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

Our Programs

Membership Drive for the month of August

Did you know class tuition and gallery sales only account for 30% of our annual income? In order to subsidize our programs and keep our exhibitions, artist talks and community events free, we rely on generous support from community members like you. Please join us today.

OUR GOAL: 100 Memberships in the month of August!

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Happening Now

Exhibition
Exhibit: ‘Āina Momona: Young Artists

Exhibit: ‘Āina Momona: Young Artists

Event
Cool Fusion: Festival of 1000 Bowls

Cool Fusion: Festival of 1000 Bowls

Ceramics
Onggi: Korean Fermentation Jar

Onggi: Korean Fermentation Jar

with Yeonsoon Kim

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A Member

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

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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….”

— MILL MEMBER

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:

$548,000

paid to artists through teaching opportunities, gallery and retail sales

20 EXHIBITS

with free admission at the Mill

From 2017-2021:

$65,200

in Youth program subsidies to make tuition more affordable

55 DOE TEACHERS

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

45%

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

Youth Art Programs art center

Vision
2023

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

See the Strategic Plan

Shop the Mill

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

Changing Tide Painting art center

One-of-a-kind Paintings

Cory Lum Ceramic Bowl art center

Cool Fusion Bowls

Gaye Chan Baskets art center

Hawai'i-Based Artists

Noriko Lauhala art center

Gifts from the Land

Latest News

Creating Space

August 3, 2022|

Seb Choe is a community organizer and visiting teaching artist at the Donkey Mill Art Center this summer. At twenty-seven years young, they are an inspiring creative force, involved in an encyclopedic list of projects spanning multiple mediums and practices, from electronic music, to architecture and design, to activism, and performance art. I sat down with them to learn more about their story and the important work they are doing in Hawaiʻi and beyond. Amplifying Waves As a teen, it can often feel like your voice goes unheard. Choe’s two week intensive Amplifying Waves [...]

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