Festivals & Fairs

Festivals & Fairs
Supporting the art of the at-risk
Image: COURTESY ULU PONO KIDS

Pros & Pono Kids

Festivals & Fairs / Art show in Wahiawa! You read it here first. It might just be the first time anyone has written such a line, especially for an art show that will take place on a block that has only been frequented by diehard drinkers and sex shoppers for most of the last century.

Surfing the Nations (STN) and the Ulu Pono Kids are hosting an art show this Saturday at STN headquarters, next to the Surfers Coffee Bar on Kamehameha Highway in Wahiawa. Surf art featuring professionals Mark Brown, Kimi Werner, Clark Takashima, Eukarezt, Nick Welles and Patrick Parker will be joined by pieces from the Ulu Pono Kids.

The Ulu Pono Kids is STN’s after school, youth-at-risk program, which incorporates tutoring alongside the arts to provide a healthy environment for growth. The kids, ages 3–13 years old, will also perform songs on the ‘ukulele, another art form they’ve been learning from generous musicians in the community. All art will be for sale, including the art by Ulu Pono Kids. All proceeds will directly benefit the Ulu Pono Kids program.

55 Kamehameha Hwy., Wahiawa, Sat., 11/17, 6–10pm, free, [surfingthenations.com]