Palapala Designs came in 2nd place for booth design at the Merrie Monarch Invitational Arts Fair! Being my first time at this festival, I was both surprised and honored to be recognized by the Fair Director – Nelson Makua and Assistant Director – Paula De Morales. My sales expectations were also surpassed as the crowds seem to respond to my products and artwork. I sold out on many items which was wonderful, but the real enjoyment came from talking story with all the people who “get” it; who know their Hawaiian plants, the culture and appreciate what I am trying to convey with my art. So, mahalo Hilo and all my customers!
This Saturday, April 21st, Palapala Designs will travel to Hana for the East Maui Taro Festival. We will showcase our Kalo products- pillow covers, roll-up totes, teeshirts, cards, scarves and drink mats. We will also be bringing many of our other products so hope you can come out for a day celebrating the Kalo plant!
a hui hou,