Aloha Cool Fusion Attendees!

It’s almost time for the Festival of 1000 Bowls! We are amped up to have you join us this Saturday for Cool Fusion 2022 at the Donkey Mill Art Center! Below are some important details to know before you go.


  • The Donkey Mill will be restricted to drop-off traffic only. Handicap parking is available onsite, placard required.
  • We encourage all attendees to carpool if possible. A driver may drop off your group at the Mill then park at the main event parking lot.
  • Main event parking is at the Humane Society nearby. Look for the parking flags and signs.
  • A free shuttle van from the main event parking lot to the Donkey Mill comes approximately every 15 minutes.

Ticketing & Check-In

  • This event is sold out! However, you’re welcome to come shop the ceramic sale by using the shuttle service.
  • Check-In at the Ceramic Studio in the lower lot (located below main building).
  • Please have your ticket available on your phone. We will have a will-call list for reference.
  • Tickets are timed to help pace food service and overall flow of the event. So please arrive during your assigned time slot which can be found on your ticket. Once on-site you can stay as long as you like.

Food & Entertainment

  • Our bibimbap recipe is made gluten free and vegetarian. Request no egg to make it vegan. Water & iced tea will be available.
  • Blue Jade will be performing LIVE from 12pm – 2pm and DJ Moose will be keeping it funky the rest of the day!
  • Visiting Artist Yeonsoo Kim will be in the studio giving a LIVE demo of his recent ceramic work.
  • Bringing your keiki? We have a supervised art activity taking place throughout the day in the Keiki Zone.

Artists & Sponsors

Noted Cool Fusion ceramic artists include: Suzanne Wang, Claire Seastone, Will and Kate Jacobson, Setsuko Morinoue, Bella Freedman, Peter Durst, Susan Raber Bray, Jill Backus, Gerald Ben, Vera Omestad, Sandy Sater, Amber Aguirre, Cory Lum, Erin Skelton, Emily Gleason, Allison Tan and Jake Boggs.

Cool Fusion is made possible by generous support from The Hiroaki, Elaine & Lawrence Kono Foundation and Laila Twigg-Smith Art Fund of the Hawaiʻi Community Foundation and proudly sponsored by Peter Durst & Ellen Seale, Kokua Roofing, 365 Hawai’i, Hawai’i Trust & Estate Counsel, Gypsea Gelato, and Studio 7 Fine Arts.

About the Mill

The Donkey Mill Art Center, located at 78-6670 Mamalahoa Highway in Hōlualoa on Hawaiʻi Island, is home to the Hōlualoa Foundation for Arts and Culture, a 501(c)(3) non profit arts education organization within the state of Hawaiʻi. The Donkey Mill is a place of convergence for the exploration of arts and culture to inform, inspire and strengthen individual and collective well-being. Hours of operation are Wednesday – Saturday from 10am – 6pm. Admission is free and open to the public with a suggested donation of $5.