Experience the Arts

Discover art that inspires you. Art is one of the six major design themes of the Grand Wailea. Special attention has been given to the harmonious integration of a distinctive artwork collection into all areas of the resort. The collection includes original paintings, sculpture, graphics, murals and artifacts and features work of artists of international stature such as Fernando Botero, Fernand Legér and Mordecai Ardon.

Regional art also plays an important role throughout the resort, with works by Yvonne Cheng, Ken Shutt, Jan Fisher, Henry Bianchini and Esther Shimazu. Hawaiiana art and the art of the Pacific are also emphasized.

To bring the theme of art to life, the new Artists in Residence program introduces guests to the artistic process, fostering a deeper appreciation for the existing collection while promoting local artists. The Artists in Residence program is held every Tuesday and Friday from 9 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. in the lobby of the resort. The selected artists display and sell artwork as well as demonstrate their talent in the fields of sculpture, oil painting, photo collage, ceramics and watercolors.

Guests of the hotel are offered complimentary tours and are given a detailed history of the works of art and the artists’ lives. The on-site expert can tailor the tours according to guest’s preferences while enthusiasts can also relax and peruse through a wide collection of art books located in the “library” room in the NaPua Gallery on premises.

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