A valued tradition of 25 years, Art Affair is the Hui’s signature fundraising event celebrating the importance of visual arts education in our Maui community. Held at the historic Kaluanui Estate, this elegant evening features live music and dancing, a gourmet seated dinner, a live and silent auction and an opportunity to celebrate Maui's local arts movement with a fun-loving, dedicated community.
Whether you're looking for a delicious Upcountry evening, an affordable opportunity to begin or develop your fine arts collection or an enjoyable way to support local arts and artists, Art Affair offers an unforgettable experience not to be missed!
Why Should I Attend Art Affair?
RAISE YOUR PADDLE FOR HUI NO‘EAU’S ARTS EDUCATION PROGRAMS!
Through classes, workshops, field trips, open studios, and community outreach, the Hui’s
educational programs bring joy, healing, vitality, and inspiration to 3,000 people in our
Maui community every year.
The Hui’s education programs give life to Maui’s keiki and adults by providing a
source of increased happiness, economic opportunity, and overall well-being!
With your help, the Hui is able to improve the lives of so many in our community--
especially for those who truly need support. When times are tough, the arts provide a
means of self-expression, connection, and positive engagement.
When you raise your paddle, you stand together to say:
YES, I SUPPORT ARTS EDUCATION!
YES, I support local artists & the economy!
The Hui’s classes and open studios teach skills that inspire new local businesses and fuel economic growth.
YES, I value & honor Hawaiian culture!
The Hui’s Art with Aloha programs share Hawaiian art/craft forms and practices, bringing people together across cultural boundaries.
YES, I appreciate creative perspectives and techniques from around the world!
The Hui’s Visiting Artist programs bring recognized artists from other islands, the mainland, and around the world to Maui to share their creativity & knowledge.
YES, I believe arts education encourages civic engagement and enhances well-being!
People who participate in the arts care about our community and contribute to making Maui a better place to live, work, play, and visit!
YES, I believe arts education is vital for our youth, improving
student academic performance and providing job readiness!
Students who participate in the arts have higher GPAs, test
scores, and are more likely to stay in school. Art students also
develop the creative skills most desired by today’s employers.
“As a single parent on a sole income, it can be a struggle to make ends meet. The
generosity of people like you that are willing to assist those less fortunate or those who
just need a lending hand is remarkable. I greatly appreciate your kindness in providing my
daughter this opportunity.”
~ Parent of Camp Kaluanui Scholarship Recipient
"The Hui has nurtured and stimulated me intellectually and creatively, made me feel
welcome and at home. The more we know and understand each other, the less
dissonance there will be in the world. Sharing art, craft, culture and history builds the
bridge of understanding. The Hui is a place where this happens. I am grateful and I
welcome more opportunities."
~ Local Artist & Student in Hui’s Art with Aloha Program
“The Hui does a marvelous job of selecting arts and artists that are of high caliber and
skill, whose offerings are a good match for local interest and learning needs. Any support
the Hui receives toward making that happen is much appreciated by folks like us, and the
benefi ts ripple out into the community in unforseen ways.”
~ Local Artist, Hui Member & Student
“Working after school with these children has shown me how grateful the students are
to have this opportunity. They look forward to every time they come and learn about
something new and I have seen an improvement in their technical ability. For many
children it seemed that most of our curriculum and projects were new experiences
for them. Many students had not learned about art history, world art cultures, and the
breadth of media we worked with in this last year. I have received wonderful feedback
from the teachers and administration of the school and they are so very grateful to have
been included. This program has been a great success and I would love to see it develop
further and reach more children in our public school system.”
~ Hui Teaching Artist in Hui No‘eau’s Na Keiki Afterschool Art Program at Makawao Elementary