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The First First Friday Honolulu Art Gallery Walk is tomorrow - January 3rd, 2020 (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 - JANUARY 2020
View profiles of the month and previous profiles of the month on FirstFridayHawaii.Com.
- Terry's Place
- Pastel Artists of Hawaii
- The Pegge Hopper Gallery
- Next Door
- Hank Taufaasau
| FEATURED EVENTS AND HIGHLIGHTS|
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| EVENT - Hawaii State Art Museum First Friday: Art, Music and Fashion - JANUARY 2020 (1/3/2020 - 6:00pm - 9:00pm)|
Free, all-ages evening of art, music and fashion at HiSAM! Free, family-friendly evening of art and music at HiSAM! All museum galleries will be open. Ground floor, second floor, and outdoor Sculpture Garden of the No 1. Capitol District building (250 South Hotel St., corner of Richards and S. Hotel). More...
| NEWS - Hawaii State Foundation On Culture and The Arts JANUARY 2020 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
- Festival of Pacific Arts and Culture 2020
- Public Art and Historic Places Booklet
- Public Art Archive
- Arts Education: Poetry Out Loud
- Arts, Music, and Culture Calendar
- SFCA in the news
- Hawaii State Art Museum Calendar
- Holiday Schedule
- Job Opportunities
- Volunteer Opportunities
- Hawaii State Government Resources
| EVENT - Terry's Place First Friday Featuring Ben Vegas & Maila Gibson (1/3/2020 - 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...
| EVENT - The Arts At Marks Garage First Friday + Gathering Glass Opening Reception (1/3/2020 - 6 -10pm)|
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. More...
| EVENT - Next Door First Friday Featuring Live Art, Live Music, Food and More (1/3/2020 - 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...
| EVENT - Indigo Alliance Hawai'i First Friday (1/3/2020 - 3:00pm - 8:00pm)|
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...
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| EVENT - First Friday At Downbeat Lounge - Foundation Meets Dancehall (1/3/2020 - 5-2am)|
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| NEWS - Mayor's Office Of Culture & The Arts Honolulu (MOCA) Newsletters JANUARY 2020 - FEATURED EXHIBITS/EVENTS|
The mission of MOCA is to promote the value of arts and culture throughout communities in the City and County of Honolulu. MOCA's objectives are to attain per-eminence in culture and the arts; to perpetuate the artistic and cultural heritages of its entire people; to promote a community environment, which provides equal and abundant opportunity for exposure to culture and the arts in all its forms; and to encourage and provide equal opportunity for the development of culture and the artistic talents of the people of Honolulu. More...
| EVENT - Owens & Co. (1/3/2020)|
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...
| EVENT - HiSAM Gallery Shop x MORI by Art+Flea - Art, Music and Fashion (1/3/2020 - 6:00pm - 9:00pm)|
Kick off 2020 in style @hawaiistateartmuseum on First Friday 1/3! We're serving new looks with a runway fashion show with local designers @moonsickhawaii @jlunava @lolitamoon.hawaii and @joshua_edumcation in the Sculpture Garden. Jorge Luna's collection will be featuring handcrafted textiles like the one pictured here using the traditional shibori technique. "Rich deep blues and violets, with hints of gunmetal, remind him of when the sun drops below the horizon and the moon begins to rise." Fashion show starts at 7 pm. Free admission! #hawaiistateartmuseum #firstfridayhonolulu #supportlocaldesigners #hisamgsxmori More...
| EVENT - The Pegge Hopper Gallery (1/3/2020 - 11am - 9PM)|
Pegge Hopper Gallery presents a show of remembrance for beloved artist and friend Roy Venters who passed away on September 29th. Venters moved to Honolulu in 1971 and was a vibrant part of the art community. Known as the King of Hearts, his studio on Nu'uanu Ave helped with the artistic transformation of Chinatown in the early 2000's. A selection of works, photos and shared memories, will be on display in celebration of Roy and his art. More...
| EVENT - Ethiopian Love Restaurant (1/3/2020 - 5pm - 10pm)|
Ethiopian Love Restaurant, 2018 Hale Aina Award winner: Finalist in Best Vegetarian More...
| NEWS - Pegge Hopper Gallery: 40th Anniversary of Banana Leaf 1979|
Latest news from Pegge Hopper Galllery. Pegge Hopper's "Banana Leaf 1979" is one of the first paintings in her Banana Leaf series that features her iconic style: flat planes of color, abstracted representational shapes, and a depiction of a lounging Hawaiian woman that ran counter to the common stereotypical "hula dancer" imagery. Her inspiration for "Banana Leaf 1979" originated from the organic shape of the leaf and using it as a motif that establishes the compositional elements in the rest of the piece. More...
| NEWS - Announcing the Hawai'i Artists Collaborative!|
The Hawai'i Arts Alliance (Arts Alliance) is a statewide private non-profit that champions the arts and artists. Arts Alliance is the State Captain for the national arts advocacy organization, Americans for the Arts. We represent more than 100 organizations and 3,000 individuals. More...
| NEWS - Hawaii Theatre - COMING JANUARY 2020 - FEBRUARY 2020 EVENTS|
Proclaimed as the "Pride of the Pacific," the beautiful Hawaii Theatre, built by the Consolidated Amusement Company, opened its doors September 6, 1922 in downtown Honolulu. More...
| EVENT - Chinatown Artists Lofts: Open Studios @ Chinatown Courtyard / Mendonca Building (1/3/2020 - 6:00pm - 9pm)|
Half-a-dozen artists offer open-studios on the second floor of Chinatown Artists Lofts, with live music and refreshments overlooking a tropical courtyard from 6-10 p.m. Entrances on Smith and Maunakea near Hotel Street. More...
| Map of First Friday Art Walk Event Calendar JANUARY 3RD, 2020|
last update: 1/2/2020 Interactive map of event calendar. More...
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| NEWS - Hawaii Forgiveness Project - New Perspectives 2020 - Forgiveness brings inner peace and inner joy|
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| NEWS - 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...
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| PROFILES OF THE MONTH|
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| Terry's Place (808) 533-4277|
Country Style Bistro - A blend of American European Cuisine. Daily specials, fine wines and more. It's a team with passion to provide great food & drink. Terry Kakazu and Executive Chef Rodney Uyehara have join together to a great restaurant in Downtown / Chinatown... "Escape to HASR Bistro where comfort cuisine is created with passion"
| Pastel Artists of Hawaii 808-225-0711|
Pastel Artists of Hawaii (PAH) is an educational, publicly/member supported, non-profit organization to promote awareness of soft pastel as a serious art medium.
| The Pegge Hopper Gallery (808) 524-1160|
Pegge Hopper Gallery is located in Honolulu's historic Chinatown where Pegge's original paintings, drawings, prints, and posters are available. Exhibits featuring other artists are programmed periodically.
| Next Door (808) 852-2243|
Deep in the heart of Honolulu's Chinatown is Nextdoor, Hawaii's underground art and music haven. Next Door Chinatown's Concert Hall & Cinema Lounge. Music Next Door is a multi-media space offering film, music and art.
| Hank Taufaasau (808) 526-1410|
Taufaasau is regarded primarily for his bold renderings of Polynesian people.
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| 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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