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Address: 141 Kalakaua St, Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI 96720-2807
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+1 808-961-5711
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Wed - Fri 12:00 - 18:00
Sat 10:00 - 16:00

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Never a dull moment

Enriching our unique town, this art venue is vibrant and very community oriented, from local classical concerts, to cutting edge Gallery shows, this place grows art. A huge... read more

Reviewed 23 February 2017
Papaikou, Hawaii
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Papaikou, Hawaii
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37 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 February 2017

Enriching our unique town, this art venue is vibrant and very community oriented, from local classical concerts, to cutting edge Gallery shows, this place grows art. A huge supporter of Youth Arts, this commuity of artist supports the local youth and offers a great summer program for local youngsters to flex their art muscles.

Thank gardengirl54
Oregon Coast, Oregon
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79 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 February 2017

We were walking Hilo town when we spotted an exhibition of Korean calligraphy, with great historic and cultural information of a culture often dominated by China and Japan.

Thank Marie N
Northern California
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236 reviews
84 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 January 2017

The EHCC is apparently a space for events and classes in addition to its gallery space and store. The latter two are what attracts the visitor. Space allows (I suspect always) a single exhibit. The light and glass show by Cathy Cunningham-Little when we were there was absolutely terrific. An outstanding choice perhaps unexpected in a small city. Also the... More 

1 Thank nurealam
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6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 November 2016

I attended the first in the Tea Series, a Japanese Tea Ceremony, to introduce the audience to culture through the tradition of serving tea. It was fantastic! The stage was set up like a tea house and guests were invited to participate along with guidance. I became a member of EHCC because of it, and was expecting there to be... More 

Thank MotherSunshine
Volcano, Hawaii
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81 reviews
33 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 April 2013

EHCC hosts small local artists. Great place to see a local play at a great, reasonable price. Recently had a Hawaiian quilt show, with master quilters answering questions. Free.

5 Thank Sniffer0320
Pahoa, Hawaii
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49 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 April 2013

Just saw a show of traditional Hawaiian style quilts at the center. They were all made by local fiber artists and despite the small area, there was a good variety of styles to see. Workshops were being offered at the center also. It is directly across the street from a beautiful public park with a statue of the Merrie Monarch... More 

2 Thank bobreda
In the soft green seas of the Pacific Ocean
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24 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 November 2012

Local art and artists works shown in juried environments. There are some shows that are outstanding: Spring (May) and Fall (November) Art Show and the Young at Art in March come to mind. Great gift shop too.

1 Thank dharmasurfer
Hilo, HI
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39 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 August 2012

Every exhibit I've seen there has been wonderful but it is also a small venue, so it doesn't take long to visit

2 Thank MaryruthInHilo
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16 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 July 2012

I vist the East Hawaii Cultural Center as frequently as I can to view the work of local artists. It is a wonderful experience and reveals the stunning talent we have on the Big Island.

5 Thank Volcanoite
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 April 2012

There are better places to spend your time than the East Hawaii Cultural Center.

2 Thank Dennis L

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