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MUSEUMS / GALLERIES
(See also Historic Hawaii)

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MUSEUMS

FAYE MUSEUM
Waimea Plantation Cottages
9400 Kaumualii Highway
Waimea, HI 96796
(West Side)
Tel. (808) 338-1625
The Faye Museum is a single room museum at Waimea Plantation Cottages housing exhibits and photographs relating to one of the pioneer sugar planters at West Kauai. H.P. Faye was a Norwegian immigrant (arriving in 1880) who started a small plantation at Mana and eventually helped form Kekaha Sugar, incorporated 1898, and became its first manager. It was his vision that created the Kekaha and Kokee Ditch Systems and the intricate drainage canals that drain the large swamps of Mana. Two of his sons became leaders in Kauai's sugar industry and one of his grandsons ended his career as the last manager at Kekaha Sugar. Free admission. Photo

GROVE FARM MUSEUM
P. O. Box 1631
Lihue, HI 96766
(East Side)
Tel. (808) 245-3202
The oldest, intact sugar plantation center of operations in Hawaii acquired in 1864 by George Wilcox, the son of missionary teachers. Original buildings and furnishings preserving the life style of the sugar plantation from the period 1864-1978. Guided tours by reservation only. $10 requested donation for adults and $5 for children 5-12 years old. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Photo

HOOPULAPULA HARAGUCHI RICE MILL
P. O. Box 427
Hanalei, HI 96714
(North Shore)
Tel. (808) 651-3399
The only remaining rice mill in Hawaii located within a National Wildlife Refuge in Hanalei Valley, usually not accessible to the public. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, and dating back to the late 1880s. Learn about Hawaii's agriculture and cultural history, view endangered native waterbirds, and explore the cultivation and uses of taro, a traditional Polynesian food source. Guided public tours (fee/reservation required) and free school tours available. Photo

KAUAI CHILDREN'S DISCOVERY MUSEUM
Kauai Village (Safeway) Shopping Center
4-831 Kuhio Highway
Kapaa, HI 96746
(East Side)
Tel. (808) 823-8222
Local and visitor kids agree that The Kauai Children's Discovery Museum is one of the best places on the island! Kids and their parents can enjoy hands-on -- and climb-on-- exhibits that tell the story of Kauai in a unique, kids-eye-view level. It's educational -- and it's fun! Photo

KAUAI HISTORICAL SOCIETY MUSEUM
4396 Rice Street , Suite 101
Lihue, HI
(East Side)
Mailing Address: P. O. Box 1778, Lihue, HI 96766
Tel. (808) 245-3373
Hawaiian books and artifacts; material relating to the tourist industry. Guided tours, permanent exhibits. Free admission, donations welcomed.

KAUAI MUSEUM
4428 Rice Street
Lihue, HI 96766
(East Side)
Tel. (808) 245-6931
The story of Kauai plus art and ethnic heritage exhibits. Great shop with a wide selection of Hawaiian arts and crafts. Guided tours, films, art festivals, lauhala weaving classes, permanent and temporary exhibitions. Admission charge. Photo

KOKEE NATURAL HISTORY MUSEUM
Kokee State Park
P. O. Box 100
Kekaha, HI 96752
(West Side)
Tel. (808) 335-9975
Promotes, stimulates, and encourages scientific and educational interest in the natural history of Kauai and the Hawaiian archipelago. Exhibits on natural and cultural history of the Kokee State Park. Book and craft shop. Serves as the interpretive center for the park; seminars, workshops, residencies, special events. Free, donations welcomed. Photo

WAIOLI MISSION HOUSE MUSEUM
Hanalei, HI 96714
Mailing address: P. O. Box 1631, Lihue, HI 96766
(North Shore)
Tel. (808) 245-3202
1837 missionary house restored in 1921. Historic house furnishings, plants and trees, traditional Hawaiian horticulture. Guided tours of a distinctive piece of Hawaiian architecture. Free admission. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Photo

