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, 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.

 "Courage" by Chloe Tomomi

"Courage" by Chloe Tomomi


HWS Little Picture Show
September 2 - 29

FREE & Open to ALL Ages

Hawai'i Watercolor Society is proud to present this year's "Little Picture Show" featuring, you guessed it, small works of art! Stop by, enjoy and/or purchase beautiful water-based paintings, and chat with the artists about their work on First Friday 9/7 anytime from 5-9:30 p.m. The artwork will be up starting 9/4-9/29.

“If you ever wondered about the difference between various sakes, never sure what to order, and why and how they are different, you will have an opportunity to learn from a sommelier at The Arts at Marks Little Picture Show celebration on First Friday September 7 (sake tasting, limited seating from 6-8pm). Sake cups will be available for sale and use for the tasting. There will be a small tasting fee. So don’t miss it”


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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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