More details unveiled for Halau of Oiwi Arts

To provide more cultural, social and historical resources in the Valley Isle, a $40 million Hawaiian cultural and community center is being proposed for a site in Wailuku town that was originally eyed for a three-story Maui County office building.

Instead, the county Department of Management intends to go forward with a two-story, 46,000 square-foot Halau of Oiwi Arts building, which aims to advance hula and native and local arts.

The structure will include a mix of workshop, studio, and learning space, a flexible event space, a kitchen, support office space, and an exhibit/reception area, according to the Draft Environmental Assessment and Anticipated Finding of No Significant Impact report that was published in the Hawaii Office of Planning and Sustainable Development’s Environmental Notice on April 8. For full story in The Maui News, click here.