Welcome to the Koa Gallery!
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The Koa Gallery is a working visual art laboratory for the campus and the community at large. Dedicated to serving as a learning tool and resource for creative excellence, the Koa Gallery shows the best of Hawai‘i’s fine art masters and contemporary artists of Hawai‘i. The Koa Gallery is a catalyst, and has been bringing art and people together for over 25 years.
Koa Gallery Offerings
The Koa Gallery offers an exciting exhibit schedule of 8 - 10 shows a year which rotates every 4 weeks. Art in the Lama Library and the Ka ‘Ikena Dining Room rotates three times a semester. Every spring, the Koa Gallery designates a Koa Award to an accomplished local artist for lifetime achievement in the visual arts. In addition to the exhibition, the Koa Award ceremony and fundraiser dinner allows the community to come together to honor and celebrate the creative power of art. The Koa Gallery also offers talks by artists and scholars in the gallery, and has been working with the Student Congress to purchase works of art for the KCC campus collection. Lastly, the gallery coordinates an annual non-credit art workshop series Center Your Creativity during the summer for anyone interested in infusing art, creativity and the intuitive spark into their daily lives.
Gallery Hours of OperationOpen Monday – Friday, 10am – 4pm
Saturday, 10am – 2 pm
The Koa Gallery
Kapi’olani Community College
4303 Diamond Head Road
Honolulu, HI 96816
Phone: (808) 734-9374
Fax: (808) 734-9151
Parking for the Koa Gallery
10am – 4pm, Monday – Friday: Free Parking in LOT B.
Free Parking with parking pass from Koa Gallery in LOT A.
After 4pm Monday – Friday and Saturday: Free Parking in Staff parking spaces, Lot A, Lot B
Directions to the Koa Gallery
The Koa Gallery is located on the Kapi’olani Community College campus, in the Koa building, KCC’s designated art building. The Gallery is located on the ewa - mauka end of campus and sits just inside of Mokapu Road which runs along the ewa end of campus. Along Mokapu Rd is the Diamond Head Theatre and Leahi Hospital.
Getting to Koa Gallery from HI-east:
Take the Kahala Mall exit. When underneath the highway, turn left at the first light, on to Kilauea Avenue. Take Kilauea all the way to 18th Avenue, where the campus begins. Go through the intersection and make your way all the way up the hill. Turn left at Mokapu Road, which is the ewa, mauka point of campus. Turn left into parking lot A, and park.
Getting to Koa Gallery from H-1 west:
Take 6th Avenue off ramp. Bear right toward Diamond Head onto 6th Avenue. Keep going on 6th Avenue, and it will turn into Alohea Street. Alohea ends at the entrance of KCC campus. You will be in parking lot B.
Getting to Koa Gallery from Waikiki:
Take Monsarrat which turns into Diamond Head Road. Take a left onto Mokapu Rod, which is the ewa, makai point of campus. Make the first right into the KCC campus. On your left will be the Diamond Head Theatre. You will enter parking lot B.