Artwork by Madeline Trait

Hui No’eau

Location: Makawao, Upcountry Maui

Set against the stunning backdrop of Haleakala, the 25-acre grounds of this Upcountry estate, historically known as “Kaluanui,” includes a spacious Mediterranean-style home that was designed in 1917 by famous Honolulu architect, C.W. Dickey for Harry and Ethel Baldwin.

Featuring extraordinary views of Haleakala, the West Maui Mountains and Maui’s North Shore, this historic plantation home offers a selection of spaces wrapped in dramatic architectural features that create a fresh, sophisticated and unforgettable setting for your next event.  The open and elegant space of the solarium and the sprawling grounds provide an ideal environment for hosting cocktail parties, wedding ceremonies, receptions, rehearsal dinners, meetings and fundraisers. The expansive property features a main house with meeting rooms, multiple studios, a gift shop and administrative offices. For patron’s convenience there are also large restroom facilities and a small kitchen.  A private bridal suite is also available for rent.

Ethel Baldwin, a community leader, founded the Hui No’eau Visual Arts Society in 1934.  Ethel invited artists from around the world to stay at Kaluanui in exchange for art lessons that she and her friends attended.  When the family stopped using Kaluanui as a home in the 1950′s, the estate became the property of Maui Land & Pineapple Company.  In 1976, Maui Land & Pineapple Company granted the Hui No’eau Visual Arts Society use of Kaluanui property for a school of the visual arts.  It has since under gone extensive historic restoration and repair.

The Hui No’eau Visual Arts Center is a non-profit organization that now owns the Kaluanui property and supports lifelong learning in the arts including public workshops and classes, lectures, exhibitions, art events, historical tours and educational outreach programs. The “Hui” has been a gathering place for some of the greatest artistic minds contributing to Maui arts and culture.