WAIMEA SUGAR MUSEUM
(Located adjacent to Waimea Plantation Cottages)
9400 Kaumualii Highway
Waimea, HI 96796
(West Side)
Tel. (808) 337-1005 for information and reservations (required).
Authentic historic sugar mill camp and ruins of the Waimea Sugar Mill. Discover how people from many countries came to live in Hawaii and how the plantations provided for them. The camp dates from about 1900. Access is through the Plantation Lifestyles Tour that is offered several times each week. Please call the museum for current information on dates and times of tours. Tour starts in the lobby of Waimea Plantation Cottages. Reservations are required. Photo

WEST KAUAI TECHNOLOGY & VISITOR CENTER
9565 Kaumualii Hwy
Waimea, HI 96796
(West Side)
Tel. (808) 338-1332
The Center bridges the Science & Technology and Visitor communities through its state of the art facility, utilizing interactive multi media presentations capable of portraying the many facets of Kauai and its people. Visitor exhibits, videos, and demonstrations that rediscover Kauai's past. Free guided Historic Waimea Walking Tour (Mondays only at 9:30 a.m). Photo

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ART GALLERIES

8-BELLS GALLERY & CUSTOM FRAMING
4510 Hana Road
Hanapepe, HI 96716
(West Side)
Tel. (808) 335-0550
Features local artists' originals and prints. Frame your artwork in Hawaiian Koa wood and take a little of Hawaii home with you.

ALOHA GALLERY / IMAGES
1467 Kuhio Highway
Kapaa, HI 96746
(East Side)
Tel. (808) 821-1382
Original Hawaiian art.

ARIUS HOPMAN STUDIO GALLERY
3840C Hanapepe Road
Hanapepe, HI 96716
(West Side)
Tel. (808) 335-0227
Arius Hopman has been called Kauai's foremost landscape watercolorist, luminous paintings done on location in the traditional "Plein aire" style.

ARTISTS GALLERY OF KAUAI
Ching Young Village Center
Hanalei, HI 96714
(North Shore)
Tel. (808) 826-6441
Nearly three dozen first-rate island artists.

CAFFE COCO
4-369 Kuhio Highway,
Kapaa, HI 96746
(East Side)
Tel. (808) 822-7990
Located in a charming restored plantation-era house, this is a gallery surrounded by a first-class cafe. Featuring a stable of some of Kauai's most eccentric and celebrated artists, with inexpensive prints and original art available.

CHRISTIAN RISO FINE ART & FRAMES
5400 Koloa Road
Koloa, HI 96746
(South Shore)
Tel. (808) 742-2555
Christian Riso employs a striking impressionistic style, boldly expressed in oil paints.

DAWN M. TRAINA GALLERY
3840-B Hanapepe Road
Hanapepe, HI 96716
(West Side)
Tel. (808) 335-3993
See the artist creating and exhibiting beautiful images of the Hawaiian people engaged in cultural activities.

GALLERY WEST
Waimea Plantation Cottages
9400 Kaumualii Highway
Waimea, HI 96796
(West Side)
Tel. (808) 338-2340
Featuring "cottage" art by different Kauai artists using various media and techniques.

GIORGIO'S GALLERY
3871 Hanapepe Road
Hanapepe, HI 96716
(West Side)
Tel. (808) 335-3949
Giorgio’s affinity for the unparalleled beauty of the Hawaiian Islands dominates his artwork, making each piece a collector’s item for satisfied art lovers from all over the globe.

HANAPEPE ART CENTER
3871 Hanapepe Road
Hanapepe, HI 96716
Mail: P. O. Box 253, Hanapepe, HI 96716
(West Side)
Tel. (808) 335-3442
Rick and Anna Raimondi offer a variety of unusual and exciting gifts and fine arts made on Kauai. Private showings only - call ahead of time.

HANAPEPE ART NIGHT (HELD EVERY FRIDAY NIGHT)
Hanapepe, HI 96716
(West Side)
Friday night is Art Night in Hanapepe and every Friday night is unique. Participating galleries take turn being the weekly "host gallery", offering original performances or demonstrations which become the theme for that art night. All the galleries are lit up and decked out giving the town a special atmosphere. Enjoy a stroll down the streets of quaint, historic Hanapepe Town and meet the local artists.

HOT ROCKET
Ching Young Village Shopping Center
5-5190 Kuhio Highway
Hanalei, HI 96714
(North Shore)
Tel. (808) 826-7776
Classic aloha wear, collectibles, and art.

