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The ARTS at Marks Garage - DECEMBER 2020 Update

What's New in December at
The ARTS at Marks Garage

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

What's New in December at
The ARTS at Marks Garage

Aloha Mai Kākou–

 I hope that you’re all having a happy holiday season at the end of this very difficult year.  As you know, we’re open to the public (with appropriate sanitation and distancing precautions in place), and it’s been wonderful to see some of you back in our space!
In the spirit of 2020, two of our offerings this month celebrate resilience and joy in difficult times.  Our current gallery exhibit,
New Normal, celebrates the ability to find beauty and art even in the midst of a pandemic.  And on December 23, we’ll be offering a FREE showing of the 1946 holiday classic It’s A Wonderful Life, with popcorn and sodas available during the show.  Although the event is free, seating is limited; so please take a moment to register on Eventbrite and reserve your seats.
In the meantime, we’ve decorated our performance space and invited some of our friends and artistic partners to set up
pop-up shops offering art, cards, clothing, and one-of-a-kind items.  Come by this weekend to pick up some memorable last-minute gifts for your friends and family — you can find a list of vendors on our website! And if you missed Storytime with Aunty Ualani this month, don’t worry: you can always go to our Facebook page and see Aunty read The Hawaiian Christmas Mouse for kids of all ages and families of all kinds.  You can even hear the song that the story is based on before Aunty reads the book!
Finally, if you’re looking for somewhere to direct your holiday giving, you can’t beat our
1001 Friends program.  You can donate once, or set up a monthly payment; your generosity will help to provide a steady income for ARTS@MARKS operations — and help us gear up for what we know will be an exciting 2021!
Thank you for all of your support for The ARTS at Marks Garage in 2020.  Wishing you health, safety, and joy in this holiday season, and a very happy new year!


Mahalo Nui, 

Matthew Kelty, Executive Director, The ARTS at Marks Garage
Support the ARTS

New Year's Wish Upon a Star

Want to participate in our January 2021 Community Wish Art Installation? 
Download a
Wishing Star sheet here, cut it out and write your hopes and dreams for the new year on it, then return your stars to:
The ARTS at Marks Garage, 1159 Nuʻuanu Ave., Honolulu HI 96817
Louis Pohl Gallery, 1142 Bethel St., Honolulu HI 96813

Community stars will be on display Saturday, Jan. 9, 2021 from 12-5 p.m. at The ARTS at Marks Garage
 December Highlights

Now until 12/19
SHOP@Marks Holiday Pop-Up Shops

This holiday season, the ARTS@Marks are a great place to find something unique for the holidays and support local artists! Shop jewelry from the nonprofit
Community Arts Education, limited-edition masks and clothing from Taimane Gardner's sample sale, handmade, rediscovered trinkets and jewelry from creative collective What on Earth?, original artwork and holiday cards and gifts from Hawaiʻi Watercolor Society, festive sweaters, aloha shirts and other vintage clothing from Variable Hawaiʻi, and repurposed wood, surfboard and motorcycle tank art from Nathan's Customs. 

12/23 at 5:30 p.m.
Special Christmas Movie Screening: It's a Wonderful Life (1946)
To say "mahalo" to our wonderful friends, neighbors and arts ʻohana, The ARTS at Marks Garage is showing the classic favorite Christmas movie
It's a Wonderful Life.
In this heartwarming 1946 black & white Christmas classic, directed by Frank Capra and starring James Stewart and Donna Reed, an angel is sent to help a desperate businessman by showing him what life would have been like if he had never existed.
Admission is FREE, but registration is required due to social distancing guidelines and limited seating. 
Register here.

1/9 at 12:30 p.m.
Storytime with Aunty Ualani

Coming to our
Facebook Live stream every second Saturday at 12:30 p.m. is Honolulu drag queen Aunty Ualani with a special online storytime series for children of all ages. 
Tune in on our Facebook feed on Saturday, January 9 for “Hoʻonani: Hula Warrior” written by Heather Gale, and illustrated by former Honolulu resident Mika Song. The book is an empowering celebration of identity, acceptance and Hawaiian culture based on the true story of a young girl in Hawaiʻi who dreams of leading the boys-only hula troupe at her school. 
Current Gallery Exhibit:
New Normal: Contemporary Photography from a Pandemic in the Pacific


"Quiet Abandonment" by Kelli with an Eye Photography

"Masked Street Walkers in Chinatown (Covid Series 2020)" by Philippe Gross

"Discards 1" by Tracy Chan

"ABC Worker & Mannequin with Mask, May 4, 2020, 11AM" by Mike O'Connor

"Sheraton Hope" by Joel Ricker Photography

"Tutu's Tub" by Ian Hunt

The ARTS at Marks Garage
1159 Nu'uanu Ave., Honolulu HI 96817
(808) 521-2903
Gallery Hours: Tuesday-Saturday 12 p.m. to 5 p.m.

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    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.
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