SECOND SATURDAY: 50th Anniversary Celebration ~ A Day of Art, Music & Dance

Posted on Jan 24, 2015 in
August 8, 2015 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
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Hawai‘i State Art Museum
250 South Hotel Street
Honolulu,HI 96813


Thumbnail of flyer with info about the August 8th 50th anniversary celebration

Schedule of Events

People enjoying live music on the front lawn of the  Hawai‘i State Art Museum.

A day filled with art, music and dance in celebration of the 50th Anniversary of the founding of the Hawai‘i State Foundation on Culture and the Arts, is scheduled for Saturday, August 8, 2015.

During the early days of statehood, Hawai‘i’s leaders developed a plan to “promote, perpetuate, preserve and encourage culture and the arts of Hawai‘i.” As a result, the State Foundation on Culture and the Arts is now marking its 50th anniversary with a year full of events.

First up is our Second Saturday family event on August 8th. This Second Saturday will be a huge celebration on the Hawai‘i State Art Museum campus with live entertainment, cultural demonstrations, art classes and food vendors.

Starting at 10:00 a.m. and throughout the day a line­up of Taiko drummers, Okinawan dancers, steel guitar players and slack key musicians will perform on the HiSAM stage. Pottery, puppetry, kapa and weaving demonstrations will be held on the museum grounds until 3:00 p.m.

Food booths include Ono Pops and Tonioka’s Local Foods, and will be open along with the art galleries on the second floor of the historic building located at the intersection of Hotel and Richards Streets.

A complete schedule of events is available at HiSAM Celebration.

Second Saturday is a free family-friendly event. Activities are available from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m., while gallery hours for the museum are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Downtown streets aren’t crowded on the weekend, so walk, bike, take The Bus or drive to HiSAM on Second Saturday ($3 flat-rate parking across the street at Ali‘i Place; enter at 1099 Alakea St. Free parking available at City & County underground lot at Beretania and Alapai.)

Come see—it’s your art!