Wailoa Center remains committed to the health and safety of everyone in our community. We have been closely monitoring COVID-19 updates and public health recommendations statewide and globally. In light of our responsibility to our community, we have made the decision to close the entire center temporarily.
Exhibits for April and May have been cancelled or moved to another time slot.
All workshops and activities have been cancelled.
Mahalo for your understanding and support.
Please stay safe and take the time to be CREATIVE!
WELCOME TO WAILOA CENTER
Wailoa Center is located within the Wailoa River State Recreation Area in Hilo and is a Division of State Parks, Department of Land and Natural Resources. Wailoa Center is Hawai’i Islands’ largest venue for showcasing the work of local artists, community groups and cultural events. An exciting variety of month-long exhibits and events are scheduled throughout the year which can be viewed in the circular building's two galleries. Visitors can also receive information about art and cultural resources, local attractions, and events on the Big Island from the Center's knowledgeable staff and volunteers. Wailoa Center is free and open to the public.
Wailoa Center works closely with Hawai'i Island Art Alliance (HIAA), a non-profit organization who serve as "Friends of Wailoa Center". HIAA sponsors regular juried exhibits at the Center and they offer a variety of workshops and classes.