Maui Arts & Cultural Center announces pause in programming

In support of current county, state and federal governmental and health agency recommendations, and in light of the worldwide efforts to contain the spread of coronavirus, the Maui Arts & Cultural Center has postponed all public programming until further notice.

This decision is guided by the MACC’s commitment to help ensure the health and safety of the entire community, according to a news release. The MACC makes this announcement in coordination with its many partners in the visual and performing arts, from artists both local and global, island vendors, schools, MACC employees, board and volunteers.

MACC President and CEO Art Vento stated, “The arts have historically been a source of comfort, inspiration, and respite during trying times, so it is with both concern for the present and hope for the near future that we make this decision to limit public interactions during this period of threat to public health. We understand the social responsibility of an institution like the MACC and strive to help keep the whole community healthy in mind, body, and spirit. This is a pause in the programming — an intermission, in theater terms. We look forward to the day when we can announce a resumption in schedule and continue to bring the enriching power of the arts to all on Maui. We will remain in contact with any further updates through our website, email and social media sites.”


Programming originally scheduled for the upcoming weeks include the following list of events at MACC venues. Many events have been postponed and rescheduled; the new dates, if known at this time, are given. Some events have had to cancel:

• Artist 2 Artist: Henry Kapono & Paula Fuga postponed to May 29

• Jake Shimabukuro postponed to May 23

• Starr Kalahiki (Saturday) postponed; new date TBA

• Simrit Live on Maui (Sunday) cancelled; new date set for March 21

• Lucky Plush “Rink Life” (March 26) postponed; new date TBA

• Proof of Loyalty (March 28) postponed to June 26

• Daryl Hall & John Oates (March 29) postponed to Oct. 21

• Kendall Dean (April 3) possible new date TBA

• Derek Warfield ( April 5) cancelled

• Meshell Ndegeocello (April 9) postponed; new date TBA

• Artist 2 Artist: Henry Kapono & Keola Beamer ( April 10) postponed; new date TBA

• Starry Night Cinema (April 10) postponed; new date TBA

• Allman Betts Band (April 17) cancelled

• Maui Choral Arts (April 19) cancelled

• School band concerts (Maui High, Lahainaluna, King Kekaulike) cancelled for now

• Arts education events (teacher workshops, CanDo! Days) cancelled for now

• Art Maui exhibit closed

Patrons are asked to check mauiarts.org and social media platforms this coming week, as well as upcoming email announcements, for more complete information on a show-by-show basis.

Specific ticketing and exchange information can be addressed by the MACC box office. Regular telephone hours are Tuesday-Saturday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; phone (808) 242-7469.


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