HAFA ADAI & WELCOME TO THE VALLEY OF THE LATTE'S RIVER FESTIVAL VI!
I'NET'NON MA'NAO'TAO MICRONESIA
The Gathering of the People of Micronesia
We invite everyone to join us on Saturday, May 7th, 2022, at the Valley of the Latte for a day filled with cultural performances, live music, delicious food, and the chance to support local artisans, farmers, vendors, and exhibitors as we celebrate the People of Micronesia!
Sponsors: The Mayors of Inalåhan and Talo’fo’fo, the Guam Visitors Bureau, Ambros Inc., The Valley of the Latte, Para I Prubechun I Taotao-ta, Members of FSM Community, the Pacific Daily News.
The Artists Vendors, & Exhibitors that showcased their beautiful hand-made works of art have provided giveaway prizes. We are currently reaching out to winners. Check your ticket number to see if you are one of the lucky winners!
Stay tuned for announcement of winners this week!
Event: May 7th, 2022 from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM
*Net Proceeds will be donated to the Villages of Inalåhan & Talo’fo’fo*
Seniors: (Ages 55 & Up) $10.00
Adults: (Ages 12 to 54) $25.00
Children: (Ages 5 to 11) $10
Infants: (Ages 4 & Under) FREE
Annual Pass Members: FREE
Shuttle Bus Transportation:
We are providing onsite parking and a free shuttle service from Ipan Beach Park to the Valley of the Latte. Shuttle Service will begin at 9:30 AM and run every 15 minutes until 5:30 PM.
Riverboat Shuttles to all Event Docks:
We are providing riverboat shuttles every 15 minutes between our 3 main docks – Saddok (Main Dock), Latte Dock, and Nipa Dock – to get you to every cultural event, live musical performance, and all the fun!
Join us at our Annual River Festival and SUPPORT the local Artists, Farmers, Vendors, & Exhibitors:
My name is Aliana Torres and I am from the beautiful village of Hågat. I specialize in modern Guåhan-inspired polymer clay creations. Each piece is carefully handcrafted. My creations range from necklaces, earrings, keychains, badge reels, and more.
Si yu’os ma’åse!
|We manufacture, wholesale, and retail pre-packaged gourmet ice Popsicles locally made in Guam using locally sourced ingredients from farmers of Guam.|
Heart & Soul Picnic was started by two attached-at-the-hip BFF’s who strive to create that “picture perfect” moment for you and your loved ones. Whether it be to give you and your besties an excuse to get all dolled up or to host a special day, Heart & Soul Picnic is here for you! We truly enjoy putting together a magical picnic, and we hope to see you gathering around our table soon.
|We are a mother and a daughter pair who loves to craft. our jewelry are inspired by this beautiful island of Guam. We source local sands from north Tarague beach star sand to south Talofofo beach black sand. We hope you love our creations.|
|Nuhong is a small business from Southern Guam that provides quality tuhongs(Hats) and island style vibes shading you one day at a time.|
|Artwork, Tshirts, Stickers, Puzzle Greeting Cards, Ti Leaf Lei, Haku (Hawaiian Style Head Lei)|
Professional Imagery showcasing Guahan. My name is Tati Talavera. I have been an underwater photographer since 2014 and my artwork represents Guahan above and below the surface.
|Crescent Studio is a creative duo of island girls promoting beauty and CHamoru culture, specializing in handmade ceramic jewelry and vessels.|
|Local / cultural handcrafted jewelry. Examples: sinahi necklaces, slingtone and latte stone necklaces, Gualafon pendant necklaces, hand carved bracelets.|
|Buenas, My name is Shane Naputi. Born in the village of Humåtak but through my matrilineal side I’m from Inalåhån. I am the founder and owner of Bayena Arts which is my small local business. My main focus with my work is CHamoru jewelry. However I’ve been doing other types of carving and creations like replicas of ancient weaponry. I use Instagram as my main platform for my business under _bayena.arts_.|
Hafa adai, my name is Vince Salas. I am a registered artist with CAHA and have been a delegate for FestPac. I have been a participant in the Micronesian fairs, mango festival, Saipan flame tree festival, and all village markets. My goal has always been to make the Chamorro jewelry affordable for all people.
Vince and Becky’s local jewelry
Guahu si Kaiana San Nicolas, creator of Makmata Tribe!
I’ll be bringing to you CHamoru jewelry and art.
Stayin’ Tuned. Chamorro. Island. Music. Live CHamoru Music. We provide live, local, entertainment island-wide.
Ethnic/culturally relevant works of art using whole coconut carving of “figurehead” native faces and CHamoru warriors. Work will also include a few storyboards depicting most common legends, on native wood.
I am the son of the late Master Carver Tun Segundo Blas of Mangilao. My work on wood and coconut has been shaped by the late master. Fluent in the local language, I have held the position of certified Chamorro Language and Culture teacher for more than 6 years with Guam DOE. A US Army retiree with well over 24 years of military in the field combat medicine and environmental science. I have a background in the study of OCeanic Art with emphasis in Micronesia.