We're a collaborative gallery, performance and office space for businesses and nonprofit organizations, working to transform downtown Honolulu with the power of the arts.

Photography courtesy of Eric Baranda.

 

HISTORY

Learn about The ARTS at Marks Garage, a fourteen-year old community center attracting over 45,000 people annually to 12 major exhibits, and over 150 performances, screenings, and workshops.

PARTNERS

Meet the Partners of The ARTS at Marks Garage, an assortment of visual arts and creative groups who host events, local programming, and projects in Chinatown and beyond.

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PRESS

Hear what people are saying about The ARTS at Marks Garage and go behind-the-scenes with a timeline of Marks projects, accomplishments, awards, and recognitions. 

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For information on the current gallery, visit the Current Exhibition Page.


FIRST FRIDAY

What's new with Chinatown and Downtown Honolulu's largest monthly outdoor self-guided arts tour every First Friday.

CALL TO ARTISTS / auditions

View available open calls for original artwork as part of an upcoming exhibition, or audition information on new performances.

 
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The Wolf & Woman Youth Showcase
December 2-28

Wolf & Woman is a freelance documentary media & arts collective made up of women, POC and LGBTQ+ creatives in Hawai’i. The collective was founded earlier this year and is run by Marie Eriel Hobro, a documentary photographer & filmmaker, and Caesar Caberto, a graphic designer & illustrator. It currently consists of over a dozen members in Oʻahu who are involved in various forms of visual and written journalism, photography, filmmaking, illustration, graphic design, and community organizing. Together, we aim to tell compelling stories that erase the stereotypes often associated with our home. By having creatives from our respective communities doing this work, we believe that we can help promote true inclusivity both in our fields and in society. In addition to the creative work we do, we also organize community events and offer a free art program to youth in low-income communities. Being that some of us come from low-income communities ourselves, working with youth from similar backgrounds is something that we feel the most dedicated to.

With our youth program, we aim to amplify the voices of local youth in the media & arts industry while also teaching them the basics of photography, the power of visual storytelling, and the impact that photos can have on society. Most importantly, we hope that our program can help them find a healthy, creative outlet that could positively impact their future.

Our current class includes youth from the Pu’uhonua o Wai’anae houseless encampment and focuses on teaching them photography. Later this year, they will also begin learning illustration. Their ages range from 4-20, but despite how young some of them are, we already see so much talent, potential, and determination in them. To celebrate all of their hard work, we’ve decided to put together a youth gallery for them at Arts at Marks Garage throughout the month of December.

The gallery will showcase the photography & illustration work of our students and center around what Pu'uhonua o Wai'anae and/or the general Wai’anae area means to them. With this show, we want the kids to understand how powerful their voices are when they’re telling their own stories and showing people how they see the world-- especially in a society filled with saviorism and meaningless work. We also hope that their work helps people see how truly special Pu’uhonua is as a community.

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First known as the Hawaiian village of Kou and later Honolulu, the best deep sea port in Hawai'i facilitated the growth of Chinatown and Downtown Honolulu. The area became the island's business and cultural hub, a bar, red light district, and gateway for Hawai'i's immigrants, especially the Chinese and the Japanese. For over 200 years, this is where locals have come to shop, dine, and play.

The Chinatown and Downtown area has undergone a renaissance in recent years and has become the trendiest destination for local restaurants, clothing boutiques, novelty shops, and live entertainment. The ARTS at Marks recently received a Flipkey Trip Advisor award for best museum worth traveling for!

The ARTS at Marks Garage serves as Chinatown and Downtown Honolulu's visitor and information center, with information and guides on what to do, eat, and see. Come by and say hello next time you're in the area!

 

 
 

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