The Mayor's Office of Culture and the Arts manages civic spaces such as Honolulu Hale and West Oahu's Kapolei Hale. The common areas of these buildings, the Honolulu Hale Courtyard, Lane Gallery, Third Floor walkway and Kapolei atrium are used to showcase the talents of visual artists from our diverse community. Past exhibits have featured work by organizations such as the Association of Hawaii Artists (AHA), Taiwanese Association of America (Hawai'i Chapter), Retail Merchants of Hawai'i, Korean Artist Association of Hawai'i, Ikebana International Chapter 56 and Project Focus Hawai'i.
Partnerships with community organizations have enabled MOCA to grace the halls of City buildings with a wide range of artwork displayed on a monthly basis. Programs such as the Kuhio Park Terrace - Parents and Children Together and the National Arts Program are intended to go beyond the actual piece of art as the exhibits are the tangible results of programs intended to build self- esteem, social acceptability and opportunities for every individual.
All exhibits are free and open to the public. Viewing hours are Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. til 4:00 p.m. Exihbits locations are:
530 South King St.
1000 Ulohia St.
If your group or organization is interested in having an exhibit at either Honolulu Hale or Kapolei Hale, please contact our office for exhibit requirements and an application form at (808) 768-6622 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.