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Maui Arts League announces new youth programs

By Staff | Dec 13, 2018

Maui Arts League is expanding its upcoming Youth Outdoor Painting Workshop on Feb. 17, 2019 to 60 participants. PHOTO BY RAY CHIN.

LAHAINA – Christmas came early for Maui art students. An anonymous donor has generously provided Maui Arts League with funding for two youth programs for students with art aptitude.

First is a new Maui Arts League Scholarship Program designed to foster and inspire future professional artists.

Two $1,000 scholarships will be available to Maui graduating seniors pursuing degrees in fine art. Visit CelebrateArtOnMaui.org for detailed application requirements and selection criteria for these new scholarships, which will be awarded before graduation in 2019.

Second is “Art Books For Kids,” a Maui Arts League partnership with Scholastic Corporation, encouraging Maui youth with artistic talent and curiosity with free art books beginning with the 2019-20 school year. Details for these upcoming programs will be posted on the Maui Arts League website at CelebrateArtOnMaui.org.

Maui Arts League is also expanding its upcoming Youth Outdoor Painting Workshop on Feb. 17, 2019 to 60 participants.

Art teacher Darice Machel McGuire, 2019 Lahaina Poster Contest winner, will teach the workshop for students in grades 3-12. Parents may register their budding artists at the MAL website.

Maui Arts League is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) community organization that seeks to showcase, cultivate and build appreciation for visual fine arts while creating unique opportunities for people of all ages, cultures and backgrounds to embrace the experience of art.

Every February, MAL sponsors the Maui Plein Air Painting Invitational, a week-long, nationally recognized event bringing 25 award-winning landscape artists to Maui.

This year’s event boasts three public paint-outs, a free art lecture, seven exhibits and art sales, two community panel discussions, three collectors’ receptions and an awards gala.

For details, visit CelebrateArtOnMaui.org.