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