Hi there Monkeypod friends and family. We have missed you more than we can truly express during this unprecedented and uncertain time. We apologize for our silence; we’ve been wrestling with some big decisions and even bigger feelings.
It is with very heavy hearts that we have made the difficult decision to close the doors of our beloved Monkeypod Art & Creative Studio permanently. Trust us when we say the decision did not come easily. We’ve shed our weight in tears and yet we know this is the correct decision for us all.
As you know, Monkeypod’s foundation is built on positive social interactions among children, families, and staff in a developmentally appropriate setting through unique and exciting art, sensory, and play experiences. Due to new guidelines and regulations surrounding Covid-19, we will no longer be able to support these pillars which are the foundation of our business. Simply put, we won’t be able to do what we’ve been doing in a safe way and we aren’t willing to chance anyone’s safety for the sake of fun.
While this is both surreal and heart breaking, we want to take this time to look back and celebrate all of the wonderful moments we’ve had over the past 4 years! It has been nothing short of amazing to serve the Maui community by bringing joy and laughter through art and creative play. We will never forget what it was like to be in this space, doing what we love with people we love. Despite the closure of our physical space, don’t you fret because you haven’t seen the last of us and our colorful, messy brand of fun. Between crying, cleaning, and facing the existential void, we’ve found some time to work behind the scenes to create some lemonade out of this pile of lemons. Please stay tuned, we’re set to release our next offering on June 1st.
We truly love and appreciate all of you for the support and engagement these past years. If you need to contact us, please reach out via email only please.