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Holualoa Foundation for Arts & Culture appoints new director


Holualoa, Hawaii’s Big Island – The Holualoa Foundation for Arts and Culture recently announced the appointment of Kate Jacobson as the organization’s Executive Director. Jacobson will oversee all aspects of programs, special events and operations at the Donkey Mill Art Center.

Kate Jacobson

Kate Jacobson

Jacobson brings to the Holualoa Foundation for Arts and Culture years of experience as both a professional artist and a community organizer. She is currently the Executive Director of the Kona Brewers Festival and past capital campaign director and community liaison for Innovations Public Charter School. A nine-year resident of Kona, she has served on several non-profit boards and governmental boards and committees. Jacobson holds a Bachelor of Arts in Environmental Studies from Evergreen State College in Washington. She has taught art in K-12 classes as well as colleges, community art centers and private studios in the U.S. and Europe.

The Donkey Mill Art Center is located at 78-6670 Mamalahoa Highway and is the home of the Holualoa Foundation for Arts and Culture. The mission of this non-profit charitable organization is to enrich the lives of persons of all ages and abilities. Their vision is to provide a stimulating environment that helps individuals discover, develop, and expand their artistic abilities by:

  • Helping children and youth discover, develop and expand their artistic abilities.
  • Providing adults a safe and nurturing environment in which to explore their creativity and learn new ways to communicate.
  • Providing studio space and guidance for emerging artists.
  • Hosting international artists in order to foster artistic and cultural exchange.
  • Providing a learning space for families and generations to share ideas and improve understanding.

For more information visit or call 808-322-3362.

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