Image: V. Lee Cabanilla, Laka and the fire, Salvaged Koa wood, Lānaʻi

Upcoming Events


Raku Ho'olaule'a - Exhibition: May 1 - 31 at The ARTS at Marks Garage

  • May 1 - May 31, 2024
    • Exhibition at The Arts at Marks Garage

    About Our Celebration of Raku

    Participants removing ceramic pot from Raku kiln Founded in 1977, Raku Ho'olaule'a means "a celebration of raku." This event brings together ceramicists of all skill-levels to participate in raku and related firing technique mini-workshops. Enjoy camping on the North Shore of Oahu in a beautiful beach setting while swapping knowledge with other artists. Works that are glazed and fired at the beach event are juried by experts in contemporary and traditional raku for an exhibition on O'ahu.

  • May 1 - May 31, 2024
    • Exhibition at The ARTS at Marks Garage

  • May 3, 2024
    • Exhibition Reception from 6 PM - 8 PM, at The Arts at Marks Garage

  • May 31, 2024
    • Exhibition Closing Reception from 6 PM - 8 PM, at The Arts at Marks Garage

    Fiber Hawai'i - Exhibition: May 3 - June 1 at Downtown Art Center (DAC)

    About Fiber of Hawai'i

    Junko Sato Pollack, Stitched Mandala #8 Kaivalya - Oneness. Winner of the Tamayo Kotomori Award, sponsored by Amos Kotomori Fiber Hawai'i is offered every other year. This exhibition encourages participation from artists in all media who wish to explore fiber related work. In this case fiber as a media as well as fiber as an idea is encouraged. The juror also presents a slide lecture about their work or developments in the field, which is free and open to the public. When appropriate, a workshop is also offered.

      Event Dates:
  • May 3 - June 1, 2024
    • Fiber Hawai'i Exhibition
      Downtown Arts Center

  • May 3, 2024
    • "Fiber Trails" Workshop 10 AM - 2 PM
      Juror Walkthrough 5:30 PM, & Opening Reception 6 PM - 8 PM

  • June 1, 2024
    • Closing Reception 5 PM - 6 PM
      Take down work & pickup artwork 6 PM

    Annual Statewide Exhibition

    About Our Annual Statewide Exhibition

    Image: Valerie Beck, Kealakekua Bay, Blown and sand carved glass, Hawaiʻi Island Held annually since 1967, the Hawai‘i Craftsmen Annual Statewide Exhibition features the finest traditional and contemporary craft from across the state of Hawai‘i. Our juror visits each island to make public presentations and select the very best work to be included in the exhibition. Additinally, the juror will present their work or discuss their profession in the arts during a free lecture that is open to the public.

      Event Dates:
  • August 1 - September 2
    • Registration for Annual Statewide Exhibition


  • September 10 - 15
    • Intake and Jurying


  • September 19
    • Notification of Accepted Artwork


  • October 4 - October 26
    • Annual Statewide Exhibition at Downtown Art Center
      Second Floor Exhibiition Hall

    'Aha Hana Lima

    About our Gathering of Crafts

    Jan McKeachie Johnston ceramic basket, and Randy Johnston teapot, and platter 'Aha Hana Lima ("Gathering of the Crafts") is held annually. It's a series of intensive multi-day workshops, lectures, and dialogs concerned with various media: clay, metal, wood, fiber, or glass. A free public lecture is also part of this event.

    This year we bring the focus to enameling with guest artist: Anne Havel. Learn about Anne and her artform during her lecture. Then experience how much fun enameling is in her 2-day intensive workshop called: Explore, Expand, Excel with Torch-fired Enameling.

      O'ahu Event Dates:
  • Lecture: Friday, June 7, 2024
    • El Dorado - Casting Lab
      5 PM - 7 PM

  • Workshop: Saturday, June 8, & Sunday, June 9, 2024
    • El Dorado - Casting Lab
      9 AM - 5 PM

      Maui Event Dates:
  • Lecture: Friday, June 14, 2024
    • Hui No’eau Visual Arts Center - Solarium
      5 PM - 7 PM

  • Workshop: Saturday, June 15, & Sunday, June 16, 2024
    • Hui No’eau Visual Arts Center - Jewelry Studio
      9 AM - 5 PM



    HAWAII CRAFTSMEN IS SUPPORTED BY THE HAWAI’I STATE FOUNDATION ON CULTURE AND THE ARTS,  THE HAWAII COMMUNITY FOUNDATION, THE ATHERTON FAMILY FOUNDATION, THE COOKE FOUNDATION, THE MCINERNY FOUNDATION, THE NATIONAL ENDOWMENT FOR THE ARTS, THE LAILA TWIGG-SMITH ART FUND, SEVERAL PRIVATE FAMILY FOUNDATIONS AND OUR MEMBERS

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