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Saturday, March 7, 2020 - 10:00am to 4:00pm

As part of our FRESH START FOR ART campaign, we will be hosting a Paint-A-Pot event:

Paint the pot or dish of your choice with any designs you please, and we will fire it for you, giving you a unique ceramic you can keep or give as a meaningful gift. 100% of the proceeds will go towards EHCC’s youth programs.
$30 for 1, $80 for 3, $120 for 6 pieces of your choice!

REGISTER ONE DAY ONLY from 10:00am-4:00pm Saturday March 7th on site, at the EHCC, or email ADMIN@EHCC.ORG for inquiries

A Fresh Start For Art

Saturday, March 7, 2020 - 12:00am to Tuesday, March 31, 2020 - 12:00am

A Fresh Start for Art

When children discover art, it is a joyful process - whether they are painting a watercolor for the first time, digging their fingers into oozing clay, laughing as they sing a silly song, or trying their hand at the intricacies of making paper, prints or puppets.
Since 1980, when the County gave a dedicated group of art lovers the right to use Hilo’s old police station as a center for artistic expression, the East Hawaii Cultural Center has encouraged the creativity of young people through programs like Young at

Impermanence (Retrospective): Shingo Honda

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Friday, February 7, 2020 - 3:00pm to Friday, February 28, 2020 - 4:00pm
From February 7 to 28, 2020, the East Hawai'i Cultural Center will host a retrospective of works by beloved Big Island artist Shingo Honda. The exhibition, entitled Impermanence, will feature works on paper, canvas, and a variety of print forms. 
Shingo emerged in the activist Mono-ha movement in Japan in the 1960s. He later moved to Los Angeles, where he became a Zen priest and met his life partner noted writer Lynne Farr.
Opening reception will be at 3pm.

Biloxi Blues

Friday, January 24, 2020 - 7:00pm to Friday, July 31, 2020 - 5:00pm

In this hilarious and heart warming, Tony Award winning semi-autobiographical Neil Simon play, young Eugene Morris Jerome enlists in the U.S. Army at the end of World War II. He is shipped from his Brooklyn home to basic training in Biloxi, Mississippi. At boot camp, Eugene is antagonized by the manic drill instructor, is introduced to adulthood, love and sex through his experiences with a diverse and rowdy group of young recruits, his first girlfriend, and a local prostitute.

Directed by Larry Reitzer

Live Aloha Art Festival

Monday, January 6, 2020 - 10:00am to Sunday, January 12, 2020 - 4:00pm

What: Live Aloha Art Festival (LAAF)

When: January 6-12, 2020

Where: East Hawai’i Cultural Center & ‘Imiloa Astronomy Center

Tickets All events are free and open to the public.

All donations will directly support production costs and participating artists.

The Live Aloha Art Festival (LAAF) announces 2020
schedule of events: January 6-12, 2020.
HILO (Dec 4, 2020) — Full Life Hawai’i, Abled Hawai’i Artists, East Hawai’i Cultural Center, Kozmo Mimzi Theater and The New Alchemists are

Orchid Isle Orchestra: Ho! Ho! Hoedown

Sunday, December 1, 2019 - 4:00pm

Orchid Isle Orchestra will present its annual holiday concert on Sunday, December 1, 4 PM, at the Kahua ‘Elua Theater (upstairs black-box theater) of the East Hawaii Cultural Center in Hilo. Artistic Director Cathy Young and Assistant Walter Greenwood will team with Guest Conductor David MacKenzie in presenting Ho! Ho! Hoedown!, a concert celebrating the immigrant experience and diversity of our musical heritages.