KUGA Annual Love Life Creative Festival on Kauai

imagesCreative expression counts and that is what the Love Life Creative Festival is all about. The fifth Annual Love Life Creative Festival will begin at the Kauai War Memorial Convention Hall on Thursday May 30, 2013 at 4:30pm. The festival, which is in its fifth year, offers something for just about everyone. In the main hall, the All-Styles Dance Showcase will kick off at 5pm, with a second show at 7:30pm. The show features over 80 dancers from ages 4 years old to adult and like the name implies, all styles of dance and creative expression are included. Last year, the show opened with an amazing performance by violinist Awol. The performances that followed included poetry readings and dance numbers in the styles of hula, hip-hop, and jazz. Kauai has some amazing talent and this festival gives visitors a chance to see the creativity of Kauai’s youth and adults alike.

The Dance Showcase is just one component of the whole festival. Creative vendors show off their handmade t-shirts, jewelry and art in the craft area and food vendors offer up dishes to satisfy your hunger.

In the Hip- Hop arena spectators will be treated to 2×2 B-Boy Battles, an Emcee Battle, Open circles and Live Djs. All participants are at their best as they are competing for cash prizes.

Day 2 of the festival will take place at Lihue Missionary Church at 6pm. The Musicianary Group and KUGA are once again linking up to bring live music and a special guest into the Love Life Festival.

According to the founder of KUGA, the purpose of the Love Life Creative Festival is to create a drug-free and suicide-free culture on Kauai by inspiring a love for life through creative expressions such as dance, music, visual art, fashion, and food. Love Life provides a platform for youth and young adults to showcase their creativity and talent among peers and to the community at large.

KUGA desires to rekindle an appreciation for life, reminding people they have a purpose, there is hope, and that life is something to be loved! This event started in 2009 and has gained great momentum, making it one of the biggest highlights of the year for the community on Kauai. Dancers, artists and creative vendors utilize their creative expressions to expose Kauai to alternative ways to express a love for life. Last year over 1,300 people attended the festival. The Love Life Festival is unique in that it is an event the entire family can enjoy.

KUGA is inviting everyone to come and support Kauai’s youth as they show off their talent. Tickets are just $10 in advance/ $15 at the door and are available at locations around the island or by contacting KUGA directly. KUGA is a non-profit 501(c)(3) grass roots project, planting seeds of creativity via art, dance, music & lyrics. KUGA is committed to the development of children and young adults in a positive and creative environment by promoting a clean and healthy lifestyle through words and action.

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