JAMES HOYLE STUDIO-GALLERY
Kukui'ula Village
2829 Ala Kalanikaumaka Suite C-123
Koloa, HI 96756
Tel. (808) 346-2852
James Hoyle has unwaveringly dedicated himself for more than 30 years to record images of Old Hawaii, and the glorious lushness of the islands landscape.

KAHN GALLERIES
4569 Kukui Street
Kapaa, HI 96746
(East Side)
Tel. (808) 822-5281
4 Galleries island-wide. Each gallery is an exciting showcase of some of the finest island and international artists. Also featuring hand-crafted koa wood, raku, bronze sculpture.

KAMAAINA CABINETS / KOA WOOD GALLERY
3848 Hanapepe Road
Hanapepe, HI 96716
(West Side)
Tel. (808) 335-5483
Fine Koa wood gifts and furniture crafted on site by local Kauai woodworkers.

KAUAI FINE ARTS
3908 Hanapepe Road,
Hanapepe, HI 96716
(West Side)
Tel. (808) 335-3778
Original antique maps/prints, handcrafts and wooden products of Hawaii and South Pacific. Niihau shells, jewelry.

KAUAI VILLAGE GALLERY
3900 Hanapepe Road
Hanapepe, HI 96716
(West Side)
Tel. (808) 335-0343.
The alternative gallery on the Island of Kauai - representing 25 local photographers, artists and sculptors. Works range from cutting edge surrealism to post Dada.

KILOHANA GALLERIES
3-2087 Kaumualii Highway
Puhi, HI 96766
(East Side)
The Artisan's Room: Tel. (808) 245-9352
Specializing in academically recognized local artists including wood sculpture and ceramics.
The Hawaiian Collection Room: Tel. (808) 245-9452
Specializing in Niihau shells, scrimshaw, and Hawaiian collectibles.

OLA'S HANALEI
P. O. Box 488
Hanalei, HI 96714
(North Shore)
Tel. (808) 826-6937
Established in 1982. Quality art from the mainland and the islands. Handmade glass, ceramic, wood and jewelry pieces that will satisfy your soul.

SHIP STORE GALLERIES
P. O. Box 1058
Kapaa, HI 96746
(East Side)
Tel. (808) 822-4999
Established in 1978, one of the largest collections of fine art and antiques on the island of Kauai.

WAIMEA GALLERY & GIFTS
9691 Kaumualii Highway
Waimea, HI 96796
(West Side)
Tel. (808) 338-9033
Exceptional Art and Unique Gifts by Kauai artists. Featuring the fine art of Impressionist Martin Wessler. Jewelry, ceramics, blown glass, custom koa framing.

WYLAND COLLECTION
Kauai Village
4-831 Kuhio Highway
Kapaa, HI 96746
(East Side)
Tel. (808) 822-9855
One of the world's premier marine life artists.

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ORGANIZATIONS

GARDEN ISLAND ARTS COUNCIL (GIAC)
P. O. Box 827
Lihue, HI 96766
(East Side)
Tel. (808) 241-0358
Email: giac@hawaiilink.net
The GIAC is a non-profit organization comprised of an all-volunteer board of directors who provide a year-long program of art and cultural events and activities for the benefit of the residents and visitors of Kauai.

HAWAII MUSEUMS ASSOCIATION
P. O. Box 4125
Honolulu, HI 96812-4125
(All Hawaiian Islands)
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.

KAUAI SOCIETY OF ARTISTS
P. O. Box 3344
Lihue, HI 96766
(East Side)
Email: ksa@hawaiian.net
The Kauai Society of Artists produces at least three exhibitions, six newsletters, including the Guide to Kauai Artists, and several artist lectures a year. KSA also helps to produce the Mayor's Annual Student Art Show.

KIKIAOLA FOUNDATION
P. O. Box 1178
Waimea, HI 96796
(West Kauai)
Tel. (808) 337-1005
Preservation and telling of West Kauai sugar heritage and history. Restoration, site interpretation, and community involvement. Plantation Lifestyles Tour. Faye Museum.

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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