Join us for Hawaiʻi Nei 2012!


Artwork: “‘Io Portrait” by John Dawson, Winner Hawai’i Nei 2011, Juror’s Choice and 1st Place 2D

Calling Hawaiʻi Island art-enthusiasts!  Youʻve been waiting, or maybe drawing, and hopefully learning a new plant or animal, or maybe even two.  Now it is time to celebrate all that hard work: Hawaiʻi Nei 2012 is here.  We will be accepting artwork on Friday, October 26 from 12pm -7 pm at the Wailoa Arts and Cultural Center in downtown Hilo.  Bring your photos, paintings, sculptures, etc and make this yearʻs Hawaiʻi Nei the biggest in its history.

Opening night will be the following Friday, November 2, 2012.  Weʻll start with a youth reception from 4pm – 5pm with refreshments, music and puppets from Dina Kagelar and, of course, prizes!  The formal reception will follow with refreshments, acoustic Hawaiian music, an awards ceremony, and door prizes.  You donʻt even have to be an artist to be a winner tonight!  So bring the family and friends for a night of celebration with our native species: Hawaiʻi Islands first kamaʻāina!