COURTESY HAWAII HANDWEAVERS' HUI
Visitors to the Hawaii State Art Museum on Saturday can try their hands at weaving, twining and spinning, thanks to the Hawaii Handweavers' Hui, who will be running activities for the monthly Second Saturday gallery walk in Chinatown.
Art for the family
With the resounding success of the First Friday gallery walk, the Chinatown district is now setting its sights on convincing another demographic of the local community that art is worthwhile and fun: families.
Monthly gallery walk for families
Time: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday
Place: Downtown / Chinatown District
Parking: Metered parking at Iolani Palace for $1/hour and at Ali'i Place parking garage for $3 all day
On the second Saturday of each month, the district offers a daytime gallery walk, a more relaxed, family-friendly version of its nighttime counterpart. Events at galleries often include demonstrations and hands-on activities for visitors of all ages to enjoy. This event is much smaller than First Friday, and, with the exception of a handful of venues, different galleries and establishments participate each month.
Here's the lineup for February's "Second Saturday":
>>The Hawaii State Art Museum: 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., 250 S. Hotel St. The Hawaii Handweavers' Hui, a group that spins thread and dyes and weaves fabric, will offer activities that include paper weaving, felting, rug twining, chenille creations and fiber spinning. Looms and spinning wheels will be on site for visitors to use. » The ARTS at Marks Garage: Noon to 2:30 p.m., 1159 Nuuanu Ave. The gallery hosts Family Day, which highlights the exhibit "Shelter," on display through Feb. 24. "Shelter" includes the works of 20 contemporary artists responding to Hawaii's housing issues. Artist Kaui Chun will lead art activities for children, and the gallery will offer light refreshments. At 1 p.m., James McCarthy will present stories about shelter.
From 3 to 5:30 p.m., the gallery will host "Dialogues: All Our Relations," a conversation on "home" with artist Meleanna Meyer, poet and activist Puanani Burgess and activist Kaleo Patterson.
» Culinary Walking Tour of Chinatown: 10 a.m., meet at Louis Pohl Gallery, 1111 Nuuanu Ave. Food writer Anthony Chang of the Chinese Chamber of Commerce will lead the tour of noodle houses and factories, specialty meat markets, dim sum parlors, manapua shops, preserved seed centers, tea stands, restaurants, Hong Kong cafes, bakeries and refreshment stalls. $20. Call 521-1812.
» Intuitive readings: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Louis Pohl Gallery. Discover your potential for happiness, health and wealth, with a reading by Helen.