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Hawaii Arts Organizations


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Hawai`i Arts Alliance -   EMail:
P.O. Box 3948 l Honolulu l Hawaii l 96812-3948 l Phone: 808.533.2787 l Fax: 808.526.9040 l
Building community by enriching lives through the advancement, education and celebration of the arts in Hawaii.


Hawaii Tourism Authority  -
Strategically manages Hawaii tourism in a sustainable manner consistent with our economic goals, cultural values, preservation of natural resources, community desires and visitor industry needs

PBS Hawai`i: Hawai`i Public Television  -
The mission of PBS Hawaii is to inform, inspire, and entertain by sharing high quality programming and services that add value to our diverse island community.

State Foundation on Culture and the Arts  -
250 South Hotel Street, 2nd Floor, Honolulu, Hawai‘i 96813. 808-586-0300 | Fax 808-586-0308 | TTY 808-586-0740
Promoting, perpetuating, preserving and encouraging culture and the arts, history and the humanities as central to the quality of life of the people of Hawai‘i.

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Bishop Museum - 1525 Bernice Street, Honolulu, Hawai'i   96817    Phone: 808.847.3511   
Bishop Museum is the largest museum in the state and the premier natural and cultural history institution in the Pacific, recognized throughout the world for its cultural collections, research projects, consulting services and public educational programs. It also has one of the largest natural history specimen collections in the world. Serving and representing the interests of Native Hawaiians is a primary purpose of the Museum.
Honolulu Printmakers
Academy Art Center, 1111 Victoria St, Honolulu HI 96814, 808-536-5507     email:


Haleiwa Arts Festival
Hawai`i Craftsmen
Hawai`i Handweavers’ Hui
Hawai`i State Art Museum
Honolulu Museum of Art
Honolulu Museum of Art Spalding House
Honolulu Symphony
Honolulu Theatre for Youth
Mayor’s Office on Culture and the Arts
Mission Houses Museum
University of Hawai`i - Leeward Community College Theatre
University of Hawai`i at Manoa - Ethnomusicology Program
University of Hawai`i at Manoa - Art Gallery
University of Hawai`i at Manoa - Dept. of Theatre and Dance

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Ebb and Flow Arts
Hui No‘eau Visual Arts Center
Lana`i Art Center
Maui Academy of Performing Arts
Maui Community Theatre
Maui Culture and the Arts

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Big Island Dance Council  -
The Big Island Dance Council supports, promotes, and encourages the art of dance on the Island of Hawaii through education, classes, performances, and networking.


East Hawaii Cultural Center  -  141 Kalakaua St. Hilo, HI 96721   (808) 961-5711

The Center's facilities include three public galleries, a performance space on the second floor serves as a "black box" theater, an art studio, a meeting room, and one of the best dance floors on the island.


Hawaii Concert Society  -
Presenting fine music and dance on the Big Island of Hawaii

Hilo Downtown Improvement Association  -
The Hilo Downtown Improvement Association's mission is "To provide leadership that develops and nurtures Downtown Hilo, and the surrounding communities, as a safe and attractive place to live, work, and play."

78-6670 Mamalahoa Hwy. Holualoa, HI 96725 Telephone: (808) 322-3362 Email:
A non-profit charitable organization offering art education for adults and youth at the historic Donkey Mill Art Center. The center is located near the artist community of Holualoa along the Kona Coffee Corridor on the Big Island of Hawaii.

Imiloa Astronomy Center of Hawaii  - 
Located at 600 `Imiloa Place on the upper portion of the UH-Hilo campus, in the Science and Technology Park
, 'Imiloa Astronomy Center provides a unique experience for visitors, students, and families seeking to explore the connections between Hawaiian cultural traditions and the science of astronomy.

Kahilu Theatre -
Post Office Box 549, Kamuela, HI 96743, Tel (808) 885-6017/Fax (808) 885-0546 Box Office (808) 885-6868
Responsive to cultural needs of the community, the Kahilu Theatre provides a home for the presentation, support, education and promotion of the performing arts.

Lyman Museum  and Mission House  -
The Lyman Museum houses two major exhibit galleries (Earth Heritage for natural history and Island Heritage for cultural history), the Shipman Gallery of Chinese Art, a Special Exhibits Gallery, a gift shop and over 26,000 volumes, documents and historic photos of Hawai`i. The Earth Heritage Gallery is the best little introduction anywhere to Hawai`i before humans, showcasing its volcanic origins and unique ecosystems. An important part of the Museum is our restored Mission House right next door. The house is shown separately by guided tour.

Pacific Tsunami Museum, Hilo  -  130 Kamehameha Ave, Hilo, Hawaii 96720 (808) 935-0926
The goal of the Pacific Tsunami Museum is to promote public tsunami education for the people of Hawaii and the Pacific Region. The museum will also preserve the social and cultural history of Hawaii and promote economic development on the island of Hawaii as well as statewide. The museum will serve as a living memorial to those who lost their lives in past tsunami events.

Palace Theatre -
38 Haili St. Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI 96720

Volcano Art Center  -
Located on the Big Island of Hawai'i, at the summit of Kilauea in Hawai'i Volcanoes National Park.
The Volcano Art Center (VAC) is a nonprofit, tax-exempt, educational organization, founded in 1974. Their mission is to promote, develop, and perpetuate the artistic and cultural heritage of Hawai'i's people and environment through activities in the visual, literary, and performing arts.

For additional information please call 933-0416,
fax 933-0417 or email at

Wailoa Arts & Cultural Center is a unique experience for the Big Island of Hawai’i located in the Wailoa River State Recreation Area, and is the only venue of its kind supported by the State Parks, a Division of the Department of Land and Natural Resources. Established in 1967, Wailoa Center is staffed by a team of volunteers and serves as an art, cultural and visitor information center, as well as, a stimulating local gathering place for the community. Wailoa Center’s mission strives to unveil other worlds and concepts to those who may not otherwise be exposed to art, music, history and cultural traditions. Local artists, craftsmen and educators are offered this venue to display their ideas leading to the creation of two new exhibits every month for visitors to enjoy. The Center is free and opened to the public Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Wednesday from noon to 4:30 p.m. and closed on Saturday, Sunday and State Holidays.

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Garden Island Arts Council
Kaua‘i Academy of Creative Arts
Kaua‘i Historical Society
Kaua‘i Society of Artists
Storybook Theatre of Hawai‘i