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Hawaiʻi State Art Museum (HiSAM) Is Hosting Online Events

HiSAM from Home

HiSAM from Home
While the Hawai‘i State Art Museum remains closed, staff are posting artworks from the SFCA’s Art in Public Places Collection, hosting online activities, and creating a fun, educational space online.

Interactive arts classes on Zoom
Tuesdays from 10:00am-10:30am HST. These online classes are led by SFCA's highly trained Artistic Teaching Partners. The Zoom ID and password will be shared on HiSAM's Facebook and Instagram accounts each week. Tune in on Tuesday May 5th to create poetry from art, led by Laurel Nakanishi. This class is ideal for 3rd grade and up. 

Visual Art Workshops on Instagram and Facebook
Thursdays from 10:00am-11:00am HST, HiSAM will be hosting visual art workshops on Instagram or Facebook live with local teaching artists. Next Thursday, May 7th, Eric Beyer will lead a watercolor painting workshop on Facebook Live. On Thursday, May 14th, artist Sheanae Tam will lead a mo‘olelo and drawing workshop on Instagram.

Musical performances
Fridays at 6:00pm on Instagram Live - a local musician will take over the HiSAM account for a one-hour performance. Duncan Dempster will perform next Friday, May 8th.

Be The Art Challenge
Fridays on Facebook and Instagram, we will be posting a piece from the State Foundation on Culture and the Arts' Art in Public Places Collection. Your job is to re-create it. Grab objects from around the house, recreate the image, and then take a picture and send it via direct message to the Hawai‘i State Art Museum’s Instagram or Facebook account, and we will upload it to an album (most liked photo will get to be the album cover). 

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Volunteer at HiSAM
The Hawaiʻi State Art Museum event planning team is seeking volunteers for event-specific duties, including:
street team to distribute promotional flyers
greeters at the gate and doors
survey attendees
For more information and to sign up as an events volunteer, please contact Alexandra Skees, Art in Public Places Project Manager, at or (808) 586-9955.

Looking for a special venue for your event? HiSAM has beautiful rental spaces and a 25% discount for non-profit organizations! For more information and to download the rental information packet: HiSAM Rentals. Contact Visitor Services Manager Scott Young at or (808) 586-9959 to find out about available dates.

Artizen by MW
(808) 524-0499

HiSAM Gallery Shop
for local artists by local artists
(808) 566-6615

250 South Hotel St. (downtown Honolulu)
No. 1 Capitol District building, 2nd floor
Information Line: (808) 586-0900

Monday - Saturday 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Closed Sunday and all state and federal holidays.
The Hawaiʻi State Art Museum was created as a venue for the Art in Public Places Collection of the State Foundation on Culture and the Arts (Hawaii's state government arts agency) and is a part of the Art in Public Places Program.
Search the Art in Public Places Collection Online
The Art in Public Places Collection can be viewed online and searched by artist name, artwork title, type of media, and more: click here to search the Art in Public Places Collection online catalog. You can also click here to search the Public Art Archive for permanently placed works in the APP Collection, as well as many other collections nationwide, or click here to use the Public Art Archives' Locate Public Art web app to find public art near you.

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