The invitational art exhibit will include both works for sale and prized family possessions not for sale.
Works are coming from 2017 Grand Prize winner in the photography contest Kenneth W. Jackson, featured calendar photographers Paul Miyasaki and Kornelius Schorle, 2017 First Place artist Valentina Montoya, Friends of Lili`uokalani Gardens board member and professional photographer Kenji Kuroshima, and Les Takayama, to name a few.
A silent auction has been added to the program to help raise funds for Friends of Lili`uokalani Gardens.
Items donated include a two-night stay with breakfasts at the Palms Cliff House in Honomu, a hand-crafted necklace with custom case by Tad Sewell created in honor of the centennial of Lili`uokalani Gardens, a custom tour of Lili`uokalani Gardens for four with lunch from Suisan, chiropractic service certificate from James Clear in Keaau, gift certificates from Big Island Delights, a mosaic mirror from Paradise Plants, a boxed collection of cookies from Big Island Candies, “Love of Nature” painting by Kristin Luning, gift certificate from Basically Books, plus other items.
Silent auction bidding will be done by assigned numbers. Instructions will be on a bidding sheet near each item. Bidding ends at 5 p.m. and successful bidders will be announced by 6 p.m. at which time items may be picked up.
Entertainment begins at noon with Cymber Lily Quinn followed by guitarist Ben Kaili at 1 p.m. Miss Holly K. from KAPA Radio will be the mistress of ceremonies.
The Christy Lassiter Trio will perform at 2 p.m. Slack key guitarist Ira Varize appears at 3 p.m.
Bambu, a trio featuring Desmon Haumea, Doug Espejo, and Conrad Giminiz, will wrap things up from 4:30 to 6 p.m.
More details on all aspects of the second annual Banyan Drive Art Stroll will be in a map/brochure available at Suisan Fish Market, Hilo Bay Cafe, Banyan Gallery, Hilo Hawaiian Hotel and Grand Naniloa Hotel.
Friends of Lili`uokalani Gardens maintains a Facebook page where information on events and volunteer work days is posted.
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