The Arts in Haleakala National Park



Big Blend Radio interview about the unique Artist-in-Residence Programs in Island National Parks, with: Tanya Ortega – Founder of the National Parks Arts Foundation, Natalie Gates – Superintendent of Haleakala National Park in Hawaii, and Glenn Simpson – Park Manager of Dry Tortugas National Park in Florida.

The National Parks Arts Foundation has partnered with Haleakalā National Park to create a unique artist-in-residence opportunity. Located on the island of Maui in Hawaii, Haleakalā has some of the most otherwordly landscapes in all of Hawaii. The Park boundaries include the dormant lunar landscapes of the Haleakalā crater, as well as rainforests and waterfalls and pools leading down to Maui’s legendary coastlines. This is a unique dramatic environment for all media to flourish and to inspire new breakthroughs in process and result. Learn more about the park at

The National Parks Arts Foundation (NPAF) is the only nationwide non-profit providing Artist-in-Residence Programs (AiR), Workshops, Exhibits and Museum Loans uniquely in cooperation with National Parks, National Monuments, State Parks, World Heritage Sites and other park locations. To discover all that the foundation has to offer or to apply to one of NPAF’s residencies, visit

Listen to the interview while you make this online jigsaw puzzle of Kuloa Point Trail in the coastal Kipahulu District of Haleakalā National Park (NPS Photo by Jackie Frost). Make the image full screen for easy viewing, use your mouse or arrow keys to rotate the pieces and drag them where you want to place them. Click on the Image icon to see the photo and click on the Ghost icon to control your workspace.

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