Serena's Art Factory
Serena's Art Factory
4.5
Speciality & Gift ShopsLessons & Workshops
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
About
Searching for the perfect local art experience and an amazing souvenir to take home? A visit to Serena’s Art Factory will help you out. Here you can treat yourself and your family for a fun day out or even a handmade Chichi® by the local artists and craft women from Curacao! We offer you an interesting tour through our Chichi® factory, where you can see the process of the production of the Chichi®. We would love to tell you all about our Chichis ® and their cultural backstory! If you are already familiar with the story behind the Chichi® we may also offer you a fun painting lesson (including drinks and free Wi-Fi) where you can paint your own Chichi® to take home as a souvenir. Do you want to explore even more? Our staff gladly tells you everything about the most exciting things to do nearby Serena’s Art Factory like the Ostrich farm and the Aloe Vera Plantation! Important information: - Animals around the work floor - Serena’s Art Factory is a non-smoking area - Free parking
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  • DrPLHarmony
    Des Moines, Iowa102 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great experience
    This was a great experience! The only recommendation I would give would to have more affordable options in sizes. The small chichi doll was $28, but it was maybe 3”. I really wanted the medium, but there was a huge price jump to $85 for the medium. Other than that, we had a wonderful time.
    Thank you for the compliment! True the sitting Chichi sculpture jumps from 28usd to 85usd, but there are other models, sculptures in between.
    Written 27 February 2024
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    Visited December 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 17 December 2023
  • Kevin
    Voorschoten, The Netherlands227 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Nice art factory to visit
    We came here after visiting the ostrich farm. It's small location, but we really like to see the workshop. There is not too much to do if you are visiting without a workshop. But it still gives you some insights and the people are very friendly here. We also boucht some homemade chichi here!
    Thank you for your visit, great to hear you liked our art.
    Written 27 February 2024
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited February 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 4 January 2024
  • Jennette R
    Leadville, Colorado700 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Local Art
    What a great property. There are plenty of areas to relax, yard games, etc. The energy was so positive. Although the dolls are expensive they are well worth the perfect gift/souvenir. Spend 15 minutes or an hour. Great place!
    Thank you for your recommendation!
    Written 27 February 2024
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited February 2024
    Travelled with friends
    Written 19 February 2024
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DrPLHarmony
Des Moines, IA102 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Couples
This was a great experience! The only recommendation I would give would to have more affordable options in sizes. The small chichi doll was $28, but it was maybe 3”. I really wanted the medium, but there was a huge price jump to $85 for the medium. Other than that, we had a wonderful time.
Written 17 December 2023
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Thank you for the compliment! True the sitting Chichi sculpture jumps from 28usd to 85usd, but there are other models, sculptures in between.
Written 27 February 2024
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Jennette R
Leadville, CO700 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Friends
What a great property. There are plenty of areas to relax, yard games, etc. The energy was so positive. Although the dolls are expensive they are well worth the perfect gift/souvenir. Spend 15 minutes or an hour. Great place!
Written 19 February 2024
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Thank you for your recommendation!
Written 27 February 2024
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

JBull
Kitchener, Canada20 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2022 • Family
Absolutely wonderful time. Loved painting and meeting a lovely couple of ladies from Holland. Participated with my 12 year old daughter. Hearing the story of Serena and the chichi was inspiring. Nicole our workshop guide was fantastic. Tour was given in both English and Dutch. Make sure to come early. Very full very quickly.
Written 15 November 2022
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TKC75
2 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2022 • Family
We tried going yesterday and we were turned away rudely. When we asked this man who worked there if we could see animals behind the gallery. He made fun of us to the staff. “It’s private”

Yes, we remember your rudeness.

Thankfully, we were able to salvage the trip for my 6 yo by a trip to the ostrich safari where everyone was super kind.
Written 24 April 2022
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We got in contact already via Google, but I would like to repost our answer here as well: We are sorry to hear about your experience with one of our staff members. Maybe there was a language barrier, we never intended to come across rudely when denying access. We have animals at our property indeed, but they are privately owned and not included in a visit to our Factory.
Written 10 August 2022
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deejeepee
Almere, The Netherlands62 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2020 • Couples
An amazing unique experience to visit Serena's Chichi art factory. A cozy garden to explore hidden Chichi treasures. And take an awesome handcrafted must-have souvenir back home! 💙💙
Written 9 September 2020
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Thank you for visiting us. It was great fun having you here! Enjoy your big Sister(s), give them a nice spot back home.
Written 11 September 2020
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Kevin
Voorschoten, The Netherlands227 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023 • Family
We came here after visiting the ostrich farm. It's small location, but we really like to see the workshop. There is not too much to do if you are visiting without a workshop. But it still gives you some insights and the people are very friendly here. We also boucht some homemade chichi here!
Written 4 January 2024
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Thank you for your visit, great to hear you liked our art.
Written 27 February 2024
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Griselle P
23 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019 • Couples
I buy my first Chichi and I am in love! The person who helped us was very knowledgeable inregards where the Chichi came from!!!
Written 11 November 2019
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mshoneyb4
Minneapolis, MN80 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2019 • Friends
We weren't able to take a class but we did purchase dolls and watched how they were created on a video if you get a chance to go take a class looks like it's very interesting
Written 29 January 2019
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Sorry to hear you couldn't make it to our workshops, hopefully next time you can join in painting your own Chichi ! Thanks for the lovely review and hope too see you soon.
Written 30 January 2019
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Scott P
12 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2018 • Family
An experience to be enjoyed if you are not sensitive to black face art. Cottage industry approach is to be applauded but features represented in the art work are not my cup of tea.
Written 19 January 2019
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Hello Roderic, we are sad to hear that you didn't enjoy your time with us. We would like to make it clear that Chichi® doesn't represent any kind of blackface art, Chichi® represents the vibrant, dynamic and responsible older sister of our culture. our sculpture is handmade and hand painted with bright Caribbean acrylic paint by local craftsmen and painters at our Art Factory. The black color is not meant as skin color, but more of our art style we chose to go with as it compliments better with the color scheme. We wikipedia-ed Blackface art but couldn't understand the connection you might have seen with our Chichi®, as "blackface art is a form of theatrical make-up used predominantly by non-black performers. And blackface in contemporary art remains in relatively limited use as a theatrical device and is more commonly used today as social commentary or satire."
Written 30 January 2019
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TravelLightC
28 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2018 • Friends
One of my dearest friends was getting married on Curaçao so we flew 7 ladies in from the Netherlands and 2 from Hong Kong. No wedding is complete without a proper bachelorette and all unanimously agreed to the chichi workshop at Serena’s Art Factory. And it was the best workshop ever!
Serena and her team are excellent hosts, making us feel very welcome to her home. Serena herself is a personified chichi, full of passion and energy and drive and positivity for her work, a lady who gathers and moves crowds, inspiring them to bring the best of them just like how she inspired us to let our heart direct the creation of our chichis.
Our dear friend bride to be had a wonderful time and loved the souvenir she’s got as a memory of her bachelorette. Thank you Serena, Jade, Renate, Hermien and all the other ladies for having us and gifting us such a beautiful and unforgettable afternoon with our friend!!
Written 28 October 2018
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Hi TravelLightC, Thank you for your visit and lovely reply! I love to read that you and your friend had an amazing time here while having the bachelorette party! Hope you are doing well and until next time. With love, the Chichi© Factory team
Written 30 October 2018
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