One of Maui’s OLDEST PLANTATION ESTATES also houses an elegant art hub. The HUI NO‘EAU VISUAL ARTS CENTER offers a lovely exhibit gallery and adjacent studios devoted to photography, ceramics, print, woodworking and jewelry.
The center, located a mile below Makawao, was founded in 1934 by Ethel Baldwin, wife of Harry Baldwin, a pioneer in Maui’s Pineapple industry.
Exhibits are open to the public for free, and focus on contemporary, traditional, local, national and international art forms. Works by local artists are sold in the center’s gift shop.
The museum also hosts a one-hour walking tour (for a nominal fee) of the estate’s BOTANICAL GARDENS, which include more than 70 specimens of plants and trees.