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The First First Friday Honolulu Art Gallery Walk is tomorrow - FIRST FRIDAY MAY 3, 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 - MAY 2019

View profiles of the month and previous profiles of the month on FirstFridayHawaii.Com.
  • The ARTS At Marks Garage

  • Hanks Cafe Honolulu

  • Digital Art Society of Hawaii (DASH)

  • Chanel Tanaka - At Ong King First Friday - May 2019!

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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 (5/3/2019 - 6:00pm - 9:00pm)

First Friday a collaboration with the Honolulu Biennial and the HiSAM Museum Gallery Shop x MORI. Second floor: John Paul (harpist). Ground floor: DJ Mr. Nick, live painting by Lauren Hana Chai, opening reception in the shop for display of artworks for sale by Hawai i Craftsmen members. Fashion show featuring pieces made by Hawai i Craftsmen members. 6:00 - 9:00 p.m. More...

FIRST FRIDAY EVENT - First Friday at Downbeat - Foundation Meets Dancehall (5/3/2019 - 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 Irie-Sistable and DJ Bob. More...

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FIRST FRIDAY EVENT - HiSAM Gallery Shop x MORI by Art+Flea - Art, Music and Fashion (5/3/2019 - 6:00pm - 9:00pm)

Join us at HiSAM this Friday for another fun-filled evening of art, food, fashion and of course, MUSIC! Dance to the tunes of @zenburecords w/ their artists Scott Ohtoro, Super Groupers, Punahele, Sans, Nick Kurosawa, Zachtoro and a special surprise guest! Zenbu Records nurtures the local Hawaii hop-hop, soul, and beat scenes and we're so proud to have them this First Friday! Their music and merchandise will be available in our gift shop! Don't miss out! More...

FIRST FRIDAY EVENT - The Arts At Marks Garage First Friday MAY 2019 - Every Picture Tells a Story Gallery Opening (5/3/2019 - 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...

NEWS - Pegge Hopper Gallery: May Day is Lei Day in Hawai i"

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The Young Artists of Hawai i is a program established by the State Foundation on Culture and the Arts (SFCA) to recognize and display student artwork in accordance with Section 9-4, Hawai i Revised Statutes. The program provides an opportunity for students to participate in a juried art exhibition hosted at the Hawai i State Art Museum. More...

FIRST FRIDAY EVENT - Ong King: First Friday of Flowing Spheres and Festive Sounds (5/3/2019 - 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 - Hawaii Theatre Center - Kalani Pe‘a - may Day is Lei Day in Hawaii (5/3/2019 - 7:00 pm)

Two-Time GRAMMY® winner Kalani Pe‘a will headline Hawaii Theatre's May Day is Lei Day concert. More...

NEWS - Mayor's Office Of Culture & The Arts Honolulu (MOCA) Newsletters MAY 2019 - 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...

FIRST FRIDAY EVENT - HASR Bistro First Friday Featuring Bobby Moderow (5/3/2019 - 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...

FIRST FRIDAY EVENT - Mark N. Brown at Downtown Art Center Featuring - First Friday (5/3/2019 - 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...

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NEWS - Hawaii State Foundation On Culture and The Arts MAY 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
  • Biennium Grants Reminder
  • APP Artwork Conservation & Cleaning
  • Art at the Capitol
  • Poetry Out Loud
  • Arts, Music, and Culture Calendar
  • SFCA Board of Commissioners Meetings
  • APP Recent and Upcoming Exhibit Visits
  • Young Artists of Hawaii Exhibit
  • Hawaii State Art Museum Calendar
  • Holiday Schedule
  • Job Opportunities
  • Volunteer Opportunities
  • Hawaii State Government Resources
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FIRST FRIDAY EVENT - Chinatown Artists Lofts: Open Studios @ Chinatown Courtyard / Mendonca Building (5/3/2019 - 6:00pm - 9pm)

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NEWS - City reminds residents of the approaching REAL ID deadline

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NEWS - Plein Air Painting on Location with Mark N. Brown (12 Week Oil/Acrylic Art Class - Honolulu, Hawaii) - Summer Art Class 2019

If you're ready to take your art to a higher level. Let island scenery inspire you. Paint as a group at Oahu's beaches, mountains, and parks. Come prepared to paint at the first meeting, when later locations are announced. Students show their work in a group art show at the end of class, time and place to be determined. Course covers basic acrylic or oil painting for beginning to advanced students. Students provide their own transportation to painting locations. More...

NEWS - Bob Hampton Interview on KHON TV (Living808) Kind2Kupuna: Street Safety for Pedestrians - Waikiki Safe Walk

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NEWS - Congratulations to the winners of the Mayor's Memorial Day Poster Contest!

Special Honolulu City Council recognition and a congratulatory ceremony were held today to recognize the 70th Anniversary of the opening of the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific ("Punchbowl") and the outstanding keiki artists whose artwork were selected in this year's 2019 Mayor's Memorial Day Poster Contest. More...

NEWS - Map of First Friday Art Walk Event Calendar MAY 3RD, 2019

last update: 5/1/2019 Interactive map of event calendar. More...

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NEWS - The ARTS at Marks Garage - MAY 2019 Update

Find out what's happening this month at The ARTS at Marks! More...

NEWS - Bus Detours for MAY 3RD, 2019 First Friday - City buses will be DETOURED...get the details More...

NEWS - Hawaii Theatre - COMING MAY 2019 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...

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...

NEWS - 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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- 6 great profiles of this month
The ARTS At Marks Garage (808) 521-2903
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.
Hanks Cafe Honolulu (808) 5261410
Original paintings and prints by owner Hank Taufaasau
Digital Art Society of Hawaii (DASH) 808 256-6606
Supporting all fine artists melding their traditional disciplines with digital imaging
Chanel Tanaka - At Ong King First Friday - May 2019! (808)387-1952
Asian Influenced Silohuette Style Artist. The artwork features a contemporary Asian silohuette style. Inspired by traditional Japanese Geisha and Samurai, her paintings embody Japanese, lifestyle, culture and architecture.
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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.

232 Downtown - Chinatown Condos for Sale Map and Listings - 96813 Zip code - Honolulu Real Estate - Updated 5/1/2019

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