Events Calendar

“Elevation: Arts from the Coffeeland” Exhibit

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and 1st Saturday of each Month, 10a.m.-2p.m., Nov. 3-Jan. 18


Exploring the fine artistry and aesthetic beauty which emerged from work in the coffeeland of Kona, this exhibit elevates the utilitarian through the presentation of original art and objects inspired by coffee culture and heritage. Objects typically prized for their function, many which were essential for coffee work and life, are celebrated here for their exquisite craftsmanship and design elements. This diverse arrangement of works includes lauhala, calligraphy, woodcut, sculpture, sashiko, photography, textiles and more.

An Opening Reception for this exhibit will be held on Monday, November 6 at 5pm at Kona Historical Society’s headquarters in Kealakekua. Meanwhile, the exhibit will be on display alongside “The Kona Coffee Story: Along the Hawaii Belt Road” inside the H.N. Greenwell Store Museum from Friday, November 3 through Thursday, January 18. During the week of the Kona Coffee Cultural Festival from November 3 to November 11, the exhibit will be on display every day from 10am to 2pm.

This event has been generously supported by the Hawaii State Foundation of Culture and the Arts and a donation in remembrance of Saburo and Kikue Yamato. Additional support was provided by Kona Frame Shop.