SEA GLASS & COASTAL ARTS FESTIVAL
Saturday, February 11, 2017 - 9 am to 5pm
Big Island, Hawaii
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Last year’s Sea Glass & Coastal Arts Boutique Festival - with vendors from the Big Island, the State of Hawai’i and the US Mainland - proved to be such an amazing success, that we will be holding it again the same week at the International Beachcombing Conference.
A boutique show, Hawaii’s First will feature 25 Best-of-the-Best and/or Most Unique sea glass jewelers & coastal artists, and vendors bulk selling authentic beach-found treasures (sea glass, beach pottery shards, fishing floats, etc.).
The Festival will also feature educational displays on beachcomb treasures from around the world, a Raffle, and a Swap Table filled with sea glass, shells, pottery shards and driftwood for visitors to comb through and take home.
The Festival will again take place at beautiful Anna Ranch in Waimea on the Big Island on Saturday, Feb. 11, from 9:00 - 5:00. The first hour (9-10) includes a special $15-fee Early Bird Preview. This will be followed at 10 by a $5-fee General-Public opening. (Children under 12 are free.) A percentage of proceeds collected will be donated to the Big Island’s Surfrider Foundations.
To avoid product duplication, guarantee well-executed & authentic products, and provide the artists with optimum opportunities for a successful sales day, Hawaii’s 1st is a juried show.
It is important to note that no items made with SUNRISE SHELLS, a mollusk currently being harvested live throughout the Hawaiian chain, will be sold at Hawaii’s 1st Festival. And we encourage all merchandisers and product customers to avoid purchasing jewelry made with these shells unless you are certain they were ethically harvested (that is, found on the beach sans mollusk). (To learn the difference, email firstname.lastname@example.org.)