Press Release: May 2, 2016

DiscoverArt May 14, 2016: Artist Lineup

Second Saturday of Every Month

DiscoverArt is a new, monthly, family-friendly initiative organized by Creative Arts Experience and Honolulu Culture and Arts District Association, in partnership with ARTS at Marks Garage. In May, the action takes place in and around ARTS at Marks Garage, with other shops and galleries in the Downtown-Chinatown area also taking part. DiscoverArt is held every Second Saturday.

Unless otherwise specified, activities run between 11:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. Here's the line-up for May, which has a Hawaiian art and artists theme:

Bethel Street Craft Fair. Includes sculpture by Imai, paintings by Bob Freitas, watercolors by Sam Ahai, and Vernon Rieta will demonstrate enameling techniques. Hawaiian music by Tantalus Band. Takes place on the Ewa sidewalk of Bethel Street, between Pauahi Street and Chaplain Lane, fronting Louis Pohl Gallery.

Art by Hawaiian Artists. As part of the annual Maoli Art Movement, or MAMo, Louis Pohl Gallery is featuring the works of two Hawaiian artists, woodwork, painting and bonsai by Kahi Ching and new acrylics and watercolor by Al Lagunero. Louis Pohl Gallery, 1142 Bethel Street.

Fine Arts on Nuuanu Avenue. Features several artists' works on display, for sale and demonstrations, including: Carl Pao who will create on-the-spot works on paper and Page Chang will explain her tapa making and painting techniques. Takes place on the Diamond Head sidewalk of Nuuanu Avenue, between Pauahi Street and Chaplain Lane.

Maoli Arts Month exhibition presents The Lab: Experiments in Photography is curated by Healani Johnson and features photography by Kapulani Landgraf and two emerging photographers, Ualani Davis and Dru Hara. ARTS at Marks, Gallery, 1159 Nuuanu Avenue.

Improv Theatre. Starting at the top of each hour, members of the On The Spot Improv will offer short pieces (drama and comedy) made up at the moment. Members of the public are invited to participate, not just watch. ARTS at Marks, Gallery, 1159 Nuuanu Avenue. Last bits at 1:00 p.m.

Live Music. A number of talented musicians will be performing, including: Stu Yoshida (ukulele), Hoaloha with Kenneth Meyer, Glenn Yoshida, and Dennis Saito. Maikapuuwai with Kimo Stone and Van Ohumukini. The Great Lawn outside ARTS at Marks, 1159 Nuuanu Avenue. Music ends at 2:00 p.m.

Make-and-Take Project by Creative Art Experience. These activities are suited for all ages. Choose one or do both and make a one-of-a-kind creation for everyday use! Woven Paper Greeting Card: Learn how to make patterns with woven paper strips and turn a paper-woven panel into a unique greeting card. Formica Tag Key Chains: Make your own decorated key chain from recycled sample piece of Formica. ARTS at Marks, 1159 Nuuanu Avenue.

Sidewalk Sale of Aloha. The ever popular mountain of clothing, accessories, and other fashionable treasures can be found in front of Barrio Vintage. You never know what you will find. Barrio Vintage, 1161 Nuuanu Avenue.

DiscoverArt accomplishes two things: it provides interactive opportunities for people to experience art and allows artists to share their craft and artistry. Every Second Saturday of the month visitors might find music, theater, demonstrations, mini-classes, craft displays, make-and-take projects, and other creative surprises. The type of art and specific artists and locations changes every Second Saturday, making DiscoverArt an organic, ever-surprising experience. Website and social media coming soon!