The Hawai‘i State Foundation on Culture and the Arts was established by the Hawai‘i State Legislature in 1965, to promote, perpetuate, preserve and encourage culture and the arts, history and the humanities as central to the quality of life of the people of Hawai‘i. HSFCA funding is provided by the State of Hawai‘i and the National Endowment for the Arts.

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Lynne Nakasone, grandmaster of Okinamwan dance, wearing white beard and costume as an older Japanese man. She is surrounded by 4 women and 2 children, also dressed in traditional Japanese dress.

Tuesday is Art Lunch | Okinawan Dance Then and Now with the Hooge Ryu Hana Nuuzi no Kai Nakasone Dance Academy

Ho‘omau: The Perpetuation of Kapa  |  An exhibition celebrating the art of kapa

Artist rendering of the proposed Kona Judiciary Building. Shows building made of 4 sections will pitched roofs with exterior landscaping.

Commission for Kona Judiciary Complex  |  A new call for artists

National Poetry Out Loud Competition |  Congratulations to Punahou School sophomore Nicholas Amador who placed 3rd in the national competition

My Art Story: Hawai‘i  |  A video collaboration by The National Endowment for the Arts and the SFCA that looks at the arts and culture of Hawai‘i

kalua pork & cabbage sliders with a @hofarmshawaii Lomi tomato salad, poi BBQ sauce, all served on a housemade potato roll.

Artizen  |  The restaurant at HiSAM ~ open for breakfast and lunch

SFCA Funded Programs & Events  |  A partial list of events funded all or in part by the SFCA

What is the Art in Public Places Program?  |  Watch a video, produced during the 40th anniversary of the SFCA, that answers the questions

Annual Report FY 2014-2015 | The SFCA Annual Report for Fiscal Years 2014-2015 is available for download

2016 Student Art Exhibition

Student art in the 2016 Student Art Exhibit

“Celebrating Hawai‘i with My Family and Friends”

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The Haig Collection

Hawaiian Flag Quilt by unknown artist

Hawaiian Quilt Flag by Unknown Artist | On view in the He Makana Exhibit

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Art in Public Places

Leather Blossom by Michael Smith

Leather Blossom by Michael Smithm | From the Art in Public Places Collection

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