Arts & Crafts
There are a few foundations and organizations that support local artists and craftspeople. Your group can arrange private shopping experiences and pop-up markets featuring a wide scope of locally-made products through these organizations.
This organization promotes locally made arts and crafts officially certified as 100% made in Aruba by the national seal of craftsmanship, Seyo Nacional pa Artesania (SEYO), established by the government of Aruba through the Department of Culture.
Special gifting and shopping nights, as well as pre-ordered arts and crafts customized for your group can be arranged with advance notice.
Purely Aruban Artwork
Purely Aruban Artwork is an art boutique located at La Cabana Beach Resort & Casino, featuring a collection of unique works of art created by a number of local artists and artisans. The work is quite varied, with artists offering driftwood art, seashell art, glass-blown items, sculptures, paintings, you name it. Each and every piece carries the national seal of craftsmanship (SEYO), certifying that it is 100% made in Aruba. Website: www.purelyarubanartwork.com
Foundation ARUBA (Artisans recognized & United by Aruba) organizes craft markets where visitors to Aruba can meet, admire, and purchase items that are handmade by the more than 60 local artisans that are members of the foundation. The foundation has several weekly craft markets at various resorts, and a pop-up market for your group can also be coordinated with advance notice. Website: https://madeinaruba.art/
In 2008, husband-and-wife duo, Ciro and Marian Abath, launched Terrafuse, a non-profit organization that promotes glass art, ceramic art, and other art forms on Aruba. Terrafuse is located at Ciro and Marian’s property along the road to Alto Vista. Behind their quaint cunucu house are their studios, situated among a cozy garden where a flock of beautiful wild chickens have taken up residence. Ciro and Marian appreciate the special spot they have created and enjoy sharing it with the community, which is encouraged to participate in glassblowing, bead making, and ceramics workshops on the grounds. If you don’t want to attend a workshop to make your own special piece of art, you can purchase their products at Cosecha. For more information, visit the website at www.terrafusearuba.com.