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The First First Friday Honolulu Art Gallery Walk is tomorrow - March 6th, 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.

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Profiles Of The Month - MARCH 2020

View profiles of the month and previous profiles of the month on FirstFridayHawaii.Com.
  • Hawaii State Art Museum

  • The Dragon Upstairs

  • Association of Hawaii Artists

  • Dennis Mathewson of Cosmic Airbrush
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- View the highlights and big events for this First Friday
EVENT - Hawaii State Art Museum First Friday: Art, Music and Fashion - MARCH 2020 (3/6/2020 - 6:00pm - 9:00pm)

Free, all-ages evening of art and music at HiSAM! Admission is always free. More...

EVENT - HASR Wine Co. Wine Tasting (3/6/2020 - 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM)

It's that time again...First Friday and the Chinatown Artwalk is on... Please stop in and taste great wines. More...

EVENT - Terry's Place First Friday Featuring Ben Vegas & Maila Gibson (3/6/2020 - 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 - Owens & Co. (3/6/2020)

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 - First Friday At Downbeat Lounge - Foundation Meets Dancehall (3/6/2020 - 5-2am)

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

EVENT - HiSAM Gallery Shop x MORI by Art+Flea - Art, Music and Fashion (3/6/2020 - 6:00pm - 9:00pm)

Live music performances by the Dae Han Keyboard Trio (special performance dedicated to J Dilla & Nujabes), Stan "Substantial" Robinson, DJ Shy Shonnie, Jabari Prevost. Odd Oasis Reveal fashion performance by Eric C. Morgan and Bryzane Lagmay. Art + Flea market on the front lawn. More...

EVENT - Next Door First Friday Featuring Live Art, Live Music, Food and More (3/6/2020 - 5pm-2am)

Join us for First Friday at Nextdoor with a special set by Trishnalei 7-9 followed by Hawaii's favorite DJ's all the way until 2am! More...

NEWS - Hawaii State Foundation On Culture and The Arts - Exhibit now open: Hawaii Regional Scholastic Art Awards

The State Foundation on Culture and the Arts invites you to the 57th Annual Hawaii Regional Scholastic Art Awards exhibit at the Hawaii State Art Museum. More...

NEWS - Association Of Hawaii Artists (AHA) - Annual Aloha Show March 3-19, 2020

The Association of Hawaii Artists (AHA) is a vibrant non-profit organization. AHA is not only the longest established, but, also the most diverse art organization in Hawaii. More...

NEWS - Good Video On The Facts Of The Coronavirus

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EVENT - Bar 35 - First Friday! (3/6/2020 - 9-2PM)

Exclusive, stylish and sexy, BAR 35 is host to the most discriminating drinker. Over 100 beers from around the world. Open 4pm-2am. Happy hour deals from 4-8pm. DJs and dancing. Cover after 9pm. More...

EVENT - Indigo Alliance Hawai'i First Friday (3/6/2020 - 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 $25 More...

EVENT - The Pegge Hopper Gallery (3/6/2020 - 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 (3/6/2020 - 5pm - 10pm)

Ethiopian Love Restaurant, 2018 Hale Aina Award winner: Finalist in Best Vegetarian More...

NEWS - Hawaii State Foundation On Culture and The Arts MARCH 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
  • 2019 Annual Report
  • Student Art Exhibit
  • Poetry Out Loud
  • Artists in the Schools
  • Art Bento
  • Festival of Pacific Arts and Culture 2020
  • Public Art Archive
  • Arts, Music, and Culture Calendar
  • SFCA in the news
  • Hawaii State Art Museum Calendar
  • Holiday Schedule
  • Job Opportunities
  • Volunteer Opportunities
  • Hawaii State Government Resources
  • Correction
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NEWS - Mayor's Office Of Culture & The Arts Honolulu (MOCA) Newsletters MARCH 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...

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NEWS - Mark N. Brown at Honolulu Museum of Art School Exhibit 2020- February 29, 2020 - March 27, 2020 - Then and Now

This exhibition brings together 50 local artists working in a multitude of mediums in various stages of their careers. Of these 50 artists, 25 are newly emerging voices while the remaining 25 artists have extensive experience and established practices. What happens when potential and experience unexpectedly converge? More...

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NEWS - University Of Hawai'i Art Gallery - EXHIBITS - Coming Events at University of Hawaii Art Gallery More...

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NEWS - Gallery On The Pali Exhibit - NEW exhibit Gallery on the Pali opens March 8th - Art by Claudia Wallace

This exciting exhibit by Claudia Wallace will feature her acrylic paintings and mixed media pieces, many of which will abstract in nature. She says, "My progression into the abstract realm here in the islands has been a challenging one, but I'm encouraged that the genre is gaining interest with fellow artists to challenge prospective with different media and ideas. My hope is the public will embrace this vision as well." More...

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NEWS - Lei-Making Classes Available In Anticipation Of The Lei Day Celebration

The public is invited to experience the joy and artistry of lei-making for themselves ahead of the 93rd Annual Lei Day Celebration. Registration is now open for over two dozen free lei-making workshops open to the public. All skill levels are welcome! More...

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NEWS - Gallery On The Pali Exhibit - Exhibit Gallery on the Pali - "Rising Seas" - October 3 through November 10, 2020

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NEWS - Patrick Ching Hawaiian Art Newsletter March 2020

Art tips, favorite photos, new TV show, new images, awards, class schedule, new online classes and much more. More...

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NEWS - Hawai'i Watercolor Society's - Latest Newsletter

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- 4 great profiles of this month
Hawaii State Art Museum (808) 586-0307
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.
The Dragon Upstairs 808 526 1411
Hawaii Jazz Club. Featuring some of Hawaii's best jazz entertainers in town.
Association of Hawaii Artists (808) 398- 1863
The oldest art organization in Hawaii founded in 1926.
Dennis Mathewson of Cosmic Airbrush 808 531-8833
Creative Island style fine art and custom painting on motorcycle and autos
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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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- new news postings. Plenty of art, event, venue updates to help you stay current.

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