Cool Fusion: The Festival of 1000 Bowls (Aug. 27)

Pick a bowl. (Photo courtesy of Donkey Mill Art Center)


When: Noon-3 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 27
Where: Donkey Mill Art Center, 78-6670 Mamalahoa Hwy, Holualoa, HI 96725

Entry fee: $20, $10 for children under 12. The entry fee includes one handmade bowl of your choosing to take home, as well as a delicious lunch of hiyashi somen (chilled Japanese noodles). Extra bowls are available for purchase for $10.

It’s time once again to spend a Saturday afternoon relaxing in the breezes of the Donkey Mill Art Center’s lawn while slurping homemade somen noodles from a gorgeous handmade bowl.

For the fifth annual fundraising event, DMAC ceramics artists have produced an astounding 1,000 hand-made ceramic bowls. Each visitor chooses one of these beautiful bowls — which they will keep — to enjoy a light lunch of Japanese cold somen noodles. (Somen, known to Japanese as ” queen of all noodles”, is a signature summer dish served cold. Very thin, wheat flour noodles are artfully presented — served in a special broth with an array of carefully prepared toppings, in a personal-sized bowl called a sobachoko.)

This year we will offer live music by Greg Shirley and some all-new glaze selections for exciting new bowl colors. With these beautiful bowls offered at such an attractive price, you will be inspired to bring handmade art into your home and into your daily life.

Proceeds from Cool Fusion are dedicated to the DMAC’s outstanding Ceramics Program.

For further information, call 808 322-3362 or visit

(Photo courtesy of Donkey Mill Art Center)

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