Hanapepe Art Night – A glimpse of Kauai’s West Side
Come and experience Hanapepe Town Art Walk every Friday night from 6-9pm. Meet and enjoy local artists, musicians, photographers, painters, sculptors and craftsmen. Grab a bite to eat and and enjoy the hidden treasures of Kauai’s West Side.
The Art Walk in Hanapepe has been around for years, a gem of a town, with unique shops, galleries, local artist, and eateries.Â Put it on your itinerary to explore the streets of Hanapepe on a Friday night and you will be pleasantly surprised.
Hidden away off the main stretch of road on Kauai’s West Side lies the quaint town of Hanapepe. The half mile stretch of shops and galleries resembles the set of an old western movie, but don’t be fooled by the ghost town feel. Here you will find many treasures among the wooden facades and old town charm.
Light Source Photography by Lee Scott is one of the newer galleries to check out. You will everything from handmade Christmas ornaments to large furniture pieces made from local wood.Â Kauai’s Talk Story Bookstore is one of those must do on Kauai.Â Hunt through the thousands of fine used, rare and collectible books. A good testament to this good find is how quickly my children’s cries ofÂ “Mom we’re starving”, turnedÂ to quiet contentment on the dusty plantation floors of Kauai’s only bookstore.
Stroll down the streets of Hanapepe during the week and you will find an eclectic assortment of art galleries,Â The Storybook Theatre Hawaii and dozens of unique gift and specialty shops. At the center of town you will find the Hawaiian Congregation Church and another must do attraction the Hanapepe Swinging Bridge.
Grab a bite to eat at Little Fish Coffee House, where you can find a great cup of coffee, ginger teas, fresh baked scones, panini sandwiches, musubiÂ and smoothies.
You wont find a big box store in Hanapepe,Â but you will find heart and soul of Kauai’s Artist community, local charm and the Aloha Spirit. This is one of the many places that makes Kauai the place people love to visit and the place we call home.
Cannot wait to re-visit this quaint little town. We rented a motorcycle and found it quite by accident. April cannot come fast enough.