Looking 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.
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.”