ARTS at Marks Garage in Hawaii

Museums & History in Hawaii

Address: 1159 Nu`uanu Ave., Honolulu HI 96817 - MAP
Phone: (808) 521-2903
Web: www.hawaiiartsalliance.org

ARTS at Marks GarageThe ARTS at Marks Garage showcases the art and life of the artist at its best: In a collaborative environment, with inspiration and input from fellow artists.

The complex is located in Chinatown and the Honolulu Arts & Cultural District. The effort brings together gallery, performance and office space for business and non-profit organizations.

Many times, the ARTS at Marks Garage will put out an open call for artists to submit work for an upcoming show. The results have been phenomenal.

For example, "image" was an opportunity for Hawaiian artists to explore the interactions of community, communication and print. The artists reacted to the expansion of electronic media and the demise of newspaper and printed media by Honolulu Printmakers, the oldest printmaking organization in the U.S.

Visiting exhibits are also a regular affair at the ARTS at Marks Garage. "Hui Panala'au," for example, explored the occupation of the Pacific Islands during the years before World War II. The exhibit received a national award of commendation from the American Association for State and Local History in 2003.