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Art Immersion All Day April 6

Do-it-yourself art must be hot stuff, because Windward Community College is putting on its third annual Paliku Arts Festival with that in mind.

Planned for 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. April 6 on the grounds of Paliku Theatre and the Library Learning Commons, the college arts fest is designed to draw folks of all ages into the magic of creativity – along with food, entertainment and a few free shows to watch, of course. But the main idea is to roll up your sleeves and make something.

“This festival has an open and adventurous ‘learn-by-doing’ vibe,” explained chairman Ben Moffat. “We provide free art supplies and guidance, so you and your family can play! You can take home whatever you create.” The list includes painting, drawing, sculpting, acting, making music, prints, masks, poetry and prose. Experts will be on hand to help with gymnastics, pottery, photography, woodcarving, fiber art, stage combat, screenwriting, raku firing and much more.

Paliku Theatre, Hokulani Imaginarium and Gallery ‘Iolani also will be open and have special shows and displays to enjoy. Visitors can take self-guided tours of the new library complex or listen to stories there. If you prefer music by others to hearing your own, the lineup on stage includes the Royal Hawaiian Band, 111th Hawaii Army National Guard Band, The Robert Joyce Experience, Alice Neel rock band, UH Saxophone choir, Kailua High School Band and other Windward groups.

Food? Yep – everything from shave ice to crepes to pizza to Indian food, plus fresh coffee and frappes served up at WCC’s own The Hub Coffee Shop at the library entrance.

For more information, visit palikuarts.com or call 235-7374.