Pua Nā Pua Festival Celebrates Artists With and Without Disabilities
HOLUALOA, HI – The first annual Pua Nā Pua Art Festival will debut in the Keauhou Shopping Center courtyard on Saturday, August 13 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. This free event will inclusively celebrate the work of artists with and without disabilities, featuring artwork and handmade crafts, artisanal goods, musical performances, a silent auction, free face painting for the kids, and mouth-watering food and ice cold drinks for sale.
The Pua Nā Pua Art Festival is a production of Donkey Mill Art Center (DMAC), Full Life Hawaii, and Abled Hawai’i Artists (AHA), and is modeled on the highly successful AHA event in Hilo at the Prince Kuhio Plaza, now in its ninth year.
AHA, led by Mar Ortaleza, promotes inclusive events for artists with and without disabilities, and helps artists of diverse abilities to explore employment opportunities.
DMAC is the nonprofit arts education center based in Kona coffee’s historic Donkey Mill where people of all ages and abilities gather to ignite their creativity and develop their artistic skills through classes and exhibitions.
Full Life assists in the empowerment of individuals with developmental disabilities by providing free services that include community based supports, personal assistance, and employment services authorized by State of Hawai’i Department of Health.