Generations Magazine - Art on the Zoo Fence - Image 01

Artist Lavonne Baldwin at the fence with her art.

Since 1953, some of Hawaii’s best local artists have displayed and sold their art on the fence of the Honolulu Zoo along Monsarrat Avenue across from Kapiolani Park.

Many artists have come and gone; including young artists just getting started in the art world, older artists that picked up art as a hobby after retirement, artists that have become very successful and a few artists that have been regular members for many years.

The artists gather every Saturday & Sunday from 9:00 am – 4:00 pm, rain or shine under the beautiful trees along Monsarrat Avenue, offering shade, a welcome reprieve from sunny Waikiki beach across the street.

As you stroll along the zoo’s fence line, you will find these artists showcasing a wide variety of art and photography; you are sure to find something you will like.

Visitors come from all over the world to view and purchase art from these artists, and many have customers who return each year.

Currently there are about 25 regular artists and spaces available for stand-by artists as well. The organization is non-profit, and each year a donation of art supplies is given away to schools and other groups.

If you are interested in displaying your art or would like more information, visit our website, And “like” us on our Facebook page, Art On The Zoo Fence.

We look forward to seeing you in beautiful Waikiki!