About EHCC/HMOCA

East Hawaii Cultural Center / HMOCA

Address:  141 Kalakaua St, Hilo, HI 96720
Phone:     (808) 961-5711
Email:      admin@ehcc.org

Hours of Operation
Gallery - Tuesday - Saturday  10am - 4pm  
Office   - Tuesday - Friday      10am - 4pm  

Admission: Free admission for all visitors. Suggested $5 Donation 

Mission:

We are an inclusive platform for the expression of the rich and complex cultural diversity that defines our communities through exhibitions, performances, workshops, and creative inquiry.

Vision Statement:

A vibrant and thriving gathering place centered on art and culture where the ever-evolving voices of our local communities inspire dialogue and action toward establishing healthy and generative communities, local and beyond.

Values:

While we maintain high standards for aesthetic expression, we believe that the creative and cultural expression of all people of our state is of equal value. We are culturally and socially inclusive, providing venue to our host culture and the vast array of voices which comprise our unique community; to inspire wonder, curiosity, new ways of thinking, and civic action as a pathway toward building and sustaining healthy, thriving communities.

Chairman's Report

Last month forty thousand Hawaii Tribune Herald readers voted the East Hawaii Cultural Center “Best Gallery of East Hawaii”! Emblematic of our new identity within the community is the great success of our First Friday events, where hundreds gather for dancing, celebration, food and music in surreal evenings on the front porch of the Center. 

Meet the team

Board Members

Staff & Volunteers