As a community art center, the Donkey Mill is a gathering place to connect and collaborate through arts and culture. Opportunities to grow as individuals and as a community are at the heart of what we offer. Our special events held throughout the year range from artist talks and film nights at the Mill to our popular Annual Art Auction, Pua Nā Pua Arts Festival and Cool Fusion: Festival of 1,000 Bowls held at area venues.


Feast for the Senses

Saturday, Dec 4 from 5pm – 8pm

Purchase Tickets HERE

Featuring seasonal, elevated local fare, inspired by traditional Japanese kaiseki dining prepared by Chef Laine Uchida of Umeke’s, this is the intimate event you won’t want to miss! Each attendee will take home a double decker bento box, bamboo utensils, a hand-dyed olena (turmeric) napkin, and furoshiki.

The Online Silent Auction opens Saturday, November 20 at 10:00am HST, and closes at the event on Saturday, December 4, 2021 at 6:00pm HST.

Dress to Impress: guests are encouraged to wear vintage Hawaiian attire showcasing their best papale, mu‘u mu‘u/aloha wear, and lei.

To ensure that you’re seated with your friends/household members, we recommend purchasing tickets together. Tickets that are purchased together will be seated at the same table in groups of up to 10.

Guests must show proof of full vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test result taken within 72 hours of the event.


Pua Na Pua Art Festival: Celebrating Five Years

Pua Na Pua Art Festival: Celebrating Five Years

May 22 – June 5, 2021


Pua Na Pua Art Festival celebrates five years with expanded programming for the entire family! Please join us for art experiences, a silent auction, and more to promote and support our mission to serve adults with developmental disabilities (DD) by providing visual and performing arts programming year round.

Art is a Priority!: Annual Art Auction 2021

Art is a Priority!: Annual Art Auction 2021

February 27, 2021


During this extraordinary year, the importance of the arts has never been so clear. This year’s online art auction, Art is a Priority!, celebrates art as an essential component of our individual and collective well-being and health. As West Hawaiʻi’s premier event for art enthusiasts and collectors, the Donkey Mill’s fourteenth annual art auction was held online with the silent auction taking place from February 13 to 27, culminating in an exciting livestream auction event on Saturday, February 27, 2021.

Cool Fusion: Festival of 1000 Bowls

Cool Fusion: Festival of 1000 Bowls

September 25 & 26, 2020


This year’s celebration is special in many ways; not only is Cool Fusion back home at the Mill, we will be offering special bowl sets which include noodle food kits, providing participants with all of the ingredients and fixins to prepare and enjoy the traditional Hiyashi cold somen noodle dish safely, in the comfort of their own home.

For more information, and to purchase tickets please click the links below.