About Us

Welcome to Ackerman Galleries, a second-generation family-owned business in Hawaii. Our gallery offers a unique collection of handmade items created by the local artisans of North Kohala as well as by our generations of family artists.

The story of Ackerman Galleries started when the sugar plantations in North Kohala closed, leaving many families without a source of income. Our family decided to open a gift shop and art gallery, which became the original gift shop and gallery in the area that has since become a thriving art and visitor destination.

Located in the town of Kapaau, across the street from the original statue of King Kamehameha, our gallery is steeped in history. Our town is home to the great King Kamehameha I, and we strive to honor his legacy through our business and the local projects and people we support.

As a family-owned and operated business, we are committed to providing exceptional customer service and unique, high-quality products. Our handmade items include, glass, local exotic woods, jewelry, pottery, paintings, and other works of art that showcase the talent and creativity of our local artisans.

Thank you for choosing Ackerman Galleries. We look forward to sharing our love of art and craftsmanship with you.