Embracing and celebrating art in our lives is important to a thriving community. Maui Arts League is dedicated to creating and providing art activities that stimulate our community’s interest in fine arts.

The 2020 Maui Plein Air Painting Invitational (MPAPI), marked 15 years of producing this special event. Images of the original paintings and highlights of people participating in the 16 art events will be added to our website over the next month. The award-winning painting images are available for viewing now.

MPAPI 2021 dates are Feb. 13-21, 2021. Plan your trip now to ensure travel arrangements can be secured and confirmed. February is one our busiest months for tourism.

Annual Events

16 art events; 14 free and open to the public and 2 ticketed events.

Maui Plein Air Painting Invitational

Maui Plein Air
Painting Invitational

Feb 15-23, 2020

This 9-day event highlights 24 professional plein air painters from throughout Hawaii, the United States mainland, and Australia. The painters capture the images of Maui – its people, its beaches and ocean scenes, its majestic mountains and valleys, and its historical buildings. The public watch artists create inspiring artworks, attend art sales, and attend educational events.

Artists create inspiring paintings from locations around Maui and specifically at Lahaina Harbor, Kapalua Bay, and Royal Lahaina Resort Beach Area.


Maui Arts League

Pre and Post Event

Feb. 12-14, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Feb. 24-26 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Workshops are key to improving one’s painting skills. Workshop teachers will be selected once the 2020 artist roster is published.  Return in September for updates or send us an email via the website of your interest and someone will contact you when teachers and curriculum have been confirmed.
These workshops provide an opportunity for our local artists to take classes from some of the most experienced plein air artists in the world. It also allows artists from other locations to come to Maui and paint in our beautiful surroundings.


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