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Welina mai! 
Welcome to Wailoa Center


Artist Opportunities

Opportunities for artists all year long. 

Wailoa Center offers a variety of juried shows throughout the year. Check out what calls are open for submissions right now. 


Upcoming Events

Community events that inspire.

Join us for an opening night, a garden workday or a Saturday keiki activity.


Get inspired and get involved.



With two gallery spaces, we offer a wide variety of exhibits.

Come see what is in the gallery now or what exhibits you donʻt want to miss. 

About Wailoa Center

Inspiring our community; supporting the arts.

Located in Piʻopiʻo and the Wailoa River State Recreation Area, Wailoa Center is Hawai’i Island’s largest venue for showcasing the work of local and international artists.  With exhibits that change monthly, the two galleries within Wailoa Center offer opportunities that provide inspiration and exposure to artists and community members alike. 


The Wailoa Center is free and open to the public.


Unique Building,
Unique Location

Located in the beautiful Wailoa River State Park Recreation Area, Wailoa Center is a unique building in a unique setting. 

This wahi pana, Piʻopiʻo has a multi-layered history; filled with stories. Its inhabitants and purpose has changed over time. We invite you to explore and learn more.  

Hours of Operation

200 Piopio Street

Hilo, HI 96720

Located in Wailoa River State Park Recreation Area

Mon - Fri


9:00 am – 4:00 pm

10:00 am - 3:00 pm



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