East Hawaii Cultural Center / HMOCA
Located across from Kalakaua Park in the Old Police Station of Downtown Hilo, the East Hawaii Cultural Center/Hawaii Museum of Contemporary Art is a non-profit organization largely run by volunteers, supporting the arts & culture in the Hilo community for 50 years with recent programming such as the Youth Arts Series, Kahua 'Elua Theatre, Gamelan Studio, First Friday events with exhibitions featuring local & international artists & is home to SPACE: a curated concept store.
Hours of Operation:
Gallery - Tuesday - Saturday 10am - 4pm
Office - Tuesday - Friday 10am - 4pm
*The gallery closes inbetween exhibitions for installation. Regular office hours remain as well as the option to browse SPACE: A Curated Concept Store. Please contact us by phone or email if you would like further info!*
There is no charge to stop by and view our exhibitions, but donations are always welcome with a sliding scale suggestion of $5 - 20, we greatly appreciate it!
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We are an inclusive platform for the expression of the rich and complex cultural diversity that defines our communities through exhibitions, performances, education, and creative inquiry.
A vibrant and thriving gathering place centered on art and culture where the ever-evolving voices of our local communities inspire dialogue and action toward establishing healthy and generative communities, local and beyond.
While we maintain high standards for aesthetic expression, we believe that the creative and cultural expression of all people of our state is of equal value. We are culturally and socially inclusive, providing venue to our host culture and the vast array of voices which comprise our unique community; to inspire wonder, curiosity, new ways of thinking, and civic action as a pathway toward building and sustaining healthy, thriving communities.
Meet the team
Resident Theatre Director
Community Outreach Advisor