By Léo Azambuja
In April, 39 Kaua‘i artists will open the doors to their studios during self-guided tours, offering a rare window to their techniques and ideas.
“It’s an opportunity for visitors and the community to see artists working in their studios,” said event founder and producer Donia Lilly, also one of the artists in the Kaua‘i Art Tour.
The free event kicks off April 9 with a reception and meet-and-greet at the Kaua‘i Society of Artists Gallery at Kukui Grove Center from 5 to 8 p.m. The month-long Preview Exhibit will display works from each artist.
Then on April 18 and 19, artists from Lihu‘e to Waimea will open the doors to their studios, from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. On April 25 and 26, artists from Wailua to Hanalei will open their studios, from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Artwork may be available for purchase.
“We’ve got all kinds of art that we normally don’t see,” said Lilly, adding there will be textile artists, weavers, jewelers, painters, ceramic artists and traditional Hawaiian carvers.
Kaua‘i Art Tour is partly sponsored by the Hawai‘i Tourism Authority, Kaua‘i Society of Artists and the Hanapepe Economic Alliance.
Visit www.kauaiarttour.com for more information.