MISSION STATEMENT: The Hamakua
Artisans Guild seeks to foster
and promote art and craft from the members of the Guild and
to enhance artistic
creativity on the Hamakua Coast.
The Hamakua Artisans Guild was formed in 1999 by a
group of artists living
and working on the Hamakua Coast of the Big Island of Hawaii.
is open to anyone that supports the mission statement.
are included in the directory. Some are linked to photos,
statements and contact information. Contact individual
artisans to find out more
about their work, where to find
it and how to visit their studios.
The Guild currently sponsors
several events each year on the Big Island of
Hawaii, along the Hamakua Coast. These include the an annual
Studio Tour and Sale,
when Artisan members of the Guild open their studios to the public
for a weekend that
demonstrations, hands on activities, and displays of their artwork.
events include special exhibits and fund raisers. go
The group is governed by a volunteer board of directors and
has no employees.
Membership / Board meetings are usually held the third Thursday
of each month.
The organization is primarily funded through membership dues,
event fees and donations.
Current committees include:
Events: To provide sales, exhibition
and publicity opportunities for Guild members. To provide
fund raising opportunities for the Guild. To assist in providing
fund raising opportunities for other community groups.
Membership: To promote the Hamakua
Artisans Guild membership and encourage participation
within the Guild. Membership renewal is in September.
Communications: Public relations,
communication flow within the Guild and web page coordination.
Education: To bring art education
to public schools, home school groups, the community and the