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Address: 141 Kalakaua St, Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI 96720-2807
Phone Number:
+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

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
Papaikou, Hawaii
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Papaikou, Hawaii
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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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58 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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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228 reviews
84 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

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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5 of 5 bubbles 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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75 reviews
33 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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
4 of 5 bubbles 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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5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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
3 of 5 bubbles 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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4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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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1 of 5 bubbles 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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