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It’s fundraising season at Lahaina Arts Association

By Staff | Oct 27, 2016

Lahaina Arts Association currently hosts 17 art classes around Maui County — in Lahaina, Honokowai, Paia, Wailuku, Kihei, Hana and Molokai — and provides free arts opportunities to nearly 1,000 young people each year.

LAHAINA – Lahaina Arts Association’s fundraising season this year includes fun events and new opportunities to support the blossoming art community in Lahaina.

On Nov. 26, LAA will host its annual silent auction at Banyan Tree Park in Lahaina. This year’s one-day event will raise money to support LAA’s mission of children’s art education and scholarships. This year’s auction items will include products and gift certificates from Lahaina community businesses and local Maui artists, with the bidding open from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Don’t miss it!

The 26th annual Hula O Na Keiki festival at Kaanapali Beach Hotel kicks off Nov. 11-13, and Lahaina Arts Association is proud to be the official nonprofit organization for the event.

LAA will be there all weekend to support local keiki hula soloists and celebrate Hawaiian culture alongside local artisans, cultural demonstrations and fun workshops. The LAA booth will feature children’s artwork from around Maui County, including handmade traditional hula costumes created by the children of Hana.

And don’t forget about LAA when you do your holiday shopping! Tuesday, Nov. 26, is “Giving Tuesday,” a day focused on “online giving” amidst the post-Thanksgiving commercial rush of “Black Friday” and “Cyber Monday.” Online contributions will allow LAA to continue to host weekly after-school art classes around Maui County, as well as support in-school arts programs for Hana School and Kaunakakai School on Molokai. Supporting LAA during the fundraising season will help it continue these crucial classes – and more – in 2017.