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The ARTS at Marks Garage - AUGUST 2019 Update


1159 Nu'uanu Avenue | Honolulu, Hawai'i 96817
808.521.2903 | |
Gallery Hours: Tuesday through Saturday 12pm - 5pm

After a brief pause for First Friday on August 2, something wicked comes to the ARTS at Marks Garage as the Hawaii Shakespeare Festival returns with its final show of the season—Macbeth, a supernatural tragedy of “vaulting ambition,” stuffed with witches, ghosts, betrayal, and murder.

Though founded in 2002, the Hawaii Shakespeare Festival hit its stride upon moving to The ARTS at Marks Garage, an intimate space for 80 with the flexibility to stage productions in-the-round or deep thrust, as Shakespeare intended. Please join us in celebrating and supporting this dynamic venue in the heart of Chinatown (and join us at the bar, one hour before showtime and at intermission).
Tony Pisculli
Hawaii Shakespeare Festival

The ARTS at Marks Garage cannot survive without your help.
The ideal financial income breakdown for a nonprofit arts organization is 30% earned income, 30% donations, 30% grants and sponsorships. We're currently rebuilding identity and confidence in our community while paying off long-held debt. We're doing that on almost 100% earned income, but we can't continue to survive this way.
Our newest board member, photographer Kim Taylor Reece, is taking photos of supporters of The ARTS. If you sign up now, you can get your photo taken by this legendary local artist—and help to ensure that Chinatown remains a haven for artists and those who love and appreciate them!
To become a $10-a-month donor, visit, or click the link below. Thank you!
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August Exhibit

Contemporary Photography in Hawaii
Pacific New Media Foundation
August 1-31
This juried exhibition features artists in Hawaii using photographic processes: analog or digital, color or BXW, alternative processes and mixed media explorations. Contemporary Photography in Hawaii 2019 offers artists a venue for exhibiting work and provides a snapshot of the “state of the art” of photography in Hawaii.
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First Friday

Opening of Contemporary Photography in Hawaii
August 2, 6-10 PM
Mingle with the artists during their reception from 6-8pm, and congratulate the winners at the award ceremony starting at 6:30pm!
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Open House@The Lofts
Chinatown Artist Lofts
August 2, 6-10 PM
Open studios and demonstrations all night! Located at 1109 Maunakea St, Honolulu, HI 96817.

Shows & Events

Hawaii Shakespeare Festival
August 9-25, 7 & 9 PM
Shakespeare’s violent tragedy of Scotland's last Celtic King - equivocating between illusion and reality, order and chaos, civilization and savagery. Directed by Taurie Kinoshita.
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Shakes Fest After Party with Oil in the Alley!
Oil in the Alley
August 17, 10 PM
Stay after Macbeth for a special afterparty concert with Oil in the Alley, playing original rock music with improvised comedy lyrics. The legendary improv comedy rock duo of Sean T.C. OʻMalley and R. Kevin Garcia Doyle stay in character as the ultimate rock band, taking suggestions from the audience (in the form of phrases, clothing, and anything else) to create completely new lyrics to original rock songs as if they were "classic" hits from their heyday. Donʻt miss this show!

Workshops & Classes

The Acting Studio
COJODA Productions/Acting Studio HI
Tuesdays, 5:30-7 PM
The Acting Studio, a Cojoda Productions company, will be hosting the 2019 Actors Showcase featuring the newest and most exciting faces in the film industry of Honolulu, Hawaii. The show, a mixed media presentation at the most current of art spaces, The ARTS at Marks Garage.

Call to Artists
Hawaiʻi LGBT Legacy Foundation and The ARTS at Marks Garage present a collaborative juried exhibit, “TRANSaction,” in conjunction with HONOLULU PRIDE 2019, to be on exhibit at The ARTS at Marks Garage gallery located in Chinatown Honolulu, October 1 through October 26, 2019. Read More

Books at Marks
Friends of the Library
Open Tue-Sat 12-5 PM, and until 9 PM on First Fridays
There’s a BOOKSTORE in Downtown by Friends of the Library of Hawai‘i!

Save by Being Sustainable!
Purchase an ARTS reusable cup or mason jar, or bring in your own reusable cup and receive $1 off your bar beverage!

Reserve a stall at The ARTS with!
Use code mghh25 for $2 off any reservations after 5pm on weekdays and all day on weekends!
Get $2 Off Parking!

Get $5 OFF your LYFT!
Use CODE: ARTSATMARKS for $5 off your first 4 rides! New users only. Subject to Lyft's terms.
Get a LYFT!

Our Partners
COJODA Productions
Friends of the Library
Hawai'i Shakespeare Festival
Hawai'i Watercolor Society
Playbuilders of Hawaii
T-RX/Hallowbaloo Music + Arts Festival

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  • The ARTS At Marks Garage
    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.
    1159 Nuuanu Ave., Honolulu, HI (View Map)

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