|Welcome to Volcano Art Center|
Thank you for visiting us online! We hope you enjoy your virtual visit. Volcano Art Center is located in Volcano on Hawaii, the Big Island, at Kilauea, the world's most accessible and active volcano, and at Niaulani, one of Hawaii's most accessible and easily explorable rain forests.
Volcano Art Center (VAC) is a nonprofit, 501(c)(3) educational organization founded in 1974 by a band of eclectic and energetic artists. Today, over 38 years later, Volcano Art Center continues to operate a successful fine arts gallery showcasing handcrafted art works by over 300 local artists, as well as developing and offering programs for residents, keiki and visitors alike, including the award winning Na Mea Hawai`i Hula Kahiko performance series at the pa hula in Hawai`i Volcanoes National Park.
Volcano Art Center Gallery is located in the 1877 Volcano House Hotel under a cooperative agreement with the National Park Service. Centered at Kilauea, home to Pele, the Hawaiian goddess of the volcano, of creativity, of Fire. This dynamic, powerful environment has inspired the Hawaiian people and their crafts, songs, dances, and legends for centuries. Today, this area continues to draw artists, performers, writers, scientists, and educators from around the world to create, reflect, learn and embrace the beauty and power of the natural world.
Our administration offices and educational facility are located in Volcano Village, nestled within the Niaulani Rain Forest. From the steaming edge of Kilauea to the nurturing wet roots of the old growth `Ohia forest, Volcano Art Center staff, board, artists and supporters know we are blessed to live and work among such beauty, places so alive with inspiration and mana to create, regenerate and exhilarate!
Volcano Art Center develops, promotes and perpetuates the artistic, cultural and environmental heritage of Hawai'i's people through the arts and education.
Volcano Art Center is a place of creative exploration, discovery and empowerment, providing the Volcano community, Hawai`i Island residents and visitors with opportunities for educational and spiritual enrichment. Volcano Art Center is a dynamic and innovative organization that benefits the economic and cultural vitality of Hawai`i Island.