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The First First Friday Honolulu Art Gallery Walk is tomorrow - APRIL 5th. 2019 (see details below). Come on down to Chinatown/Downtown from 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm (with after hour activities until 2:00 am) and visit the galleries and merchants and enjoy their impressive array of exhibits and events.

Also check out the news section below for interesting news going on in the Downtown / Chinatown and art community.

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Profiles Of The Month - APRIL 2019

View profiles of the month and previous profiles of the month on FirstFridayHawaii.Com.
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  • Watercolors by Linda Bachrach

  • Hawaii Watercolor Society

  • Downbeat Diner and Lounge
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- View the highlights and big events for this First Friday
FIRST FRIDAY EVENT - Hawaii State Art Museum First Friday: Art, Music and Fashion (4/5/2019 - 6:00pm - 9:00pm)

Free, family-friendly evening of art and music at HiSAM! All museum galleries will be open. This is the same night as the free Art at the Capitol event across the street at the Hawaii State Capitol building! More...

FIRST FRIDAY EVENT - 11th Annual 'ART AT the Capitol (4/5/2019 - 4:30 - 7pm)

The Hawai‘i State Legislature will open its doors for the Annual "Art at the Capitol" in conjunction with the Hawai‘i State Art Museum's First Friday festivities. Scheduled Friday, April 7, 2017, from 4:30 to 7:00 p.m. Hundreds of works of art by local artists placed in the offices of legislators and executive offices will be open to the public for viewing. More...

FIRST FRIDAY EVENT - Mark N. Brown at Downtown Art Center Featuring - First Friday (4/5/2019 - See notes)

Mark Brown's dream is to build a strong plein air painting community on Oahu. The show organizer left it up to Mark to invite his friends and classes, whoever would be good contributors for the first art show in the Downtown Art Gallery. Brown's thoughts are that "Plein Air Painters are like a branch/breed (genre) of art, like how Jazz is with Music. It's an eclectic group that would benefit from more sharing: Painting is not a team sport, but painters can always share opportunities that would benefit all of us as Artist. More...

FIRST FRIDAY EVENT - Owens & Co. (4/5/2019)

10% OFF SPECIAL! Owens & Co. is a unique boutique located in the Chinatown Arts district of Honolulu. Owens & Co. offers a fantastic collection of home accessories, gifts, as well as vintage items. Please stop by to check out the shop. More...

FIRST FRIDAY EVENT - Ong King: Festive as Funk First Friday (4/5/2019 - 7:30pm - 2am)

Come on down to the bohemian heart of Honolulu (Ong King on Fort Street) to join in the festivities.... Kava will be flowing, the music will be bumpin', and the dance floor will be filled with flow arts. Show up for the art, and stay to dance the night away... We have fresh, crisp art to tantalize your visual cortex, And musical sounds to get you into the groove, and dancing through the night... come on down to embrace locally sourced, 100% organic, art, performance, music and dance... More...

FIRST FRIDAY EVENT - The Arts At Marks Garage First Friday - 2019 HWS Members' Show (4/5/2019 - 6 -10pm)

Hawai'i Watercolor Society's annual Members' Show juried by watercolor master Stephen Quiller. Talk with the artists, indulge in outstanding artwork, and get inspired! The event will be held from 5-7 p.m., and the award ceremony will start at 6. More...

FIRST FRIDAY EVENT - HASR Bistro First Friday Featuring Christopher Kamake, Kaoku McCabbe and Herb Ohta jr. (4/5/2019 - 4:00 pm - 11:30pm)

Happy hour entertainment and special dinner menu... reservations recommended. As always, you can purchase a HASR Logo glass for $5. See you there! More...

Hawaii Artist N Mark Brown Wins 2019 Maui Plein Air Painting Invitational "Best in Show"

Artist Mark Brown s 20" x 24" oil painting, "Stars &
Stripes Over Lahaina" won "Best in Show" among 96 entries by 23 nationally acclaimed outdoor landscape artists from Hawai i, the mainland and Australia. The 2019 Maui Plein Air Painting Invitational award show was judged by Jean Stern, Director, The Irvine Museum Collection of University of California Irvine Museum and Institute of California Art. More...

Hawaii State Foundation On Culture and The Arts APRIL 2019 Newsletter

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 Hawai'i.
In This Issue
  • Artwork Dedication at Lahainaluna High School
  • SFCA Conservation Work & Training
  • Artists in the Schools Grants
  • State Legislators Art Class
  • Arts, Music, and Culture Calendar
  • SFCA Board of Commissioners Meetings
  • APP Recent and Upcoming Exhibit Visits
  • 2019 Honolulu Biennial at HiSAM
  • Hawaii State Art Museum Calendar
  • Holiday Schedule
  • Job Opportunities
  • Volunteer Opportunities
  • Hawaii State Government Resources
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FIRST FRIDAY EVENT - Pantheon Contemporary (Hawaii Theatre Center) - Featured Exhibit: Haunted Landscapes & Evidence (4/5/2019 - 6:oopm - 9:30pm)

A powerful body of work that incorporates drawing, painting and video installation through the perceived boundaries of 2D media. Using exploratory techniques to broaden knowledge and deepen the impact of storytelling. More...

