Statewide Arts & Culture Calendar


Female taiko performer in foreground with other performers in background

The following events are sponsored all or in part by the Hawai‘i State Foundation on Culture and the Arts or the HSFCA Biennium Grants program, that provides public funding to support projects designed to preserve and further culture, the arts, history, and/or the humanities beneficial to Hawai‘i, or in partnership with the University of Hawai‘i Outreach College Statewide Cultural Extension Program (SCEP). Program availability and information is subject to change without notice; please contact the hosting organizations to confirm program information.


All exhibitions listed are free and open to the public.

9.04.15 – TBD  |  Hawai‘i State Art Museum, 2nd Floor, 250 S. Hotel Street
Please note: the exhibit will be closed for a renovation project from July 9, 2017 to mid-September 2017.

Young Artists of Hawai‘i ~ My Culture, My Family and Me
On view through 3/2018  |  Hawai‘i Convention Center, Pa Kamali‘i Courtyard

HAWAI‘I: Change and Continuity
9.04.15 – TBD  |  Hawai‘i State Art Museum, 2nd Floor, 250 S. Hotel Street

He Makana: The Gertrude Mary Joan Damon Haig Collection
12.06.12 – 7.08.17  |  Hawai‘i State Art Museum, 2nd Floor, 250 S. Hotel Street

Process Under Pressure
5.05.17 – 7.08.17  |  Hawai‘i State Art Museum, 2nd Floor, 250 S. Hotel Street


Art Lunch: Jeff Gere ~ The Storytelling in Hawai‘i & Worldwide
6.27.17  |  12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.  |  HiSAM First Floor Multipurpose Room
Jeff Gere shares storytelling adventures and tales from 30 years of collecting island lore, performing constantly statewide, and most recently, traveling across the world.

Art Lunch: Janet Carafa ~ The Art of Mime: Touching the Invisible
7.25.17  |  12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.  |  HiSAM First Floor Multipurpose Room
Third generation feather work artist Mele Kahalepuna Chun will show and tell about the perpetuation of traditional practice and the innovations of contemporary featherwork artists.


Stories of Our People
Sundays  |  8:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.  |  KEWE-1240 AM and 95.5 FM
A twenty-six week radio series presented by the Portuguese Association of Maui offers informational history and culture segments on the Sounds of Portugal radio show (KEWE 1240 AM/95.5 FM/KEWE


First Friday: A Star-Studded Evening of Jazz
7.07.17  |  6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.  |  HiSAM

First Friday: Shoji Ledward
8.04.17  |  6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.  |  HiSAM


Second Saturday: Color Capers!
6.10.17  |  11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.  |  HiSAM First Floor Multipurpose Room
Learn how to use color, texture, pattern and imagination to create your personal wonderland.

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