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Downtown Art Center - New at DAC in February 2022
New & Notable at Downtown Art Center this February
Last Chance to See ARCHITECTS AS ARTISTS
On Display until Saturday, February 12, 2022
Architects as Artists is an invitational exhibition featuring 34 architects and architectural designers in Hawaiʻi who are also active artists. The show aims to explore the sources of architects' inspiration in their work and art, and attempts to stimulate and deepen the public's interest and understanding for architecture and architects in Hawaiʻi and Downtown Honolulu.
Notable architects/artists include: Francis Oda, Bonhui Uy, Stephen Haus, Daniela Minerbi, Dwayne Adams, Noel Hart, PhD in Architecture student Katelina Kim, and several University of Hawaiʻi at Manoa Architecture Department teachers and retired teachers, including Dennis Daniel, working in a variety of media, from 2D art such as paintings and drawings to 3D art like ceramics, sculptures, glass works, metal works, and mixed media.
See Photos From the Show!
DAC Arts & Gifts Shop Open Now!
Hours: Tuesday - Saturday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
First Floor, Chinatown Gateway Plaza
Come visit our downstairs DAC Art & Gifts shop for a curated collection of artwork, sculpture, textiles, and other treasures, all made by local artists! Open 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday, and located just behind the Satellite City Hall office at Chinatown Gateway Plaza, our retail shop gives local artists the opportunity to sell and showcase their art to the community.
Upcoming New Classes in March
Watercolor for Beginners with Dwayne Adams
4 sessions: Tuesdays, 1:30 - 3:30 p.m. March 8 - March 29, 2022 Tuition: $120
Want to try your hand at watercolor painting, but don’t know where to start? This fun class will enable even first-timers to pick up a brush and make something beautiful, with tips, tricks and guidance from instructor Dwayne Adams. Materials provided.
Sign Up Now!
The TELL WELL Storytelling Class with Jeff Gere
4 Sessions + a Public Show: Thursdays, March 3, 10, 17, and 24, 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Public show Saturday, March 26, 4:30 - 6:30 p.m. in Downtown Art Center’s Performance Space. Tuition: $80 Give the gift of powerful speech!
The ability to express yourself clearly, to get others to see your views, and to inspire emotions with words is a life skill. You can improve this skill and it can be FUN! This class will be social, interactive, supportive, and creatively challenging. Students will play with story every session in many aspects, pairing and sharing, and find their voice to tell their story.
Sign Up Now!
Art Collectors Exhibition Fundraiser
On Display March 1 - 20, 2022
A one-of-a-kind art show featuring 2D and 3D artwork donated from the collections of Hawaii artists, collectors and art-lovers, this fundraiser aims to raise funds for the nonprofit Downtown Art Center and our six nonprofit creative partners.
Do you love art, meeting new people and making a difference in your community? Join the DAC volunteer ʻohana! Perks include: discounted art classes, an insider's perspective on the Honolulu arts scene, and our undying love and gratitude! If you're interested in being a gallery sitter, helping with our retail art shop, or volunteering in any other capacity at DAC, email email@example.com and find out more!
COVID-19 Protocols at DAC
*Please note: As of September 13, in compliance with the City & County of Honolulu Safe Access Emergency Order, we will be requiring all visitors to the gallery to have proof of full vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test result taken within the previous 48 hours to enter the gallery. Children under 12 years old are exempt. Mahalo for your kokua!
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A 501 (c)(3) nonprofit organization, DAC is a thriving center for the arts in Hawaiʻi, providing display space for local artists and art organizations, workshop classrooms, performances, and more. Help us grow!
About the Downtown Art Center (DAC):
Located in the Chinatown Gateway Plaza building at 1041 Nuʻuanu Ave., Second Floor, the nonprofit Downtown Art Center is an evolving gallery and workshop space for Oʻahu's arts scene. DAC strives to become a thriving center for the arts by providing display space for local artists and art organizations, workshop classrooms, performances, and more. Support DAC and help it grow at donorbox.org/downtownartcenter!
Parking for DAC is located at nearby municipal parking lots (onsite at Chinatown Gateway Plaza, parking entrance off Bethel Street) or at Mark's Garage (entrance at 22 S. Pauahi St.). DAC is easily accessible by public transit as well; get directions, routes and timetables at www.thebus.org.
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