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.


For Art Sake
November 2-30

A statement from Albert “Hardkoa” Weight:

As an artist, I have witnessed how my art has inspired others, which has become a part of my motivation to create; the people who inspire me are numerous. I believe in encouraging one another and creating ways to inspire future generations of artist, by stimulating the art culture in our community.

Creating an Art Exhibition with other artists who have inspired me and our community, is my way of giving back to art.

“For Art Sake, Inspiring Future Generations” is the theme for this show. Creating opportunities for artists and galleries is important, but inspiring future generations through art is the goal. Perpetuating the art culture in a society that no longer teaches the value of art in public schools, makes this exhibition even more relevant.

We would like to excite our community with a free artist reception for November 2, with Music, Food, Drinks, Fun and of course Inspiring Art.

This exhibition will also feature new art from Brook Parker, Albert Weight, Barry Napoleon, Sonya Hoffmeister, Nadia Fairlamb, Aida Smith.

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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