What We Do

Exhibitions

The purpose of the Hui exhibition program is to cultivate in the public a wider appreciation of and interest in art by promoting cultural exchange, spurring dialogue, enhancing the awareness of and providing access to the visual arts; ultimately creating a space for community arts. With up to 8 rotating exhibitions each year, those living both on and off island are afforded a diverse range of opportunities to show their work including a themed media-based, juried, solo exhibition and more. Additional components include free lectures, panel discussions, gallery tours and field trips.

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Education

Ranging from a one-day workshop to weekly sessions running 4-9 weeks, classes for those aged 2 and higher are led by teaching artists devoted to lifelong learning in the visual arts. Our limited enrollment practice ensures a spirit of community while presenting high quality training and practice in a small group setting. Students are given the framework for developing artistic skills in painting, drawing, jewelry design, printmaking, photography, digital media, ceramics, and more. With competitive fees and scholarships, classes are kept accessible so that all interested adults and children have the opportunity to participate.

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Open Studio

State of the art studios staffed by artist technicians in printmaking, photography (Maui’s only public darkroom), painting and drawing, digital media, fiber arts, ceramics and jewelry, provide a vital resource for both artist practitioners and students. The space as well as support provided through this program offers opportunities for community exchange, artistic guidance, inspiration and influence, along with the necessary tools to create in a wide variety of artistic media.

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Hui2 Gallery Shop

Located in the former den of the Kaluanui Estate, this boutique-style shop offers students, members and local artists a rare opportunity to sell original works of art, gaining confidence in their skill and contributing to local arts and culture. Visitors are offered a means to sustain a local business while coming away with socially-aware, authentic Maui memories. Proceeds benefit the educational programs and exhibitions of Hui No‘eau.

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Events

Offering a wide range of activities at the Kaluanui Estate including elegant galas, art auctions, fashion shows, salon discussions, exhibition tours with artists and curators, hands-on workshops, preview sales, music, dancing, and more. These events promise a festive occasion to congregate, communicate and celebrate. Annual highlights include Art Affair, Family Day: A Community Celebration of the Arts, Portfolio Day, the Wailea Food & Wine Celebration, and Hui Holidays. Additionally, we host weddings and other special events through private rentals and community partnerships.

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Kaluanui Experience

Discover the rich history of Hui No‘eau Visual Arts Center and the Kaluanui Estate in the Hui’s historical exhibition room! Once a bedroom, this space artfully displays Ethel Baldwin’s collection of hollowware silver as well as many historical photos, sketches, and journals. Get ready to step back in time to experience Kaluanui’s transformation from a sugar plantation to the art center it is today!

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