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 develops, promotes and perpetuates the artistic, cultural and environmental heritage of Hawai’i’s people through the arts and education.

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: our Gallery in Hawai’i Volcanoes National Park & our Niaulani Campus Administrative Office in Volcano Village.

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


Zentangle Ink Blown Strings

Zentangle: Ink Blown Strings

The very core of Zentangle® is the “string” and the Ink Blown Strings workshop takes this primary ingredient to a wildly new creative level. Drawing a string is often a roadblock for people who start tangling on their own, but this method is totally random and beautifully spontaneous. It all begins with a blob of […]


Jazz in the Forest March 21

The Spring Jazz Series kicks off on March 21 with Grammy Award winning vocalist Pauline Wilson with Jr. Volcano Choy on keyboards, vocals & trumpet, Brian McCree on acoustic bass, Bruce David on drums. Two shows will be offered, with a matinee at 4:30pm and an evening performance at 7:30pm. Tickets for the matinee are $15 […]


Kuku Kapa: Micah Kamohoaliʻi

The designs of Micah L.K. Kamohoali‘i will be featured in this solo exhibition of art and artifacts inspired by ancient stories and executed by his ancestral memory.  Kamohoali‘i began making kapa as a child through skills passed down through many generations and today creates kapa as living pieces of art. Hula has been a part […]


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.