Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Artisans of the Emirates

ARTE (Artisans of the Emirates) is the soul of handmade artefacts in Dubai. It is perhaps the largest and the most diverse group that caters to art and craft in Dubai. ARTE was founded by Miriam Walsh(feltmaker) and Paul Townsend(silversmith) in 2005. Something that started with 30 artists now has the opprtunity to boast over 485 artists from 25 countries. Miriam and Paul began this art community with the intension of showcasing the local artisans of the U.A.E and their handmade products. ARTE holds souq (bazaar/market) every second friday of the month at various locations around Dubai.
One can find diverse forms of artefacts here ranging from paintings (oil, acrylic, glass, watercolor, mixed media etc), felt flowers, scarves and handbags, silk scarves, crochet items, pottery, jewellery, haute couture attire, paper crafts, waldorf dolls, mosaics, custom designed cakes for all occasions and many more. I can vouch that it would be a treat for the eyes and if you are a lover of art then there's nothing better happening anywhere else! Even if you are not, you could spend an evening with ARTE and grab on some interesting gift for your loved ones.
So see you there folks!

When is the next ARTE Souq? 10th of Apr (second Friday of the month)

Hmmm...Where to find ARTE?

Venue: TIMES SQUARE CENTER, Sheikh Zayed Rd, At 3/4th Interchange, Dubai
TEL of TSC: 04 341 8020

Time: 12:00pm to 7:00pm


ArtistUnplugged said...

Wow, very large event! Sounds awesome. Thanks for sharing about it. By the way, love your cactus rose from yesterday's post. Thanks for stopping by my blog recently, hope to see you back.

Deepa Gopal said...

Yes it is! Its fun alongside business.
Thanks for ur compliment.
And I do love your blog.

yoon see said...

Thanks for sharing, the original group size grow to 485....wow...wow...what a tremendous growth!
Congrats and Dubai is a fast growing country for tourist. Very thoughtful decision, sure the art business can brings revenue to those that are involving in the business.
Are you one of them, wish you the best of luck!

Deepa Gopal said...

Sure it is Yoon See. I am one of them...but not yet officially. I have to display my work if one has to become an official member. I am planning to display next month. I am working on it right now.
Thanks for your wishes.

Anonymous said...

If you like art, come over !

soulbrush said...

sounds wonderful, wish i lived there now, we could go together.

Deepa Gopal said...

True Soul...I visited the souq yester'. It was fun!