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Aloha ,

The First First Friday Honolulu Art Gallery Walk is tomorrow - OCTOBER 4TH, 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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Have a great First Friday,
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Profiles Of The Month - OCTOBER 2019

View profiles of the month and previous profiles of the month on FirstFridayHawaii.Com.
  • onG kinG aRts cenTer

  • The Dragon Upstairs

  • Hukilau Honolulu

  • Windward Artists Guild

  • Kimberly Howsley - Aloha Tuscany Art Studio
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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 - NOVEMBER 2019 - Honolulu Pride 2019 - NEW EXHIBIT! (10/4/2019 - 6:00pm - 9:00pm)

Free, family-friendly evening of art and music at HiSAM! All museum galleries will be open. Ground floor and second floor of the No 1. Capitol District building (250 South Hotel St., corner of Richards and S. Hotel). September's theme is "Tropical Modernism," presented with the HiSAM Museum Gallery Shop x MORI and Docomomo Hawai'i for Modernism Month (a month of midcentury architecture, design, fashion, and music). More...

FIRST FRIDAY EVENT - Ong King's Fruitful First Friday (10/4/2019 - 7:30pm - 2am)

Musicians and artists rejoice together to share their bounty of music, love, art and good times as we welcome another First Friday in Chinatown! 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...

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


Featuring artworks from the Art in Public Places Collection of the State Foundation on Culture and the Arts, this exhibition reflects the rich diversity of creative vision found in Hawaiʻi, exploring themes of influence, innovation, inspiration, insight and inquiry. More...

10% OFF COUPON! - Owens & Co. (10/4/2019)

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 - Bar 35 - First Friday! (10/4/2019 - 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...

WAIKIKI SURF LESSONS - A GREAT GIFT FOR SOMEONE SPECIAL - Waikiki Surf Lessons Hilton Hawaiian Village Beach Resort Video

Looking for the best surfing experience while on the islands? Look no further. Our surf instructors are simply the best. They have been surfing the waters of Hawaii and teaching surfing for many years. They are committed to your safety, customer service, and in delivering an experience you'll remember for a long time. You will be catching your first set of waves with them in the same spot where Hawaiian royalties and the legendary Duke Kahanamoku surfed. More...

FIRST FRIDAY EVENT - HiSAM Gallery Shop x MORI by Art+Flea - Art, Music and Fashion (10/4/2019 - 6:00pm - 9:00pm)

MORI by Art+Flea's purpose is to showcase a compelling environment that embraces the spirit of O ahu's creative local businesses with the intention of fusing community with creativity. At MORI, not only can customers find unique and thoughtfully crafted goods, but we also provide opportunities for them to witness and experience what Hawai i's small business scene is about through various in-store workshops and pop-up events. More...

SUPPORT THIS CAUSE/EVENT - Susan G. Komen Hawaii Race For The Cure® - October 13, 2019

Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure® Series is the world's largest and most successful education and fundraising event for breast cancer ever created. This Race is unique in the fact that 100% of the net proceeds are allocated to our mission. More...

FIRST FRIDAY EVENT - First Friday At Downbeat Lounge - Foundation Meets Dancehall (10/4/2019 - 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 Zion Coptic Sound. With special guest DJ Bob. More...

FIRST FRIDAY EVENT - The Pegge Hopper Gallery - 2020 Calendar is here! (10/4/2019 - 11am - 7PM)

The Pegge Hopper Gallery opened in 1983 and is located in historic Chinatown. 2020 Calendar is here! First Friday Sept 6th Release  - $20 per calendar (reg. price $30)

NEWS - Hawaii State Foundation On Culture and The Arts OCTOBER 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
  • Call for Artists
  • APP Recent Additions
  • APP Recent and Upcoming AASCs
  • Arts Education: Poetry Out Loud
  • Arts Education: Professional Development
  • Arts, Music, and Culture Calendar
  • SFCA in the news
  • Hawaii State Art Museum Calendar
  • Holiday Schedule
  • Job Opportunities
  • Volunteer Opportunities
  • Hawaii State Government Resources
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FIRST FRIDAY EVENT - Louis Pohl Gallery Exhibit - "The Dreams of Plants: Native and Tropical Flowers of Hawaii" (10/4/2019 - 5pm - 9pm)

The Louis Pohl Gallery is dedicated to featuring Hawaii artists whose works reflect the standards of excellence, creativity, and inventive spirit for which its namesake was known during his lifetime. More...

