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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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@donkeymillartcenter.org if you are interested in volunteer opportunities. Thanks so much!


We are currently accepting applications for the following position:

Guest Services Associate

The Guest Services Associate is the first point of contact and a welcoming presence for all students, members, supporters, and visitors to the Donkey Mill Art Center. They will work closely with the Donor Engagement Manager to provide a quality visitor experience that is mission-centered and radiates hospitality and aloha.

The ideal candidate will have a friendly and easy-going personality while also being detail oriented and efficient. This person will also have strong communication and time management skills, prioritize multiple tasks with frequent interruptions, the ability to work both independently and collaboratively, and to maintain a positive and welcoming attitude. Additionally, the ideal candidate has an interest in visual arts and art education in order to engage and provide high-level customer service to our guests.

To Apply: Please email a cover letter and resume to sonia@donkeymillartcenter.org with your name and Guest Services Associate in the subject line. Accepting applications until December 23, 2021. Interviews to commence in early Jan. The position will ideally start mid-late January 2022.


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We are always looking for experienced 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 a letter of interest to info@donkeymillartcenter.org