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  • Hawaii State Art Museum First Friday - MARCH 2023

  • Type: Exhibit / Entertainment
    Date: Friday - 3/3/2023
    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 March 3rd, 2023 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

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. 
February’s First Friday will feature Rhiana and the Texans and The Elevations Hawai‘i! More details to come!

Live performances by Jungle Fern and Men in Grey Suits in the outdoor Sculpture Garden! Friday, March 3, 6:00 - 9:00 p.m. Free, all ages welcome. Food vendors will be on site. 


New Exhibitions At Hawaii State Museum: "Accession"

New Exhibitions At Hawaii State Museum: "Accession"
The Hawai‘i State Foundation on Culture and the Arts (SFCA) invites the public to the Hawaiʻi State Art Museum’s newest exhibit, “Accession: new additions to the Art in Public Places Collection”. Gain insight into the diversity of artworks being created i
n Hawaiʻi today in this exhibit, displaying a selection of 51 recent additions to the State Foundation on Culture and the Arts’ (SFCA) Art Public Places Collection by 38 artists.

“Under the Blue” Community Arts Project opens March 3
This community art installation in the first phase of an immersive art experience that explores the various zones of the ocean. Inspired by phytoplankton, Native Hawaiian artists Solomon Enos encourages people of all ages to make dots and dashes on the wall, which will turn into the backdrop of an immersive ocean performance venue for young people with developmental disabilities and disorders.
This project is a partnership of the Hawaiʻi State Art Museum, the Friends of the Hawaiʻi State Art Museum and the Honolulu Theatre for Youth. “Under the Blue” opens Friday, March 3 – come and experience it during First Friday!
First Friday

Public Transportation
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.

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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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