HiSAM Free Events

Hawaii State Art Museum admission and events are always free. Our event calendar is also posted on Facebook (Hawaii State Art Museum) and in the SFCA’s montly email newsletter (SFCA eNews).

First Friday: the first Friday of each month, the museum is open late (6:00 – 9:00 pm) with live entertainment. Take the stairs or the elevators to the second floor. The shop (HiSAM Gallery Shop x MORI), cafe (Artizen by MW) and the non-profit volunteer group Friends of the Hawaii State Art Museum also host First Friday events, with art sales, a bar, and special menus. For information about those events, please visit the HiSAM Gallery Shop x MORI website (shophisam.com)/social media (Facebook | Instagram) or call (808) 566-6615.

Second Saturday: the second Saturday of each month, hands-on art activities for all ages in the ground floor Multipurpose Room, 11:00 am – 3:00 pm. All materials are provided, drop in at any time during activity hours, allowing at least 30 minutes to complete a project.

Art Lunch: the last Tuesday of each month, a presentation or lecture by an artist or arts professional, 12:00 – 1:00 pm. Bring your own lunch to eat during the presentation, or buy one from the museum cafe. Ground floor Multipurpose Room.

January 2018
First Friday: Ron & Pomai Loo, Pila Nahenahe (Hawaiian slack key guitar)
Friday, January 5, 2018

Second Saturday: Passport to Imagination and Journeys Into Art
Saturday, January 13, 2018

Art Lunch: Kent Severson ~ Cultural Heritage Conservation
Tuesday, January 28, 2018

February 2018
First Friday: Julia Akatsu Stoyanov ~ classical piano
Friday, February 2, 2018

Second Saturday: Hawaii Watercolor Society ~ Year of the Dog
Saturday, February 10, 2018

55th Annual Hawaii Regional Scholastic Art Awards exhibit opens
Friday, February 16, 2018 – Friday, April 13, 2018
For information about award notification, shipping, artwork pickup, and the awards ceremony, please visit the Scholastic Art Awards website: Hawaii Art Region. For additional student, teacher, and parent/guardian information, please contact Michelle Chun, (808) 305-9709, michelle_chun@hawaiidoe.org.

Art Lunch: Lynn Cook ~ Petroglyphs in Hawaii
Tuesday, February 27, 2018

March 2018
First Friday: Dayton Watanabe
Friday, March 2, 2018

Second Saturday: Hawaii Handweavers’ Hui
Saturday, March 10, 2018

Art Lunch: Brook Kapukuniahi Parker ~ Honoring Our Ancestors Through Art
Tuesday, March 27, 2018

April 2018
First Friday: Anju Madoka/Kenny Endo
Friday, April 6, 2018

Exhibit Closing: 55th Annual Hawaii Regional Scholastic Art Awards
Last day to view: Friday, April 13, 2018
For information about award notification, shipping, artwork pickup, and the awards ceremony, please visit the Scholastic Art Awards website: Hawaii Art Region. For additional student, teacher, and parent/guardian information, please contact Michelle Chun, (808) 305-9709, michelle_chun@hawaiidoe.org.

Second Saturday: activity to be announced
Saturday, April 14, 2018

Art Lunch: Alison Beste ~ Oil Tanker Sunsets
Tuesday, April 24, 2018

May 2018
Young Artists of Hawaii: My Culture, My Family, and Me exhibit opens
Friday, May 4 – Friday, June 29, 2018
For information about award notification, artwork pickup, and the awards ceremony, please contact Michelle Chun, (808) 305-9709, michelle_chun@hawaiidoe.org.

First Friday: Nidaime Teishin Kai ~ Okinawan music
Friday, May 4, 2018

Second Saturday: activity to be announced
Saturday, May 12, 2018

Art Lunch: Okinawan Kucho ~ Allison Yanagi and Yukiko Pierce (an Apprentice Mentoring Grant public presentation)
Tuesday, May 29, 2018