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Nature can be enjoyed in a lot of different ways. That’s why every year we organize and sponsor Hawaii’s Woodshow™. At Hawaii’s Woodshow Na La‘au o Hawai‘i 2018, attendees could view and purchase extraordinary heirloom-quality works made from Koa, Mango, Kamani, Milo, Norfolk pine, macadamia nut, Kiawe and other interesting and beautiful Hawai‘i-grown woods. A wide variety of awards were given in categories including furniture, sculpture, musical instrument, turning, accessories, and novice. There was even a Koa cocktail dress!

Project partners also donated local wood for students in college and high school with an interest in woodworking as part of a new initiative, the Innovation+Imagination Student Challenge Competition. The students’ pieces were on display and for sale at the fishcake gallery in Honolulu. It’s part of our efforts to develop the next generation of woodworkers in Hawaii.

Approximately 4,000 people visited Hawaii’s Woodshow and it generated revenue of nearly $50,000, which defrays the cost of organizing and hosting the show.

‘Til next time.

Yours truly,

Paul Arinaga

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