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  • Hawaii State Art Museum First Friday: APRIL 2022

  • Type: Exhibit / Entertainment
    Date: Friday - 4/1/2022
    Time: 6:00pm - 9:00pm
    250 South Hotel Street, 2nd Floor
    Honolulu, HI 96813
    Phone: (808) 586-0307 or
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    Cost: Free
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Hawaii State Art Museum First Friday April 1st @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Free, family-friendly evening of art and music at HiSAM! All museum galleries and the Sculpture Garden will be open! Come visit the Honolulu Triennial exhibits and enjoy performances in the garden! Admission is free and all ages are welcome. 


6:30pm – 7:30pm: Dayton Watanabe
Dayton Watanabe was born and raised on the island of Oahu.  In 1998 he had his first Slack Key guitar lesson with Bobby Moderow (from the Hoku Award winning group Maunalua).  He also learned to play a variety of music on his own.  Since 2008 he has been playing music at various venues around the island.
7:45pm – 8:45pm: Tiki Taboo
Tiki TabooTiki Taboo is exotica a go go. Any genre of music in tiki vibe…surf, latin, jazz, funk, world music…no rules. Featuring: Marti Kerton, vocals & percussion; Dan Curran, percussion & vocals; Cynthia Farias, Flute & vocals; Kathy Chang, Bass; Bert Kono, Drums; James Ganeko, Guitar, percussion & vocals.


TheBus – many bus routes stop directly in front of or very close to the museum. For routes and schedules, call TheBus at (808) 848-5555 or check online at
The Waikiki Trolley – the Red Line State Capitol/Iolani Palace Stop is a short walk from HiSAM. For more information, call the Waikiki Trolley at (808) 591-2561, or check online at
Biki Bikeshare – the closest 
Biki racks are directly in front of the building on South Hotel St. (120 Chinatown/DT – Hotel & Richards), and at the corner of Richards and South Beretania St (121 Chinatown/DT – Beretania & Richards).
Bicycle Racks – nearby Honolulu City & County bike racks are on South Hotel St. near Alakea St., on Richards St. near South Hotel St., and on the lawn between the Hawai‘i State Capitol building and Iolani Palace.

There is no parking on site. Parking is available at nearby lots, including across Hotel street in the Ali‘i Place building (enter at 1099 Alakea Street, cash only, closes at 8:00PM), across Richards Street at Iolani Palace, the Kalanimoku Building, Kinaʻu Hale/Department of Health, State Capitol basement, Honolulu City Municipal Parking, and metered street parking in the area.

Free accessible parking stalls are available in these locations for persons with disabilities:

Iolani Palace grounds (one stall near the Richards Street exit, one stall near the State Archives building, and one stall near the gate leading to the State Capitol)
Ali‘i Place building parking structure (vehicle entrance at 1099 Alakea Street, pedestrian entrance/exit on South Hotel Street directly across from the Hawai‘i State Art Museum). 2 hour limit.
State parking lots allow metered spaces in those lots to be used as accessible parking, with a 2 hour limit. Nearby state parking lots include the State Capitol (415 South Beretania Street and Punchbowl Street), and the Kalanimoku Building (corner of Beretania Street and 1151 Punchbowl Street). For a full list of state government parking lots and a map, please visit the 
Automotive Management Division webpage. In order to use the spaces, vehicles must display the appropriate placard issued to individuals.


Hawaiʻi Triennial exhibit. Free admission to the State Art Museum and the Hawaiʻi Triennial exhibit at the State Art Museum. Exhibit dates: February 18 – May 8, 2022.
Hawaiʻi Regional Scholastic Art Awards competition and exhibit for students grades 7-12. Exhibit dates: February 18 – March 12, 2022. Free admission.

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Artworks on display in the Hawai‘i State Art Museum are from the 
Art in Public Places Collection of the State Foundation on Culture and the Arts, or student art competitions (the Annual Hawai‘i Regional Scholastic Art Awards and Annual Young Artists of Hawai‘i). Most of the Art in Public Places Collection is on display in public buildings, including schools, libraries, and state offices. The collection can be viewed and searched online: Art in Public Places Catalog.

Click here for current exhibits and more exhibit details

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The Hawai'i State Art Museum is located in No. 1 Capitol Distric Building at 250 South Hotel Street. The building is situated in the historic Hawaii Capital Cultural District, across from 'Iolani Palace and the State Capitol. The museum is open Tuesday to Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission is free. For more information on the Hawai'i State Art Museum call (808) 586-0900

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Phone: (808) 586-0307

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    The Hawai'i State Art Museum is dedicated to presenting the largest and finest collection of works by Hawai'i artists that celebrate the diverse artistic and cultural legacy of Hawaii.
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