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Kahilu Exhibits presents solo and thematic group shows and features local and global works of art from both emerging and established visual artists. Educational outreach includes school visits, artist talks, workshops, and publications that encourage the visual arts to be a catalyst for creativity and growth.

Our Exhibition Committee selects artists for solo and group exhibitions, via a proposal and review process, once each year on CaFÉ(callforentry.org). Please join our mailing list to stay informed about our calls for proposals. For information on current exhibitions, call 808-885-6868 or email gallery@kahilutheatre.org.

Check out our Virtual Gallery & Exhibit Tours on Kahilu.TV.

Gallery Hours of Operation:

The galleries are free and open to the public every Tuesday and Thursday from 1-5 PM, as well as for ticket holders before and after performances in the theatre.

Current Exhibit


Unable to be mounted since 2019 because of the pandemic, this exhibition showcases the rich culture and unique talent in our community. Inspired by the strength of individuals, families, schools, and the community; this year’s theme “Kū ikaika Kū a ʻaha lua — Stand Strong, Stand Together” is a tribute to the memory of three individuals who stood strong as pillars of the Waimea community:  Jennifer Bryan, Ski Kwiatkowski, and Scot Plunkett. Together, we honor their memories.


This year’s exhibition will feature artwork created by students, their educators, their families, and community members embodying an artistic response to the question, “What inspires your strength to stand together as individuals, families, schools, and as a community?” The exhibition represents the determination of our community educators, students, and families to overcome the obstacles presented over these past few years. 


WAIMEA ALL SCHOOLS ART EXHIBITION will display from May 11 through June 16, 2022 in Kahilu’s Simperman and Hāmākua galleries. The galleries are free and open to the public every Tuesday and Thursday from 1-5 PM, as well as for ticket holders before and after performances in the theatre.

Exhibitions - 2021/2022 Season

Ming Li Jiang, Solo Exhibition, March 16 - May 5, 2022

Ming Li Jiang was born in Shanghai China in 1954 and graduated from Fine Arts College of Shanghai University, where he became an instructor upon graduation. A member of the Shanghai Artists’ Association and the Shanghai Print-Maker Artists’ Association, he has been Director and Judge of Shanghai Young Artists’ Association & Exhibition. He emigrated to the United States of America in 1989 and has worked as Art Director of Painting and Design for numerous local companies, including prominent Aloha print & textile companies. Jiang established his own design company Kalama Collection LTD in 2000. He will present a solo exhibition of new, gestural, carved, and painted wooded panels.

Peter Durst, Solo Exhibition, March 16 - May 5, 2022

Peter Durst has been a potter, ceramicist, and sculptor for almost 50 years and has exhibited his work nationally in galleries, art centers, museums, private collections and public spaces. After receiving a BA from Allegheny College and a JD from NYU School of Law, he became interested in pottery and discovered the Anderson Ranch in Snowmass. Colorado. After working there for 2 years, getting a ceramics education and developing his skills, he moved to Denver and opened his first studio. He has maintained Durst Studio, Gallery, and Sculpture Garden since 1990. He has been a long-time visitor to the Island of Hawaii, and since 2010, a part-time resident. He maintains a studio in Napoopoo and teaches ceramics at Donkey Mill Art Center in Holualoa.


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