Annual Maui Open Studios Event

Free Self-Guided Tours of Artist Studios and Exhibition Spaces Islandwide

Winter vs Summer MOS

The MOS winter event, held in February annually, is our main and primary event which has been in existence for over a decade.

The MOS summer event, held in July, is a secondary event that was added to our MOS event roster in 2022. It is marketed and promoted digitally only. Unlike our winter event, there is no Opening Celebration and Preview Exhibition, nor is there a printed guidebook for the summer event. Below is a summary of each event. We invite you to participate in both.

The artist registration fee for the MOS summer events will be based on whether or not you participated in the winter/February event.

MOS Winter Event: February

Opening Celebration and Preview Exhibition
Held at UHMC’s Pa’ina Culinary Arts Center, this kick-off event for the winter event draws approximately 500 to 700 guests. Artists set up in an assigned 5’x5′ space so guests can preview your work and interact with you. Sales may also take place. Free with artist registration and is optional.


• Artist profile in 3,000 printed guidebooks.
• Artist pin drop on Google Map with your art image.
• Online artist profile that includes your art image, text, contact info, and link to your website or social media.
• Social media advertising to 2,400+ fans/followers plus thousands of their friends.
• Social media posts on different platforms reaching thousands of people.
• Email/E-Newsletters to 1,000+ people/subscribers.
• Event listings in online directories and calendars
• MOS street signs during the event.
• Our reliable coconut wireless.

• Press releases are also sent to the media and every year we receive publicity for the event in a number of media outlets. They may include television, radio, newspapers, magazines, digital/online media, etc.

MOS Summer Event: July – Digitally Marketed and Promoted Only

• Artist pin drop on Google Map with your art image.
• Online artist profile that includes your art image, text, contact info, and link to your website or social media.
• Social media advertising to 2,400+ fans/followers plus thousands of their friends.
• Social media posts on different platforms reaching thousands of people.
• Email/E-Newsletters to 1,000+ people/subscribers.
• Event listings in online directories and calendars
• MOS street signs during the event.
• Our reliable coconut wireless.

• Press releases are also sent to the media and every year we receive publicity for the event in a number of media outlets. They may include television, radio, newspapers, magazines, digital/online media, etc.

Basically the differences are that there are no Opening Celebration and Preview Exhibition or printed guidebooks, therefor the summer event is promoted by digital marketing and promotion only. Registration fees for the summer event are lower than for the winter events.

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