Arts District Merchant Association (ADMA)
The Arts District Merchant Association (ADMA) is a membership organization composed of merchants, nonprofit organizations and individuals dedicated to the responsible development and improvement of The Arts District in Honolulu’s downtown/Chinatown for the benefit of its members and the community.
Charisma Industries is a creative design agency and an intellectual property holding company specializing in content for print and digital media.
We’re a full services shop, specializing in a variety of fields including creative consultation, graphic and web design, brand and identity development, technical copywriting, photography, industrial engineering, event coordination, custom publishing, digital and offset printing, illustrations, commercial textiles, public relations, corporate mediation, urban planning, molecular gastronomy, and social media management.
In addition to helping sponsor events across Hawai‘i, such as art exhibitions, theatrical performances, cultural festivals, and workshops, we’re also proud partners with a variety of local companies, including shared creative workspaces, theatre companies, pop up shops, an independent publishing house, and a nanobrewery. Our in-house projects include an original clothing line, designer plush toys, custom vinyl products, and the award-winning lifestyle and culture publication Abstract Magazine.
COJODA Productions presents The Acting Studio, founded by actor, writer and producer Consulina Wong. The focus of The Acting Studio is on Single Point Acting for actors from beginning, intermediate, to advance levels.
Friends of the Library of Hawai'i
The Friends of the Library of Hawai'i (FLH) has supported and promoted the extension of library services in Hawai'i since 1879. Today, FLH fundraises throughout the year primarily through sales of used books and media that are donated from the library system and our generous community. The funds raised go to support programs at all 50 public library branches across six of the Hawaiian Islands. These programs include musicians, authors, performers, experts, and others who engage library patrons, from keiki to kupuna. The funding is important because the state provides no funding for programs. In addition to programming, FLH provides scholarships for UH Library Science students, and a variety of funding to support public librarians in their work.
HAWAI'I SHAKESPEARE FESTIVAL
The Hawai‘i Shakespeare Festival (HSF) produces three Shakespeare plays each year during its brief summer season, typically late July to early August. HSF strives for contemporary relevance and accessibility in its productions.
HAWAI'I WATERCOLOR SOCIETY
Hawai‘i Watercolor Society (HWS) promotes the advancement and appreciation of watercolor paintings through programs, workshops, competitive exhibits, and educational presentations.
Established in 2011, Improv Hawaii (also known as ImprovHI) is a comedy hub featuring improv comedy, sketch comedy, and beyond. Founded by Hawai'i-born actress Kimee Balmilero (currently playing Dr. Noelani Cunha on Hawaii Five-0), ImprovHI focuses on building confidence through comedy by bringing awareness to not just actors or comedians, but everyone! We believe that improv is a great way to get your brain space working. ImprovHI is also a major sponsor for The 3rd Annual Hawaii Sketch Comedy Festival. Let's play!
PACIFIC TONGUES / YOUTH SPEAKS HAWAI'I
Pacific Tongues is a nonprofit organization that cultivates an active artistic Oceanic community of writers, spoken word performers, leaders, educators and students of all ages. Our commitment is to honor the practice of kuleana through creative workshops, public events and pedagogical development.Youth Speaks Hawai’i (YSH), a program of non-profit Pacific Tongues, supported by the Hawai`i Arts Alliance, promotes teen literacy and civic engagement through the performance art of slam poetry by offering weekly writing workshops, hosting monthly poetry slams and open mics, organizing interscholastic poetry slams, and sending a youth team to national competition every summer. Founded in January 2005, YSH offers a free after school writing and performance workshops for teens every Wednesday, 4:30-6pm at The ARTS at Marks Garage. YSH also hosts a poetry slam and open mic for teens every second Saturday of the month, from 3-530pm at The ARTS at Marks Garage.
PA‘I Foundation, organized in 2001, is a 501(c)(3) organization whose mission is to preserve and perpetuate Hawaiian cultural traditions for future generations with the goal establishing a Hawaiian cultural center on O‘ahu to better serve the broader Hawaiian community. Current projects of PA‘I Foundation include MAMo: Maoli Arts Month, a celebration of native Hawaiian artists, the annual Hapa Haole Hula & Music Festival and Ho‘oulu, a program held in conjunction with the Harvard University Native American Program to promote educational opportunities in the biomedical field for Native Hawaiian youth.
PlayBuilders of Hawai'i
Playbuilders of Hawai‘i Theater Company is a roving, multi-ethnic ensemble of experienced theatre makers who wish, through theatre, to create opportunities for effective communication and cultural exchange between the many diverse peoples of Hawai‘i.
T-Rx Entertainment, LLC /
Hallowbaloo Music + Arts Festival
The Hallowbaloo Music & Arts Festival was founded in 2008 by T-Rx Entertainment, LLC. Hallowbaloo has been warmly received by Honolulu residents and visitors since its inception - drawing approximately 8,000 attendees in 2008, 12,000 attendees in 2009 and 15,000 attendees in 2010. Approximately 20,000 people are expected to participate in this year's 2011 Hallowbaloo festivities. The exceptional support from fans combined with major assistance from Arts District merchants has helped Hallowbaloo realize its mission straight out of the gate. Hallowbaloo is excited about the brilliant future that lies ahead and the opportunity to continue to illuminate the Honolulu Arts District brighter than any other weekend of the year. Mahalo nui to all of the artists, merchants and fans who have supported and continue to support H-A-L-L-O-W-B-A-L-O-O!
travel2change is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that imagines travel as a catalyst for creating positive impacts. We believe that by exploring the world, we can better it. Our mission is to make travel meaningful and beneficial by providing unique opportunities that the typical traveler would not ordinarily experience. By offering opportunities that achieve sustainability, we empower local communities to benefit from travel.
travel2change aspires to connect travelers with locals with provide unique undertakings that directly give back to Hawaiian culture and nature. travel2change activities are hands-on, off the beaten path and authentic, and include for example adaptive swimming and surfing, stream restorations, beach cleanups combined with yoga sessions, or tree planting with hikes. Our events are the sweet spot between volunteering and something fun.