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. 

event calendar at marks

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.

current exhibition

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She Currents
Ran Noveck
January 28 - February 23

“She Currents” exhibits Ran Noveck’s two main inspiration subjects, our oceans and the female form, expressed through his curvy, fluid motion lines. 

Ran Noveck was born and raised in Tel Aviv and is currently based in Honolulu.  After visiting Hawaiʻi for the first time in the early 90s, Ran fell in love with the Hawaiian Islands; later returning to happily call Hawaiʻi his home.  Ran was creatively encouraged by his mother who is an artist and fashion designer.  With experience in a variety of fields like fashion, clothing manufacturing, architectural design and builds, Ran directs his flow of energy into his art while working with, and to better his community and environment.

For the past 4 years, Ran has devoted all his time to creating fine art, murals, illustrations, graphic design commission work and more.  He also works with kids and volunteers his talents to public schools, environmental organizations and the community with projects to help educate and beautify public spaces in an effort to preserve Hawaiian culture. 

His work is distinguished by his use of flowing lines, bold colors, and unique perspectives, giving viewers a feeling of liquid movement.  Though the flow is deeply rooted Ran’s styles keep evolving.

http://www.rannoveckart.com/

First Friday opening party featuring soulful and funkdafied grooves provided by Soulgasm Hawaii

https://www.facebook.com/events/307935906503298/

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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