Hui Noʻeau Reopens Facilities

May 17, 2020, 10:19 PM HST · Updated May 17, 10:19 PM

Hui No‘eau Visual Arts Center. PC: Gaylord Paul Garcia

The Hui Noʻeauʻs executive director Anne-Marie Forsythe announced that the center is reopening.

Details on center operations are provided in a letter below:

Aloha Hui ‘Ohana,

I am thrilled to announce that Hui No’eau is open again, Monday – Saturday from 10 am – 4 pm! We thank our Board of Directors, donors, State & County officials, students, and staff for your generosity, encouragement, and understanding during this challenging time. Our community’s support has meant everything to us and I am so happy to share this good news!


At this time, the following areas of the Hui campus are OPEN:
-Kaluanui home
-Gift Shop

We require all guests to wear masks and will be limiting entry to the house, gallery, and gift shop to four guests. The property is open for you to walk, however, we ask that guests not gather, lounge, picnic, hang out, or enter the studios. We also ask that everyone practice social distancing of at least 6 feet. The Hui will continue to follow all State, County and CDC guidelines and we have increased our cleaning and sanitization of all shared spaces.

Right now, all Hui art studios remain closed. We hope to open up some private lessons and private studio rentals by appointment in the coming days (stay tuned!). We are also preparing to gradually begin holding other classes, summer camp, and open studios. These programs will happen only if permitted and with new sanitization practices in place. Hui classes and open studios will look and operate differently than in the past. We will share more information on these changes soon. We thank you for your patience as we all learn and adjust.

During this time, the Hui has been striving to support our community in whatever ways we can. Even while we faced great challenges as an organization, the Hui has been able to:

We are so thankful for our wonderful family of supporters. Mahalo for believing in the importance of arts education and standing by us through these difficult times. If you have the capacity to give, donations of any size make a BIG difference right now. Please visit if you are able to help!

Mahalo nui loa,

Anne-Marie Forsythe
Executive Director



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