Culture To Canvas was first created in May 2018 as a first of its kind, fundraiser for the halau or hula school of L. Kehaulani Kekua, an `oiwi or indigenous Hawaiian artist and kumu hula. Launched as a special Mothers Day weekend event, Culture To Canvas soon emerged as a signature offering of Studio HA`A. For many years, Studio HA`A served as the home base of Halau Palaihiwa O Kaipuwai, as well as the creative hub and art studio for Kumu Kehaulani.
In the fall of 2022, we relocated to the Anahola Marketplace where a quaint atelier named, Culture To Canvas was opened. Although the physical "Studio HA`A" no longer exists, www.studioHAA.com continues to serve as our website and virtual hale or home that keeps us connected to all of you!
Culture To Canvas is proudly hosted at the venues listed below. We are also available for private parties, fundraisers and community events, corporate teambuilding and leisure programs, painting assemblies for schools, classes for seniors groups and more! Scroll down to see the featured paintings offered this month and more. Please note that we are currently working to remedy problems with our online registration features. Call us at (808) 720-8494 or email us at culturetocanvas@gmail to make a reservation.
Located right on Kūhiō Highway at the 12.5 milemarker, Anahola Marketplace which features a number of locally owned and operated businesses and the Anahola Cafe. It is also the homebase for Culture To Canvas as well! Our C2C events are held throughout the month. Just check here on our website, or follow us on Facebook and Instagram for updates and event announcements. Food and refreshments are available at the Anahola Cafe. BYOB and snacks are welcome at our on-site events here too!
Create this breathtaking scene of a dynamic scene of a dynamic sunset framing the silhouette of Anaholaʻs famed mountain of Kalalea. This horizontal piece is painted on a 10 x 20 inch stretched canvas. "Pinao & Pikake" combines the elements of endemic Hawaiian dragonflies and heavenly scented buds of pikake jasmine blossoms. Of course, there are fascinating stories behind these paintings too, which weʻre so excited to share with you!
Our OPEN STUDIO will be held on the third Friday, August18 from 3pm to 7pm. Please note that this is NOT a guided or instructed class. Bring your painting project from a previous Culture To Canvas event that youʻd like to touch up or finish, or pick out one of our art kits to paint at your leisure. We provide you with all of the supplies you will need to work on your project, including paint brushes, acrylic paints, rinse cups, paper palettes, napkins and a disposable apron if youʻd like. If you prefer to create and bring your own design to life, weʻre happy to provide you with a blank canvas instead of the DIY pre-sketched canvases that are included with our Art Kits. Advance registration is required.
On the northshore of Kaua`i? Join us every Thursday evening for Culture To Canvas events that are held on the upper campus adjacent to the Mini Golf Course and Botanical Gardens. All tickets include a beverage of your choice from the bar, along with a mini charcuterie assortment of fruit, cheese and snacks. All events at Anaina Hou are for ages 16 years and older with a minimum of 5 participants. Check-in at 5:30pm. Paint Pa`ina from 6:00pm to 8:00pm. For reservations, please book directly with the venue at www.anainahou.org. Anaina Hou is located at 5-2723 Kuhio Hwy, Kilauea 96754.
To add to the festivities of Anaina Houʻs brand new SUNSET LANAI, weʻre offering PAINTERS CHOICE of our first Series of Kaua`i Sunsets three times in August! Guests can choose to paint their favorite sunset at Polihale Beach on the westside, Kalalea Mountain and Anahola on the east, or Makana from Hanalei Bay on the north shore. Final selections must be submitted by 12noon on the Wednesday prior to your reservation. Please note that the Anahola Sunset is painted on a 10 x 20 inch horizontal canvas. Other featured paintings include "Manaiakalani: Mauiʻs Fishhook" and "Hilo A Pa`a: Painting The Universe".
We are so excited to bring Culture To Canvas to The CABANA BAR & GRILL on the south shore of Kaua`i! Join us for a fabulous Paint & Sip Pa`ina on Saturday, August 5th from 3p to 5:30p with the best food, pupu and drinks in town! Connect with one of Kaua`iʻs most beloved wahi pana (special and storied places) as we share insights to Kaweonui and its relationship to the sun. Super cool way to have fun, make memories, and discover the amazing artist in YOU! Reserve your spots now! The Cabana is located inside of the Po`ipu Athletic Club at 2900 Po`ipu Road, Koloa 96756.
"Kaweonui: End Of The Road At Wanini" features one of Kaua`iʻs most beloved wahi pana or special and storied places in the Halele`a district! Weʻll guide you with step-by-step instructions, tips and techniques to complete your masterpiece. Additionally, weʻll share insights of the traditional names within the imagery of the design, and the significance of the sun and a coveted native fish that are associated with this beautiful place.
Please call or text us at (808) 720-8494 for reservations assistance at the Anahola Marketplace and Cafe, as well as The Cabana. Contact Anaina Hou directly for Thursday events at (808) 828-2118! Mahalo for your understanding and support as we update and repair our website.
"Lehua Moewai" Copyright Photo by Nate Yuen