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 monthly email newsletter (SFCA eNews).

Due to renovation activities, the museum cafe (Artizen by MW) will be closed April 16 – May 19, and the shop (HiSAM Gallery Shop x MORI) will be open only on Saturdays and First Fridays for the same time period.

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.

April 2018
First Friday: Anju Madoka/Kenny Endo (Japanese shamisen and taiko drums)
The HiSAM Museum Gallery Shop x MORI will be screening the documentary film “The Smog of the Sea” and a reception for their Sustainability Now! art sale. For more information: HiSAM Museum Gallery Shop x MORI, (808) 566-6615
Friday, April 6, 2018 | 6:00 – 9:00 p.m.

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: “Go Monumental” sculpture making
Saturday, April 14, 2018 | 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Slow Art Day 2018
Saturday, April 14, 2018 | 10:00 – 10:45 a.m.
Meet in the second floor museum lobby at 10:00 a.m. to explore different ways to experience art with artist and museum guide Emily McIlroy. Suitable for all ages.

Art Lunch: Alison Beste ~ Oil Tanker Sunsets
Tuesday, April 24, 2018 | 12:00 – 1:00 p.m.

May 2018
Young Artists of Hawaii: My Culture, My Family, and Me exhibit opens
Friday, May 4 – Friday, June 29, 2018 | 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
For information about award notification, artwork pickup, and the awards ceremony, please contact Michelle Chun, (808) 305-9709, michelle_chun@hawaiidoe.org. To RSVP for the awards ceremony, go to 2018 YAH RSVP, or call (808) 305-9709.

First Friday: Nidaime Teishin Kai ~ Okinawan music
Friday, May 4, 2018 | 6:00 – 9:00 p.m.

The HiSAM Museum Gallery Shop x MORI and the Friends of the Hawaii State Art Museum will be hosting the Hawaii Master Artists Show art sale fundraiser May 4 – 5. For more information: HiSAM Museum Gallery Shop x MORI, (808) 566-6615, and Friends of the Hawaii State Art Museum.

Second Saturday: Pop-Up Cards
Saturday, May 12, 2018 | 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Art Lunch: Okinawan Kucho ~ Allison Yanagi and Yukiko Pierce (an Apprentice Mentoring Grant public presentation)
Tuesday, May 29, 2018 | 12:00 – 1:00 p.m.

June 2018
First Friday: Sean Cleland ~ guitar based pop, rock, and soul
Friday, June 1, 2018 | 6:00 – 9:00 p.m.

Second Saturday: activity to be announced
Saturday, June 9, 2018 | 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Art Lunch: Artists of Hawaii ~ Fred Roster (documentary)
Tuesday, June 26, 2018 | 12:00 – 1:00 p.m.

Exhibit closing: Young Artists of Hawaii at HiSAM (duplicate exhibit stays open all year in the Pa Kamalii courtyard of the Hawaii Convention Center)

July 2018
CLOSED for Independence Day
Wednesday, July 4, 2018

First Friday: Evening of Jazz with the Hawaii Friends of Civil Rights
Friday, July 6, 2018 | 6:00 – 9:00 p.m.

Second Saturday: activity to be announced
Saturday, July 14, 2018 | 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Art Lunch
Tuesday, July 31, 2018 | 12:00 – 1:00 p.m.

August 2018
First Friday: performer to be announced
Friday, August 3, 2018 | 6:00 – 9:00 p.m.

Second Saturday: activity to be announced
Saturday, August 11, 2018 | 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Holiday: closed for Statehood Day
Friday, August 17, 2018

Art Lunch: presenter to be announced
Tuesday, August 28, 2018 | 12:00 – 1:00 p.m.

September 2018
First Friday: performer to be announced
Friday, September 7, 2018 | 6:00 – 9:00 p.m.

Second Saturday: activity to be announced
Saturday, September 8, 2018 | 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Art Lunch: presenter to be announced
Tuesday, September 28, 2018 | 12:00 – 1:00 p.m.

October 2018
First Friday: performer to be announced
Friday, October 5, 2018 | 6:00 – 9:00 p.m.

Second Saturday: activity to be announced
Saturday, October 13, 2018 | 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Art Lunch: presenter to be announced
Tuesday, October 30, 2018 | 12:00 – 1:00 p.m.

November 2018
First Friday: performer to be announced
Friday, November 2, 2018 | 6:00 – 9:00 p.m.

CLOSED for General Election Day
Tuesday, November 6, 2018

Second Saturday: activity to be announced
Saturday, November 10, 2018 | 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

CLOSED for Thanksgiving Day
Thursday, November 22, 2018

Art Lunch: presenter to be announced
Tuesday, November 27, 2018 | 12:00 – 1:00 p.m.

December 2018
First Friday: performer to be announced
Friday, December 7, 2018 | 6:00 – 9:00 p.m.

Second Saturday: stamp prints with Margo Vitarelli
Saturday, December 8, 2018 | 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

CLOSED for Christmas Day
Tuesday, December 25, 2018
*due to the Christmas Day holiday there will be no Art Lunch presentation