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MUSEUMS / GALLERIES
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MUSEUMS

EAST HAWAII CULTURAL CENTER
141 Kalakaua
Hilo, HI 96720
(Downtown Hilo District)
Tel. (808) 961-5711
A non-profit organization that showcases the work of local artists in the old police station. Free admission. Photo

HILO ART MUSEUM
Hilo Iron Works
1266 Kamehameha Avenue
Hilo, HI 96720
(Hilo District)
Tel. (808) 961-1426
The museum is a Hawaii non-profit corporation with offices on the Big Island of Hawaii. The museum was founded April 15, 2007.

HULIHEE PALACE MUSEUM
75-5718 Alii Drive
Kailua-Kona, HI 96740
(North Kona District)
Tel. (808) 329-1877
A two-story Victorian structure built in 1838 for Hawaii's first governor - great koa wood furnishings. Entry charge. Photo

IMILOA ASTRONOMY CENTER OF HAWAII
Science & Technology Park
University of Hawaii at Hilo
600 Imiloa Place
Hilo, HI 96720
(Hilo District)
Tel. (808) 969-9700
Hawaii's new astronomy center bridges culture with the cosmos, featuring interactive exhibits and a state-of-the-art 120 seat planetarium that makes the connection between Hawaiian voyages of discovery and the discoveries made daily by astronomers on Maunakea. The Center has the largest collection of Hawaiian plants anywhere - a 72,000 square-foot-gardenscape. Admission charge. Photo

JAGGAR MUSEUM
Hawaii Volcanoes National Park
P.O. Box 52
Hawaii National Park, HI 96718-0052
(Volcano District)
Tel. (808) 985-6049
The Thomas A. Jaggar Museum, located about three miles from the park entrance, offers earth science displays and features murals depicting Hawaiian culture. An adjacent overlook offers a panoramic view of Kilauea Caldera and Mauna Loa. Photo

KAMUELA MUSEUM
Junction of Highways 19 and 250
Kamuela, HI 96743
(South Kohala District)
Tel. (808) 885-4724
An eclectic collection of artifacts from the Hawaiian Islands, Japan, and China. Entry charge. Photo

KONA HISTORICAL SOCIETY

81-6551 Mamalahoa Highway
Kealakekua, HI 96750
(North Kona District)
Tel. (808) 323-3222
As at June, 2006, the Society's living museum exhibit, the H. N. Greenwell Store, is under restoration. It is scheduled to re-open in January 2007 as a museum exhibit of a general store in the year 1890 Kona. An exciting interpretive program is planned for this exhibit. Photo

LAUPAHOEHOE TRAIN MUSEUM
36-2377 Mamalahoa Highway
Laupahoehoe, HI 96764
(Hilo District)
Tel. (808) 962-6300
A restored 1900's station agent's house and train landing in the "old town" of Laupahoehoe offers visitors a look back at a unique railroad heritage. A narrow gauge, diesel switch engine has been made to run again. A narrow gauge box car awaits restoration and a standard gauge caboose has been built, similar to those that ran down the line of the Hilo railroad. Entry charge. Photo

LYMAN HOUSE MEMORIAL MUSEUM
276 Haili Street
Hilo, HI 96720
(Downtown Hilo District)
Tel. (808) 935-5021
Original missionary home - ethnic heritage exhibits, rock and mineral collection from around the world. Entry charge. Photo

MOKUPAPAPA:
DISCOVERY CENTER FOR HAWAII'S REMOTE CORAL REEFS

308 Kamehameha Avenue
Hilo, HI 96720
(Downtown Hilo District)
Tel. (808) 933-8195
The Center interprets the natural science, culture, and history of the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands and surrounding marine environment. Photo

NAALEHU THEATRE
P. O. Box 284
Naalehu, HI 96722
(Kau District)
Tel. (808) 929-9133
The rural communities of the Big Island in the early to mid-20th century were full of people who worked on the sugar plantations. When silent movies became available, the plantation management provided each town with its own movie theatre. As few remain, the Naalehu Theatre is being preserved as a historic relic of this swiftly passing era. Photo

PACIFIC TSUNAMI MUSEUM
130 Kamehameha Avenue
Hilo, HI 96720
(South Hilo District)
Tel. (808) 935-0921
Interactive exhibits feature the science and stories of tsunamis. Docents provide insight and historic information. Photo

PARKER RANCH HISTORIC HOMES

Kamuela (Waimea), HI 96743
(South Kohala District)
Tel. (808) 885-5433
Koa wood house (Mana Hale) built in 1847 by ranch founder John Parker. Puuopelu, ranch home of Richard Smart sixth generation Parker, exhibits extraordinary paintings and art. Entry charge. Photo

PARKER RANCH MUSEUM
Parker Ranch Center
Kamuela (Waimea), HI 96743
(South Kohala District)
Tel. (808) 885-7655
Offers a self-guided tour that takes you through the evolution of the Hawaiian cowboy - the paniolo. View a video about ranch history and browse antique ranching tools, historic photos and furnishings. Entry charge. Photo

PLANTATION MUSEUM
301 Keawe Street
Hilo, HI 96720
(Downtown Hilo District)
Tel. (808) 961-0024
Exhibits of the plantation era. Photo

VOLCANO ART CENTER GALLERY
P. O. Box 104
Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, HI 96718
(Volcano District)
Tel. (808) 967-7565
A non-profit educational and cultural organization that exhibits the work of over 250 local artisans - the best the Islands have to offer. Photo

