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3rd Annual Holiday Sale & YAS²

Friday, December 1, 2023 - 5:00pm
Join us for the Youth Arts Series' 3rd Annual Holiday Sale! Get your handmade items from local artists:
  • Dena Nakahashi
  • EHCC Ceramics Studio
  • Hawaiʻi Handweaversʻ Hui
  • Jelly Cakes Hawaiʻi
  • N3rdy Hawaiʻi
  • Waiākea High School Key Club & Waiākea Intermediate School Art Club
Join us Friday, December 1 from 5:00-8:00 PM in the annex- behind the main building.
We’ll also have a special YAS², holiday themed free art activity for keiki.

Voices of Hilo: A reading by two poets

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Sunday, November 5, 2023 - 3:00pm
Voices of Hilo: A reading by two poets
A reading by two local poets whose poems explore the lessons they have learned from decades in Hawai’i.
Sunday, November 5th 3:00- 4:30pm HST
Join us at EHCC on Sunday, November 5 for a live reading by two local poets whose poems explore the lessons they have learned from decades in Hawai’i, about love and loss, about caring for the land, about finding meaning in a world that seems on the verge of collapse.

OUT OF STATE screening & Filmmaker Q&A

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Saturday, October 14, 2023 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm
Screening and Q&A with Filmmaker, Ciara Leina‘ala Lacy, and Featured Gentlemen, Hale Gualdarama 
Saturday October 14th, 2-4pm in the Kahua ʻElua Theatre

Shipped thousands of miles away from the tropical islands of Hawaii to a private prison in the Arizona desert, two Native Hawaiians discover their Native traditions from a fellow inmate serving a life sentence.

the Youth Arts Series Fall Break Halloween Art Camp 2023

Monday, October 9, 2023 - 8:00am to Friday, October 13, 2023 - 12:00pm
the Youth Arts Series Fall Break Halloween Art Camp 2023
Program Description:
Our spookiest and kookiest camp has returned for its 4th year
Enter the Terrible Toy Box, an unsettling land where the misfit toys rule!
Students will create pieces to be collectively displayed in our spooky toy box themed haunted house. Through their classes, students will learn a variety of techniques ranging from 3D building, fabric/textile work, printmaking and more.


Friday, September 29, 2023 - 1:00pm to Saturday, January 27, 2024 - 4:00pm

The 36th Annual Young At Art Juried Exhibition 2024

Sponsored by EHCC and the Hawai‘i District Department of Education 

The Young at Art annual juried exhibition celebrates National Youth Art Month by recognizing the excellence, creativity and originality of K-12 students on Hawai’i Island in all public, charter, and private schools, as well as home-schooled students.

Haili Moe

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Friday, September 1, 2023 - 6:00pm to Wednesday, November 22, 2023 - 4:00pm
HAILI MOE September 1st - November 22nd, 2023 Nanea Lum, Mahina Choy-Ellis, Ciara Leina‘ala Lacy, Allison Leialoha Milham, Dr. Jamaica Heolimeleikalani Osorio, Kumu Pōlani Kahakalau-Kalima Hālau Hula Kauluola. Curated by Kanani Daley

In the Moonlight

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Saturday, August 26, 2023 - 3:00pm
The EHCC and Kahilu Theatre present:
In the Moonlight, with pianist, Meng-Chieh Liu.
As a companion event to the George Nuku sculpture residency in Volcano, Meng-Chieh Liu explores music of Beethoven, Chopin, Debussy, Rachmaninov, and Szymanowski. Gustav Highstein joins him for Schumann’s Romances for oboe and piano. The moon moves the tides of the ocean with invisible forces. Music acts on the inner world of our imagination, emotions, and feelings.