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East Hawaii Cultural Center

141 Kalakaua St, Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI 96720-2807
+1 808-961-5711
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Never a dull moment

Enriching our unique town, this art venue is vibrant and very community oriented, from local... read more

Reviewed 22 February 2017
Papaikou, Hawaii

We were walking Hilo town when we spotted an exhibition of Korean calligraphy, with great historic... read more

Reviewed 15 February 2017
Marie N
Oregon Coast, Oregon
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  • Average15%
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141 Kalakaua St, Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI 96720-2807
+1 808-961-5711
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Reviewed 22 February 2017

Enriching our unique town, this art venue is vibrant and very community oriented, from local classical concerts, to cutting edge Gallery shows, this place grows art. A huge supporter of Youth Arts, this commuity of artist supports the local youth and offers a great summer...More

Thank gardengirl54
Reviewed 15 February 2017

We were walking Hilo town when we spotted an exhibition of Korean calligraphy, with great historic and cultural information of a culture often dominated by China and Japan.

Thank Marie N
Reviewed 23 January 2017

The EHCC is apparently a space for events and classes in addition to its gallery space and store. The latter two are what attracts the visitor. Space allows (I suspect always) a single exhibit. The light and glass show by Cathy Cunningham-Little when we were...More

2  Thank nurealam
Reviewed 14 November 2016

I attended the first in the Tea Series, a Japanese Tea Ceremony, to introduce the audience to culture through the tradition of serving tea. It was fantastic! The stage was set up like a tea house and guests were invited to participate along with guidance....More

Thank MotherSunshine
Reviewed 26 April 2013

EHCC hosts small local artists. Great place to see a local play at a great, reasonable price. Recently had a Hawaiian quilt show, with master quilters answering questions. Free.

5  Thank Sniffer0320
Reviewed 8 April 2013

Just saw a show of traditional Hawaiian style quilts at the center. They were all made by local fiber artists and despite the small area, there was a good variety of styles to see. Workshops were being offered at the center also. It is directly...More

2  Thank bobreda
Reviewed 10 November 2012

Local art and artists works shown in juried environments. There are some shows that are outstanding: Spring (May) and Fall (November) Art Show and the Young at Art in March come to mind. Great gift shop too.

1  Thank dharmasurfer
Reviewed 9 August 2012

Every exhibit I've seen there has been wonderful but it is also a small venue, so it doesn't take long to visit

2  Thank MaryruthInHilo
Reviewed 14 July 2012

I vist the East Hawaii Cultural Center as frequently as I can to view the work of local artists. It is a wonderful experience and reveals the stunning talent we have on the Big Island.

5  Thank Volcanoite
Reviewed 2 April 2012

There are better places to spend your time than the East Hawaii Cultural Center.

2  Thank Dennis L
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