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
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 Work must be original and unpublished.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.
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.
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.
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.
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.”
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.
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
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.
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.
The winning art work will be retained by LahainaTown Action Committee until final poster proof is received, which is usually by December.
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.