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Celebrate the Holidays with the Arts


A December Molokai Arts Center (MAC) fundraiser will fuel completion of construction and purchase of equipment for the facility at Coffees of Hawaii Plantation.

A limited supply of tickets for the “Gift Fair and Brunch” are now on sale from MAC volunteers and board members and from Maricel at Takes Variety Store. On Saturday Dec. 3, MAC volunteers will prepare brunch for 200 holiday shoppers at the Saturday market in Kaunakakai from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. The theme of this fundraiser is Support Local Artists and Musicians.  Lono will perform a free musical concert while MAC volunteers sell T-shirts and offer gift wrapping and shipping boxes and local artists display work for sale.

In October 2010, artists and art teachers began fundraising to build a community arts center at the Coffees of Hawaii in Kualapu’u. As of November 2011, the roof has been renovated with eight new skylights. A new concrete floor and replacement of some wood and timbers has been completed. A perimeter fence and a floodwater drainage culvert have been built. Exterior concrete sidewalks and a handicap ramp were completed last week. Now under construction are a kiln area and a small art gallery for display of finished pieces. Our electrician has ordered new lighting fixtures to rewire the building in accordance with current building codes. The Board of Directors of Molokai Arts Center, Inc. would like to thank Coffees of Hawaii, Tri-L Construction and AuCo Construction for significant in-kind donations of building materials and labor.

Our next goal is to acquire ceramic equipment such as kilns, wheels, etc. Pottery classes will fund the day to day operations of the center at the start so that we can offer art classes to the community at reasonable rates.

Donations to Molokai Arts Center, Inc., a 501(c)(3) charity, are tax-deductible.   Donations may be mailed to HC1 Box 370, Kaunakakai, Hi 96748. Donations can also be made online at Causes.com (search for “Molokai” then click “Molokai Arts Center” then click “Give”).   MAC volunteers are selling T-shirts, soaps and soapdishes at the weekly Saturday Market in Kaunakakai to raise money.  We need additional volunteers. Please contact Kim Markham at 808-349-6270 or kim.markham@gmail.com.


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