The Cultural Art Gallery of Hawaii
Discover why "Travel & Leisure" Magazine's
You wouldn't usually think of one of America's most respected cultural art galleries
being so hidden away. But that's where you will find the Hana Coast Gallery, out in
the middle of "nowhere".
"People ask me ... 'aren't you a little off the beaten path for such a famous art gallery?', chuckles art consultant and asistant director Alesia Chow "And I tell them that as a matter of fact, we are further away from EVERYWHERE than any other place in the world!".
Indeed, the Hawaiian Islands, surrounded on all sides by nearly 2,500 miles of water to the nearest land mass, is certainly one of the most remote spots on earth. And add to this the fact that the little town of Hana, on the Eastern tip of the Island of Maui, is just about the most far removed and difficult spots in Hawaii to reach. Hardly a place to showcase art, or so one might think. But beauty and artistic craftsmanship fit perfectly in Hana, which is often called "The Most Hawaiian Place." And Hana's art gallery, highly acclaimed by collectors and critics alike, is the perfect place to display the cultural art of the far-distant Hawaiian Islands, Polynesia, and the Orient.