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Great Free and Interesting Stop in Hilo

We stumbled into the Wailoa Center when we needed to get our bearings after driving over the Saddle... read more

Reviewed May 22, 2018
Kansas City, Missouri
Unusual building displays interesting arts and crafts

There is often a display of works, such as wood turning, photography, musical instruments, and... read more

Reviewed April 9, 2018
Cleo L
Hilo, Hawaii
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200 Piopio St, Wailoa State Park, Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI 96720-4274
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Reviewed October 2, 2018

This Center has a whole lot of local Artist shows but it is truely a lucky day if you show up while a art show is going on. Very Poor Management of the Center.

Date of experience: March 2018
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Reviewed May 22, 2018

We stumbled into the Wailoa Center when we needed to get our bearings after driving over the Saddle Road from Kona. The center was hosting its 10x10x10 art exhibit, ten local artists, ten spaces and ten materials. The pieces were neat but I feel in...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed April 9, 2018

There is often a display of works, such as wood turning, photography, musical instruments, and paintings, often by local artists, in this unique building off the bay front in Hilo. And it's free!

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank Cleo L
Reviewed July 8, 2017

The community center was closed when we stopped by the park to enjoy a picnic dinner one evening. While we were not able to enter the building, we did throughly enjoy the Veterans area on the grounds and the tribute to the fallen soldiers from...More

Date of experience: June 2017
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Reviewed February 22, 2017

A good place to connect with the local talent, from Hawaii Islanders who hand build Ukelele's to Fine Artists working in the latest medium, Crafts and Ceramics, this place is the venue...the Home of the Hawaii Nei Annual Show, this is Hawaii Art at its...More

Date of experience: February 2017
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Reviewed January 23, 2017

Wailoa Center has possibilities. It's infrastructure was being upgraded while we were there. The exhibits change monthly however unlike what some of these reviews have said while they may be interesting they are not necessarily the work of local artists. This January the exhibition was...More

Date of experience: January 2017
1  Thank nurealam
Reviewed November 5, 2016

If you want to see a nice selection of art by local artist this is the place to visit......they have rotating shows and show a wide range of things.....the public is invited to the openings at no cost and the people are friendly....it is housed...More

Date of experience: November 2016
Thank norman m
Reviewed July 16, 2016 via mobile

This place was intriguing in that there are stunning galleries, art work utilizing many different forms, and fascinating exhibitions. A must see while in Hilo!!

Date of experience: March 2016
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Reviewed June 7, 2016

We enjoy going to the Wailoa Center on the first Friday of each month for the opening of each month's art exhibit. They have a wide range of art exhibits that include wood carving, painting, sculpting, drawing and more. The two floors of art are...More

Date of experience: June 2016
Thank TedinHawaii
Reviewed December 31, 2014

They have different types of art through out the year. Everything from Ukulele Makers ,Photographers, Ceramic And much much more. I've attended many events for me the best one is the Big Island Woodturners Exhibit. It is held each year in March and runs for...More

Date of experience: March 2014
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