Whether it’s a show at the historic Iao Theater, a dance performance at MAPA, live music, or checking out artists in their studios or streetscapes, Wailuku Town is your place to get artsy. See what’s happening or, better still, get creative with us.

Small Town * Big Art

Throughout Wailuku Town, local and national artists are putting their creative stamp with stunning murals on buildings in an effort to rejuvenate downtown as a cultural district. This collaboration effort between the National Endowment Arts, County of Maui and the Maui Historical Society is part of NEA’s signature creative place-making program, “Our Town,” that supports partnerships of artists, arts organizations, and municipal government to revitalize neighborhoods.

SMALL TOWN * BIG ART will be conducted over three phases between 2018-2020. Click here to see the artwork, their locations and the artists’ statements.

SMALL TOWN * BIG ART  Project Area

SMALL TOWN * BIG ART Project Area


Iao Theater

68 N Market St, Wailuku, HI 96793 • 808.244.8680

Since 2009, Maui OnStage has been presenting monthly theatrical performances at the historic Iao Theater. Voted “Best Live Theater” by the readers of Maui Time. Visit their website for a listing of plays, events, classes, and to reserve your online tickets.


Maui Academy of Performing Arts (MAPA)

2050 Main St Suite 3G, Wailuku, HI 96793 • 808.244.8760

Founded in 1974, this non-profit has grown from a small after-school youth theatre program (originally named Maui Youth Theatre) to one of Hawaii’s largest educational performing arts organizations. With ongoing dance classes and productions year-round, MAPA has something for the entire family. Click here for a list of performances and to learn more about MAPA.


Wailuku Performing Arts Alliance

Enjoy the rich array of performances Wailuku has to offer by this consortium of performing arts organizations based in Wailuku Town. Click here for a list of performances and to learn more about WPAA.