“Positive change!” enthuses Matthew Agcolicol, the project director of the Wailuku murals effort, which includes 16 murals, 18 artists, nine locations, and a partnership with the international nonprofit organization PangeaSeed Foundation.
The project with PangeaSeed has been a year-and-a-half in the making. It’s the product of a network of volunteer artists, countless meetings with property owners, and support from the County of Maui.
Wailuku town is a great place to take a drive in your Kihei Rent A Car vehicle. Besides the amazing hand painted murals, Wailuku is home to great places to eat and hang out. Wailuku Coffee Company is one of those places. 808 Main is a fantastic place to have lunch.
You will also find Hale Hōʻikeʻike at the Bailey House which is a museum of Hawaiian history and art located in Wailuku. It is owned and operated by the Maui Historical Society.
Iao is a lush, stream-cut valley. Because of its natural environment and history, it has become a popular visitor attraction. It was designated a National Natural Landmark in 1972. Iao Valley is a short drive from downtown Wailuku.
On you way back to your south or westside condo or hotel, you might want to make one more stop at the Maui Tropical Plantation.
While most visitors spend time along the shoreline of the island, there are plenty of natural sites, historical places, island style dining in central Maui. When you feel like you’ve had enough intense, tropical sun, head on over to Wailuku Town.