The Native Hawaiian Arts Market was held Saturday at Kahili Town Hall in Waimea. The event featured a wide variety of media, including fine arts, cultural jewelry, traditional wood and bone carvings, photography, fiber arts, original kapa/tapa cloth and more. There were Hawaiian cultural demonstrations such as poi pounding, and a display of Native Hawaiian tools including fish bats (used to disable the big fish before pulling them into the canoe or boat). There was live music, food, and a keiki corner.
Fishing writer Jim Rizzuto was one of hundreds attending the event. He says the crowd was enthusiastic and the exhibits definitely interesting. Thanks to Jim for the photos!