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Arts & Crafts Center

We have everything you need to complete your arts and crafts projects including vinyl, fabric, fine art, basic craft, and kids' art supplies. We also have various shops to explore hobbies in woodworking, ceramics, and framing. The Center also has a Graphics Shop for all of your personalization needs while here in Okinawa.

We’d love to connect with you on our different social media accounts! Follow us on FacebookInstagram, and Pinterest. Plus, you can subscribe to our YouTube.


Arts & Crafts offers a variety of services:

Project Ideas

  • Laser & Standard Engraving
  • Custom Awards

  • Metal Plate Engraving
  • Name Plates

  • Ornaments

  • Tumbler Engraving

  • And Much More!


  • Basic Framing

  • Basic Wood Shop

  • Coffee & Canvas

  • Couples Paint Night

  • Merlot & Monet (Couples Night)


  • Mommy & Me Crafting

  • Obi Making Class

  • Parasol Painting

  • Project Paint Night

  • Resin on the Canvas

Arts & Crafts

Come join us for FUN!

Monthly Calendar


Art speaks louder than words! Kadena Arts & Crafts is more than just a retail store. We are here to serve the artiste in you with classes perfect for adults and kids alike. Hover over and click through the gallery below to view the exciting classes we offer!

CNC Router
Resin Ocean Class
Resin Ocean Class
Resin River Charcuterie Class
Resin Ocean Class
Resin Ocean Class
Resin River Charcuterie Class

Wood Shop

DSN • 966-7349
Mobile • (036) 868-2219


  • DIY Area Tue – Thurs: Noon – 8 pm
  • Wed: Noon – 5 pm
  • Fri – Sun: 10 am – 6 pm

No transactions after 6 pm. Safety Course required prior to using the shop.

Wooden Solutions is a full-service wood shop with state-of-the-art equipment and an atmosphere that allows you to work at your own pace with enough room for large projects.

Our knowledgeable staff offers free equipment orientations.

Custom Woodworking: 
We also offer customer woodworking services! Our skilled team of craftsmen can customize a variety of woodworking projects for you including:

  • Farewell gifts
  • Shadow boxes
  • Corn Hole boards
  • Customized furniture pieces
  • Cabinetry
  • Tables
  • Ready-made wood projects for sale


Virtual Safety Course –Prior to using the Wood Shop DIY area in the Kadena Arts & Crafts Center, you’ll need to watch this video. Once done, come into the Wood Shop (during open hours) and ask our staff to take the safety course test. After you successfully past that test, you will be “certified” and given a safety course completion card to carry on your person.

Basic and Intermediate Wood Shop Classes

See the calendar for dates and times. Private instruction is available upon request

Graphics Shop

Monday – Friday • 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
DSN • 966-7352
Mobile • (036) 868-2217

From custom plaques and awards to mugs and passport covers, see us for all of your personalized gift-giving needs!

Our specialty shop offers:

Custom laser work, computerized engraving, and state-of-the-art sublimation
Personalized gifts include Polar mugs, pet tags, wallets, and a whole lot more!

Ceramics Studio

Wednesday - Sunday • 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
DSN • 966-7351
Mobile • (036) 868-2220

Get your hands dirty with fun, hands-on ceramics and pottery classes (now online—visit our Facebook page).  Our spacious pottery and ceramics studios have pottery wheels available for DIY use and offer clay for purchase. With a large selection of glazes, molds, and tools, we have everything you need!

We also offer plenty of ready-to-paint bisque to take home for a virtual class or fun with the family. For more class availability and info, check out our Facebook page.

Party Place

Daily • 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

We know planning an event can be hard work. That’s why we’re here to make your life a little easier!

Party Place offers everything you need to party it up, from cutlery and tablecloths to confetti cannons and bouncy houses.

Can’t find something you need? Please let us know and we’ll do our best to accommodate your needs!

Create a Critter - Stuff your very own soft & cuddly friend! A fantastic party project for young party-goers. Choose from a wide selection of stuffed animals.

