Hawai’i Craftsmen Statewide Exhibition 2020 is on Display

DAC is extremely happy to announce the very first show in our new gallery upstairs!  Come see this amazing show featuring the work of local artists working in many media including ceramics, glass, fiber, wood, and more!

This exhibition is free and open to the public. Gallery hours are Wednesday – Saturday, 11 – 6 and Sundays 1 – 4. This is a large and well ventilated space, but we require all visitors to wear a face mask and observe social distancing.
Click here for directions and parking information.

PURCHASE ARTWORK ONLINE

See a Walkthrough:

DAC is open!

As you might have seen on our Instagram, we are open!  Please wear a face mask and feel free to come see what’s new! Here are a few photos of the work on the walls and on the pedestals at DAC Shop as of June 2020…

Barbara Rau taking care of the DAC Shop

Make Art from Home!

These are difficult times to be alone and because of all the uncertainty that surround us. There are many moments when it’s enough to just breathe. 

We need to help ourselves and others to get out of the funk. My friends came up with the idea that we need to just make art for art’s sake.

We hope that you will join us and help make some community murals as part of our International Dot Day celebration and help reach out to others by sharing your creativity.

Please participate and invite your friends to play too. 

Sandy

 Please download this template page or follow the instructions below the link:

  • 2020 Make art! Start with a Dot!
     
    BE inspired
    start with a dot… make your art
     
    Join our creative community.  We are creating community murals and an exhibit for Honolulu’s International Dot Day celebration for all ages on or about September 15, 2020.
     
    With all that is going on and the uncertainty of our world, now is the time to make art for art’s sake and to be part of something more than ourselves!
     
  • Start with a 3-inch circle on cardstock paper.
  • On side one, create intricate, crazy, awe-inspiring, or simple art.
  • On side two, respond to the question, “How would you offer kindness?”
  • Then write a simple positive and encouraging message for yourself or someone else.
     
    Have FUN. Cut loose and unleash your inner creativity with as much passion as you can muster!  Give yourself permission to go forward with abandon.  Be amazed at what you have created.  Create and BE Healthy.
     

DAC Shop

Photo of Downtown Art Center Shop display

As we continue to work on the upper level of DAC, the downstairs has become a curated art shop space with continually rotating pieces of art in many disciplines from a variety of local artists.  Come check it out!  (The displays in these photos have changed) There is always something new to see!

Photo of Downtown Art Center Shop display

Upcoming: Make Art Saturday East Meets West

October 19 @ 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm

 All supplies and instruction only $10

Draw out the letters of your name and watch intricate patterns and design emerge.  Then have fun watching as your identity transforms from and abstract artwork into a beautiful colorful Japanese Crane.  Facilitated by Lauren Okano

Hawai’i Craftsmen at DAC During October

Selected artists from Hawai’i Craftsmen will display work through October at DAC.  On First Friday, there is an artists reception and also a special day on October 5 where DAC will be open for the Hispanic Festival, with activities and art booths on the sidewalks outside, and the Craftsmen Show available to view on the inside. Please join us for the festivities and come see the show!

Download the Flyer:
2019 hawaii craftsmen Oct show