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Art Galleries With Local Art in Hawai’i

January 30, 2015, 7:36 AM HST
* Updated September 10, 10:28 AM
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Without a doubt, one of the most amazing things about the Big Island is the ability to live near and around so many incredible artists. From Koa woodworking, shell jewelry, to print making and glass art; there is no lack of talent on the Big Island. To feel inspired in the Hawaiian Islands is like nothing else! That is why artists not only grace the shores of Hawai’i, but visit and return time and time again from exotic international locales. Learn more about Hawai’i’s local art scene, and check out the following featured galleries with local art from Hawai’i.

Volcano Art Center

Volcano Art Center is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit that has been operating in Volcano since 1974. The mission of the Volcano Art Center is to develop, promote, and perpetuate the artistic, cultural and environmental heritage of Hawai’i’s people through the arts and education.

Volcano Art Center is truly a unique place, and I love how driven it is by the Big Island’s beautiful community. Here, residents and guests will find a full array of events and activities, art classes and workshops, keiki (children) programs, the award winning Na Mea Hawai’i Hula Kahiko, and a fantastic fine arts gallery that showcases an array of creations from over 300 incredible Big Island local artists.

The Volcano Art Center Gallery is located in the historic Volcano House Hotel of 1877 in Kilauea, home to Goddess Pele. All profits from gallery sales go directly to the Volcano Art Center Community; arts and culture education, professional artist development programs, and forest restoration. Reach the gallery direct by calling 808-967-7565.


The Volcano Art Center Gallery is open daily from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.


Harbor Gallery

Since 1990, Kamuela’s Harbor Gallery has represented over 150 artists from the Big Island. Whether you are a Hawai’i resident or a visitor checking out the Big Island for the first time, you are going to want to check out all the inspiring art at this gallery. This is a great place for finding unique gifts and one-of-a-kind pieces for the interior designer and art lover at heart. The Harbor Gallery not only represents local artists and artisans, but they also offer a full spectrum of creations. Here, you’ll find wall art, glass art, woven items, sculptures, jewelry, Koa wood furniture and keepsakes. By the way, this is a great place to go if you are looking for Ni’ihau Shell Jewelry.

The Harbor Gallery is open daily from 11:30 a.m. – 8:30 p.m.

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