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Maui Open Studios – A Showcase of Maui Artists – Planning 2012 Event

Remember the Maui Open Studios I attended last year? I can’t believe that’s been almost a year ago.  The organizer, Carolyn Quan, is planning the next event and I thought I’d help her promote this wonderful art event on Maui. Because of Maui Open Studio, artists on Maui can now experience what artists on the mainland have had the opportunity to experience for almost 40 years and it’s a great community event as well.

Maui Open Studios are self-guided tours of artist studios and exhibition spaces which offers the art-buying and art-loving public a rare opportunity to meet the artists in person, talk story with them, learn about their creative processes and purchase artwork directly from them. Many artists serve refreshments and do live demonstrations of their techniques.

The inaugural event in February 2011 was a huge success with 111 registered artists and over 6,000 individual studio visits made. The second Annual Maui Open Studios Event is being planned so artists care encouraged to register now at Maui Open Studios website. (Deadline is November 1st 2011)

The Hui No’eau Visual Arts Center is a major sponsor of the event and hosts several Maui Open Studio artists as well as open their jewelry, ceramics and print making studios to the public during the event for demonstrations given by some of their resident artists.

Please visit http://www.MauiOpenStudios.com for more information.

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Maui Fil-Am Heritage Festival

My weekend plan is to go to Maui Mall and participate in the Maui Fil-AM Heritage Festival. The Maui Filipino Chamber Foundation organized the Maui Fil-Am Heritage Festival  which will be held tomorrow,  Saturday, October 8, 2011 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM.  I am so looking forward to the fantastic Filipino food and desserts, great entertainment, a chance to win airfare to the Philippines courtesy of Hawaiian Airlines and Philippine Airlines.  Yes, I am dreaming of winning that round trip airfare to the Philippines!  There will also be a Filipino attire contest sponsored by Noble Travel (with the prize of airfare to Las Vegas), the Master P-Noy Chef Cook Off, a Speedy Balut eating contest, historical displays, and more!

The line-up of participating chefs for the Master P-noy Chef Cook Off are Chef Joey Macadangdang of Roy’s Kanaha restaurant, Chef Sheldon Simeon of Star Noodle and Chef Isaac Bancaco of Grand Wailea.  I think this is going to be so much fun! For more information, go to Maui Filipino Chamber of Commerce website.

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Easter Weekend Malama Maui Events: Celebration Of The Arts and Ag Festival

There are many events happening on Maui this Easter weekend. Maui residents and visitors have a lot to choose from. I would like to recommend two that I think you would enjoy the most. These two events will enable you to experience  Malama Maui at its best: the CELEBRATION OF ARTS happening in Kapalua and the AG FESTIVAL at Maui Tropical Plantation in Waikapu.



April 2 & 3, 2010 – Ritz Carlton Kapalua

Celebration of the Arts is Hawaiian premiere hands-on arts and cultural festival. There, kamaâaina and visitors will experience the “Hawaiian heart and soul” through interaction with artisans, cultural practitioners, workshops, films, food and music. Live entertainment music will be performed by Vaihi, Waipuna, Ulalena and Lono.

Events are scheduled from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on both days.  Admission to many events are free.  Others such as Celebration Paina and Easter Brunch require reservation.  Click here for the Schedule of Events. For more information, visit it’s official website at www.celebrationofthearts.org

The Maui Visitors Bureau Facebook has listed this event. If you are planning to go the Celebration of Arts, I encourage you to RSVP at VisitMaui Page so we know you are coming. Maybe we can meet there and have fun together.

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April 3, 2010 – Maui Tropical Plantation

The Ag Festival is Maui’s prime event to raise awareness about the Maui agriculture.  The entire industry, its allies, and supporters come together on the luau grounds of Maui tropical Plantation in Waikapu to share what each group does for the collective good of agriculture in the County, and to showcase agriculture’s vital role in the economy, environment, and lifestyle of Maui.  Free and open to the general public from 9 AM to 4 PM.   Festival highlights include: Ag Demonstrations and Activities, Ask the Farm Dcotor, Entertainment, Grown on Maui Farmer’s Market, Health and Wellness, Keki Zone, Literary Resources,  Paniolo Hall of Fame, Livestock, Taste Education  and Victory Farm.

There is a fee to join the Taste Education.  There you will be able to meet the local chefs, farmers and ranchers who are creating menus that matter, and enjoy tastings served by 15 restaurants.  Tickets can be purchased at www.mauicountyfarmbureau.org.

The Maui Visitors Bureau Facebook has listed this event.  If you are planning to go the Ag Festival 2010, I encourage you to RSVP at VisitMaui Page so we know you are coming. Maybe we can meet there and have fun together.


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Taro Pounding at First Friday in Wailuku





These are just some of the photos I took from yesterday’s Wailuku First Friday.

These are my WEEKLY WINNERS entry for this week. For a more awesome pics, go to Sarcastic Mom Blog and check her photos out – she’s a very talented and takes fantastic photos.  Also visit the other participants’ blogs (links are there) and you’d be happy you did. Lots of nice pics to make you smile :)

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