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.



Learn about The ARTS at Marks Garage, an artistic center in our community attracting over 45,000 people annually to 12 major exhibits, and over 150 performances, screenings, and workshops, since 2001.


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.



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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event calendar at marks

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


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.



Chinatown . . . without the ARTS
September 6 - 28

Can you imagine Chinatown Honolulu without the ARTS at Marks Garage?  That could become the reality soon.  Massive debt and changing demographics with evolving expectations have all lead to our current fight for survival.  But should we even be fighting that which may be inevitable?

In September, we are presenting a gallery exhibit devoid of the artwork you might expect to find as opportunity to envision Chinatown without the ARTS.  Visitors will be welcomed to fill our clean walls and pedestals with notes on their thoughts, memories or commitments of support, or possibly impromptu artistic inspirations.  Let us know if you think we should continue our fight to save the ARTS at Marks Garage.  Let us know how you will support the ARTS at Marks Garage.  Let us know how you will continue artistic practice in Chinatown if the ARTS at Marks Garage can’t be saved.  We need to hear from you!


Hawaiʻi LGBT Legacy Foundation and The ARTS at Marks Garage present a collaborative juried exhibit, “TRANSaction,” in conjunction with HONOLULU PRIDE 2019, to be on exhibit at The ARTS at Marks Garage gallery located in Chinatown Honolulu, October 1 through October 26, 2019.  

TRANSaction” aims to celebrate the diverse transformational experiences of the transgender, and inclusively queer community of Hawaiʻi.  Open to all visual artists who define themselves as belonging to, or an ally of the queer community of Hawaiʻi

TRANSaction” will feature artwork that increases the visibility and representation of the community; honor the political action and advocacy by, and for the community; and provide insight on the transactional use of imagery of, and targeted toward the 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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