Welcome to ARTlandia – a Celebration of the Arts and Culture of Rural Life!
ARTlandia is the current community arts program sponsored by One Island and is actively developing two new Arts Engagement projects.
To see a gallery of past exhibits and events, click here. New project information is below.
Honaunau Now! is a multi-disciplinary arts project based in Hawaii in partnership with the Pu’uhonua o Honaunau National Historic Park, SKEA and local artists.
Our Town: Our Place A second project brings together six villages in Washington, California and Hawaii for a multi-state collaborative art program network.
Professional development for arts organizations and lively, engaging community programs are included in the projects to build long term cultural program capacity and create a thriving arts economy for isolated rural areas.
Our Town : Our Story
Six villages in Hawaii, California and Washington are working together to become hub sites for an innovative new rural arts project called Our Town: Our Story. Produced by ARTlandia, this project is sponsored by Heritage Ranch, Inc. and will assist the rural villages in assessing, developing and celebrating the Arts as a potent sustainability vehicle to help these communities enhance their arts programming, youth retention, and economic and cultural revitalization efforts.
The project is focused on developing place-based arts programming that strengthens local community identity by acknowledging and celebrating the unique qualities of rural life. Each village is developing three local project activities including: Art walk exhibits and events, School and afterschool arts mentoring, Adult and family education workshops, a Community arts and music festival, and ART-X arts administrator capacity building exchanges.
Hawaii Mural by Mary Sky Schoolcraft on right, Point Reyes Artist in the Schools student art watershed project below
ARTlandia funding will support up to fifteen programs that contribute to building a healthy, vibrant, arts-infused community that creates new jobs and spurs revitalization. The villages will each receive arts program and organization support to engage their community in experiential art activities that are delivered through arts centers, the schools, community centers, libraries, art galleries, farmer’s markets, field work, and social networks.
ARTlandia’s Our Town : Our Story will demonstrate that the strategic integration of the arts into rural communities is an essential sustainability component in building healthy, resilient, vibrant communities.
The project’s overarching impacts will be to, first, increase local residents’ sense of connection to and appreciation for their rural community through increased access to the arts and, second, to raise wider regional awareness of these participating communities as sought-after art hubs and visitor destinations.
Whidbey Island glass art to left
Artlandia’s Lead Arts Program Partners
Greenbank Farm, Whidbey Island, WA
Gallery Route One, Point Reyes Station, CA
and One Island, Hawaii Island, HI
Artists, dancers, musicians and storytellers bring the Pu’uhonua O Honaunau National Historic Park to life for all ages during “Honaunau Now!”. In celebration of the National Parks Centennial and the 50th Anniversary of the National Endowment for the Arts, the Artlandia program is hosting nine months of art performance and multi-media events illuminating Hawaiian Culture, historic events and contemporary arts. Hawaiian hula dance, Paniolo cowboy and Hawaiian slack key guitar music, the Hawaiian writings of Mark Twain, Isabella Bird, Robert Louis Stevenson and Jack London, and traditional native and contemporary artists will engage the public in celebrating the heart and history of Honaunau during collaborative day and evening presentations. A concurrent multi-media Artist and Writers in the School community-as-classroom and online project working with K-12 students and their families will increase appreciation for the history and future of the Arts and our Parks as national treasures.
Honaunau Now! photography by Kathleen Carr