LAHAINA - Artists across the island are gearing up for Lahaina's annual Poster Contest sponsored by LahainaTown Action Committee and Lahaina Arts Society.
Now in its 24th year, the contest offers a grand prize of $2,500. The winning art becomes the limited edition Official Lahaina Poster for the next year.
The competition is open to all artists. The artwork must be original and unpublished, with the image being a recognizable scene of Lahaina. Visit www.visitlahaina.com for contest details.
Winners will be announced at a reception on Friday, Aug. 10, from 6 to 8 p.m. in the Old Lahaina Jail Gallery at the Old Lahaina Courthouse.
In addition to the $2,500 first prize, there are cash prizes for the Lahaina Arts Society Award, Most Promising Artist, People's Choice and Honorable Mention.
The official Lahaina Poster is limited to 1,000 prints. These posters are popular with art enthusiasts on Maui and around the world. The winning poster will be sold at the Lahaina Visitor Center and possibly at fine galleries in town.
Juried entries will be on exhibit in the Old Lahaina Jail Gallery from Aug. 6 through Sept. 3. Visit www.visitlahaina.com or call Lynn Donovan at 667-9175.