June 25th, 2012 / posted by paularath

Saturday marks the date of the first Find Art Festival in Chinatown, with Art & Flea making a move this month from Kakaako to the heart of Chinatown. The event will be held from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday in the park on the corner of Smith and Beretania Streets, across from Otto Cake and MishMash.

Among the many vendors in the park will be HonHi Handmade by Melyssa Davan-Takenouchi, who creates adorable earrings, pins and hair ornaments from polymer clay.






Chris Akin will also be there with his chic and eco-conscious bracelets made by the women of the Himba tribe in Namibia. Through their non-profit organization, The BASE Project, Chris and his twin brother, Doug, are helping these talented artisans market their wares to the world. Each bracelet begins as a recycled PVC pipe.

A Himba tribeswoman in Namibia models The BASE Project's bracelets.

Please come and support this event. We hope it will contribute to the vibrancy of the Chinatown neighborhood and serve to discourage some of the less savory goings-on around that particular block.

While you’re in Chinatown, please come to the Louis Pohl Gallery on Bethel Street (next door to Bambu 2) and check out our latest work. Jerry and I share a wall in the gallery.

– Paula Rath

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