A Message to our Readers

There are many different traditional arts and folk artists in Hawai'i. Who are some of these traditional artists? Where did they come from? How did these people learn how to perform or make such beautiful things? We have prepared this site so that you can learn about some of the folk and traditional arts of Hawaii. We could not include all of the important artists who work, perform, and make things in our islands, but we think this introduction will give you an idea. You can look at the photographs and see artists and their work. Please listen to the audio so that you can hear what some of the performing arts sound like and what different artists have to say about their art.

The Artists

Click above to see a list of artists on this site.