The historic upcountry town of Makawao will continue its series of "Friday Parties," on the third Friday of each month, from 6 to 9 p.m. tomorrow night with an "Art Walk" theme celebrating the town's many galleries and artists.
The evening will feature an "Interactive Art Hunt" at designated spots throughout town, and inside many of Makawao's art galleries.
Featured artists will be showcasing their work, creating their art live, and in some cases, giving free lessons and demonstrations.
“Pet Sheep” is an example of Melissa Ebeling’s passion for all living creatures. She is currently featuring pet portraits in oil on canvas or primed board at Maui Hands gallery.
Artist John Ensign, of the John Ensign Gallery, painted these ohia blossoms. He has been expressing beauty and aloha on Maui for 25 years.
“Promises from Heaven” is an example of Betty Hay Freeland’s ability to provide a view into the untouched Hawaii of days past. Her work is currently on display at Viewpoints Gallery.
Guests will be encouraged to hunt for each artist and check in with them to receive a prize for completing at least 80 percent of the full artist list. Prizes will be awarded to the top five participants.
The Interactive Art Hunt featuring over 30 artists is being coordinated by Panna Speas Cappelli of Maui Hands.
Village Galleries at The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua will host an exhibition of new works by Carleton Friday to June 18.
Carleton is the recipient of the first annual "Creativity Grant," according to Lynn Shue, owner/director of Village Galleries.
"This grant allowed Carleton complete creative freedom for a year to produce large, insightful personal statements," said Shue. "This is the dream of every artist . . . We are so grateful for the generous sponsorship from one of Maui's special benefactors."