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  • Hawaii State Art Museum First Friday - JANUARY 2023

  • Type: Exhibit / Entertainment
    Date: Friday - 1/6/2023
    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 January 6th. 2023 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Free, in-person First Friday at the Hawaiʻi State Art Museum. All ages welcome!

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


  • DJ Lowtide
  • Melissa Diallo


Melissa Diallo at HiSAM // FIRST FRIDAY // JAN 6


Melissa Diallo is a French-Canadian jazz and Soul vocalist from Montreal, Quebec. She has performed in thousands of events while touring Europe, Asia, Africa and the USA over the past 25 years.
Since 2012, Mel has been an active member of the entertainment community in Honolulu. From the beloved Waikiki’s Rock n’ Reception, to other public and private events, she has been sharing her powerful vocals and vibrant energy throughout the State of Hawai‘i.

Lowtide at HiSAM // FIRST FRIDAY // JAN 6

Dan Zucker aka Lowtide is a regular presence in the Honolulu music scene. His conspicuous blonde Afro can be found behind turntables and microphones at clubs all over town on a weekly basis. As a vocalist, he fronts an experimental Neo Soul+hip hop group called The Workout. Their weekly jam is a largely improvised performance that features a rotating cast of local talent, including many artists who are familiar faces to HiSAM show attendees. // Zucker started rapping in middle school in his hometown of Washington, D.C. In New York City, rhyming evolved from a hobby to a full-time passion when he started battling and cyphering on the cutthroat underground rap scene in the birthplace of hip hop. At this point in his music career, Lowtide is most concerned with facilitating the creation of an interesting and dynamic sonic experience, full of varied textures, challenging improvisation, and entertaining lyrics.

Please note that the museum’s main galleries will be closed until February 10 during installation of upcoming exhibits.


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 State Art Museum (HiSAM)

2022 Hawaiʻi Triennial - Pacific Century Exhibit Expanded
Recently installed in the Turnaround Gallery are photos by Hawaiʻi Triennial 2022 artist Ed Greevy, previously on display at the Honolulu Museum of Art. Greevy collaborated for decades with Hawaiian activist Haunani-Kay Trask, and Greevy’s photographs document environmental and social justice movements in Hawaiʻi. The photos in the exhibit are also published in the book “Kūʻē: Thirty Years of Land Struggles in Hawaiʻi”. The exhibit will be on view through December 3, 2022. Get a 30 second video peek at the exhibit on the SFCA website: HT22 Exhibit Expanded at HiSAM.

“Somehow, I Don’t Feel Comfortable (Hawaiʻi Version)” by Hawaiʻi Triennial 2022 artist Momoyo Torimitsu is currently on display in the ground floor POD (Passion On Display) space through December 3, 2022. This piece was previously displayed at the Royal Hawaiian Shopping Center.

The 2022 Hawaiʻi Triennial - Pacific Century - E Hoʻomau no Moananuiākea exhibit is on view through December 3, 2022, at the Hawaiʻi State Art Museum in downtown Honolulu. Admission is free.

HiSAM is displaying an HT22 exhibition featuring Kānaka ʻŌiwi and Hawai‘i-based artist collaborations ‘Ai Pōkahu Press, ʻElepaio Press, Nā Maka o ka ʻĀina, Piliāmoʻo, and Tropic Editions. “The exhibition at HiSAM celebrates the particularities of this place and is indebted to the stories of art and activism that have unfolded across Ka Paeʻāina o Hawaiʻi since the 1970s—many of which remain under recognized to this day. It is no secret that ʻŌiwi artists have been historically underrepresented and misrepresented within the settler colonial exhibitionary complex of Hawaiʻi’s art institutions,” says Associate Curator Drew Kahu‘āina Broderick. “HT22 seeks to counter exclusionary practices that continue to impact the health and wellbeing of Hawaiʻi’s art ecosystems.”

The event is organized by 
Hawai‘i Contemporary, a Honolulu-based nonprofit organization, and made possible by presenting sponsors Hawai‘i State Art Museum, supported by State Foundation on Culture and the Arts, and Make Visible, a nonprofit whose mission is to create and sponsor innovative platforms for artists.

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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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