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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

End of Year Annual Fund Drive

“Puʻuhonua are safe places where we can go to heal, reset and realign to our place in life and our kuleana…” – Kanani Enos.

For the past three years, our world has gone through immeasurable shifts, transformations, and hardships. Throughout this time the Donkey Mill has been and continues to be a sanctuary, a pu‘uhonua for so many. As we close the year, we invite you to reflect on your experiences as you consider making a year end gift to the Mill. Mahalo for supporting community healing through the arts.

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Hiroki Mokuhanga art center

Happening Now

Event
Holiday Studio Sale

Holiday Studio Sale

Printmaking
Experimental Copper Etching

Experimental Copper Etching

with Hunter Buck
Mixed Media
Bookbinding Your Own Sketchbook

Bookbinding Your Own Sketchbook

with Angaea Cuna

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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

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Our 2022 Annual Fund Drive

December 2, 2022|

For the past three years, our world has gone through immeasurable shifts, transformations, and hardships. Throughout this time the Donkey Mill has been and continues to be a sanctuary, a puʻuhonua. As artist and Hawaiian cultural practitioner Kanani Enos said, “Puʻuhonua are safe places where we can go to heal, reset and realign to our place in life and our kuleana…sometimes we just need the time, space, safety and a little bit of compassion to contemplate and accept our place in everything.” In speaking to Mill members, students, and visitors we have found that a [...]

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