About the Volcano Art Center

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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 and 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



Jazz in the Forest | Keahi Conjugacion Returns

Jazz in the Forest continues with two performances (4:30pm & 7:30pm) on Saturday, October 24, and will feature Keahi Conjugacion with Volcano Art Center’s Jazz Ensemble. The Jazz in the Forest concert series offers an extraordinary opportunity to hear the highest caliber jazz – anywhere – up close and personal.


White Line Printing Workshop at Volcano Art Center

Join Lisa Louise Adams and Magaret Barnaby for a day of fun and low-tech printing! The workshop will be at Volcano Art Center’s Niaulani Campus on October 3 from 10am – 4pm. Course fee is $70/$63 for VAC Members and a $15 supply fee. No experience is necessary for this introductory workshop. Students will need to […]

From the Ground Up Robert Weiss Volcano Art Center

“From the Ground, Up” – Recent Works by Robert Weiss

We will be presenting recent artwork by Robert (Bob) Weiss in an exhibit titled From the Ground, Up beginning October 10th – November 15, 2015. The solo show features a new collection of ‘plein air’ oil paintings of landscapes within Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park. From the Ground, Up will be on display from 9am to 5pm daily […]