HĀHĀ specializes in pop up art exhibits, Hawaiian cultural workshops and craft & gift fairs for private or commercial events, tour groups, school projects or functions.
Private Venue available, commission programs available for travel/tour operators &
group incentive markets.
"It was a very well put together event. Everything was on point- from the variety of vendor options to the cultural classes. It honestly made me even more proud to be Native Hawaiian because of the awesome craftsmanship, cultural 'ike, and overall aloha spirit that was shown. I would highly recommend this event to anyone who is interested in the Hawaiian culture. Mahalo nui for putting together such a wonderful event."
Lacy Deniz, Hawaii News Now
"The great thing about the expo was that it brought the traditional practitioners and contemporary artists together." Dr. Kamana’opono Crabbe, CEO Office of Hawaiian Affairs
"I loved the caliber and on-hand expertise of the instructors for the different classes – best of the best!" Lina Girl, Hawaiʻi Entertainer & Personality
"Mahalo to Uncle Helemano Lee for the Kahili workshop. Our visitors from the USA and abroad enjoyed the Mo'olelo and make and take experience"
Kainoa Daines, Director of Sales, Oʻahu Visitor Bureau
"You put on an amazing show at the new OHA Building (1st annual NH ACE) and WY's Gallery was exited to be part of the show with your very professional team!"Bill Wyland, Owner WY's Galleries
"Mahalo for the beautiful hale by the beach, the venue was perfect for our Pūpū O Ni'ihau Shell workshop with Master Ni'ihau Native Kele Kanahele"Kumu Hula Wanda Akiu, Hālau Paʻakea Wai Lehua
"Mahalo for organizing the ʻOhe Kāpala workshop for Castle High School. The students enjoyed Kamaka Pili's Mo'olelo and passion for the art of ʻOhe Kāpala."Castle High School Hawaiʻi/Hawaiian Arts Teacher
"Outstanding! Thank you for sharing your perspective and education from our kupuna on "Aloha." We enjoyed your captivating articulation and incredible, authentic, respectful and island warm, all about true aloha personality! If we are going to teach anything might as well teach the truth; might as well be authentic, and let the keiki o ka aina learn it right and well. I am glad to have thought of you for this opening session."
Kahu Bernadette K. Park, H-PEP, University of Hawaiʻi
Kumu Haku, Ho'oponopono (Pukui, Craver, Ulshcotter, Paglinawan)
"I both learned from and was very moved by Kamaka Pili's 'Ohe Kāpala workshop at the Kualoa Private Nature Reserve. Kamaka's enthusiasm was contagious as he shared with our group from California and Oregon, the Hawaiian art of printing intricate designs on kapa, and thus, deepening our understanding of Hawaiʻi's rich culture. He led us through exercises that helped us create patterns that were very personal to us, and no one was unaffected as we shared our stories and the patterns that emerged from those stories. Kamaka helped us to understand through this personal experience how language and patterns can be powerful tools in creating our own designs, and in understanding those created by others. This was more than just a workshop on how to print designs on kapa; this was a workshop that increased my appreciation of the symbolism and values inherent in the printed designs that reflect the beauty of the Hawaiian culture.
"I am the owner of a Host Travel Agency in Southern California and with the help of Kainoa and Noelani from the Oʻahu Visitor’s Bureau we were able to participate in an unusual and educational workshop with you. When I read the description on our itinerary I was a bit apprehensive since I don’t have an artistic bone in my body. However, with your sweet spirit of Aloha, patience and guidance you nurtured us and brought out a side of me I have never seen or felt before!
After our group each expressed their own ‘stories’ we were given some tasks to design something that came from within. I found it very difficult at first and was resisting the process. I was finally able to let go with your guidance and came up with something that was so special to me I’m not sure how to verbalize or write about it, but the memories are etched in my heart and mind and will last a lifetime."
"In April, I was able to attend the ʻOhe Kāpala workshop with Kamaka Pili. It was a lovely setting to get in touch with the Hawaiian culture and traditions. From our barefoot opening chant, to our art project tied to Hawaiian symbols, it turned out to be a wonderful spiritual experience. His passion for his culture and helping me to learn more about it, was evident in all that he did during the workshop. I was fortunate that the workshop was part of my Oʻahu trip."