Welcome to the Donkey Mill Art Center—a place of convergence where arts and culture are considered a necessity, not a luxury.

Annual Fund Drive 2023

The Mill is an essential space. In 2024 our historic building turns 70! Big plans are currently in the works that aim at addressing our growing community needs through a major renovation of the existing structure and the future addition of new permanent spaces. We need to raise $70,000 during the Annual Fund Drive to support critical projects that will enhance and protect our space.

Your gift today helps see these projects through while supporting our ongoing programming and general operations. Please help us ensure our beloved building is around for another 70 years.

Donkey Mill
Fiber Arts
ka-BLOOM, A Floral Experience

ka-BLOOM, A Floral Experience

with Gerald Lucena
Intro to Etching

Intro to Etching

with Hunter Buck
Intro to the Wheel: Wednesdays

Intro to the Wheel: Wednesdays

with Susan Raber Bray

A Member

Join as a member today for access to 20% tuition discount, open studio access, shop discounts, and more.

The Mill Effect

“The Donkey Mill has taught me the importance of taking intentional risks, gently pushing the limits of my comfort zone by asking myself “what happens when I/we….”


Artist Caligraphy art center

From 2017-2021:

640 artists

exhibited their work

2800+ Adults & 970 Youth

attended workshops, classes and other events at the Mill

Pottery Wheel Art Workshops art center
Artists Teaching Opportunities art center

From 2017-2021:


paid to artists through teaching opportunities, gallery and retail sales


with free admission at the Mill

From 2017-2021:


in Youth program subsidies to make tuition more affordable


welcomed arts curriculum into their classrooms through the Artist in the Schools Program


of our classes, exhibitions, and events showcase the diverse cultural knowledge of our island community

Youth Art Programs art center


Our Strategic plan aims to transform our campus into a sustainable ecosystem with multiple access points for our diverse community to connect and thrive.

Shop the Mill

Featuring a curated selection of art with proceeds supporting our local artists.

Latest News

Nurturing Confidence & Creativity

December 5, 2023|

As we close the 2023 in-school programs with Hōlualoa Elementary School (HES), we celebrate the amazing collaboration between our teaching artists, classroom teachers, cultural experts, HES Administration and the PTO team that are committed to serving the next generation. By emphasizing a well-rounded education, imbuing wonderment and creativity into lessons for  both in-school and after-school programing, these collaborators are the heartbeat of what makes a resilient community. In the Schools This semester our teaching artists focused on the moana (sea) and kahakai (shoreline) zones of the ahupua'a with kindergarten, first [...]

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