Isaacs Art Center
Isaacs Art Center is at once a lens into the past and a commitment to the future. Situated adjacently to HPA’s Village Campus, the gallery presents a rich history of Hawai'i’s allure through the artists it has inspired over two centuries. All proceeds benefit the scholarship fund, ensuring that HPA remains accessible to promising students around the world.
The building, which opened in 1915 as the Waimea Elementary and Intermediate School, mirrors the heritage of the art within. In 2002, the 5,580 square-foot structure was saved from demolition and relocated to its present location; a meticulous, 20-month campaign restored the schoolhouse to its former glory, garnering the Historic Hawai'i Foundation’s Preservation Honor Award and recognition on the State Register of Historic Places.
The center is home to the Tennent Foundation, a collection of over 100 paintings, drawings, and watercolors by Madge Tennent, who ranks among Hawai'i’s foremost artists. These works join a distinguished roster of artists that includes Herb Kane, Martha Greenwell, Lionel Walden, Lloyd Sexton, D. Howard Hitchcock, and Jean Charlot, among others.
Isaacs Art Center is open to the public from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Tuesday - Sunday. Admission and parking are free.