Art Auction at Holualoa Inn

Renowned artists from Hawai‘i Island will be gathering at Holualoa Inn for an exciting art auction on November 19 from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. The pieces up for bid originate from the recent Hawai‘i Collaboration project spearheaded by Holualoa woodworker, Tai Lake, known internationally for his exquisite koa furniture.

Last month, Tai brought together more than 25 artists from Hawai‘i, plus a few artists from Canada and the mainland, to “cross-pollinate” their various, respective mediums and styles. The three-day gathering was hosted by Tai at his home in Holualoa, just a few blocks away from the Inn. He says the idea behind the collaboration was to inspire artists to venture outside of their traditional mediums. The result: an array of eclectic, borderline “crazy” art created spontaneously with found materials.

Woodworker Tai Lake, of Holualoa

Painters had the opportunity to collaborate with metal workers, for example, while ceramicists added their expertise to pieces created by woodworkers or drum makers. Currently on display at The Holualoa Gallery and Cliff John’s Gallery in Holualoa, the finished pieces represent multiple contributions by a variety of artists. All proceeds from the auction will benefit future art collaborations and also help provide scholarships for young artists.

Artists gather for Hawaii Collaboration in October.

Holualoa Inn is located just steps away from the artists’ village of Holualoa, where shops and galleries showcase local talent. If you’re planning a stay at our romantic Hawai‘i bed-and-breakfast inn, you’ll enjoy the many offerings our close-knit arts community has to offer.

Innkeeper Holualoa Inn