Youth Development • Arts Education • Cultural Preservation • Community Building
The Estria Foundation creates public spaces that promote culture, community, history and positivity across the State of Hawaiʻi. Each wall tells a different story, or different song that students choose. We then translate that into a visual image and teach students how to paint it on that wall.
Your tax-deductible financial contributions provide critically needed support of public arts and placemaking programs in Hawai‘i.
Provide Hawai‘i schools with qualified arts educators, cultural advisors and professional muralists to guide students through the Mele Murals process.
Provide students with essential art supplies.
Helps Hawai‘i communities share their cultural heritage through large-scale mural masterpieces.
COVID-19 Message: We have halted Mele Murals face-to-face workshops while schools are on ʻShelter-in-Placeʻ orders. We still offer online art workshops for our Mele Murals planning and Hālau Pāheona classes.