Lahaina poster contest open to all artists

Lahaina’s Annual Poster Contest sponsored by LahainaTown Action Committee and the Lahaina Arts Society will accept entries between 9 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Aug. 30 on the second floor of the Old Lahaina Courthouse.

Off-island entries must arrive between Aug. 26 and 30 at 648 Wharf St., #102, Lahaina 96761.

Now in its 25th year, the poster contest offers a grand prize of $2,500. The winning art becomes the official Lahaina poster for the next year.

The competition is open to all artists.

The artwork must be original and unpublished, with the image being a recognizable scene in Lahaina.

In addition to the $2,500 first prize, there are cash prizes for the Lahaina Arts Society Award, Most Promising Artist, People’s Choice and Honorable Mention.

Winners will be announced at a reception from 6 to 8 p.m. Sept. 6 at the Old Lahaina Jail Gallery at the Old Lahaina Courthouse.

Entries will be on exhibit in the Old Lahaina Jail Gallery from Sept. 3 to Oct. 6.

There is a nonrefundable entry fee of $25. The contest is limited to two entries per artist. Work must be framed, ready for hanging (using screw eyes and wire) and available for sale. Pieces that are incomplete (wet paint) or not ready for hanging will not be accepted.

For more information and an application, go to the Lahaina Town Action Committee website at or call the committee’s Lynn Donovan at 667-9175.