature a variety of noodles, handmade ceramic wares and live performances by Kona Dance and Performing Arts and Big Island Music Academy.


Pre-sale tickets are $25 and available at Kona Stories Bookstore in the Keauhou Shopping Center, at the Donkey Mill Art Center in Holualoa, or online. Tickets will be available at the door for $30. Proceeds will benefit art education at the nonprofit’s community art center.

Admission includes unlimited somen noodles, entertainment and a bowl (valued up to $20) of any choosing. Gelato bowls will be offered starting at $15 and up.

Donkey Mill Art Center is the home of Holualoa Foundation for Arts and Culture, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit art education organization. Its mission is to provide a stimulating environment that helps individuals discover, develop and expand their artistic abilities. The Mill offers a variety of art classes for keiki and adults year round at its facility in Holualoa in addition to exhibits and events. For more information, visit or call (808) 322-3362. The center is open Wednesday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.



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