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Coronavirus (COVID-19) ALERT Please note many venues will be closed or operating in a limited capacity (take out only, etc) for SEPTEMBER First Friday Below are muliptle news links, art news, resources and tips to help keep you current.

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Profiles Of The Month - SEPTEMBER 2019

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  • Hawaii Watercolor Society

  • Kahi Ching Art Studio

  • Mark Blackburn Gallery / Manu Antiques
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FIRST FRIDAY EVENTS - COVID-19 ALERT! (COVID-19 ALERT - See notes / visit website)

Please note some venues will be closed or operating in a limited capacity (take out only, social distancing, etc). Please visit the venue's related website to confirm their plans for First Friday. Please check out our news section for latest updates. Stay Safe!. More...

The ARTS at Marks Garage - Celebrating 20 Years with The ARTS at Marks Garage!

We have reached out to The ARTS original director Rich Richardson to curate the exhibition of Luminaries. Luminaries was the chosen title to exemplify how these artists shined a light on The ARTS at Marks Garage and illuminated the arts in this Chinatown/Arts District. More...

Downtown Art Center - September Art Exhibition: Hawaii Watercolor Society 2021 Open Show And Little Picture Show

This September, Downtown Art Center at 1041 Nuʻuanu Ave, Second Floor, in Chinatown Gateway Plaza, welcomes Hawaiʻi Watercolor Society (HWS) for a month-long exhibition of beautiful artwork as part of their juried 2021 Open Show and popular Little Picture Show. Both exhibitions will be open to public viewing from Tuesday, August 31 to Saturday, September 18, from 12 to 6 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. There will be no First Friday reception this month More...

Hawai'i Watercolor Society: 2021 Open Show is Open Online!

It's time to celebrate our 2021 Open Show! Thank you to all who entered. Whether your work was selected or not, it takes all of our participation and the work of many volunteers to put together our exhibitions. More...

Hawaii State Foundation On Culture and The Arts SEPTEMBER 2021 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. More...

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Large Organized Gatherings To Be Suspended On Oahu Beginning Aug. 25, 2021

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City Announces Labor Day Holiday Schedule

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Hawaii Theatre - COMING EVENTS

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Honolulu Welcomes A New Protected Bicycle Lane Along Ward Avenue

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The Draft Right-Of-Way Widths For Planned Streets Is Available For The Public's Review

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Members Of The First Ever Honolulu Youth Commission Officially Sworn-In

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New Covid-19 Drive Through Testing Site Opens At The Neal S. Blaisdell Arena Sept. 13, 2021

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Honolulu Fire Department Expanding Free Covid-19 Testing To Include Waianae District Park Beginning Sept. 19th, 2021

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Municipal Golf Courses Implement New Automated Tee Time Reservation System

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Parks & Rec Classes Resuming This Fall Under Safe Access Oahu Program

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Kapiʻolani Community College - FREE WEBINAR - Back in the Day: 1946 Facts & Throwback - Thursday, Sept 30, 2021 5:30PM - 6:30PM

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City Park Gymnasiums Reopening For Permitted Use

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New Covid-19 Testing Sites Available At Bill Balfour Jr . Waipahū And George Fred Wright Wahiawā District P Arks

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- 3 great profiles of this month
Hawaii Watercolor Society
To nurture and stimulate interest in water media through education, exhibitions, and collaboration with other organizations, associations, and individuals.
Kahi Ching Art Studio 808-561-1032
Painting, woodwork and bonsai fine art from Hawaiian artist Kahi Ching. With an entrepreneurial attitude and over 30 years as an artist, he created Kahi Gallery (2006), an extension of his own artistic and technical vision, a place where he can be an artist full time.
Mark Blackburn Gallery / Manu Antiques (808) 227-2931

Est. in 1995, Manu Antiques, formerly Mauna Kea Galleries is home to a world-renowned collection of Hawaiian & Polynesian artifacts, antiques, and artwork. More...
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