Maui has long been a hub for creative minds of all sorts. There are so many artists here, it’s hard to know where to look first! Check out a few of these popular galleries to get you started.
Maui Hands Galleries
With four locations to choose from (Makawao, Pāʻia, Lahaina, and Kāʻanapali), Maui Hands knows how to run a successful gallery. They represent over 300 local fine artists, jewelers, potters, sculptors, glass blowers, and more. Each gallery has a rotation of shows on display, as well as weekly live events with local artists. There’s a reason Maui Hands has won numerous awards over the years!
Maui Crafts Guild
Located in the funky town of Pāʻia, this is the only artist-owned and operated cooperative gallery on Maui. Here you’ll find a unique assortment of items not found elsewhere in Hawaiʻi, or even in the world! The cooperative includes ceramicists, woodworkers, print makers, jewelers, textile artists, photographers, basket artists, and some who defy classification. This is an awesome spot to directly support local artists with your purchases!
The Artists’ Showcase at Four Seasons Resort
Every day from 8:30 to 1:30, the breeze-filled walkways of Four Seasons Resort in Wailea are transformed into a luxurious art extravaganza. Explore beautiful oil paintings, Hawaiian wood sculptures, unique jewelry, island-inspired ceramics, and more, all while enjoying the resort atmosphere.
Mickey Eskimo’s Flavor Gallery
For a different type of art, visit Flavor Gallery in Haiku for a gritty, urban, surf-inspired art experience. Mickey Eskimo creates collage works and unique clothing designs, some of which have become popular internationally with the spread of surfer culture. He is continually surprising; his work could best be described as “a rare collection of rarities.”
Kai Pua Art Studio and Gallery
When strolling Front Street in Lahaina, definitely pop in to Kai Pua. You’ll be treated to the sight of extremely lifelike blown glass sculptures, brilliant tropical oil paintings, and ocean jewelry. The artists own the gallery and work on-site, so you’ll be able to see their creations in action. It’s a great experience!
Whether you prefer oil landscapes, blown glass octopuses, or edgy trucker hats, Maui has a diversity of art types and galleries to please every enthusiast. Plan to visit a few on your vacation!