Our hearts are with everyone affected by the recent wildfires and we wanted to share some resources that are available to artists who have been affected.
Available Resources for Maui County Artists:
Lahaina Strong Marketplace: List your business on this online marketplace designed to help businesses on Maui thrive and rebuild.
Craft Emergency Relief Fund: Emergency grants for craft artists.
NYFA Emergency Grants: Funding for artists across disciplines.
Maui Artist Haven: Request or donate art supplies. Donations are fully tax deductible.
Second, we’ve spoken to a number of artists in the community on what we can do to help. A main concern seems to be a lack of gallery space in which to showcase and sell art, and the ask has been can Art Maui help with this. We’d love to, but we’ll need your help.
Our goal is to get a temporary gallery space that Maui County artists can use up and running within the next 90 days, to serve as a temporary home to for artists to showcase and sell their work, as well as a venue for art classes, allowing artists to generate income, and where we’d also offer scholarships for free art classes to community members. Our goal will be to offer as much space as is needed, but for that, we’ll need community help.
If you want to support the Maui County artists affected, both directly and indirectly, by the August fires, please consider a donation to help. Donations are 100% tax deductible.
Go Fund Me: Donate
By check: Art Maui, PO Box 1054, Pu’unene, HI 96784
We’re also looking for new board members and committee members to help with this, and future Art Maui initiatives and efforts. If you’re interested in joining us, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Art Maui, Board of Directors