“Celebration: Winter Group Show” on Display Until January 10, 2021

Jackie Lau presents
Celebration : Winter Group Show
Wednesday, December 2, 2020 to Sunday, January 10, 2021 
Downtown / Exhibition Hall / 1041 Nuuanu Ave. Honolulu, Hawaii 96817
Hours are 11 – 6 pm, Wednesday – Sunday (closed Monday and Tuesday)

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.


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. 


 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

Hispanic Festival Coming to Downtown October 5

Hispanic Heritage Festival and Health Fair will be coming to Downtown Chinatown on Nuuanu Street between Chaplain and Hotel Streets on October 5 10 am – 5 pm.  Please join us in celebration!