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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. 

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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Every Picture Tells a Story
Friends of the Library
May 1-31

Find the piece that tells your story at our gallery show . . .

The Friends of the Library of Hawai‘i (FLH) announces its art show “Every Picture Tells a Story”. For the month of May, FLH will be featuring an intersection of arts and books from our collection. Over 100 pieces of art will be on display in the gallery at Arts at Marks Garage, all donated to FLH. This show will showcase just a sample of the over 500 art pieces in the FLH collection. The show will feature affordably priced paintings, lithographs, posters, and 3D art pieces complemented with books from the FLH Books at Marks bookstore located within the Arts at Marks Garage.

On First Friday, May 3rd, the “Every Picture Tells a Story” gallery show will be open from Noon till 10:00 p.m. At 5:00 p.m., the band Every Single Daylight will take the stage performing throughout the night. Then, the Honolulu Altered Book Group will host a book art craft session starting at 5:30 p.m. and running through 10 p.m. The group will help attendees start their very own altered book using techniques including collage, stencils, stamps, illustration, watercolor, and more. Moses Goods, theatre artist and storyteller, will perform on stage from 7:00 to 7:30 p.m.

FLH will also be hosting free workshops within Arts at Marks throughout the month to coincide with the gallery show:

- Saturday, May 11, 2019 at 12:30 p.m. FLH Volunteer Jan Bullock will host an up cycled craft workshop teaching attendees how to make flowers and gift bags from old books.

- Saturday, May 18, 2019 at 12:30 the Hawaiʻi Watercolor Society will be teaching participants how to paint, starting with their favorite book art cover.

- Thursday, May 23, 2019 at 6:30 p.m. writer and multimedia artist Thad Higa from the HI Zine & Book Library will host a curated zine “bookshelf” reading list and discussion.

FLH is a partner in the Arts at Marks with a permanent bookstore in the space called Books at Marks. Both Books at Marks and the Arts at Marks are open Tuesdays through Saturdays from Noon till 5 p.m. To view more art from the FLH collection, please visit the 72nd Annual Sale at McKinley High School Cafeteria June 22-30, 2019, or the FLH Art & Book Sale November 9-11, 2019 at Washington Middle School Cafeteria, or online at FLHhawaii.org.

For more information please visit FLHhawaii.org.

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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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