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 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.

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Paint Your Own Silk Scarf with Patti Pease Johnson

Join Big Island artist Patti Pease Johnson, for the Paint Your Own Silk Scarf workshop on September 5, from 9:00am-12:30pm at Volcano Art Center. This workshop offers you a great way to have fun with colors and dyes and make a stylish personal statement every time you wear it!

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Japanese Woodblock Printing at Volcano Art Center

Join us at Volcano Art Centerʻs Niaulani Campus for a Japanese Woodblock Printing workshop starting August 27th and continuing for a total of four weeks (Thursday afternoons from 1pm -3pm on 8/27, 9/3, 9/10 & 9/17). Design, cut and print; seems simple enough. And it is! This workshop is an introduction to Mokuhanga: Traditional Japanese […]

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New Exhibit at Volcano Art Center | The Enduring Wiliwili

From August 29th – October 4th, Volcano Art Center Gallery will be displaying the artwork of Andrea Pro, Margaret Barnaby, Lisa Louise Adams, Kathy Molina and John McCaskill who together make up the Pacific Island Printmakers in an exhibit titled The Enduring Wiliwili. The exhibition is free to the public though park entrance fees apply. […]

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