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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CURRENT EXHIBITION

FEAST Exhibit:
The Finch will Flourish

June1 - 15

FREE & Open to ALL Ages

Born from the community support generated at the May 10th FEAST, Boz Shurr cultivated the June FEAST exhibition, The Finch Will Flourish to focus on transforming public and private spaces into places that feel safe and inviting. This show is a collaborative effort between the artist, ARTS at Marks Garage, and Hawaii FEAST to benefit Child and Family Services, which provides safe spaces for transitioning women, children, and families. The exhibit runs June 1st-15th and is open to the public Tuesday-Saturday, 12-5pm. 

Join us for the below events to celebrate the work of Boz Schurr, and explore the power of art to create healing spaces in Hawaii. All events are being held at the ARTS at Marks Garage in Chinatown, and include ono grindz, libations, music, and more! 

First Friday opening pARTy (5:30-9pm) followed by live dance concert with Jaramak & Good Foot (9pm-12am)
[Friday, June 1st - free until 9pm, live concert $10/cover]

Join us for the opening night of The Finch will Flourish! First Friday is free and open to all. At 9pm there will be a special dance concert by Jamarak & Good Foot - be prepared for a glorious mix of afro funk, soul, percussion, and horns!
Click here for more information.

Community talk story
[Saturday, June 9th, 2:30-5pm - $5 suggested donation]

Boz Schurr, the featured June FEAST exhibition artist, will be joining Child & Family Services providers and Justyn “Kaʻolonā” Ah Chong, Director of Photography for the film Mele Murals, to share the valuable and impactful collaborative work being done in community using the gifts of creative artists through public art forms as a powerful tool for resiliency in youth-focused social services. The community talk story will by facilitated by Lala Nuss, Founder of Conscious Concepts & Public Program Events Manager at the ARTS at Marks Garage. Click here for more information. 

Film screening & closing pARTy
[Thursday, 6:30-9pm, June 14th - $10]

The closing pARTy will showcase the award winning film, Janey Makes A Play, a multigenerational story which follows a captivating 90-year-old woman named Janey as she rallies her small town to create a theatre production about the Great Depression amidst the real erosion of the town’s local economy. Talk story with FEAST artists to follow the film. Click here for more information. 

 

Concierge Desk for Chinatown and Downtown Honolulu

 

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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