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Aruban Crafts?

Gorham, Maine
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Aruban Crafts?

I read in another post that Aruba does not really have crafts of its own. (This was mentioned in regards to the shopping that can be found in Aruba.)

One thing my wife and I always like to do is to get a craft or art work (sculpture and/or painting) from local artists of any island we visit. This is our way of keeping some Caribbean with us all year 'round. We definitely don't want to buy tourist "junk" that is made off island that can be found anywhere. I'll never forget while waiting in the Puerto Rico airport on our way home from Sandals Grande St Lucian seeing little figurines made from shells etc that were exactly the same as in the Sandals gift shop - they just had Puerto Rico on them instead of St Lucia. Pfeh!

Any pointers on finding Aruban crafts and art would be greatly appreciated!


PS: Is it January 11th yet?!?!?!!!

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1. Re: Aruban Crafts?

A simple check of Yahoo.com for Aruban crafts brought the following. "In San Nicolas, a street festival called San Nifete is held on Main St. every Friday evening, featuring music, a talent show, and local crafts and foods." from http://www.aruba-travelguide.com/culture/

BTW, where is the cheapest place to gas up the rental car on the way back to the airport in Las Vegas?

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2. Re: Aruban Crafts?

Also check out the artwork for sale at Gasparito's. It's a great restaurant and most of the paintings on the wall are for sale and done by local artists.


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3. Re: Aruban Crafts?

When we were at the Bon Bini Festival in town on a tuesday night there was an artist with his paintings there. Very reasonable and very well done. Enjoy your trip.

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4. Re: Aruban Crafts?

If you walk up the beach sidewalk in the hi rise section, there is an artist that displays her paintings at Playa Linda.

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