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Celebrate the Art and Music Culture in Waikiki

hotels in Waikiki HawaiiPrince Waikiki rests on a breathtaking slice of Honolulu overlooking the tranquil Ala Wai Canal marina and the magnificent Pacific Ocean. Waikiki is a lively, beautiful peninsula city plump full of spectacular local artists and musicians. Unlike most hotels in Waikiki Hawaii, Prince Waikiki has an ideal central location to art galleries, music clubs, and the Hawaii Convention Center, home of the annual Okinawan Festival. Celebrate Honolulu’s unique culture by venturing through our splendid city.

Discover Waikiki’s Art Scene

It’s difficult to decipher the very best artistic hot spots in Waikiki with so many galleries within walking distance of your luxurious accommodation. Plan a self-guided art crawl through Waikiki with these five galleries and art stores. Nohea Art Gallery has hundreds of original paintings, prints, turned bowls, and local jewelry. Every piece of artwork is local and for sale. Tourists flock to Green Room Gallery for their contemporary “surf art.” Green Room hosts a local music, film, and art festival at the nearby Waikiki Shell. Tabora Gallery has a charming, quiet space on Kalakaua Avenue. Tabora hosts over 20 local artists, and there’s a good chance you’ll be leaving with a painting. Under the Koa Tree specializes in jewelry, small paintings, and souvenirs. The #1 photography studio in Waikiki belongs to master photographer Peter Lik. Lik, whose photos are on display in some of America’s most significant museums, owns a gallery on Lewers Street. A short cab ride to the Honolulu Museum of Art is also worth the trip.

Prince Waikiki’s Art Installation: Hulali i ka la

Discover one of Hawaii’s most celebrated artists, Kaili Chun, by observing her art installation in our beautiful hotel lobby. Chun’s innovative Hulali i ka la, an 800-piece copper fish artwork that hangs from our lobby ceiling. We also host many promising local artists as you’ll see by wandering through our lavish hotel.

Waikiki Artfest and Okinawan Festival

Remember to explore the Okinawan Festival and Waikiki Artfest if you’re lucky enough to be visiting Prince Waikiki in September. The Okinawan Festival is one of Honolulu’s largest cultural events with live entertainment, endless food options, art, crafts, and an abundance of activities. The Waikiki Artfest is a quarterly event held in Kapiolani Park. Tourists will discover local jewelry, woodwork, ceramic arts, soaps, photography, and fine art.

Nightly Live Entertainment

Very few hotels in Waikiki Hawaii are close to the city’s premier nightly entertainment locales. Walk down the street to the Chart House for nightly eclectic Hawaiian tunes. Lulu’s hosts some of the best young Hawaiian musicians nightly from 6-9 p.m. Buho Cocina y Cantina has a rooftop deck with live music, DJs, and occasionally salsa dancing. Prince Waikiki also hosts live music in our luxurious 100 Sails Restaurant & Bar on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday nights. Discover why so many tourists choose Prince Waikiki as their Honolulu vacation destination!

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