Some of the Big Island’s most prestigious artists gathered together on Saturday, October 20 for the second-annual Hawai‘i Collaboration art auction, held at Holualoa Inn’s newly unveiled Malulani Pavilion.
Brimming with catered cuisine and artisan brew on tap, the pavilion provided the ideal setting for residents and visitors to bid on 63 different works of art created collaboratively by artists of varying backgrounds and genres. World-renowned woodworker, Tai Lake, of Holualoa, spearheaded the collaboration project with fellow woodworker, Cliff Johns, whose gallery is located next to the Inn.
For four days prior to the auction, 32 artists combined their skills to create many wonderful, unique and sometimes wacky art pieces that raised more than $30,000 for future Hawai‘i Collaboration events, and to fund scholarships for young artists and arts programs.
“Our hope is that this event raises enough funds that our next event can be 100 artists strong, so we can give back to our community of young artists, art teachers and artists from around the world,” said Cliff Johns. “We also hope that this event will inspire other mini collaborations around the Islands.”
Located at Holualoa Inn and showcasing sweeping views of the Kona Coast, Malulani Pavilion is the perfect venue for special events, corporate meetings, weddings, workshops and more. The covered facility includes an enclosed kitchen that makes catering a breeze. Situated on a large, grassy bluff, the pavilion seats 120 comfortably and offers an upscale, yet casual setting for gatherings and meetings.
Innkeeper Holualoa Inn