Attend the world famous Kona Coffee Festival for one of the most enlightening and delicious experiences you can undertake on the Big Island of Hawaii.
Discover Kona Art Culture and History
At the heart of Kailua-Kona is Historic Kailua Village. This beautiful downtown is situated on Kailua Bay and offers some of the Big Island’s best art galleries and musical venues.
Kona is also considered the historic gem of the Big Island. The area’s heritage is honored through the preservation and education of its natural wonders and Hawaiian traditions: hula, language, lore, art, food and song.
Learn more about these traditions by participating in the Kona coffee festival, walking through a Farmer’s Market, or admiring an art gallery.
With the proximity of historical sites such as Anu’ena Heiau, the Hulihe’e Palace and the iconic Mokuaikaua Church, the oldest Christian Church in Hawaii, art and culture is easily accessible and history is blended seamlessly with daily life in Kona.
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Kona Farmers Markets
Kona’s Farmers Markets give you the opportunity to find the freshest produce, give straight back to the community and enjoy one of Hawaii’s favorite shopping experiences.
This gallery offers fine contemporary art pieces ranging from hand carved furniture to ceramic bowls, textile goods and jewelry.
Barbara Hanson Art
This art gallery, located in the Holualoa artist community, features polymer clay art by Barbara Hanson.
Proprietors and artists, Matthew and Mary Lovein live and work in the Holualoa art community, creating and curating art to share with visitors to their gallery.
Guide to Kona Area National and State Parks
If you’re visiting the Kona Area, here are the state and national parks you should see to gain a taste of Hawaii’s culture and unique natural wonders.
Visit the Kona Historical Sites in Downtown Kailua-Kona
The cultural and historical significance of the Kailua-Kona area simply can’t be missed. Make sure to see these historical sites on your stroll through town.
Studio 7 Fine Arts
This contemporary fine art gallery is a wonderland of sculpture, block prints, paintings and ceramics that you must journey through to fully experience all it offers.
First Friday Art Events
The Big Island is a major hub for island-grown art and culture, and these events make for the perfect Friday evening outing for those who appreciate it.
Lava Light Gallery
Famous for Big Island nature and lava flow photography, Lava Light Gallery offers a mind-blowing gallery experience.
Kona Coffee History Farm & H.N. Greenwell Store
A historic agricultural wonder located south of Kailua-Kona on the Big Island, the Kona Coffee Living History Museum and H.N. Greenwell Store is everything a coffee lover could ask for.
Gertrude’s Jazz Bar
Gertrude’s Jazz Bar is one of the best jazz clubs in all of Hawaii and they earn their reputation with amazing music, delicious food, and great cocktails.
Pacific Fine Art
Keeping things both tasteful and local, Pacific Fine Art promises a memorable look at Hawaiian and Big Island artwork throughout a variety of mediums and subjects.
Wright Gallery Hawaii
Wright Gallery Hawaii is an excellent location to enjoy dreamlike, abstract contemporary art upon multiple mediums from world-class artists who call the Big Island home.
M. Field Gallery
Artist Mike Field offers the opportunity to “Experience Hawaii and see the art, life, sport & beauty of the islands” through his eyes at his gallery in Holualoa.
Kona Oceanfront Gallery
Positioned right along Waterfront Row in Kailua-Kona, Kona Oceanfront Gallery boasts work from some of the Big Island’s most famous and celebrated artists in an oceanfront setting.
Colors of Paradise Gallery
Colors of Paradise Gallery is a family-run, Hawaiian-owned refuge for those who call the Big Island home, you’ll see some of the most remarkable artwork found anywhere in Hawaii.
Kailua Village Artists Gallery
A remarkable art gallery that happens to be the oldest artist cooperative in the State of Hawaii, the Kailua Village Artists Gallery offers a wide array of mediums in a historic environment.
Hawaii Titanium Rings
Handcrafted with style using the most exotic stones, minerals and local woods shrouded in titanium, gold, and silver, these rings are designed to impress.
Shelly Maudsley White Gallery
Featuring wonderful watercolor, oil and airbrush paintings from Shelly Maudsley White, depicting tropical themes, vibrant florals, native birds and barnyard animals.
Tai Lake Fine Woodworking
Tai Lake carves local wood into beautiful creations, crafting studio-furniture pieces with the finest attention to detail, form and craftsmanship.
Kona Art Gallery
The Kona Art Gallery in Holualoa features art from a variety of artists, as well as drums, rattles, stationary and jewelry capturing the Big Island’s magical allure.
Kimura Lauhala Shop
This small shop, run by the Kimura family is known for quality woven goods made from lauhala, a traditional Hawaiian weaving material.
Glyph Art Gallery
The Glyph Art Gallery located in Holualoa Village features a fantastic selection of work by many of the Big Island’s best local artists.
Blue Sea Artisans Gallery
A jointly-owned and operated working art gallery in Kailua-Kona, the Blue Sea Artisan Gallery is one of the best resources for Big Island artists and a wonderful opportunity to view their work.
Clint Sloan Galleries
Well-kept and maintained, Clint Sloan Galleries promotes powerful and unique artwork created right on the Big Island of Hawaii.
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