Explore Local Art at the Hale’iwa Arts Festival on July 15 and 16

Ariel shot of the 2016 Hale’iwa Arts Festival.
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My home is covered in photographs and paintings of Hawaii and of all of the places that I’ve traveled. I love bringing home a piece of art to remember my vacations by. In Hawaii, local artists create beautiful paintings, photographs, jewelry, home furnishings, and more. Inspired by the sunsets, ocean, mountains, and beauty of Hawaii, you won’t find art like this anywhere else in the world. In fact, many local artists only sell their work here in Hawaii.

So, if you are going to be on Oahu this weekend, you are in for a treat, because you will get the chance to see these wonderful artists and their work in person, all in one place! The 20th Annual Haleiwa Arts Festival will take place at Haleiwa Beach Park, on the North Shore of Oahu this weekend, on Saturday, July 15 from 10:00 a.. to 6:00 p.m. and Sunday, July 16 from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Featuring over 140 visual artists, live performing artists every hour, and delicious food, this free community event will showcase the best of our North Shore and Oahu artists. This is a summer event that you won’t want to miss. It will be a great opportunity to meet local artists, eat local food, and maybe even to take home a piece of art with you.


Many different kinds of art are available to purchase at the Hale’iwa Arts Festival.

Visual Artists

There will be over 100 visual artists at the Haleiwa Arts Festival. Click here for a map that will detail where each artist will be. Walk around the booths, talk to the artists, and maybe even pick up something to take home.

Some of the visual artist booths at the 2016 Hale’iwa Arts Festival.

Keiki Tent (Children’s Tent)

There will be many fun arts and crafts for children to participate in, including designing and decorating masks, face painting, wax paper stained glass, sand art, scratchboard, mural painting, watercolor, and handprint flowers

Community Tent

In the community tent visit, many local organizations, including North Shore Outdoor Circle, Malama Pupukea – Waimea, American Red Cross of Hawaii, Kokua Hawaii Foundation, North Shore Chamber of Commerce, Heart Horses, Wailua Hawaii Civic Group, and North Shore Disaster Preparedness

Festival Food

It wouldn’t be a festival in Hawaii without lots of local food vendors. This year’s festival will include the following vendors:

Waimanalo Country Farms

Ke Nui Kitchen

Quik Stop Foods

Da Taco Man

Uncle’s Ice Cream

Snow Factory

Olay’s Thai Food Express

Kal’z Time To Grind

Deice Crepes

Big Wave Tomato

Paradise Kettle Corn

Festival Shop

This year’s featured T-Shirt artist is Heather Brown, the featured Tote artist is Miriam Engel, and the featured poster artist is Lynne Boyer. Find their exclusive, limited-edition works of art in the Festival Shop! Or, if you can’t make it this weekend, click here to visit the online shop.

Schedule of Performers

Saturday, July 16
10:00 am: Celtic Pipes and Drums
11:00 am: USAF Band of the Pacific
12:00 pm: Na Leo Nahenahe O Na Kupuna
1:00 pm: Key of G
2:00 pm: Stef Mariani Band
3:00 pm: Ginai
4:00 pm: Barry Flanagan
5:00 pm: Ron Artis II

Sunday, July 16
10:00 am: Na Wahine O Ka Hula Mai Ka Pu’uwai
11:00 am: Ian O’Sullivan
12:00 pm: Castle High School
1:00 pm: Jungle Rocket
2:00 pm: Amanda Frazier & Keepers
3:00 pm: Nightbloom
4:00 pm: Tavana

There will also be a meet and greet with CD sales available at the tent to the right of the stage.

About the Hale’iwa Arts Festival

The purpose of the Hale’iwa Arts Festival non-profit organization is to promote education and public awareness of arts and culture, with emphasis on participation, for the betterment of the community.

The concept of a North Shore arts organization lingered in the minds of several local arts advocates and artists for many years. In 1997, a group of interested and dedicated individuals got together, discussed the topic, and decided to organize into a formal entity. An application for Non-Profit Status was submitted in November 1998, with IRS determination approved in November 1999. Professional, amateur, student artists, and keiki (children) have participated in all Hale’iwa Arts Festival Events since our first annual summer event in 1998. Program offerings have included visual and performing arts, chalk art events, children’s petroglyph art displays, and workshops in support of arts education programs in the North Shore community.

Don’t miss out on this once-a-year opportunity to experience the beautiful art that Hawaii has to offer.

Art in Hawaii

If you can’t make the Hale’iwa Arts Festival and are interested in learning more about local art during your trip to Hawaii, give our travel agents a call today. When you book our All Inclusive Oahu Vacation Package, we can customize the package to meet your interests. Many local artists sell their work in galleries along the North Shore of Oahu. During your all-inclusive vacation, we can be sure to take you to the best art galleries on the island. Give us a call today to get started!


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