DMAC recognized by mayor

  • From left to right, Jeff Davis, DMAC board of directors president, Maja Grajski, DMAC executive director, and Mayor Mitch Roth pose for a photo in front of a mural titled "Moon Garden 2021” created by young artists in Donkey Mil Art Center’s Summer Art Experience. (Courtesy photo/Special to West Hawaii Today)

Hawaii County Mayor Mitch Roth recently visited the Donkey Mill Art Center in Keauhou to tour the building and meet the Board of Directors and staff who shared information about the programs, exhibits and future plans for the organization.

Roth also presented the organization with a certificate of recognition, outlining the history and role of DMAC.

The importance of the arts and collaboration was a common thread throughout the conversation as both the mayor and the Donkey Mill explore opportunities to create a sustainable and resilient Hawaii. Youth and Fibers Program Coordinator Gerald Lucena shared that art and artmaking for youth is all about exploring relationships to self, family, local and global community, and nature.

Roth also had the opportunity to talk with Board President Jeff Davis and Executive Director Maja Grajski about the unique mission of the Donkey Mill to serve as a place of convergence for the exploration of arts and culture.

Donkey Mill Art Center is the home of Holualoa Foundation for Arts and Culture, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit art education organization. For more information, visit or call (808) 322-3362.


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