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Hō‘ikeākea Gallery

Our brand new art gallery was designed to showcase works from our students, faculty, and artists from Hawai‘i and beyond.

The gallery name, Hō‘ikeākea, was inspired by a Hawaiian Studies exhibit in the Leeward CC Library. Hō‘ike (to show, to exhibit, to reveal), contains the word “‘ike” which has deeper meanings that convey knowledge, feeling, recognition, experience, and revelations from the gods (to name a few). Ākea (broad, expansive, spacious) is also a short form for the god Wākea, of Papa and Wākea, the couple that connects all of Polynesia. Thus the word Hōʻikeākea means the broad expanse of knowledge—to exhibit, reveal and inspire.

View photos from our Grand Opening.

Hours and Contact

Open Tuesday, Thursday, Friday: 10:00am – 2:00pm
Saturday: 9:00am – 12:00pm
Special access may be requested by calling (808) 745-5993

Free Admission and Parking – please park in visitor stalls (marked in green) in Lot 1A and Lot 3
Leeward Community College, AM 101 (map to gallery)

Currently Showing

Hō‘ike Haumāna Ākea

The first-ever Leeward Community College student show, featuring drawing, painting, ceramics, photography, printmaking, and digital arts and media.

Showing March 30 – July 27, 2024

Exhibition opening reception: 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm, Saturday, March 30
With student performances by:

  • 3:45pm: Choir
  • 4:45pm: Theatre
  • 5:45pm: Music

Location: Art Building, AM 101, Leeward Community College

sample of student paintings

If you need an auxiliary aid/service or other accommodation due to a disability, call (808) 745-5993 as soon as possible. Requests made as early as possible will allow adequate time to fulfill your request. Upon request, this notice is available in alternate formats such as large print, Braille, or electronic copy.

Previous Exhibits