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?!?!?!!!