Maui Arts & Entertainment

Art of Trash Opening 2017

April 10, 2017, 9:12 AM HST
* Updated April 10, 9:13 AM
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The 2017 Art of Trash and Trashion Show took place at Maui Mall on Friday, April 7, with hundreds of local residents showing up to show support.

From hula skirts made from plastic bags to an entire dress made from sheet music, children and adults alike participating in the annual Trashion Show turned heads with their eccentric and creative garments.

More than 150 Maui County residents attended The 2017 Art of Trash Show opening night. Photo Courtesy Mālama Maui Nui

Wilma Nakamura, founder of local non-profit SharingAloha Maui and partner in the event, said this year’s show was one of the best yet.

“The music, Trashion Show, and exhibition just gets better and better each year,” she said.

Nakamura works with local non-profit Mālama Maui Nui on the event each year. The annual Art of Trash show is designed to inspire environmental awareness of trash, and give a new perspective on how individuals can look at the waste stream differently.


The winners of the 2017 Art of Trash exhibit include:


First place – Beach Cat Trash (Becky Lewis)

Second Place – ORBY (Jefferson Stillwell)

Third Place – Being Humbolt Matters (Mike Dieringer)


Fourth Place – Sugar Past (Donald Smith)

Honorable Mention – Vintage Nene (Chris Mithen)

Honorable Mention – Cubist Culture (Dylan Falces)

Honorable Mention – Fair thee wind (Deybra Fair)

Honorable Mention – Some Birds only Sing (Murphy)

Honorable Mention – Dream Boat Annie (Tim Gunter)

Honorable Mention – Ho’olawa humpback (Mike Bolan)

The gallery will be open from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. through April 29 at the Maui Mall.

For questions about the exhibit call Mālama Maui Nui at 808-877-2524.

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