WAILOA CULTURAL CENTER
P. O. Box 936
Hilo, HI 96720
(South Hilo District)
Tel. (808) 933-0416
A non-profit organization that presents local art and cultural exhibits. Free admission. Photo

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ART GALLERIES

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HAWAIIAN ART NETWORK
P. O. Box 829
Kealakekua, HI 96750
(South Kona District)
Tel. 1-800-780-0805
Fax 1-866-842-4037
Email: art@hawaiiart.com
An online art gallery featuring tropical art and Hawaiian art shipped directly to you from the artist's studio. Experience dramatic discounts (up to 70%) on the same art you find in local galleries in Hawaii. Photo
FRIENDS

DREAMS OF PARADISE
S. Hata Building
Hilo, HI 96720
(Downtown Hilo)
Tel. (808) 935-5670
Nature art of the Big Island. Native gifts from our rain forests.

FRAMEPRINTS HAWAII
74-5599 Luhia
Kailua-Kona, HI 96740
(North Kona District)
Tel. (808) 334-0888
Largest Big Island showroom of Hawaiian prints.

GALLERY AT BAMBOO
Bamboo Restaurant
Akoni Pule Highway (Hwy 270)
(North Kohala District)
Tel. (808) 889-1441
Featuring fine koa furniture as well as local artists, Pacific crafts, aloha shirts and a wide range of unique and affordable gifts.

GALLERY OF GREAT THINGS
Parker Square
Kamuela, HI 96743
(South Kohala District)
Tel. (808) 885-7706
Art of Hawaii and the Pacific.

HARBOR GALLERY
Kawaihae Shopping Center
P. O. Box 44554
Kawaihae, HI 96743
(South Kohala District)
Tel. (808) 882-1510
Art and koa furniture of the Big Island.

HOLUALOA GALLERY
76-5921 Mamalahoa Hwy. 180
P. O. Box 773
Holualoa, HI 96725
(North Kona District)
Tel. (808) 322 8484
Located on the slopes of Hualalai Mountain, 10 minutes from the Kailua-Kona coastline. Paintings, Raku ceramic sculptures, collaborative large scale art vessels. Owners / Artists, Matthew & Mary Lovein founded the Holualoa Gallery in January 1990. In addition to the Lovein's work is some of the best contemporary fine art and craftsmanship in the state of Hawaii.

KAILUA VILLAGE ARTISTS
Kona Beach Hotel
75-5660 Palani Road
Kailua-Kona, HI 96740
(Kona District)
Tel. (808) 329-6653
Co-op of 40 local artists in all media.

MAUNA KEA GALLERIES
65-1298 Kawaihae Road
Kamuela, HI 96743
(South Kohala District)
Tel. (808) 887-2244
Old Hawaiian artifacts.

OHANA GALLERY
P. O. Box 361
Honomu, HI 96728
(Hamakua District)
Tel. (808) 963-5467
Sharing Hawaii's culture, history and beauty through the art of Hawaii's people. Represent 80+ artists and artisans of Hawaii.

SHELLY MAUDSLEY WHITE GALLERY
76-5894 Mamalahoa Highway
Holualoa, HI 96725
(North Kona District)
Tel. (808) 322-5220
Featuring bold and vibrant contemporary watercolors by local artist. Originals, giclees, and fine art S/N prints.

SPIRIT ART STUDIO
15-2777 Ahi Street
Pahoa, HI 96778
(Puna District)
Tel. (808) 965-0747
One-of-a-kind vintage inspired Hawaiian Wood Burned Oil Paintings capturing the hula dance and Hawaiian landscapes. Sculptures carved from Hawaiian wood depicting myths and legends.

STUDIO 7 GALLERY
P. O. Box 153
Holualoa, HI 96725
(North Kona District)
Tel. (808) 324-1335
Works of 20 Big Island artists.

VOLCANO GARDEN ARTS
19-3834 Old Volcano Road
Volcano, HI 96785
(Volcano District)
Tel. (808) 985-8979
Contemporary art and fine crafts housed in a gallery that was once part of the historic 1908 Hopper Estate. Inquire about classes and workshops offered.

WAIPIO VALLEY ARTWORKS
48-5416 Kukuihaele Road
Honokaa, HI 96727
(Hamakua District)
Tel. (808) 775-0958 or 1-800-492-4746
Koa heirloom bowls, furniture, raku, ceramics, handblown glass, jewelry, and a fantastic library. Local art is displayed in original and print form.

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ORGANIZATIONS

HAWAII MUSEUMS ASSOCIATION
P. O. Box 4125
Honolulu, HI 96812-4125
(Island of Oahu)
Email: info@hawaiimuseums.org
The Hawaii Museums Association (HMA) is a non-profit corporation founded in 1968 that strives to be a catalyst for the exchange of information and ideas among museums and related institutions in Hawaii; promotes and develops professional standards for Hawaii museums through an ongoing program of professional training and publications; stimulates interest in and promotes information about museums as important educational and cultural centers; conducts and encourages research and disseminates findings related to the museum field.

THE STATE FOUNDATION ON CULTURE AND THE ARTS (SFCA)
250 South Hotel Street, 2nd Floor
Honolulu, HI 96813
(All Hawaiian Islands)
Tel. (808) 586-0300
Headquartered on Oahu, the SFCA is the official arts agency of the State of Hawaii and its duties include the stimulation, guidance and promotion of culture and the arts and history and the humanities throughout the state. For more information please visit their site.

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