Oahu for Art and Design Lovers

Art and architecture lovers can find much to see on Hawaii's Gathering Isle. From pre-Colonial art to post-contact-influenced works to contemporary local artwork, Hawaii's art and design scene is deeply rooted in its history and culture. Oahu has a diverse art scene, with a vast range of mediums that reflect the island experience. 

Take in some of the world's biggest collections of native Hawaiian artifacts and artwork at the Bishop Museum and Hawaii State Art Museum. Find beautiful koa wood sculptures and jewelry at Under the Koa Tree or Koa Art Gallery; view scenic island photography at the Peter Lik Gallery or ocean-inspired art pieces at Wyland Galleries. Head just out of Waikiki to Kakaako, and view the up-and-coming neighborhood's colorful street murals. From historical museums to music and dance to a mix of local art and nightlife, beautiful and special works of art abound in Hawaii's Gathering Isle.