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Find out what's happening this month at The ARTS at Marks!


The ARTS at Marks Garage

February 2017

1159 Nu'uanu Avenue *Honolulu, Hawai'i 96817


Gallery Hours:Tuesday through Saturday12pm - 5pm



Intro to The ARTSRejuvenation

Exhibits will be on hold through the month of February while we undergo renovations funded by a State Grant in Aid. Our new design is provided pro-bono the design team at G-70 who designed the original Marks construction way back in 2001 as Group 70.New features include an alternative travel desk, expanded co-working, mobile workstations, larger performance area,bookstore,box office, a meeting space called"The Nest",additional bathroomsand free WIFI for all.


Second Saturday Discover Art

February 11, 11AM - 4PM

Every second Saturday, the Creative Arts District presents "Discover Art" to feature artists andperformers, stationed around the Chinatown community, to offer art classes,demonstrations and lessons. Activities will be interactive and geared towardchildren and families. Activities will include watercolors, face and body painting, take-away art, ceramics,papier-mâché, and more!


Second Saturday Open Mic

Pacific Tongues / Youth Speaks Hawaii

February 11

Pacific Tongues at Youth Speaks Hawaii presents Open Mic and slam poetry. Doors open at 2:30 for the 3pm show with free admission.


The Acting Studio

COJODA Productions

Tuesdays, 5:30-7PM

Single Point Acting for actors of all ages and levels. It simplified process created by Consulina Wong derived from the classic techniques of Stanislavski, Stella Adler, Sanford Meisner and Lee Strasberg. Learn acting skills from a veteran actress. Learn to act for movies, television stage and still photography.For more info and to join, call: Consulina Wong at(808) 223 6338.


Teen Slam Poetry

Pacific Tongues / Youth Speaks Hawaii

Every Wednesday, 4:30 - 6PM

Free teen slam poetry writing and performance workshops.


From Shadows Opening at Hound & Quail

Lala Openi from The Artists Lofts

February 17, 6 - 9PM

It's a lot going on in the world right now. What drives you? What you gon do with all these feels?

Exploring the importance of feeling your feels is FROM SHADOWS, a series of paintings and internal dialogue documenting my journey through shadow work over a period of 7 months. Mixed media large scale paintings are accompanied by personal journal entries, notes on dealing with disappointment, affirmations, love letters, and doodles which have all played an integral part in the process of my healing through shadow work.

Come join Lala Openi as they explore how working through the hard feels is important to the process of growth-- the first step in making a change within ourselves, and ultimately impact the world. #FromShadows.


920 Maunakea St. HNL

Free & All Ages

Artwork for sale




Closing Party for Artists at Sea

February 3, 6-10 PM

Get one last look at the Artists at Sea exhibit before we say Aloha!

The Bar@Marks will be up and running with beer provided by from Kona Brewing Co. along with a full bar.


Open House @ The Lofts

Chinatown Artist Lofts

More than half-a-dozen artists open-studios and one left to rent on the second floor of Chinatown Artists Loftswith live music, galleries, art demonstrations, and refreshments overlooking a tropical courtyard from5-10pm.Entrances on Smith and Maunakea near Hotel Street.


Featured Artists

Nanci Amaka

Nanci Amaka will be opening her space Ark Of The Unicorns #203 at the Chinatown Artists Lofts from 6p -9p as a communal workspace. She's invitingthe art and crafts communityto come work either on their own projects, or to help crochet drop-shaped orbs for an upcoming collaborative project called The Oil & Water Drop Project which is sponsored by Pow!Wow!!, Kala Roots and will be shown in Kakaako Agora mid February. These drop-shaped orbs will eventually be filled with plastic debris collected from beaches around Oahu as part of an effort to bring awareness and start dialogue on the effects of oil on our water:plastics in oceans, oil spills, toxic pollution by corporations, etc.


<3 Leighanne

Hailing from San Francisco and calling Oahu her new home, "<3 Leighanne" has produced concepts, lore and knit creations surrounding the ideas of "making" friends out of discarded objects and trash on the island. The stories of the creator and creatures come to life in pages from her accompanying graphic novel and the knitted creatures themselves, both will be on display this FirstFridayat the Mendonça Artwalk.


Thomas Seam Kelleher

Scouring the bins and palettes at Re-use Hawaii has become a favorite pastime of architect and artist Kelleher. A recent treasure find included three-dozen discarded tube steel bleacher railing sections from a demolished gymnasium at Fort Schafter military base. Re-purposing the pieces by integrating the essential character of the railings' mid-century design ethos into new functioning objects, Tommy aims to do more than salvage the pieces for the stock material let alone its recyclable value per weight.

Pieces on display at at the Chinatown Artists Lofts will include Art Display Frames, 4-panel Pocketing Rolling Vehicle Gate, WIP Mobile Workstations for ARTS at Marks Garage.



A Sneak Peek at Our Reopening!

- Honolulu Biennial: Mar-April

-MAMo: Maoli Arts Movement: May

- Photographers Guild: June

- Pacific New Media Photography: June

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  • The ARTS At Marks Garage
    The ARTS at Marks Garage is a community arts center with a 1,000 sq. ft. gallery, a 1,000 sq. ft. theater, and a 1,000 sq. ft. office space founded in 2001. Marks is home to 13 performing and visual arts businesses including Youth Speaks Hawaii and Hawaii Shakespeare Festival. 45,000 visitors attend 13 exhibits and 150 performances each year.
    1159 Nuuanu Ave., Honolulu, HI (View Map)

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