Coping With COVID Art Gallery

The Coping with Covid Art Gallery is a pop-up art gallery showcasing local artists and their
interpretations of the COVID-19 pandemic in Hawaii. The art gallery will be located at
Treehouse Coworking’s new location in Kailua offering both virtual and in-person gallery visits,
according to current COVID-19 guidelines and restrictions.

The COVID-19 pandemic has caused society to face new challenges daily, and with that new
issues both positive and negative have been poised. The daily uncertainty and confusing
messaging in the past five months affected individuals in different ways. Whether it has allowed
for spurred creativity, motivation – or lack there-of, living in fear, or committing to the projects
that are always on hold, COVID-19 has been an emotional rollercoaster for all.

The Coping With Covid gallery is thoughtfully designed to help people cope, process and gain
perspective on these feelings and challenges through art. It supports the local art community
who have struggled financially as small businesses since the beginning of the pandemic.

The pop-up gallery is supported by local artist and board member of the Hawaii
Arts Alliance, Kamea Hadar, who understands the impact COVID is having on Hawaii’s local art community.

“Everyone is facing new challenges, and art can be a critical catalyst for change,” says Hadar.
“Dedicated projects like this are a way for artists to help the community navigate difficult times,
and contrarily a way for the community to aid artists in getting through this unpredictable time for small businesses.”

The gallery is accepting rolling submissions now through October 1st, 2020 and will be selecting art that inspires thought in relation to the COVID-19 pandemic and this era specifically. 

The gallery will prioritize local artists, although non-local artists are invited to apply. It will open September 14 and run through November 14, 2020 and is free to the community. Individuals can visit the gallery to explore the art and shop for additional inventory from artists at the newest Treehouse location at 44 Kainehe Street in Kailua. 

Daily in-person gallery times are to be determined. More information on how to submit to the gallery can be found below.