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Big Island Art Walk


The Experience

Dive into Hawaii’s vibrant art and culture scene for a pop-up, gallery-style experience where work from an impressive list of contemporary artists will be on display, featuring sculptural woodwork, painted canvases, ceramics and shell art. Joining these artists are our friends at Coral Photography, Kate Samuels featuring keiki honu (turtles) and Alice Birnbaum, who will be leading a community piece where guests will be welcome to contribute to a wood carved honu, or turtle, in honor of Turtle Independence Day.

  • Tuesday, July 2 & Wednesday, July 3
  • 9:30AM - 6:30PM
  • Complimentary
  • Cash bar from 4:30-6:30PM

Explore the Art of Hawai’i

Peruse the many talents of Hawai’i-based artists featuring works by Danielle Burnside, Apo & Stephanie Aquino, Cherilyn Ramsey and many more.

Danielle Burnside

Meant to inspire our authenticity and connection, Danielle Burnside’s work showcases a variety of media, including seashells, featuring inspired seascapes and promoting the relationship that we have with self, others and our planet.

Daniel Sheinfeld

Daniel Sheinfeld recognized and experienced the decline in our local ecosystem that sparked his works, ranging from large-scale installations to contemporary jewelry. He has participated in several group exhibitions in Hawai’i and Caracas, and has permanent installations in different areas of Hawai’i Island.

Apolonio “Apo” Kalani Aquino Sr.

Apolonio “Apo” Kalani Aquino Sr. was born and raised in Kailua-Kona and has been a lifelong maker of functional fishing nets, or upena, for local fishermen. He creates upena from cordage; his inspiration rooted in his ancestors before him. You can find Apo teaching net making and sharing his Hawaiian culture at his studio, Kona Town Hui, LLC.

Stephanie Aquino

Stephanie Aquino’s favorite pieces to create are those that are made with seashells or her husband’s fishing “upena” nets. Stephanie and her husband own a ceramic studio and local craftsman market in the Brew Block in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii.

Kristie Kosmides

Kristie Fujiyama Kosmides is a fourth-generation Japanese American born in Hilo, Hawai’i, and has been making art inspired from nature and the ocean most of her life, creating large-scale works in oil on linen in abstract and representational styles.

Cherilyn Ramsey

As an avid diver and surfer, Cherilyn Ramsey’s inspiration comes from the ocean. With an appreciation for detail, Cherilyn spends many hours creating images with ink, watercolor, charcoal and acrylics combining surf scenery with marine wildlife.

Alice Birnbaum

Alice Birnbaum is well known for creating sea glass jewelry from her beach sweep finds. The exploration of the plastic epidemic drove Alice to dive into reef restoration, which later granted her the opportunity to move to Hawai'i and eventually open her jewelry studio, inspired by her mission of showing the world that we can make trash into something beautiful.

Grace He

Grace He is a contemporary artist from China whose work in fine arts includes painting, sculpture and commercial media, including fashion merchandise and graphic design. Her use of color is particularly striking, bold and often surprising in its combinations. She formerly had her own show in Culver Hotel in Los Angeles and is the founder and organizer of the Schatz Gallery.

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