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


Fabulous Gourds

Fabulous Gourd Workshop with Jelena Clay

  “Fabulous Gourd Workshop” with Jelena Clay The art of gourd decoration is an ancient tradition handed down through generations amongst many indigenous peoples. To learn some traditional and not-so-traditional gourd decorating techniques join Jelena Clay in her “Fabulous Gourd” workshop at Volcano Art Center. Discover how to select, prepare and decorate a gourd utilizing various types […]


The 7th Annual Pottery Sale

The 7th Annual Volcano Pottery Sale  Friday, June 12, 2015, 3-8pm & Saturday, June 13, 2015, 9am-3pm Join thirteen diverse ceramic artists from Hawaiʻi Island for the 7th Annual Volcano Pottery Sale, on June 12 & 13. The sale will be held at the Niaulani Campus of the Volcano Art Center, in Volcano Village from 3:00 – 8:00pm […]


Jazz in the Forest Series May 16

  The Spring Jazz Series continues on Saturday, May 16 and will feature the legendary trombonist Slyde Hyde, and special guest vocalist Yolee Hyde.  They will join the VAC Jazz Ensemble with musical director Jr Volcano Choy on trumpet, keyboard & vocals, Reggie Griffin on guitar, Brian McCree on bass and Bruce David on drums. Slyde Hyde began […]