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Address: 200 Piopio St, Wailoa State Park, Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI 96720-4274
Phone Number: +1 808-933-0416
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A nice place to visit and see Local art

If you want to see a nice selection of art by local artist this is the place to visit......they have rotating shows and show a wide range of things.....the public is invited to... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 weeks ago
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Haiku, Hawaii
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Haiku, Hawaii
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

If you want to see a nice selection of art by local artist this is the place to visit......they have rotating shows and show a wide range of things.....the public is invited to the openings at no cost and the people are friendly....it is housed in a unique building shaped like a volcano.....with a fountain the the center to look... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 July 2016 via mobile

This place was intriguing in that there are stunning galleries, art work utilizing many different forms, and fascinating exhibitions. A must see while in Hilo!!

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Keaau, Hawaii
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 June 2016

We enjoy going to the Wailoa Center on the first Friday of each month for the opening of each month's art exhibit. They have a wide range of art exhibits that include wood carving, painting, sculpting, drawing and more. The two floors of art are always nicely displayed. Great care is taken to the hanging and preparation of each exhibit.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2014

They have different types of art through out the year. Everything from Ukulele Makers ,Photographers, Ceramic And much much more. I've attended many events for me the best one is the Big Island Woodturners Exhibit. It is held each year in March and runs for most of the month. If you enjoy fine woodworking in the turned form this is... More 

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Hilo, Hawaii
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 April 2013

I like it a lot really, and there are exceptional craftspersons who exhibit there, but I rated it less than excellent only because it isnt the Metropolitan Museum. Maybe you need a new category = "unique and worth seeing". Plus it is connected to a park and across from the ocean, whats better than that?!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 March 2013

We enjoyed our visit to the Wailoa Center in Hilo this past week. It is an airy, open space in a circular building that is ideal for viewing artwork. The Woodturners exhibition was on when we visited and there was an impressive display of beautiful work by many local fine craftspeople / artists. I believe the gallery focuses on the... More 

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3 Thank Rick1057
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 March 2009

Wailoa Center and Park was great.....beware of parking in adjacent state building lot - You will be ticketed!!!!!!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2002

Fine museum and information center. Great stop to refresh, regroup and learn a thing or two about the Islands.

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