The Cindy Coats Gallery
The Cindy Coats Gallery
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10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Fun, exciting ,colorful art by Kona artist Cindy Coats. Everything from small signed prints to originals, in a quaint relaxed location directly across from the pier in the heart of Kailua Kona. Come and "talk story" with the artist. We ship worldwide
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Tom B
Salida, CO2,240 contributions
Jan 2020
Vivid, bright colored paintings and prints depicting Hawaii, sports, aquatic life and our favorite Dogs. A master artist. We bought to small prints for our family, both of coarse featured dogs. Quite memorable.
Written February 12, 2020
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Geovanni
New York City, NY5 contributions
Jan 2020 • Couples
I stumbled into this perfectly located gallery on behest of my boyfriend on our Hawaiian cruise. The bright colors had drawn his attention from across the street as we searched the area for some Poke bowls. We are both art, fashion and creativity enthusiasts and the gallery did not disappoint. The walls are covered in original masterpieces by the lovely Mrs. Coates who draws inspiration from many things including nature, Hawaii and her lovely canine babies. It was an obviously lucky day for us as it had rained pretty bad for some time earlier and we’d watched the small beach near the gallery empty in minutes only for the sun to come right back out half hour later allowing us to have the beach all to ourselves. Our luck continued in the gallery, as we looked around and were met by a petite blonde woman with an enthusiastic grin standing behind the counter, whom was none other than le artiste Herself in the flesh, Mrs. Coates! Apparently she’s only in the gallery once a week. She immediately greeted my boyfriend and I and asked us where we were from which led to a joke (by her) that completely broke the ice for all of us. We laughed hard to say the least. While she chatted us up I’d noticed a particularly amazing piece of art hanging behind the counter. The detail, extraordinary use of colors and textures and thought put into all of the pieces are astounding but this one painting just stood out for me in particular. Once she took it down so we could take a closer look my boyfriend dissected it and was able to interpret so many details most people probably would miss. The painting was so much deeper then it’s initial obvious beauty. It was asleep and aware, day and night, light and dark, man and woman, love and liberty. Every detail of the painting lead to a metaphor and a deeper meaning. What makes art collectible and memorable is the story it weaves in the strokes of the brush. “The name of the work is ‘When Doves Fly’ ”, she declared. How clever! At a price of over 2 grand we considered buying the miniature framed copy which would have went perfectly on our customized wall. But the original was just so powerful I had trouble imagining myself without it. As other customers poured into the store we decided to walk off and chat about It some more over a poke bowl and a mai tai. An hour later we were back. My boyfriend was leaning towards the smaller more affordable $200 framed mini, which was in all honesty the more responsible choice. Cindy was light and lovely and not pushy at all. Her easiness was apparent and I could tell she would be ok with whatever we decided even if it was to just thank her for her time and be on our merry way. In the end we walked out front with it and took another look in the sun. The painting gleamed and the moment was magical. It looked wet like she had just finished painting it a minute ago and that was when I decided the investment was definitely worth it for us. We chatted some more, got a better deal on it, exchanged memes, took a photo and gave our address to have the masterpiece shipped to our home in NY where it hangs on our bedroom wall right in front of the loveseat we sit at every morning and evening. I stare at it everyday and it reminds me of Hawaii, the lovely woman behind the art I had the pleasure to meet, and the deeper meaning of everything the painting whispers to me. I feel like you painted this for us you just didn’t know it! Thank you Cindy, you are a true artist and a beautiful soul.
Written January 20, 2020
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thank you so much and the pleasure was ALL MINE! loved meeting you both and hope you enjoy "When Doves Fly" for a long long time.... Much Aloha, Cindy
Written January 21, 2020
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MLE0904
Las Vegas, NV628 contributions
Dec 2019
This gallery is tucked away under Splasher's restaurant. The artist does whimsical, colorful paintings of local fish and flora. We have been here twice, met the artist both times and purchased a piece each time. We love her work.
Written December 10, 2019
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thank you soo much for the kind words. We hope to see you again soon! Aloha!!
Written January 17, 2020
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kmbrlee40
Bellingham, WA12 contributions
Feb 2017
Stopped in toward the end of my stay in Kona and had a very nice chat with the woman working there. Many prints and sizes to choose from providing something for almost any budget.
Written February 16, 2017
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Thank you so much! Hope to see you again next visit!
Written February 17, 2017
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RCdeCruiser
Ashland, OR174 contributions
Oct 2016 • Couples
Cindy Coats is a wonderful artist, with works ranging from realism to folk art. And her colors are so bright and beautiful. Both original works and prints are available in the gallery and are priced so that everyone can afford to take one of her works home. Cindy is always willing to take time out of her work to chat with visitors, so if you happen to catch her in the gallery you must at least say, "Hi!" A must-do for those visiting Kona; just across the street from the Marriott on the waterfront.
Written February 6, 2017
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Thank you so much for your kind words...working on fun new things in my studio today!! Hope to see again soon!!
Written February 19, 2017
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Brian O
West Palm Beach, FL282 contributions
Feb 2016 • Couples
Cindy's artwork is simple beautiful, full of vibrant color! We had to purchase a view pieces to add some more life to our already tropical, colorful home. We now get to revisit Kailua-Kona everyday through Cindy's creative talent. Make sure you check it out when in Kailua!
Written January 28, 2017
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Thank you thank you!!! How sweet!! Hope to see you again next trip....So much fun when I have a "gallery" day...get to visit with the NICEST people!!!
Written February 19, 2017
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Shelia R
Sherwood, AR19 contributions
Apr 2016 • Friends
While visiting Kona, you will want to take a few minutes to visit this gallery if you like colorful local art. You don't have to buy something and worry about getting it home without damaging it. She will send it to you for a reasonable charge and take the worry out of it. I put my print in my sunroom, and it brings back good memories of my visit to Kona every time I look at it. I actually purchased mine on-line as I made my decision after I returned home. She was quick to answer my questions and fun to "talk" to on-line.

Written July 23, 2016
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thank you sooo much! I hope you are enjoying your art! Hope to see you again in Kona soon!!
Written September 25, 2016
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Candy P
Ashland, WI152 contributions
Apr 2016 • Family
This is a beautiful, tiny private gallery featuring the artwork of Cindy Coats. I was immediately smitten by intense reds and blues and greens of her playful paintings. Her there were few originals, but many framed limited edition prints in different sizes and unframed prints aplenty to fit any budget. It was wonderful to be able to afford to buy art not only for myself, but a lasting souvenir of Hawaii for my teen daughter who was traveling with me.
Written April 30, 2016
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Thanks so much Candy!
Written May 2, 2016
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Tuttizoot
Chatsworth, CA18 contributions
Apr 2016
Vibrant original artwork and prints for sale here. If you need some colorful, somewhat whimsical artwork for your walls - this is the place to find it. My husband and I bought 2 prints while we were there on our honeymoon. Shipping them home was reasonable and quick, by the way. And we even got to meet Ms. Coats herself! Even if you don't leave with a remembrance of your visit to Kailua-Kona, stop in to drink in the colors. You'll be glad you did.
Written April 23, 2016
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Many Mahalos! Glad I was in the gallery that day, and hope you are enjoying your new art!
Written May 2, 2016
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skyhoosier
Naples, FL765 contributions
Feb 2016 • Couples
We strolled in off the street and were blown away by the riot of color in the artworks. They reflect the atmosphere of Hawaii and, for us, they convey an overall feeling of excitement. Something for everyone here, from originals to prints.
Written March 31, 2016
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Thank you for your kind words..working on new things all the time. Hope to see you again next visit!
Written May 2, 2016
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