2024 Art at the Capitol

April 12, 2024
Ballet dancers in the Capitol Rotunda

The Hawaiʻi State Legislature invites the public to the annual Art at the Capitol event, celebrating the arts at the Hawaiʻi State Capitol. Doors open at 4:00 p.m. and events run 4:30 – 7:00 p.m.

Visitors are encouraged to arrive earlier to allow time to go through security checkpoints and metal detection screening. Parking can be challenging downtown, so carpooling, TheBus and Biki Bikeshare might be good options.

Art at the Capitol schedule

4:30 p.m.

  • Brandy Nālani McDougall, Hawaiʻi State Poet Laureate and HT25 artist. Poetry reading in the Capitol Rotunda.

5:00 p.m.

  • Hawaiʻi Youth Symphony performances in the Capitol Rotunda.
  • Hawaiʻi Chess Federation in the Capitol Rotunda; chess demonstration in Room 430.
  • Hawaiʻi International Film Festival short films in the Senate Chamber.
  • Hawaiʻi Contemporary “ALOHA NŌ” short video. Info and book giveaway table in the House Chamber.
  • Self-guided tours of SFCA Art in Public Places Collection artworks (select offices).

5:30 p.m.

  • Ballet Hawaiʻi student performances in the Capitol Rotunda.

6:00 p.m.

  • Honolulu Theatre for Youth presents Augemented Reality (AR) storytelling at the statue of Queen Liliʻuokalani.
  • Mele Hawaiʻi in the Capitol Rotunda.
  • Erhu by Tsun Hui Hung in the Office of Lt. Governor Sylvia Luke.
  • Hawaiʻi Contemporary artist meet and greet in Room 325.

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