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.



Main Contact: Adam LeFebvre,
President and Chief Executive Officer

Phone Number: 808.927.5378


Social Media: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram

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


Main Contact: Consulina Wong

Phone Number: 808.223.6338


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.



Main Contact: Tony Pisculli

Phone Number: 808.256.6657


Social Media: Facebook

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.



Main Contact: Jerry Mayfield

Phone Number: 808.395.3955


Hawai‘i Watercolor Society (HWS) promotes the advancement and appreciation of watercolor paintings through programs, workshops, competitive exhibits, and educational presentations.



Phone Number: 808.306.7197


Social Media: Facebook

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.


Website: OR

Main Contact:
Vicky Holt Takamine, Executive Director
Ryan I. “Kaha‘i‘ōlelo” Sueoka, Operations Manager

Phone Number: 808.375.0847


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 Hawaii


Main Contact: Terri Madden


Social Media: FacebookTwitter

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


Main Contact: Mark Tarone


Social Media: Facebook, Twitter

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.