2nd Place Merrie Monarch Booth Design Contest!

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!

                        left: Palapala, center: daughter, Lisa, right: friend, Kat

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,


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