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Scholarship art show open to high school seniors

By Staff | Nov 18, 2010

LAHAINA — Lahaina Arts Association, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, is proud to announce its 33rd annual Art Exhibit and Partial Scholarship Contest.

Graduating high school seniors from Maui County are welcome to submit their art for exhibition and consideration in the scholarship competition.

Entries may be dropped off the week of Nov. 28 to Dec. 4 in the Old Jail Gallery at the Old Lahaina Courthouse near the Banyan Tree.

Each participating high school senior may drop off one entry for each of the five categories: Painting, Drawing, Three-Dimension, Photography, and Mixed Media.

Contact Lahaina Arts Association or visit the “Children’s Programs” section of www.lahaina-arts.com for rules and conditions regarding the exhibition and scholarship contest.

Tuition assistance scholarship awards include Best in Show ($1,000) and $500 for the winner in each of the five categories. Gift certificates and art supplies will also be awarded for honorable mention entries.

Artwork will be exhibited at the Old Jail Gallery from Dec. 6-31.

A special artist’s reception will be held on Dec. 11 at 4 p.m. in the Old Jail Gallery to award scholarships and honor contest participants. Families and community members are welcome to view the exhibit and join the Lahaina Arts Association in celebrating Maui County’s young artists.

Lahaina Arts Association (LAA) is dedicated to providing Maui County youth access to the creative arts through education and artistic opportunities.

LAA offers free after school art classes to children on Maui and Molokai through the Children’s Art Outreach Program, provides children’s art activities at local fairs and festivals and awards partial tuition assistance scholarships to graduating Maui County students.

LAA inspires creative thinking and artistic expression by creating opportunities for art appreciation and education through the support of grants, foundations, individual donations and with in-kind time and grants from its founder, Lahaina Arts Society. Call 661-0111 for information.