Balloon Garlands (no hardware) Prices:

  • 5 ft - $45.00
  • 10 ft - $70.00
  • 15 ft - $95.00

Frame Shop

Mon – Sat • 10 am – 6 pm
Sunday • Closed
DSN • 966-7353
Mobile • (036) 868-2218

Whatever your framing needs, we can help! From family photos to uniquely sized paintings, we provide custom matting and frames that are sure to make your art and photos look beautiful.

We offer:

  • Custom framing and matting
  • Vast selection of frames and mats that add the perfect touch to your art project
  • Ready-made frames for sale
  • Helpful staff available to guide you through your framing project
  • Custom Shadowboxes

For more classes and class availability please click on the calendar icon above or stop in to Arts & Crafts to view our samples

Craft Store

Daily • 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
DSN • 966-7347
Mobile • (036) 868-2216

Kadena’s American arts and crafts retail store. We have vinyl, fabric, fine art, basic craft, and kid’s art supplies.

Come check out our DIY Room! We have sewing machines, Cricut Makers, Cricut Easy Presses, and a lamination machine available for use!

Craft Instructors Needed!
Kadena Arts & Crafts is looking for instructors for youth craft classes and any other areas of interest! For more information on how you can become an instructor, please stop by our facility or contact the Program Coordinator at 966-7348.


Click to view our calendar!

Recreational classes are available for artists of all ages and skill levels. Classes are offered in various art and craft forms including local Okinawan craft classes. To see upcoming classes, click our calendar or visit us and grab our monthly class schedule from our front counter on the first of every month! All classes require registration. Pre-registration ends 48 hours prior to class start time.

Classes include:

  • Ceramics
  • Coffee & Canvas
    • Enjoy a guided paint class with a cup of coffee. Paint on a canvas that can be hung as soon as you get home.
    • All material and supplies are included.
  • Framing
  • Kokeshi Doll Painting
  • Art Camp
  • Photography
  • Mommy and Me
    • Bond and get crafty with your little one! We take care of the mess, while you create the masterpiece!
    • Open to all ages.
  • Wood Sign Design
  • Project Paint Night
    • Release the inner artist in you and come join us for a step-by-step guided canvas paint party!
    • All material and supplies are included.
  • Wreath Making
  • Itty Bitty Creativtity
  • Couple's Paint Night
    • Make it a color, creative date night you won't forget! Register in person at the Kadena Arts & Crafts Center.
  • Sewing
  • Woodworking
  • Origami
  • Paint parties
  • Merlot & Monet
    • Paint night with a twist! Enjoy red or white wine while painting artwork you can take right on home.
    • All material and supplies are included.

Rental Fees

  • $25 for 3-hour party room rental – (Includes table covers & staff instruction)

Upcoming Events


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Arts & Crafts

Kadena AB, Building #435. Located across from the Exchange and Commissary

  • Hours of Operation

    • Daily
      10:00 am - 6:00 pm
    • DSN: 966-7347
    • Mobile: +81-036-868-2216
  • Hours of Operation

    • Mon - Sat
      10:00 am - 6:00 pm
    • DSN: 966-7353
    • Mobile: +81-036-868-2218
  • Hours of Operation

    • Monday - Friday
      10:00 am - 6:00 pm
    • DSN: 966-7352
    • Mobile: +81-036-868-2217
  • Hours of Operation

    • Wednesday - Sunday
      10:00 am - 6:00 pm
    • DSN: 966-7351
    • Mobile: +81-036-868-2220
  • No transactions after 6 pm. Safety Course required prior to using the shop.

    Hours of Operation

    • Tuesday - Thursday
      12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
    • Wednesday
      12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
    • Friday - Sunday
      10:00 am - 6:00 pm
    • DSN: 966-7349
    • Mobile: +81-036-868-2219
  • Hours of Operation

    • Daily
      10:00 am - 6:00 pm

Closed on all Federal Holidays