Friday, January 15, 2010 marks the first Slow Art Friday, which will be held on the third Friday of every month in the Arts District of Historic Downtown–Chinatown from 5 to 9pm and beyond.
Slow Art Friday celebrates the Opening Nights for art exhibits, and provides special local, organic, and traditional food and drink recipes at neighborhood bars and restaurants throughout the Arts District.
Slow Art Friday is a new monthly event celebrating Honolulu culture in our pedestrian friendly urban core. It is a new, slower paced alternative to First Friday, with artist receptions and opportunities to foster a deep and fulfilling appreciation of the arts.
Slow Art Friday is also designed to support one-of-a-kind businesses, and to keep dollars in the local economy.
Slow Art Friday provides an evening for art lovers to view, discuss, and enjoy the Arts District at a slower pace, allowing time and space for thoughtful interaction and meaningful connection. Slow Art Friday seeks to encourage a shift towards slowing down, taking time to enjoy the moment, and fostering deeper connections to art, to people, and to life. It is inspired by the “Slow Movement”, a force that is sweeping the nation in response to the increase of stress, disconnect, and “time poverty” permeating our culture.