This year, be a bad-ass Santa and stuff your stocking with these rockin’ local gifts…
by Jen Russo, Jacob Shafer and Anu Yagi
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Maui Hands has three locations and represents over 300 artists. So if handmade is what you’re after and you can’t find it there, visit your optometrist. If your rods and cones are in working order, how about a colorful glass squid by Kauai-born Christopher Upp? Or go big-ticket with one of Gordon Sherman’s Alexander Calder-esque wooden mobiles.
If you want to give the gift of making art, a membership to Hui No‘eau will earn your special someone discounts on classes. The Hui is famous for its holiday craft fair, and milling around the historic Upcountry estate will make you feel happily hoity-toity anytime of year.
The Lahaina Art Society boasts both the Old Jail Gallery and Banyan Tree Gallery, plus every weekend hosts a sprawling art fair. Speaking of which, various seasonal bazaars abound, and swap meets and farmers’ markets see decided boosts in inventory—great for constructing hand-picked gift baskets.
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PET SOUNDS / BEGGARS BANQUET / SAFE AS MILK / THE CHRONIC / KID A / CRAZYSEXYCOOL / LADY (AND GENTLEMAN) IN SATIN / DIAMONDS FROM SIERRA LEONE / PAUL’S BOUTIQUE / HEAD LIKE A HOLE / ON AN ISLAND / SPEAKERBOXX/THE LOVE BELOW / [CHALK MARK IN A RAINSTORM] / THE RISE AND FALL OF ZIGGY STARDUST… / BEYOND THE SEA
*Note: Each category hed is also the title of a famous (or semi-famous) album or song. See how many of the artists you can name.