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The ARTS at Marks Garage - DECEMBER 2019 Update

December at The ARTS!

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

Welina mai nei!
Greetings community creatives near and far, 'tis the season and there are so many reasons for gratitude for the continued presence of The ARTS at Marks Garage.
YES, we are here, in mind, body and spirit. We are thrilled to welcome one of our founders, Rich Richardson back in a curatorial role for the stunning Glass Show from the Hawaii Craftsmen community, we also welcome Mathew Kelty, a new interim manager, play producer and writer to our space (more on Mathew next month)! endless gratitude for the continued support of our dedicated staff and volunteers including Ryan, Carlynn, Sarah, Donna, Michele, James, our stalwart partners, our volunteer board members Kim, Jason, Dan, and myself chaired by the always gracious and profoundly inspiring Melissa White!
Community arts thrive when we all do our part! As The ARTS at Marks prepares for 2020 we are looking forward, backward, sideways and underneath in order to keep creating collaborative space for ARTS to have a presence in our urban landscape.
How can you help? Glad you asked. We have a special group, 1001 Friends Of the Arts at Marks Garage that could use your year round support. Head to our website, imagine yourself having a few less coffees or taking a brown bag to work, and consider donating $10 a month the our ARTS efforts. You can’t believe what friends can do, when they do it together! The ARTS thrive
because we value them, in every possible way. We can show our gratitude for the artists, writers, muralists, performers, playwrights, dancers, painters, ceramists, dancers, designers, photographers, poets, musicians, singers by continuing to have a place in Honolulu for us all to gather.
We are grateful for any support you can offer, you are already a friend for reading this newsletter. In this season of light, remember you always have a creative community on your side!
Me ke aloha pumehana,
Maile Meyer

Join 1001 Friends!
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 button below. Thank you!
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December Exhibit

Gathering Glass
Hawaii Craftsmen
December 3-28
“Gathering Glass” is named both for the molten glass that is "gathered" onto the end of a blowpipe, and for the glass community re-connecting and celebrating at The ARTS at Marks Garage. This show differs from many of the annual glass shows hosted at Marks since 2003 by offering prizes, free entry, and return shipping for selected work shipped from neighbor islands. A retail opportunity and hot glass demonstration are also expected to be included.
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First Friday & Gathering Glass Opening Reception
Hawaii Craftsmen
December 6, 5-9 PM
LIVE Glass Blowing
Classical harp by Sharene Taba
Vegetarian sushi, chilled Champagne & Bar@ARTS
Holiday Art Retail: One-of-a-Kind | Local Artists | Hand Crafted
Gifts and Ornaments for Purchase
Big Awards Presentation with over $2,000 in prizes.

Impact ART: Vox with Aria Villafranca
Impact Hub Honolulu
1050 Queen Street, Suite 100
Thursday, December 5, 6-8 PM
Join us for the opening reception of 'Vox: Creating a World Without Humanity,' a new art exhibition at
Impact Hub HNL Coworking in Kaka’ako featuring works by O‘ahu artist and illustrator Aria Villafranca!
There will be a no-host bar by your friends at The ARTS at Marks Garage, plus heavy pūpū by Cafe Jai.
For more info and to reserve your free tickets for this awesome event, visit
Eventbrite. See you there!

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.

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 a
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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