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For Immediate Release
March 5, 2019

Creating Cactus Art (A Paint in the Garden Workshop)

Halawa Xeriscape Garden Workshop


cactus artThe third of our “Paint in the Garden,” Series this workshop season, is a fun-filled, NO PAINTING EXPERIENCE REQUIRED workshop! All participants receive step by step instructions from start to finish to create their very own cactus. This very drought tolerant plant can help reduce outdoor water consumption when used in your landscape. This hands-on workshop is offered by the Board of Water Supply (BWS), Friends of Halawa Xeriscape Garden (FOHXG) and Erika Brown, member of FOHXG.   


Saturday, March 23, 2019
10:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.


Halawa Xeriscape Garden
99-1268 Iwaena Street
Halawa Valley's Central Park
Industrial Area
(get directions)


$30 for general public and Friends of Halawa membership “Friend” level
$25 for supporting, corporate and lifetime memberships
We accept cash, check, and most major credit cards.


Participants will have fun creating an impressionistic, vibrant cactus painting on a spacious 11”x 14” canvas. Instructor Erika Brown will coach students on the use of acrylic paints and how to use layering, blending and shading techniques to give their masterpiece just the right look. The Creating Cactus Art Workshop is for ages 10 years old and older. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Participants will not only learn to paint this cactus, they will learn about its versatility and how using it in their landscape or container garden will help reduce outdoor water consumption. Participants should bring an apron and have the option of packing a meal and/or snack with beverage.


Advanced registration is required. Registration opens Tuesday, March 5, 2019, and closes at 2:00 p.m. on Friday, March 22, 2019, or when all spaces are filled. Call (808) 748-5315 or email to register. For more information about xeriscaping or classes at the Halawa Xeriscape Garden, visit BWS security and workshop registration requires submittal of participants full name, home address, phone number, and email address where applicable.


A photo is attached for your consideration and use. The photo is courtesy of the Board of Water Supply.


Sheri Mikami
Community Relations Specialist
Honolulu Board of Water Supply
(808) 748-5315

About the Board of Water Supply

The Board of Water Supply (BWS), a semi-autonomous agency of the City and County of Honolulu, manages Oahu’s municipal water resources and distribution system. As the largest water utility in the State, the BWS serves approximately one million customers on Oahu. The BWS embraces its mission of "Water for Life – Ka Wai Ola" – to provide a safe, dependable, and affordable water supply, now and into the future. UwÄ“ ka lani, ola ka honua – "When the heavens weep, the earth lives."