The works of local artists can be viewed, as well as purchased, at the Island's many art galleries. Home to artists creating paintings, sculptures, hand-blown glass, jewelry and hand-carved bowls and furniture, the Island is an eclectic paradise of fine art.
Farmers Market and More
Hawaii Island is home to dozens of farmers' market. Explore them to fully experience the Island's local flavors. Try homemade jams and jellies on fresh artisan breads. Buy Island-grown coffee in various roast and exotic flavorings and soothing teas from the ma uka (upland) slopes. One of the nicknames of Hawaii Island is "the Orchid Isle," and it's a well-earned moniker, with lots of nurseries growing what seem like infinite varieties of orchids. You'll also find anthuriums, protea and ginger at the Island's farmers' markets.
The festive Hilo Farmers Market is known as one of the best open markets in Hawaii. Open year-round every Wednesday and Saturday, shop for fresh produce, tropical flowers, aloha wear and handcrafted items. Arrive early to get the best choices from the market's 200+ vendors.
Kealakekua Ranch Center
Parker Ranch Center
The Shops at Mauna Lani
Ali'i Drive Kailua Village
Serious shoppers will find everything from one-of-a-kind shops and boutiques to charming art galleries and jewelry stores on Ali'i Drive. The outdoor markets along the southern part of Ali'i Drive are local and tourist favorites.