Monthly Public Programs

Sculpture Garden at the Hawai‘i State Art Museum

Sculpture Garden at the Hawai‘i State Art Museum

First Friday

The Hawai‘i State Art Museum is open during the First Friday Downtown Gallery Walk. Join us for an evening of art and performance. Check out the exhibitions currently on view; enjoy the monthly performance featuring a changing roster of talented musicians, dancers, and performance artists;  take a leisurely stroll through the Sculpture Garden; dine at the Grand Cafe & Bakery; and shop at Showcase Hawai‘i. Scheduled the first Friday of every month, the museum is open from 6:00-9:00 p.m. with the galleries closing at 8:30 p.m. Check the Arts & Culture Calendar for this month’s featured performers.


Kapa making during family-friendly Second Saturday

Kapa making during family-friendly Second Saturday

Second Saturday

HiSAM’s Second Saturday features hands-on art activities presented by professional artists and arts organizations. For some events demonstrations and/or performances in the galleries are also slated. This monthly family-focused public program has something for all ages.

Galleries are open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and activities take place from 11 a.m. until 2:45 p.m. Past events have featured weaving, ceramics, watercolor, quilting, ink brush painting, multi-media sculpture, and more! Check the Arts & Culture Calendar for this month’s activity.


Lloyd Sing with apprentice Mahi'ai Lance La Pierre

Lloyd Sing with apprentice Mahi’ai Lance La Pierre

Art Lunch: Last Tuesday of Every Month

HiSAM’s Art Lunch noontime lecture series features presentations by notable artists and cultural practitioners. Presenters include recipients of SFCA Awards Recipients in all disciplines. Lectures take place from 12 noon to 1:00 p.m. on the last Tuesday of each month in our first-floor Multi-purpose Room. Bring a brown bag lunch and join us. Check the Arts & Culture Calendar for details on this month’s talk.