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Description: Like blossoms, we are all in a constant state of becoming. 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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Important Dates

  • February 3 - March 2: All artworks on view at the Donkey Mill
  • Saturday, February 10 at 10:00am HST: Online Silent Auction Opens
  • Saturday, March 2 at 8:00pm HST: Online Silent Auction Closes
  • Saturday, March 2: Live Auction Event (by invitation only)

Bloom: Annual Art Auction is made possible through the generous support of our sponsors: Holualoa Inn, Kona Frame Shop, Charter Spectrum, Kona Trans, Huggos/On The Rocks/Lava Lava/Kai Eats+Drinks, Bliss in Bloom,, Knutson & Associates, Pā‘ina Pantry, Spirited Cocktail Catering, Hawaii Trust & Estate Counsel, MyBar, BREW, Mauka to Makai, 2:40 Media, Kona Wine Market, Wasabi Tours Hawaii, Cris & Eric Lindborg, Dovetail Gallery & Design, Eric Edwards Studio, and Community Eats.

Host Committee
John Roth, Mina Elison, Terry Field, Matt Harper, Valerie Delahaye-Ippolito, Molly Johnston, Cris Lindborg, John Linder, Miho Morinoue, Elliot Omiya, Sonia Nelson, Ashley Raymond, Krista Skehan, and Cynthia Smith

Featured Artwork: John Koga, Ocean Glow (detail), 2023

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