Lahaina Galleries Opens At The Shops At Mauna Lani, Big Island

Lahaina Galleries will celebrate the opening of their sixth location this weekend, with a newly constructed space at The Shops at Mauna Lani on the Big Island. Owners Jim and Nancy Killett, who opened the first Lahaina Gallery 30 years ago, now own and operate branches in Bend, Oregon; Newport Beach, California; San Francisco; The Shops at Wailea and Lahaina. With over a 100 employees, the Killett's represent 30 artists, selling limited edition prints, original paintings and sculptures. Prices range from $500 to a million dollars per item.

During a chat with Lahaina Galleries vice president of marketing Kim von Tempsky, we inquired about the feel at the new outpost, and how it differs from that of their other locations.

"We wanted to gallery to feel like a Hawaiian place--without being too expensive or exclusive," von Tempsky said. "So that both the cowboy on the ranch or someone from one of the multi-million dollar housing complexes feels comfortable walking in. I truly feel we accomplished that."

While the Lahaina space just completed an extensive move and renovations, von Tempsky stated that the next task is to secure space at the new retail space in Kapalua, which is at least a year off.

The new Lahaina Gallery at The Shops at Mauna Lani will feature works by "The Twins" Alessio and Marcello Bugagiar, Lau Chun, Yankel Ginzburg, Aldo Luongo, Andrea Razzauti, Darrel Hill, Holly Young and Tai Lake. 

Go to www.lahainagalleries.com for more information.