The Maui Academy of Performing Arts (MAPA) is expanding its facilities with the purchase of the Main Street Promenade Properties in Wailuku. The recently-purchased 35,622 square foot property includes two buildings located at 2020 and 2050 Main Street.
“MAPA is excited to realize the next steps in a long held dream of establishing our educational and artistic home,” said MAPA Executive & Artistic Director David C. Johnston. “The Promenade property is the next building block for conceptualizing and creating a campus to accommodate the full range of MAPA’s educational and artistic needs.”
Along with MAPA’s current facility at 2027 Main Street, the recently acquired property will eventually house a theatre, rehearsal studios, classrooms, production spaces for costume and scene shops, and administrative offices.
“We are thrilled about what this means for Wailuku,” said MAPA Board President Dr. Virginia Cantorna. “We believe that Wailuku is poised for a period of dynamic growth and that the performing arts will be central in creating a vibrant community. MAPA looks forward to working with the County of Maui, Maui OnStage, Wailuku Community Association, and the other Wailuku artists and businesses in creating the flagship arts district of Maui.”
MAPA purchased the Main Street Promenade Properties from Robert and Lisa Joslin. The purchase was made possible through a loan from United States Department of Agriculture, Rural Development.
MAPA is a non-profit organization serving 25,000 people annually through its performing arts programs.
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