Maui Arts & Culture


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From the forces of King Kamehameha defeating King Kahekili in Iao Valley, to the rowdy whalers of 19th century Lahaina, this island’s intangible mystique has been drawing visitors throughout history.

To step back in Maui’s past, visit the Whalers Village Museum for an historic account of the whaling industry, discover Maui’s agricultural past at the Alexander & Baldwin Sugar Museum or follow the Lahaina Historic Trail to explore this thriving seaport’s heritage.

Today, Maui reveals its cultural past through a thriving arts scene infused with the life-embracing spirit of aloha. From the events and exhibitions at the Maui Arts and Cultural Center and the Hui Noeau Visual Arts Center to Art Night every Friday in Lahaina, Maui continues to pay homage to its rich history. Local artists and artisans are also expanding their influence by creating a wide range of products, from hip fashion to traditional and contemporary crafts.

  • Historic Places of Maui

    From the demi-god Maui, lassoing the sun over Haleakala, to the whaling era, Maui has a rich history that you can still explore today.
    • Live Music on Maui

      From traditional and contemporary Hawaiian music to touring musicians and shows, Maui has a variety of live music spots to discover.
      • Paniolo of Maui

        Paniolo are Hawaiian cowboys and their traditions continue to live on today in places like Makawao in Upcountry Maui.