On Friday, July 3, the Hawai‘i State Art Museum hosted FIND ART at HiSAM, an Art+Flea arts and music festival on the lawn and museum grounds. Presented by the Friends of HiSAM and FLUX Hawaii, FIND ART celebrated the Hawai‘i-based community of visual and performance artists that the Hawai‘i State Foundation on Culture and the Arts (HSFCA) has long supported. Patrons enjoyed workshops by the Honolulu Printmakers and performances by KTUH, PAGE, TV Microwave, The Rightovers, Patrick Oiye on shamisen, and Edelyn and Ellison Agustin.
July marked the 50th anniversary of the establishment of the HSFCA and programming around this momentous occasion will continue through July 2016. On display at HiSAM’s Diamond Head Gallery is the exhibition, Voyaging: The Art of Wayfinding, which features a selection of maritime art from the Art in Public Places Collection. Established in 2002 by the HSFCA, the impressive collection found at what’s often called the “people’s museum” documents half a century of island history, offering a rare look into the culture and people of Hawai‘i.
Mahalo to Kona Brewing Co., Koloa Rum Co., and Barefoot Wine.
HiSAM is located at 250 S. Hotel St. and is free and open to the public.