The Hawaiʻi State Legislature’s annual Art at the Capitol event is back in person! The Legislature invites the public to visit the capitol after hours and experience hundreds of artworks from the SFCA Art in Public Places Collection currently on display there. Friday, April 14, 4:30 – 7:00 p.m.
2023 Art at the Capitol program
- Invocation by Hawaiʻi State Poet Laureate Brandy Nālani McDougall
- Self-guided tours
- Short films from the Hawaiʻi International Film Festival
- H-3 protest footage from Hawaiʻi Triennial 2022
- Live performances by Kamakawiwoʻole Osorio Band, Ballet Hawaiʻi, Honolulu Theatre for Youth
- Panel discussion: “Art and Activism” by Hawaiʻi Contemporary
The Vibe live music event will be happening across the street at the Hawaiʻi State Art Museum, 6:00 – 9:00 p.m.
Download a printable PDF flyer: 2023 Art at the Capitol flyer
Legislative Art Class
Legislators from the House and Senate and their staff experienced hands-on artmaking in two workshops at the Capitol in March. The workshops were sponsored by the SFCA as an opportunity for legislators to engage in artmaking using different parts of the brain for creative problem solving. Representative Sonny Ganaden of House District 30 is an avid printmaker and led the workshops with the Honolulu Printmakers, a nonprofit organization. The SFCA has been providing these art-making experiences for legislators and legislative staff as a part of the annual Art at the Capitol event.
Photo: view of the Hawaiʻi State Capitol building from South Hotel Street. Photo credit: SFCA/Mark Galacgac.