Celebration of the Arts Theme
& Packages for 2005
Announced at The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua:
Ka Aina, Ke Kai, Ke Kanaka
Na Kakoo Nohona
(The Land, The Ocean
Partners for Life)
Kapalua, Maui, Hawai`i, January
The fine balance between fragile
ecosystem above and below the waters surface will be the
focus of the 13th annual Celebration of the Arts festival at The
Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua on the Hawaiian island of Maui. The event
will be held March 24-27, 2005 with a theme of Ka Aina,
Ke Kai and Ke Kanaka
Na Kakoo Nohona (The Land,
The Ocean and Man
Partners for Life). In addition, a special
package is available including guestroom accommodations and featured
events during the weekend.
This topic was chosen as a way to address the changing faces
of our land and ocean. Man seems to be the common denominator
towards the destruction of both. So, we need to talk about becoming
partners for life to exist, said Clifford Naeole,
event chairperson and cultural advisor to The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua.
We can do this through reflecting upon the works and practices
of our kupuna who managed to keep everything in such great balance,
The award-winning Celebration of the Arts is Hawaiis premiere
hands-on arts and cultural festival. In 2005, unique topics will
include Planting and Cultivation by the Hawaiian Moon, the Future
of Aqua Farming, Haloa
the Perfect Child, the Hawaiian Gods
of Aquaculture and Agriculture and more. Additionally, an original
Hawaiian Oratory and Awa Bar will be hosted by renowned contemporary
poet, artist and activist Imaikalani Kalahele. This special room
will be available throughout the weekend for attendees and participants
to share their original lyrics including poems, pule (prayer),
oli (chant), moolelo (history) and mele (song).
Kamaaina (local residents) and visitors are invited
to experience the Hawaiian heart and soul through
interaction with artisans, cultural practitioners, workshops,
films, food and music. Hawaiian feather art, Niihau shell
lei making, Ohe hano iho (Hawaiian nose flute), printmaking,
kapa making (Hawaiian bark cloth), primitive fired clay
and many others are offered by the more than 40 artists participating
in the event. Daily activities are scheduled Friday and Saturday,
10 a.m. to 4 p.m., and include a keiki (childrens)
program and continuous hula performances on The Terrace Lawn stage.
A special Celebration of the Arts package is available for the
event starting from $395 per room, per night for Garden View accommodations.
The package also includes daily buffet breakfast for two in The
Terrace restaurant, two tickets to a special performance of The
Legend of Kaululaau on Friday, two Celebration Luau
and Show tickets for Saturday evening and one keepsake poster.
This package requires a minimum two-night stay, is inclusive of
a $15 daily resort fee, and exclusive of tax and gratuity. There
is a special kamaaina package rate of $299 per room, per
night for Hawaii state residents with valid identification.
An Easter brunch, non-denominational beachside Easter service
and an Easter egg hunt coincide with Celebration of the Arts on
Sunday, March 27, 2005.
For more information or reservations, please call 1-800-262-8440,
The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua at (808)-669-6200, a travel professional
or visit The Ritz-Carlton Web site at www.ritzcarlton.com.