The 4th annual Native Arts Expo, made possible through the Global Harmony Series of the Gualala Arts Center, brings traditional and contemporary Native American artists together to exhibit particular art expression, share stories, and educate the general public on what is “authentic” Native American art.
The day will open with a special presentation and chant PROMPTLY at 11 am by Hula On! Productions and Halau Hula Na Pua O Ka La’akea, a Hawaiian Halau formed in March of 1996 by its Creative Director, Kumu Hula Shawna Kealameleku’uleialoha Ngum Alapa’i.
Each year there are exhibitors from past events as well as new and emerging artists. Graphic artists, basket makers, jewelry makers, poets, traditional dancers, crafters, authors, and musicians will be at the event to share their art passions. This year we will feature a Traditional Handgame tournament presented by Manchester Pomo Tribal leader Sal Martinez.
The day will be comprised of discussions, workshops, poems, and musical performances. Exhibit booths will be open throughout the entire day.
The Expo is an opportunity to consider a fresh perspective that helps bridge the gap between cultural boundaries.
Visit last year’s Expo here.