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Bloom: Annual Art Auction 2024
Presented by Holualoa Inn

The Donkey Mill Art Center’s 17th Annual Art Auction, Bloom, celebrates and highlights the critical role of the arts as a catalyst for exploration, growth, self-discovery, and wellness. 

This highly anticipated exhibition and fundraiser offers the opportunity to experience and collect an unparalleled selection of artworks from emerging and established artists from Hawai‘i and beyond. Proceeds benefit the Mill’s historic facility and essential arts programs that continue to make a tremendous impact within our community.

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Bloom: Annual Art Auction 2024

Bloom: Annual Art Auction 2024

Fiber Arts
Natural Dyes: Tried & True Recipes and Techniques

Natural Dyes: Tried & True Recipes and Techniques

with Puakea Forester
Relief Printmaking using Multi-Colored Plates

Relief Printmaking using Multi-Colored Plates

with Gerald Walsh

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

Presenting Sponsor Hōlualoa Inn

February 13, 2024|

This year, the Donkey Mill is profoundly grateful to Hōlualoa Inn for their unwavering commitment to the Donkey Mill Art Center and artist community as the Presenting Sponsor for the 17th Annual Art Auction, Bloom. This partnership between the Mill and the Inn, which has flourished for nearly two decades, now rightfully takes center stage at our largest fundraising event of the year. Hōlualoa Inn owner and longtime Donkey Mill supporter, Cassandra Hazen, demonstrates her love for supporting the arts in West Hawai‘i, particularly of Hōlualoa, through her artwork selection and meticulous interior design efforts. [...]

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