7 Artists Gallery KauaiLooking for a super special Christmas gift?

I love supporting local Kauai artists by buying original art at Christmas (or anytime). Kauai is a magnet for gifted artists and photographers, and the work produced here is truly amazing.

If you’re driving out to the north shore, stop in at the new 7 Artists Gallery in Wainiha next to the General Store. Offering an eclectic mix of paintings, photography, glass, clay, jewelry and furniture, this co-operatively run gallery is open seven days a week from 10 am – 6 pm.

Their grand opening celebration is December 18 from 3 – 6pm: drop by for wine and pupus with entertainment by the Ka’aumoana Ohana.

Na Pali Moon by Moses Hamilton

NaPali Moon by Moses Hamilton

Another great source is the North Shore Artists Hui, featuring the work of local artists including Moses Hamilton, a “mouth painter” since a severe car accident in 2002.

Hamilton is confined to a wheelchair with no use of his legs and minimal use of one arm, but he’s developed into a phenomenal painter… and an inspiration to us all. Check out the Christmas special on his website: any order of $80+ comes with a free 11 x 14 print of his newest work, “Trail of the Golden Bamboo.”