About the Volcano Art Center

help support the arts, HAWAIIAN culture and environment

photoVolcano Art Center is a nonprofit educational institution dedicated to nurturing creative discovery, learning and sharing through arts education and artistic development.

Volcano Art Center (VAC) is based out of two locations in Volcano on the Big Island of Hawai’i, at Kīlauea, the world’s most accessible and active volcano.

We are passionate about Art & Nature

Voted year after year as the best gallery on the Big Island of Hawai’i, the Volcano Art Center Gallery is a must-see stop in Volcano.

Na Mea Hawai’i (all Things Hawaiian) Programs

Since 1980, Volcano Art Center (VAC) has continually sponsored a variety of award-winning activities and workshops that expose participants to aspects of the rich Hawaiian culture.

Become a Member of the Volcano Art Center!

All memberships receive a variety of benefits that increase with member levels that include: 10% discount at Volcano Art Center Gallery, Rainforest Gallery, VAC classes, workshops and VAC logo merchandise. Also get 10% off tickets to VAC-sponsored concerts and performances.

The Volcano Art Center Blog

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Zentangle: Zendala

Join instructors Lois and Earl Stokes, owners/designers of HUNArt as they help you explore the world of Zentangle®! Saturday, February 28, from 10am – 1pm at Volcano Art Center’s Niaulani Campus. 

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Hula Kahiko

Volcano Art Centerʻs 2015 Hula Kahiko series begins on Saturday, January 17 at 10:30am with a performance by Na kumu hula Pelehonuamea Harman and Kekoa Harman with Halau I ka Leo Ola o Na Mamo.

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Over and Under: More of His Nature

An exhibit of new work by acclaimed wildlife artist John Dawson opens at the Gallery on Saturday, January 10 with a reception from 5-7pm.. This exhibition of paintings reflects his fresh observations of Hawai’i Volcanoes National Park. The exhibit will continue through February 15. Many will recognize Dawson’s art work from the Nature in America […]

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Natureʻs Gold

Nature’s Gold, is the first part of a series of installations by glass artist Darren Goodman at VAC. Inspired by the natural forming glass tears created by the volcano, Goodman has hung his own “Tears of Joy” in the gallery.

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