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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.


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. 

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.

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July 3 - 28

FREE & Open to ALL Ages

‘Selections from CONTACT ZONE’ features artwork from the fifth installment of CONTACT, an annual exhibition of contemporary art made in Hawai‘i. The artwork in this year’s show explores the notion of ‘CONTACT ZONES,’ or spaces of cultural exchange and mitigation. Offering a comprehensive survey of contemporary art in Hawai‘i, with a critical focus on what it means to live, coexist, and be from and transplant to Hawai‘i.

‘Selections from CONTACT ZONE’ is on view at The ARTS at Marks Garage, July 3–28, 2018, Tuesday–Saturday, 12pm–5pm. Join us for our First Friday Exhibition Opening, July 6, 6pm–9pm.

First Friday Exhibition Opening - July 6th from 6p-9p. 
- Pacific Tongues Youth Speaks SPOKEN WORD
- Debut Film Screening of ALOHA DYING
- Bar@MARKS hosting Kona Brewing Co. & Tasty Libations

PACIFIC TONGUES - YOUTH SPEAKS: Promotes teen literacy and civic engagement through the performance art of slam poetry by offering weekly writing workshops, hosting monthly poetry slams and open mics, organizing interscholastic poetry slams, and sending a youth team to national competition every summer. 

ALOHA DYING FILM: A local documentary about the social and economic ills facing the state of Hawai'i and its residents. The film covers racial tension, cost of living, homelessness, American influence, and the legal status of Hawai'i as a state. Directed by journalist and local resident Cody Brooks.

For more information on the annual CONTACT Exhibition go to:


coming soon

August 3 - 31

FREE & Open to ALL Ages

This juried exhibition is open to all artists in Hawaii using photographic processes: analog or digital, color or BXW, alternative processes and mixed media explorations. Contemporary Photography in Hawaii 2018 offers artists a venue for exhibiting work and provides a snapshot of the “state of the art” of photography in Hawaii.

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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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