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The First First Friday Honolulu Art Gallery Walk is tomorrow - SEPTEMBER 6TH, 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.

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Profiles Of The Month - SEPTEMBER 2019

View profiles of the month and previous profiles of the month on FirstFridayHawaii.Com.
  • Louis Pohl Gallery

  • BAR 35

  • Hawaii Craftsmen

  • Kat Reeder - The Art of Kat Reeder

  • HASR Bistro
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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 - SEPTEMBER 2019 - NEW EXHIBIT! (9/6/2019 - 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 Friggin Fantastic First Friday (9/6/2019 - 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 bodies moving. 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... your chance to embrace locally sourced, organic, art, performance, music and dance. More...

FIRST FRIDAY EVENT - Next Door First Friday Featuring Live Art, Live Music, Food and More (9/6/2019 - 5pm-2am)

Nextdoor features a strong list of musical and art talent. Drink specials drink specials and more drink specials! Arrive early as we have been hitting capacity by 11pm! See you all for another amazing FF in Chinatown! More...

FIRST FRIDAY NEWS - Hawai i State Art Museum - NEW EXHIBIT - "In Hawaiʻi"

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...

FIRST FRIDAY NEWS - Mayor's Office Of Culture & The Arts Honolulu (MOCA) Newsletters SEPTEMBER 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 - HiSAM Gallery Shop x MORI by Art+Flea - Art, Music and Fashion (9/6/2019 - 6:00pm - 9:00pm)

Internationally recognized hip hop artist Kero One will be flying out for a live performance especially for First Friday guests! We'll also have the opening reception for a phenomenal new art exhibition inside the gallery shop featuring recent works by artists Daniel Sheinfeld Rodriguez and Jacqueline Rush Lee. Hands on art workshops by April Sham and Eric Keli'i Beyer. Jewelry pop ups by Salty Girl and M33Ms. Pop up with Best of Honolulu 2019's Jerky Labs. And much more... More...

FIRST FRIDAY EVENT - HASR Bistro First Friday Featuring Ben Vegas & Maila Gibson (9/6/2019 - 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 - First Friday At Downbeat Lounge - Foundation Meets Dancehall (9/6/2019 - 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...

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FIRST FRIDAY EVENT - The Arts At Marks Garage First Friday (9/6/2019 - 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...

FIRST FRIDAY EVENT - Pantheon Contemporary (Hawaii Theatre Center) - First Friday Featuring "Gradients" (9/6/2019 - 6:oopm - 11pm)

"Gradients" is a brand new pop up event concept highlighting the convergence of Honolulu's art and music scene launching on August 2ndas part of first Friday in Chinatown at Pantheon Contemporary. In partnership with the Hawaii Theatre, "Gradients" is a platform for Honolulu's creatives to showcase their work as part of an eclectic evening with local DJs, cocktails, and food vendors. More...

FIRST FRIDAY EVENT - Ethiopian Love Restaurant (9/6/2019 - 5pm - 10pm)

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

FIRST FRIDAY EVENT - The Pegge Hopper Gallery (9/6/2019 - 11am - 4pm)

The Pegge Hopper Gallery opened in 1983 and is located in historic Chinatown. More...


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...

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

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

Map of First Friday Art Walk Event Calendar SEPTEMBER 6TH, 2019

last update: 9/4/2019 Interactive map of event calendar. More...

FIRST FRIDAY EVENT - Bar 35 - First Friday! (9/6/2019 - 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...

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FIRST FRIDAY NEWS - Chinatown Improvement District - Autumn Moon and Lantern Festival - Fri Sept 13th, 5:30-9:30 p.m., Chinatown Cultural Plaza

Celebrate the mid-Autumn Moon and Lanterns created by the Community! More...

FIRST FRIDAY NEWS - Map of First Friday Art Walk Event Calendar SEPTEMBER 6TH, 2019

last update: 7/4/2019 Interactive map of event calendar. More...

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

FIRST FRIDAY NEWS - Hawaii Forgiveness Meeting - Friday, September 13, 2019

Please come Free yourself of pain and suffering and open your heart and soul to the life changing benefits of Greatest Forgiveness. More...

FIRST FRIDAY SPONSOR - Best Waikiki Sail, Boat & Snorkeling Tours at Hilton Hawaiian Village Waikiki Beach Resort

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FIRST FRIDAY 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...

FIRST FRIDAY NEWS - CALL TO ARTIST 2019 Pamana Exhibit - Honolulu Hale Courtyard Gallery - Oct 7, 2019 - Oct 25, 2019 - In Celebration of Filipino-American Heritage Month in October. Presented by the Asia Pacific Art Consortium More...

FIRST FRIDAY NEWS - New Glass Exhibition at The ARTS at Marks Garage Invites Artists to Submit Work - Free opportunity for Hawaii Artists offers more than $2,000 in prizes More...

FIRST FRIDAY NEWS - Hawaii State Foundation On Culture and The Arts SEPTEMBER 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
  • It's Your Art
  • Hawai'i State Capitol Time Capsule
  • SFCA in the news
  • Folk & Traditional Arts
  • Arts, Music, and Culture Calendar
  • APP Recent and Upcoming Exhibit Visits
  • Hawaii State Art Museum Calendar
  • Holiday Schedule
  • Job Opportunities
  • Volunteer Opportunities
  • Hawaii State Government Resources
FIRST FRIDAY NEWS - University Of Hawai'i Art Gallery - EXHIBITS - Coming Events at University of Hawaii Art Gallery More...

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- 5 great profiles of this month
Louis Pohl Gallery (808) 521-1812
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.
BAR 35 (808) 537-3535
Exclusive, stylish and sexy, BAR 35 is host to the most discriminating drinker. Over 100 beers from around the world. Check out cool video on right menu
Hawaii Craftsmen (808)521-3282
A tradition of excellence. Hawai'i Craftsmen support high standards of quality among member craftsmen who work in clay, fiber, glass metal, mixed media and wood. Increasing awareness of fine crafts since 1966.
Kat Reeder - The Art of Kat Reeder 786 4174588
One of Hawaii's rising stars in the field of illustration. Kat's work features modern pin-up style lovelies with an exotic retro twist.
HASR Bistro (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"
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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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