Art of Festál

From the earliest markings to contemporary multimedia installations, representations of culture and tradition have been expressed through visual media. The art and artifacts on display in the Art of Festál exhibition all represent both individual and cultural expressions and are as diverse and distinct as the Festal program itself. Learn the history of the Festal program from its inception 20 years ago, and see how it’s grown and expanded throughout time. Wander through the galleries to take in art expanding the entire 20th century and beyond, from 1940’s prints from Poland, to Lebanese contemporary paper works, to contemporary representations of Italian life. Themes explored range from historic artifacts to contemporary ideas of belonging, place, and beauty. Festál organizations represented include: Arab Festival, Hmong New Year Celebration, Italian Festival, Live Aloha, Polish Festival Seattle, and TurkFest.

The Art of Festál will be on display at the Art Not Terminal Gallery from
Friday – Monday, 11am – 7pm

Experience a Historic Hawaiian Village with Live Aloha!

Explore a traditional Hawaiian Hale, and experience a variety of cultural arts from demonstrating artists. See the full schedule below:

Friday, May 26
1-3pm Kanikapila style music

Saturday, May 27
12-1pm, Craft demonstrations

Sunday, May 28
1-2pm, Wili style Lei making demonstration
2:15-3:15pm, Lauhala weaving demonstration

Monday, May 29
1-3pm, Keiki games and storytelling, play konane (Hawaiian checkers) and learn the string game

Dia de Muertos Community Altar

Honor loved ones who have passed with a community altar organized by Dia de Muertos. Located on the second floor of the Armory building, directly outside the loft workshop rooms, you will have a chance to participate in an ongoing community altar of remembrance traditional to the Mexican holiday Dia de Muertos. In order to participate, bring a photo, note, or offering to add your story to the ever growing altar.
Altar will be on display in the Armory Court balcony Saturday – Monday.