Artworks at the Hawai‘i Convention Center

The Hawai‘i Convention Center is home to a permanent art collection in partnership with the Hawai‘i State Foundation on Culture and the Arts and its Art in Public Places program. It also hosts rotating collections in displays throughout the building. Artworks are open to the public from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday-Friday.

Gift of Water by Shige Yamada
Holo Moana: Generations of Voyaging
For the Adventurers by John Wisnosky

To view the Center’s art collection, click HERE

Artwork by Aloha de Mele

Most recently, the Center has transformed its ground-floor Kahakai Lobby and escalator area with the installation of two new e-bars and a permanent artwork collection featuring the work of artists from O‘ahu and Kaua‘i.

Surfboard Exhibit by Llyod Boards and Aloha de Mele

The Center worked with artists JT Ojerio of Aloha De Mele and Lloyd Boards to select artwork that would enhance the look and feel of the spaces. There are three stand-alone custom installations by Ojerio: Two lei renderings above the e-bar behind the Lobby escalators. A hand-shaped koa surfboard by Lloyd Boards hangs above the e-bar near the Center’s Kahakai Dr. entrance. Additional artwork by Ojerio – a painting of loulu palms – is featured as a backdrop for the board, providing continuity to the installations.

Click HERE for more information about the new E-bar Artworks.

In February 2023, the Center completed the installation of two new Hawaiian cultural exhibits on its third floor – the Pūali‘ahu Feather Cape Exhibit (located on the mauka side of the Center’s third floor between Rooms 302 and 306) available to the public for two years, and a new permanent display exploring The Healer Stones of Kapaemahu (outside of Theater 320).

Pūali‘ahu Feather Cape Exhibit
The Healer Stones of Kapaemahu

To view the Center’s art collection, click HERE

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