East Hawaii Cultural Center, Hilo Island of Hawaii, HI


East Hawaii Cultural Center located on Hilo Island of Hawaii is operated by the East Hawaii Cultural Council. The council is dedicated to preserving tradition, creativity, and culture. It is a community location for community involvement in culture and arts. The council was founded in the 1960s. They work with the Big Island Dance Council, Hawaii Concert Society, Bunka No Izumi, and Philippine Women's Circle.

The center has three public galleries which display local art. The main gallery provides art as well as a gift shop. There is a performance space on the second floor, with one of the best dance floors on the island. Events are held each year and made possible through state foundations, the parks and recreation bureau, and private sources.

The Trash Art Show is one exhibit held each year at the center. It is going on its 23rd annual show. Call for Entries is another long time performance piece. It is on its 35th annual Big Island performance as of 2011. Every year the center offers a haunted house for the children to enjoy. There is also a Kupuna Book Project being worked on which is the book of old Hawaiian stories that are being compiled from many resources.

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