ARTE’s Artists

Moonberry Studios by Lene March is the month of horse racing, art and literature in Dubai which makes me want to race on down to ARTE at Times Square, tomorrow, Friday, March 10, 2017. Do not forget our new hours: 10am - 6pm.  Looking for that special hat to wear to the races or a gift to [...]

ARTE’s Artists

Mehwish Riaz May has arrived and with it the hot weather! With the return of the hot hazy days of a Dubai summer what better way to spend the day than a visit to ARTE! Today, Friday May 6th, ARTE is at the Oasis Center. Located off Sheikh Zayad Road, this cute mall is worth a [...]

We know what they did last summer

ARTE may have taken a short break during the month of August, but our artisans have been as busy as ever. We take a look at what some of the artisans did over the summer to refuel that flickering oil lamp of creativity. Bright and Beautiful - Creative Fabric Ideas Carla Bygrave, Founder and Designer [...]

Surat Journal – a world of leather and words

The word 'surat' has many meanings in different languages. But when we refer to the word in 'Surat Journals'  it means 'write'  in one of the Philipino language dialects.  At Surat Journals, you will find the 'irresistible combination of leather and recycled paper' as the proud owners and handcrafters say. The leather is imported from [...]

Hats off to the Milliner

For French American Nadege Brunacci, fashion is indisposable. So she takes it upon herself to handcraft each and every piece of art in the form of hats. You will never see the same hat, colour, stitch twice at Nadege's stand and hand. The girl who grew up loving the styles of Coco Chanel and Audrey [...]

Handmade Gifts for Men

We don’t know about you, but we find it notoriously hard to buy gifts for the special men in our lives. If there’s no one thing in particular that springs to mind, our fail-safe advice is usually a package of little treats, things to make him laugh, and useful objects. It’s a great solution and [...]

Wrist Candy

For an instant wardrobe update this spring/summer 2012, all you need is some stunning chunky wrist-candy. At ARTE, they come ranging from the sparkly Swarovski cuffs to some of spring's most attention-grabbing and colourful bracelet. Each piece is an original and eye catching piece handcrafted by locally based artisans.

One Card To Rule Them All…

One Card to rule them all, One Card to find them, One Card to bring them all and always have a card on hand, no matter what. Meet Clara Townsend - a Dubai College student who recently began her very own laptop fund from the sales of her unique handmade greeting cards at ARTE. Between [...]