The Beat Goes On

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July 21, 2013 11:00am-05:00pm
Honolulu Museum of Art

Bank of Hawaii Family Sunday event information

The day features music and dance performances, collaborative art activities and lessons on how to play handmade instruments. Kids can go on a gallery hunt for musical instruments and music-related artwork.

Note: Activities end at 3pm

Have double the fun
For the first time, the Honolulu Museum of Art holds Bank of Hawaii Family Sunday in tandem with its annual ArtSpree event at Spalding House in Makiki Heights. What this means for the public is a double dose of art, performances, and food! Take a free shuttle bus up to Spalding House for more art-and-music fun!


Chinese drums
Guests can join artist Maika‘i Tubbs to construct a Chinese drum of plastic containers, beads, string and a chopstick. Then little artists can go crazy and decorate them with paint, sequins and markers.

Artists Ryan and Nicole Higa help kids make a tambourine using paper plates and metal bottle caps to go with their Chinese drums!


Ryukyukoku Matsuri Daiko Hawaii taiko drumming
The youth and adults in this mixed-age taiko team fills the museum with thunder. After the performance experience taiko first-hand in a short workshop.

Hawaiʻi Academy's Elite Trampoline Team
See these kids cut through the air with their aerial acrobatic routine.

Alive Arts and Dance Foundation
Through ballet and narration, the Alive Arts and Dance Foundation performs an original story about a mean spider and a bird who lends it a helping hand.


We screen Animate Your World, find a pen pal in a different climate, follow a cat through the Russian countryside, and take off to Venezuela for a music lesson.


Kids (ages 1-17) can enter the monthly drawing contest.
The museum gives contestants a theme and drawing supplies.
The winner receives a Supporting Membership to the Honolulu Museum of Art (worth $100), and his or her artwork is used to create the following month’s event brochure and is posted on the museum's website.

Congratulations to last month's contest winner, twelve-year-old Holly Trowbridge from Honolulu!