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EVENT SCHEDULE, PARTICIPATING ARTISTS, ‘ART TO HEART GALA.’  The event’s mission is to foster an appreciation for plein air (outdoor) painting for Maui visitors and residents while supporting art activities within our community.

Maui Plein Air Painting Invitational

This 9-day event highlights 25 professional plein air painters from throughout Hawaii and the US Mainland.  The 2017 Invitational also included an artist from Australia and he will return in 2018.  The painters capture the images of Maui – its people, its beaches and ocean scenes, its majestic mountains and valleys, and its historical buildings.

The event will be celebrating its 13th year this February. During the first 12 years, the event sold $1.4M+ worth of paintings. This is commendable because it represents approximately $100,000+ worth of sales in each week-long event, which is significant for an island with a population of 25,000 on the West Side. As a result, the event is gaining significant recognition as a ‘must attend’ art event both by local residents and visitors to our island.

2018 Schedule of Events

The event takes place the week during Presidents’ Day. It starts Saturday before Presidents’ Day and concludes with a 3-day art experience.  Includes a Gala and Art Sale on Friday, Feb. 23, 2018, an Artists’ Aloha Reception and Artists’ Panel Discussion on Saturday, Feb. 24, 2018, and an Artists’ Mahalo Gathering & Art Sale and Art Enthusiasts’ Panel Discussion on Sunday, Feb. 24, 2018.  There will be a workshop before and one after the 9 day Invitational.

View the 2018 Schedule of Events here.

2018 Participating Artists

Painter participation is by invitation only. Invitations are extended to established professional artists that excel in the category of plein air painting. An anonymous Selection Committee evaluates those interested and qualified to participate.

View the 2018 Participating Artists here.

2018 ‘Art to Heart’ Gala & Art Sale

The event highlights the unveiling of 125 freshly created paintings. It is always exciting to view what the artists have created throughout their week on Maui. This is a ticketed event and includes a 3-course dining experience; champagne reception with elegant appetizers, a sit down main course dinner and dessert.

For the 2017 gala the pastry chef created a unique chocolate and berry ‘palette’ dessert that was the hit of the dinner. Next year’s gala will be from 6 – 9 pm at the Royal Lahaina Resort Ballroom. Tickets will be available for purchase closer to the event.

View the 2018 Art to Heart Gala details here.

Event Organizers

Event Co-Sponsors:
Ronaldo Macedo, Artist & Co-Founder Islanders
Lois Reiswig, President, Maui ARTS League

Contact us by email:
Katherine Smith, MPAPI Event Coordinator

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The Maui Plein Air Painting Invitational event is produced and sponsored by the Maui Arts League, a Maui-based nonprofit organization. We are accepting donations to support our many art-related activities. Click here to learn more.

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Maui Arts League is excited to offer two plein air painting workshops in conjunction with the February, 2018 Maui Plein Air Painting Invitational. Both professional artists excel at ‘teaching.’  It is one thing to be a great artist, and yet another to be a superior instructor. Our workshop teachers are selected from the group of MPAPI professional ‘visiting artists’. Leon Holmes from Australia and Morgan Samuel Price from Florida will share their painting knowledge and techniques with  workshop attendees. You won’t want to miss out.

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