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.

UPCOMING EVENTS

Convergence: Annual Art Auction 2022

On View: February 5 – February 25, 2022, during open hours, Wed – Sat from 10:00am – 6:00pm

Online Silent Auction Opening Date: Saturday, February 12, 2022

Online Silent Auction Closing Date: Saturday, February 26, 6:30pm

In-Person Live Auction Date: Saturday, February 26, 5:00 – 8:00pm HST

VIEW AUCTION ITEMS HERE

ONLINE ARTWORK CATALOG

Location: Donkey Mill Art Center  / Online

Exhibition Tours: Saturdays, February 5 and February 19, 11:00am and 1:00pm

The Donkey Mill Art Center’s 15th annual art auction, CONVERGENCE, celebrates the power of the arts to bring people, ideas and perspectives together in unity to inspire individual and collective well-being. As a place of convergence for the exploration of arts and culture, the Donkey Mill is honored to feature the works of over 75 works by emerging and established artists from Hawaiʻi and beyond. As West Hawaiʻi’s premier event for art enthusiasts and collectors, auction artworks include an exceptional selection of ceramics, paintings, kapa, photographs, prints, lauhala, jewelry and more.

This year’s event will feature a special award ceremony as the Donkey Mill is one of sixteen organizations nationwide to receive a Stand for the Arts award from Ovation TV, a Charter Communications (Spectrum Hawaii) subsidiary.

CONVERGENCE: Annual Art Auction is made possible through the generous support of fiscal sponsors: 2021 Stand For the Arts Award by Ovation TV and Charter Communications, Hawai‘i State Foundation on Culture and the Arts Biennium Grant, BREW, West Hawai‘i Community Health Center and in-kind donations by Kona Trans, Pictures Plus and Spirited Cocktail Catering.

Mahalo nui loa to the artists and community members who donated their art to support outstanding arts and cultural programming at the Donkey Mill.

Live Auction Artists: Bernice Akamine, Clayton Amemiya, Margaret Barnaby, Gerald Ben, Micha Croft, Michael Cutlip, Jeff Downing, Roen Hufford, Wayne Levin, Hiroki Morinoue, Setsuko Morinoue, Jim Skibby and Makiko Yamaguchi.

Silent Auction Artists: Adare, Amber Aguirre, Nanette Bell, Eve Berliner, Jake Boggs, Hunter Buck, Lynn Capell, Joey Chiarello, Robert Corsair, Tara Cronin, Heide Cumes, Angaea Cuna, Akiko Cutlip, Andrea Dezsö, Peter Durst, Eric Edwards, Bailey Ferguson, Stephen Freedman, Judith Gaulke, Lonnie Graham, Daven Hee, Sandra Sater, Bobby Howard, Jonah Lake, Tai Lake, Jaxson Lambert, Wayne Levin, Cris Lindborg, Kasey Lindley, Ken Little, Theresa Lovering-Brown, Gerald Lucena, Linda Meyer, Meleanna Meyer, Miho Morinoue, Setsuko Morinoue, Richard Notkin, Mayumi Oda, Okotokoto, Margo Ray, Dorothy Remington, Sam Rosen, John Roth, Laurel Schultz, Esther Shimazu, Sheinfeld Rodriguez, Leslie Steinwachs, Ira Stivers, Phoebe Toland, Lauren Trangmar, Emma Ulen-Klees, Judith Williams, William Wingert, Nora Yamanoha, Meredith Yasui, and Maile Yawata.

PAST EVENTS

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.