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2024 ArtsWave Campaign: Supporting Local Arts

By Hawaiian Telcom on Jun 13, 2024 4:59:39 PM

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We had an incredible ArtsWave campaign, raising funds that benefit local art organizations in Hawai'i. This year we surpassed our goal, raising $306,010 for the arts. Our local arts non-profits depend on funding to help support their much-needed programming, contributing to cultural preservation and the mental wellness of our communities.  

The arts in Hawai'i, especially non-profit organizations, are still recovering after the COVID-19 pandemic and the Maui wildfires. Contributions to the arts help these organizations to rebuild gradually. Funds raised during this year's campaign will support Estria Foundation, Na Maka O Pu’uwai Aloha Foundation, and Hui No’eau Visual Arts Center.

Read more about the organizations that we are honored to support from this year's ArtsWave campaign.

Hui No'eau Visual Arts Center

Hui No’eau was established in Makawao, Maui in 1917. It began as a women’s arts program, which later was sold to the community in 1936 and became volunteer-run arts organization. Hui No’eau has found that the need for the arts has been a great connector of community and provided a source creativity and mental wellness for the residents in times of need.  Pivoting first during the COVID pandemic and now after the Maui Wildfires, Hui No’eau has provided virtual art classes, pop-up workshops at hotels and delivered countless art kits to schools around Maui county all at no-cost to support their community.

Visit the Hui No’eau website and the Hui No’eau Instagram page to view the work that they do for the arts.

Na Maka O Pu'uwai Aloha Foundation

Located in Waipahu, this organization teaches and perpetuates Hawaiian culture and language through hula, music and voice, providing programs for adults with intellectual disabilities and scholarships to promote paths of higher education to graduating student.

Check out the Na Maka O Pu'uwai Aloha Foundation website to find out more about heir programs and scholarships.

Estria Foundation

A statewide non-profit organization that beautifies walls at our public schools, teaching cultural importance, mediation and creative collaboration with many of our keiki and at-risk youth. 

Take a look at the Estria Foundation website to see their latest murals and community beautification projects.


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