HiSAM Free Events

August 2016

close up of 3 featherwork leis by Boris Huang. One on left in made with cream colored feathers with a few black feathers, the center lei is golden yellow feathers, in a flat feather style, with a band of red bordered to black feathers on either side, and the lei on the right is the same coloring but with full feathers.

Art Lunch: Boris Kekaiuluikahikina Huang ~ New Generation Feather Lei Artist
Tuesday, August 30  |  12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.  |  First Floor Multipurpose Room

Boris Huang will share stories of his feather-working experiences in Hawai‘i and abroad and demonstrate his approach to the art form. For more details: Art Lunch.

September 2016

Guitarist Ledward Kaapana wearing cowboy hat, holding guitar

First Friday: Ledward Kaapana
Friday, September 2 |  6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.  |  HiSAM

Enjoy a performance by Ledward Kaapana, slack key guitar and ukulele master. For more details: First Friday.

Exhibition Opening: Accession
Friday, September 2 |  6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.  |  HiSAM

Accession, a exhibit featuring a selection of recent acquisitions by the Arts in Public Places Collection of the Hawai‘i State Foundation on Culture and the Arts with have an opening reception during the First Friday festivities. For more details: Accession.


A flat sculpture of a man made from corrugated cardboard, covered with colorful tape with hand drawn patterns all over him.

Second Saturday: Hawai‘i Craftsmen
Saturday, September 10  |  11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.  |  First Floor Multipurpose Room

Explore the possibilities of additive wood sculpture AND create a “mini-“statue” using just tape and paper! Artists from the Hawai‘i Craftsmen will show you how! For more details: Second Saturday.


Hawaiian slashing weapon by Umi Kai

Art Lunch: Gordon ‘Umialiloalahanauokalakaua Kai ~ Hawaiian Tools
Tuesday, September 27 |  12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.  |  First Floor Multipurpose Room

Gordon ‘Umialiloalahanauokalakaua Kai will share his 45+ years of experience crafting na mea Hawai‘i. For more details: Art Lunch.