The majority of membership support enables the Donkey Mill to give it right back to our community in the form of keeping many of our events free of charge and offering exclusive discounts for our members for tuition and gift shop purchases. Among our priceless membership perks is open studio access to our ceramics, print, and metals studios. Memberships are also a show of strength and unity in this fractured world. We currently have over 350 members and proudly share this statistic in every grant application we submit to governmental and private institutional funding sources. A strong member base demonstrates the Donkey Mill’s relevance in the community.


All Membership levels enjoy the following benefits: 

  • A Membership card and our new Donkey Mill bumper sticker
  • Discounted tuition on all Donkey Mill classes and workshops
  • Affordable open studio access (ceramics, print, metals) — see policies for details
  • 20% off member sales in the gallery shop (twice annually)
  • Bi-monthly e-newsletter for our latest news, event offerings and opportunities for artists
  • Eligibility to apply for Donkey Mill workshop scholarships when available
  • Access to our extensive lending library of art books
  • Special invitation to and acknowledgement at our Annual Members Mahalo party


$35 Senior (One adult, 65+ with financial need)

$35 Student (One school-aged child, ages 5-17)

$50 Individual (One adult)

$85 Dual (Two adults in one household)

$120 ‘Ohana (Four members of one household – additional members $35 each)*

$150 Sustaining (Four members of one household – additional members $35 each)***

*Additional benefit: 10% tuition discount (in addition to member pricing) for household members attending the same class or workshop

***Additional benefit: 10% tuition discount (in addition to member pricing) for household members attending the same class or workshop, sustaining member recognition in our Annual Report, reciprocal membership benefits through NARM at over 1,100 arts and cultural museums across North America (how it works).


“We live in a world in which we need to share responsibility. It’s easy to say, ‘It’s not my child, not my community, not my problem.’ Then there are those who see the need and respond. I consider those people my heroes.”

Fred Rogers


Your gift makes it possible for us to share the responsibility for some of life’s most beautiful lessons. Thank you for being our partner in this wonderful work!



When you shop online: Use Amazon Smile!

If you shop online at Amazon.com, you can donate a portion of each purchase to the Mill just by changing your bookmark! Simply log in with your normal Amazon account to smile.amazon.com and choose Holualoa Foundation for Arts and Culture as your charity.

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Donkey Mill


Volunteers are the movers and shakers of our community art center. Whether you’re able to volunteer every day, or once a year, we’ve got a task that will fit your schedule: from event staffing and classroom support, to maintenance and cleanup. Every single donation of time and effort enriches our community (and we have plenty to do)!

Please email us at info@donkymillartcenter.org if you are interested in volunteer opportunities. Thanks so much!


There are no open positions available at this time.

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We are always looking for new teaching artists who are interested in sharing their skills and talents with our community. If you would like to teach at the Donkey Mill, please email info@donkeymillartcenter.org to start the process and learn more.

We typically plan programming 1-2 years in advance and accept applications from January – April for the following calendar year.