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New Surfboard Paintings are super fun!

Article posted on Tuesday, January 05,2016 at 10:10am

Alma was at the Maui Swap Meet when came across a vendor that could produce wooden surfboard blanks for us to paint.  It's turned out to be an awesome idea and tons of fun for our customers.  We've held two large art parties with the surfboards and more are

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Everyone Needs a Break from the Sun...Maui's Popular Indoor Activities

Article posted on Tuesday, November 25,2014 at 1:19am

Maui's amazing weather makes it the perfect spot for outdoor activities.  A quick glance at TripAdvisor shows a choice of 412 Maui activities to choose from. Whether it's laying on the beach, swimming, snorkeling, diving, surfing, paddling, hiking, or shopping,

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We'd love to help you open your paint and wine business!

Article posted on Wednesday, June 18,2014 at 10:59pm

Alma and I love helping and mentoring others and that extends to business as well.  We recently created a webpage and blog that highlights our Paint and Wine Bootcamp, which is a comprehensive seminar about opening a business like Island Art Party.  Our goal is to help

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Can't believe it's mid-May already!

Article posted on Thursday, May 15,2014 at 11:23pm

OK...we have been very bad about keeping the blog updated.  Between the move to Maui, getting Island Art Party constructed, and running the day-to-day operations, we have kept quite busy!  Not complaining though...it's the good kind of adreneline-pumping busy w

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What a great opening night!

Article posted on Sunday, February 09,2014 at 11:59pm

It's been a while since our last post...mainly because we've been feverishly working to get Island Art Party up and running.  We are happy to report that last night we had a fabulous grand opening party with approximately 50 friends and family that helped us get our

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Scouting Trip to Maui

Article posted on Thursday, January 30,2014 at 1:01am

We leave on Wednesday, May 8th for a scouting trip to Maui.  We hope to accomplish a lot towards the grand opening of Island Art Party.  First and foremost, we want to identify a building to lease for the operation.  We have meetings with 6 different brokers to loo

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Maui Here We Come!!

Article posted on Wednesday, January 29,2014 at 3:41am

I remember the day we decided to make the move to Maui. It was February 19th and Alma and I were sitting around talking and she was saying about how she wanted to get someone to open a 'Paint and Sip' business in Maui because it would do so well.  That'

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Paint and Sip Maui is One Step Closer

Article posted on Wednesday, January 29,2014 at 3:39am

Alma and I had a great trip to Maui.  We accomplished all of our business objectives: 1) Find a suitable location for our paint and sip business - Island Art Party.  In fact, we found two locations in Kihei that would be perfect.  2) We were able to meet with all t

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A Maui Activity That Everyone Will Enjoy!

Article posted on Wednesday, January 29,2014 at 3:38am

One of the great things about running an activity like Island Art Party is that nearly everyone who attends will leave happy, excited, and amazed that they can produce such a fine piece of art.  It's not unusual for our guests to be nervous befor

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Busy Month of June!

Article posted on Wednesday, January 29,2014 at 3:38am

June is shaping up to be a busy month.  Our son Kevin is getting married to Ashley Behm on June 29th.  We are so excited for them and are thrilled to have Ashley as our daughter-in-law! This weekend was Ashley's bridal shower and Kevin's bachelor party. 

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Paint and Sip...Paint and Wine...Paint and Umbrella Drinks???

Article posted on Wednesday, January 29,2014 at 3:37am

That's Island Art Party, and yes, it's as fun as it sounds.  Paint and Lemonade... Paint and Iced Tea...Paint and Pog...that works, too, and it's just as fun! The preparation and planning is just as fun as the activity we will be bringing to Mau

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Paint and Sip Maui Is One Step Closer - Island Art Party Has Its Home

Article posted on Wednesday, January 29,2014 at 3:36am

Island Art Party Location Azeka II Shopping Center - Unit 109 Kihei, Maui After a long and thoughtful search, Alma and I decided to locate our paint and sip business,  Island Art Party in the Azeka II Shopping Center in Kihei, Maui.  We were impressed by the qua

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Summer Fun

Article posted on Wednesday, January 29,2014 at 3:35am

Wow...it seems that August arrived in the blink of an eye ~ with just one more blink, it will be September and with just a couple more, Island Art Party will be open.  If only it was as easy as blinking to get it all done ("I Dream of Jeannie" anyone?) But each day

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What Do You Want To Paint While You Sip?

Article posted on Wednesday, January 29,2014 at 3:35am

Opening a paint and sip studio in Maui has been  so different - and so much more enjoyable - than any other business we have started (not that any of them have be bad...ok, maybe one of them...).  One of the best things about it has been creating the paintings that we w

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Home Sweet Home

Article posted on Wednesday, January 29,2014 at 3:34am

It's official...Maui is now our home!  After a 2-day road trip from Colorado to California, we flew from Sacramento to Kahului on Nov. 4th and 5th.  Yes, you read that right... 4th AND 5th.   Alaska Airlines only allows 1 dog in the cargo bay per flight, a

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