E Komo Mai

    Welcome to Lahaina

    Home of Hawaii's Heritage

    Aloha E Komo Mai

    Welcome To Lahaina

    Often called the “Jewel in the crown of Maui,” Lahaina is a destination that is experienced by two million people, or 83% of all Maui visitors, annually. Lahaina town is the second most visited spot on Maui after beaches. We warmly welcome you to visit our historic town, which is nestled between the calm waters of the Au’au Channel facing Lana’i island and the fertile peaks and valleys of Mauna Kahalawai (West Maui mountain range). Lahaina has provided a home for many cultures over the centuries, always welcoming visitors to its inviting shores.

    Happening Now:

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    Free Movie Screening

    Tonight’s Movie Screening: Hawaii’s Humpbacks. Pacific Voyagers Campbell Park at 7pm. This is the life story of the humpback whale, from the icy Arctic to the sub-tropical waters of Hawaii. Experience a marvelous journey and enter the magical world of the … Read more

    maui short story competition

    LAC 2nd Annual Maui Short Story Competition

    We’re looking for short stories! Think you can write a winning story in less than 1,500 words? Enter the 2nd Annual Maui Short Story Competition for your chance to win. This Competition is to encourage previously unpublished writers to explore … Read more

    Lahaina Jan 2nd Fri

    Lahaina 2nd Friday. January

    Is “Volunteer more” one of your New Year’s resolutions? Well Lahaina’s January 2nd Friday brings you the theme: “2015: The Year to Volunteer”. Come and meet Local organizations in need of YOUR help! Enjoy live entertainment from resident band Maui … Read more

     

    There's always something happening in Lahaina!

    Second Friday Town Parties

    If it's the second Friday, there's a party in Lahaina!

    Lahaina Town PartiesLahainaTown Action Committee in partnership with Lahaina restaurants work together to sponsor several west side keiki nonprofits. This assistance allows the nonprofits to fundraise and the event supports our community. Campbell Park comes alive with local ono grinds, baked goods, and desserts from 5:30 to 9 p.m.  The LahainaTown Action Committee invites you to share in the fun while enjoying a live music concert with a cause.

    Lahaina Second FridayLahaina is especially suited for a Maui Friday Town Party because of its intimate Front Street setting, cultural and historic significance, and reputation for hosting fun. Historic, ocean front buildings host a wide selection of eateries with casual takeout, family restaurants and fine dining. The lively art and entertainment scene, fascinating museums and historic sites co-exist with a bustling retail district. Come visit Lahaina for Second Fridays each month!

    For more information, please call Lahaina Town Action Committee at 667-9175

    Lahaina Poster Contest
    Lahaina 2015 Winners
    Lahaina 2014 2014 Winners
    Lahaina 2012 2012 Winners
    Lahaina 2011 2011 Winners
    Lahaina 2007 2007 Winners
    Lahaina 2006 2006 Winners
    Lahaina 2005 2005 Winners
    Lahaina 1998 1998 Winners
    Lahaina 1993 1993 Winners
    Lahaina 2001 2001 Winners

    Produced from 1989 to the present, the Official Lahaina Poster is available in the Lahaina Visitor Center at the Old Lahaina Courthouse. These collector’s items are signed and numbered by the artist and include a certificate of authenticity. If you are interested in purchasing a poster, please browse our online gallery and select a year. If a poster year is not listed, it is currently sold out.

    The current poster is sold for $30. Remaining inventory of former winning posters are sold at a special rate of only $10 while supply lasts. If you are lucky enough to live on Maui or come to visit soon, please stop by at the Visitor Center at the Old Courthouse, right between the Lahaina Harbor and the Banyan Tree. If you want your piece of Lahaina history sent to you, please call us at 808-667-9193 to arrange shipment.

    Proceeds from the sale of these posters benefit programs of LahainaTown Action Committee, a nonprofit civic organization which promotes and preserves historic Lahaina.

    A Juried Show

    All artists are invited to enter the LahainaTown Action Committee’s annual juried poster contest. LahainaTown Action Committee will print a limited edition of 1,000 posters of the winning entry.

    The Lahaina Poster Contest is a juried show. Work will be juried for artistic merit, creativity, original concept and adherence to the stated design criteria. Selected entries will be featured in the Lahaina Arts Society Old Lahaina Jail Gallery for one month and will be eligible for other prizes and awards.

    – Poster Contest Winner: $2,500
    – Lahaina Arts Society Award: $250
    – Most Promising Artist: $100
    – People’s Choice: $100
    – Honorable Mention: $100

    Design Criteria

    The poster design must be a recognizable scene of the Lahaina area. Subject matter of past posters has no bearing on the judges decision. The winning entry will be judged on artistic merit as well as sale-ability as a poster.

    Eligibility And Fees

    The competition is open to all artists. Work must be original and unpublished. There is a nonrefundable entry fee of $30 per entry and a limit of 3 entries per artist.

    Size

    Images must not be less than 14″ x 18″ and not more than 3′ x 4′. Photographs should be 16″ x 20″.
    These requirements are made to ensure a good quality graphic reproduction of the work. All work must be framed & ready for hanging (using screw eyes & wire) upon check-in. Pieces that
    are incomplete (wet paint, not ready to hang) will not be accepted.

    Artist’s Biography

    You must also submit an artist’s bio with your entry. Background information on your piece, your personal art history, awards won, etc., will help to facilitate sales of your entry, should it be accepted into the show.

    Notice of Acceptance

    All artists will be notified by phone on September 3rd, on the status of their entry into the juried show. Pick-up of non-accepted work will be on September 6th, between 9am & 5pm.

    Sales

    All work must be for sale. The artist will receive 50% of the selling price of any work sold.

    Display of Entries

    All selected entries for the contest will be displayed in the Old Jail Gallery, Old Lahaina Courthouse during the month of September.

    Reception

    A reception for all participating artists will be on Sept 9th from 6 to 8 pm at the Lahaina Arts Society’s Old Lahaina Jail Gallery. The winners will be announced and prizes will be awarded.

    Entry Form & Deadline

    Complete and sign Artist Agreement & Entry Form. Attach entry card to each piece. Include $30 for each entry. Make checks payable to “LahainaTown Action Committee.”

    Maui:
    All entries must be delivered to the LahainaTown Action Committee office, upstairs in the Old Lahaina Courthouse, 648 Wharf St. in Lahaina, on Sept. 2nd between 9:00am and 4:30pm.

    Off-island:
    Send via insured mail to:
    LahainaTown Action Committee
    648 Wharf Street, Lahaina, HI 96761
    Mailed entries must arrive between Aug. 29th and Sept. 2nd. All entries must arrive fully insured and freight pre-paid. Complete Entry Form and Artist Agreement and include check.

    Return of Entries

    Maui:
    All work must be picked up at the LAS Old Jail Gallery on Monday, October 3rd, between 9 am & 5 pm. Any work left after that date will be charged a $5/day storage fee.

    Off Island:
    All work will be returned to the artist COD, the week of October 3rd. Art work will be insured for the full selling price unless specified otherwise by the artist, in writing. Original packing MUST be reusable for the return trip.

    Winning Entry:
    The winning art work will be retained by LahainaTown Action Committee until final poster proof is received, which is usually by December.

    Liability

    It is understood and agreed that all entries are submitted at the owner’s risk. Care will be taken in the handling of all entries, but neither the Lahaina Arts Society nor the LahainaTown Action Committee will assume responsibility for the loss or damage to works submitted, no matter how much damaged may be sustained.

    LahainaTown Action Committee promotes, preserves, and encourages the historical, cultural, social, commercial and environmental vitality of Lahaina.

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