Project Art at Donkey Mill (April 12-13)


Donkey Mill in Holualoa welcomes visitors to a festival to explore making art April 12-13.

The hours are 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Friday and 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday. Cost for the two-day event is $10 per person, which includes all supplies and unlimited participation. Children under 12 are free, and must be accompanied by an adult companion.

Bring friends, family and island visitors to explore your inner artist! Our festival is meant to captivate and inspire all ages, and we encourage everyone from the community to join us for our special event.

Look forward to an interesting weekend creating exciting art in areas such as printmaking, papermaking, lauhala weaving, mixed media, origami, silk screening, raku, lei making and more.

Donkey Mill and visiting artists assisted by more than 50 volunteers will provide expert guidance. Activities will vary each day, and may be subject to change.

Interesting demonstrations on our outdoor stage will also be held in weaving, painting, ukulele making and Hawaiian traditional crafts. A “hands to mud” activity will give visitors a chance to use the pottery wheel, a fun time to get your hands dirty. There will be an exhibit of Hawaiian weaving shown concurrently in the main gallery.

All activities will take place in the Donkey Mill’s main building, the children’s studio, great lawn and ceramics studio.

Visitors will have a chance to explore the Mill, a unique oasis located on the slopes of Hualalai in Holualoa, which is known as an artist’s village. The Mill’s gift shop will be open, and features locally made items for purchase. The festival site is ADA friendly.

Delicious food, drinks, Kona coffee, tea and chocolate tastings will be available for all guests. Translators will be provided for Japanese guests.

A shuttle from a nearby parking area to the event, will provide convenient transportation, as parking is limited.

This event is sponsored by the Hawaii Tourism Authority, Hawaii County and the Bill Healy Foundation.

The Donkey Mill Art Center, home of Holualoa Foundation for Arts and Culture, is a 501(c)(3) organization. Its mission is to provide a stimulating environment that helps individuals discover, develop and expand their artistic abilities.

For more information, call 322-3362 or visit

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