Date of Award


Document Type

MA Project - Open Access

Project Type

MA Project - Business Plan

Degree Name

Master of Arts (MA)


Art Business

First Advisor

Roxanna Zarnegar


On Oahu, our local art scene is seeing a renaissance of sorts when it comes to contemporary art practices mixed with local flavor. Kaka’ako area is a great example of this. Kaka’ako and China Town on the island of Oahu are new venues and outlets of contemporary theories and methods of showcasing art and the new generations both social and economic ideologies that have been adapted for island life.

While all of this is happening, there still isn’t a place where creatives on Isle can go to create, collaborate and grow their artistry all in one permanent place. More often than not, these new establishments are using makeshift areas and or any available space to hold events, gather for creating art or celebrating what they’ve accomplished in this community. That’s where we come in.

What We Do: We provide studio space and rental equipment such as lights and camera housing and film and art supplies by our proposed partner Treehouse.

Mission: Our mission is to provide an outlet for our creative community that enables new forms of culture to flourish for all of the Aina Ohana and creates exposure of local artistry within the world market.