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Lahaina Arts Guild seeks teachers for art classes starting next month

By Staff | Sep 26, 2019

The nonprofit Lahaina Arts Guild provides skills-based art classes for children of all ages, Veterans Art Exploration Programs and an annual High School Art Competition, Exhibition and Scholarship Awards Program.

LAHAINA – The newly formed Lahaina Arts Guild, a nonprofit 501(c)(3) charity, currently seeks additional teachers for its art programs in “We Make Art Happen.”

Lahaina Arts Guild seeks volunteers and cash donations in its campaign to bring art back into the schools.

King Kamehameha III Elementary School and Lahaina Cannery Mall will be offering free art classes for children starting in October 2019 with more than 700 students and around ten volunteer teachers.

More teachers are needed, as well as funds for art supplies to allow all students to participate.

Keiki only contribute their creativity to the program and do not pay for supplies or the lessons.

A GoFundMe Campaign (www.gofundme.com/f/help-lahaina-arts-guild-bring-art-back-in-schools) has been started on social media with a plea from Lahaina Arts Guild: “Want to help us make a difference in schools for our kids? Please help us buy art supplies and bring art back into our classrooms!”

Lahaina Arts Guild’s goal is to eventually spread these classes across the entire island into other schools.

To learn more about Lahaina Arts Guild, become a sponsor or volunteer to teach, visit www.lahainaartsguild.org/.

Lahaina Arts Guild was established in 2018 by members of Lahaina Arts Society (LAS) as a tax-exempt, 501(c)(3) charitable organization to provide children’s art programs and to bring the world of art to our military veterans.

Historically, LAS provided free art classes and activities to children living in Maui County.

Classes began at the Banyan Tree Gallery and Old Jail Gallery in the Old Lahaina Courthouse in the 1970s.

Lahaina Arts Guild continues this tradition with local artists as teachers and mentors for keiki and veterans.