FIRST FRIDAY EVENT - Next Door First Friday Featuring Live Art, Live Music, Food and More (4/5/2019 - 5pm-2am)

Deep in the heart of Honolulu's Chinatown is Nextdoor, Hawaii's underground art and music haven. From jazz and hip hop to electronic dance music, heavy metal, and everything in between, musical legends have called this concert hall home.'' More...

Mayor's Office Of Culture & The Arts Honolulu (MOCA) Newsletters APRIL 2019 - FEATURED EXHIBITS/EVENTS

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FIRST FRIDAY EVENT - Hawaii Watercolor Society - Member's Show @ The Arts at Marks Garage (4/5/2019 - 6 -10pm)

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FIRST FRIDAY EVENT - A Night of Sovereign Strings at St. Andrew's Cathedral (4/5/2019 - 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm)

The Sovereign String Band recaptures the diversity of musical cultures found in late-19th-century Honolulu, from oli to opera, symphonic strings to brass, fiddle and banjo to flute and Hawaiian-style steel string guitar. Music historian Kilin Reece, in collaboration with Maestro Aaron Mahi and 14 of Hawai‘i's award-winning musicians, brings to life Honolulu's legacy of influence in the world of music. More...

FIRST FRIDAY EVENT - Ethiopian Love Restaurant (4/5/2019 - 5pm - 10pm)

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FIRST FRIDAY EVENT - First Friday at Downbeat - Foundation Meets Dancehall (4/5/2019 - 5-2am)

Pressure Down Sounds and Rudies Hi-Fi spin strictly-vinyl all-night reggae grooves for First Friday at Downbeat Lounge. Vintage wax mixes of dancehall, ska, rocksteady and more by selectors Zion Coptic Sounds and Irie-Sistable. Special guest selector - Zacharaijah More...

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FIRST FRIDAY EVENT - Indigo Alliance Hawai'i First Friday - Psychic Fair (4/5/2019 - 5pm - 8pm)

Psychic Fair Discount Readings Come and Check us out INDIGO Alliance Hawai'i is a spiritual energy center in the heart of Honolulu's Chinatown, hosting two treatment and reading rooms and a small shop with your conscious living necessities. We will have 15 minute readings for $20 More...

Hawaii Theatre - COMING APRIL 2019 EVENTS

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Map of First Friday Art Walk Event Calendar APRIL 5th, 2019

last update: 4/3/2019 Interactive map of event calendar. More...

Special spring events blooming around town

As the rainy season has come and gone, with summer drawing near, the Department of Parks and Recreation is welcoming the new season with several special spring-time events. More...

Hawaii Art Newsletter by Plein Air Artist Mark N. Brown - Spring 2019

This issue features art tip, special events, murals, special offers, new art, photos and much more... More...

Downbeat Diner and Lounge Present... COMING APRIL 1st - 15th 2019 EVENTS & PROMO FLYERS

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The Mountain Apple Company - Israel "IZ" Kamakawiwoʻole - White Sandy Beach of Hawaiʻi - "Beyond the Rainbow" The Legacy of IZ Documentary. 25 Years of "Facing Future

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The ARTS at Marks Garage - APRIL 2019 Update

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Windward Artists Guild Spring Reflections Show

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Hawai'i Watercolor Society's - Latest Newsletter

The Hawaii Watercolor Society is open to anyone interested in the art of watercolor. Our mission is to nurture and stimulate interest in water media through education, exhibitions, and collaboration with other organizations, associations, and individuals. More...

Calling Artists & Advocates - Apply to Present at the April 27th FEAST!

In conjunction with the 2019 Honolulu Biennial, a FEAST is being held April 27th, 2019 to celebrate the Pacific arts community! More...

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- 4 great profiles of this month
onG kinG aRts cenTer
Ong King is a safe space to open up and create featuring artwork, classes, workshops,entertainment and more.
Watercolors by Linda Bachrach 808-926-9178
Hawaii Watercolor Society artist who loves to paint cats and dogs in an imaginative style. Linda Bachrach's art can be viewed at Cafe Joy at 1028 Nu'uanu St. At Louis Pohl Gallery 10/3/2014
Hawaii Watercolor Society
To nurture and stimulate interest in water media through education, exhibitions, and collaboration with other organizations, associations, and individuals.
Downbeat Diner and Lounge 808-533-2328
American diner food favorites with vegetarian options on everything. Lounge located right next door to Chinatown's favorite little Diner. FF Event - Joe Agogo of Jetsetter Productions will proudly debut Club Underground
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- Lots of events and ongoing activities posted for the month.
Full List Current Events and Exhibits Calendar

Check out our full list of upcoming exhibits, shows and events for the next First Friday. More...

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- new news postings. Plenty of art, event, venue updates to help you stay current.

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Put on your walking shoes or your best pair of rubbah slippahs and join thousands of others for the Annual Charity Walk, one of Hawaii's largest fundraisers benefitting more than 200 local non-profit organizations across the Hawaiian Islands. Enjoy a leisurely stroll with family, friends, and colleagues as you enjoy ono food and live entertainment while raising money for great causes.

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