It’s been a busy month between Spring Break and a new office design to create, but amongst all the activity, I installed a show at Jewel or Juice in Kailua. The display also features a few pieces from Kelley Fitzgerald, and runs until early June 2016. The best part is that unlike my other shows, you can grab an amazing smoothie or acai bowl (their acai bowl was judged best throughout Oahu by InsideOut magazine, Metromix, and Around Hawaii), and sit for a while. There is a trend in Kailua of restaurants and artwork sharing space. I think it is a wonderful combination, both practical and completely symbiotic (especially with the limited real estate of Hawaii). It adds so much wall space to an art scene that truly needs more opportunities to display, and for the restaurants, it makes the walls into a beautiful gallery! Several Kailua restaurants now feature rotating art displays from accomplished local artists. I don’t know who started this trend, but I think it’s brilliant.
I really love Jewel or Juice. It’s a classy local juice bar with a gallery-quality lighting system that really shows off the art on the wall. The atmosphere is cozy. They always have wonderful art on the wall (rotation of work on a roughly quarterly basis), and offer healthy options and unique local flavors (lychee, dragonfruit, hibiscus, lilikoi, ginger, etc…). Jewel or Juice is definitely a great place to go relax. If you have a little time on a lunch break or a weekend, you should stop in.
Jewel or Juice
305 Uluniu Street, Suite 102, Kailua Hawaii, 96734
Phone number (808) 262-1900
Closed M, T-Sat 8:30 – 5:30, Sun 9:30 – 4