FIRST FRIDAY EVENT - Next Door First Friday Featuring Live Art, Live Music, Food and More (10/4/2019 - 5pm-2am)

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FIRST FRIDAY EVENT - Indigo Alliance Hawai'i First Friday (10/4/2019 - 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...

FIRST FRIDAY EVENT - HASR Bistro First Friday Featuring Ben Vegas & Maila Gibson (10/4/2019 - 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...

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FIRST FRIDAY EVENT - Mark N. Brown at Downtown Art Center First Friday (10/4/2019 - 6pm - 9pm)

Mark is one of the few Plein Air Artists in Hawaii. Plein Air artists paint their paintings entirely outside at the site of the painting subject. He teaches this method at the University of Hawaii and his work can be seen all throughout the Hawaiian islands. More...

FIRST FRIDAY EVENT - Chinatown Artists Lofts: Open Studios @ Chinatown Courtyard / Mendonca Building (10/4/2019 - 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...

NEWS - Map of First Friday Art Walk Event Calendar OCTOBER 4TH, 2019

last update: 10/3/2019 Interactive map of event calendar. More...

FIRST FRIDAY EVENT - Bar Elixrs - BAR & LOUNGE (10/4/2019 - 11am-2am)

Bar Elixrs Intimate lit bar and lounge serving authentic Mexican fusion food, Cocktails, live sports, music & guest DJ's. Open 3pm to close Mon - Sat. More...

NEWS - Bus Detours for SEPTEMBER 6TH, 2019 First Friday - City buses will be DETOURED...get the details 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...

FIREWORKS DINNER CRUISE - A GREAT GIFT FOR SOMEONE SPECIAL - Waikiki Friday Fireworks at Hilton Hawaiian Village Beach Resort Video

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NEWS - Hawai'i Watercolor Society's - Palama Settlement. Kupuna Watercolor Exhibit

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Tea at 1024 is a respite for the weary soul. We have been serving Afternoon Tea since 1999. Voted Best High Tea by Honolulu Magazine, Tea at 1024 welcomes you to join us for a unique Afternoon Tea experience. More...

NEWS - Pegge Hopper Gallery: 2020 Calendars now available!

Latest news from Pegge Hopper Galllery. More...

Map of First Friday Art Walk Event Calendar OCTOBER 4TH, 2019

last update: 10/3/2019 Interactive map of event calendar. More...

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- 6 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.
The Dragon Upstairs 808 526 1411
Hawaii Jazz Club. Featuring some of Hawaii's best jazz entertainers in town.
Hukilau Honolulu 808-523-3460
Aloha Served Here! Kurt (Kapa'a, Kauai), Al (Ewa Beach, Oahu) and Eric (Hilo, Hawai'i) created the Hukilau and infused it with a taste of each of the three islands and the spirit of Aloha.
Windward Artists Guild
WAG (Windward Artists Guild) is a non-profit artists guild offering group juried exhibits, workshops, educational grants, and social opportunities with other art lovers. Founded by a group of windward Oahu artists (Gini McCall, Rosalie Prussing, Lucille Cooper, and Betty Decker with the assistance of Juliette May Fraser and David Ash) in 1960, its first event was an art auction to benefit Castle Hospital. The charitable roots of the foundation continue to today with grants to local art teachers and art events that increase interest in the arts.
Kimberly Howsley - Aloha Tuscany Art Studio 808-341-3740
Hawaii born, Kimberly Howsley is an artist with roots in both Hawaii and Italy.
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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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