Art on Maui

Discover Art on Maui

Art on Maui comes in all places, shapes & sizes

Maui isn't just the beach and resort scene. You can find lots of great art on Maui, and often it is right where you are. Only on Maui can you watch a glass artist etching glass in an Orchid green house near Haiku.

The art & music scene encompasses all of Maui but you'll find the most studios up country. There are a lot of great artists here and if you look in the right places, you can meet them and perhaps even take a picture of them with your new treasure!

The Lahaina Arts Society is a group of Maui artists who collectively sell their art in two galleries in the old Lahaina Courthouse and its former jail (oceanside of the Banyan tree). The galleries are staffed by member volunteers, a portion of sales goes toward art education on Maui. They also host several craft fairs a month under the Banyan Tree in Lahaina. Here you meet artists and see a much greater variety of art and crafts than what is on display in a gallery. Grab a coffee or shave-ice and go on a treasure hunt! Matt met Beth Cooper under the Banyan Tree and bought this great oil painting!

Bonnie found a great stone etching of a couple of Honu (turtles) in Lahaina and persuaded the artist to paint a tri pic, with gallery wrap to display in her Maui home. It now resides in the living room at Wailea Ekahi 20A.

For art classes and activities for children as well as adults head up country to Hui No'eau Visual Arts Center a nonprofit community based visual arts education organization.

One of Bonnie's favorite activities is the February (or more recently, JULY) open houses held through out the island by The Maui Open Studios, a group of over 100 artists. Meet these local artists, check out their studios, watch them create their art, and shop with all proceeds going directly to the artist!

For more ideas on visual arts on Maui check our blog post Where to Find Great Art on Maui

Other Activities on Maui

Whale Watching on Maui
Humpback whales migrate to the warm shallow waters near Maui each winter from November to May with peak season running January to March. The area between West Maui and the nearby island of Lanai is the Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary. It is possible to see whales breaching and tail slapping from shore (I've seen breaches from both Wailea's Ekahi Village and the Gold Golf Course) but the most exciting and interesting whale watching happens on the water.

Surfing on Maui
With millions of wave-riding visitors, Maui is known as a surfer's paradise.
Learning to surf on Maui is a must do. With its gentle breaks and plethora of surf schools, our island is built for learning to surf. Both the South and West side of Maui have numerous breaks made for long boarding. The gradual slope of the ocean contour at these spots make for a gently breaking wave perfect for getting you up and going. Most of our surf schools on Maui guarantee you'll stand up the first time you take a lesson. Many will also rent you a board if you want to try surfing by yourself.

Snorkeling on Maui
You can snorkel off most any beach on Maui!!!
Snorkeling is a great way to experience the amazing variety and colors of tropical fish, sea anemones and coral just below the surface of the water. If you are lucky, you may even see a sea turtle or two. There are places all over the island where you can rent or buy a mask and snorkel. Fins aren't necessary, but some folks like them as they make it easier to move around. In addition, a small kick board can be useful; as this will allow you to float without a lot of effort.

Kids Stuff - Family Friendly Activities on Maui
MauiOwnerCondos is pleased to offer local Maui resources our members have found that make traveling with children a joy. Here you will find great opportunities for family friendly kids activities, camps, classes and more that offer unique, Hawaiian experiences for your children and the entire family.

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