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Our Mission: To transform our community with the power of the arts, and establish Chinatown, Honolulu as the creative capital of the pacific. We are a sanctuary for collaboration, and freedom of expression attracting over 40,000 people annually. This is one of the only places in town where you can watch performance, or perform on stage. You can see exhibits, or have one of your own. We do all this because the arts transform people and places. Tax ID 99-0339135


In our 13 years of existence, we have served 390,000 visitors - the equivalent of every person in the City of Honolulu. Please make a donation. With your support we can continue to offer all of the following:

  • Free Exhibits: 12 community-driven exhibits per year in a 1,000 square foot gallery with FREE admission.
  • Youth Programs: 130 classes a year of creative afterschool programs for at-risk teens.
  • Performances: 100-seat black box theater with over 150 shows per year.
  • Business Incubator: Collaborative workspace for 30 creative industries including individuals, & nonprofits.
  • Artists Lofts: 13 multicultural & multimedia live/work spaces on Hotel Street.
  • First Friday Honolulu: Chinatown’s most popular event co-founded by HAPA staff in 2003.
  • Festivals: including Mardi Gras/Carnaval, & Hallowballoo produced by Marks Partners
  • Visitor Center: Concierge for over 80 unique owner-operated neighborhood businesses.