The Best Gifts for Mother’s Day

Spoil Mom this Mother's Day with a unique, handmade gift. Mother's Day is that special time that we can show our Moms how much we love and appreciate them. ARTE has chosen the best hand made, one-of-a-kind gifts that your Mom is going to love and you will definitely be voted as the Child of [...]

ARTE’s Vintage Artists

ARTE would like you to meet their vintage artists: Hmakesbags by Heather, Audrey’s Cat by Lynda , Lunetiervintagedxb by Zarina. Check them out at Times Square from 10am - 6pm Friday, Feb. 24!   Audrey’s Cat sells Original Vintage Jewellery and Accessories. Every item is unique and has its own story to tell. It is my passion to inspire [...]

Interview with Polymer Clay artist Anne-Sophie D’Souza

French artist Anne-Sophie is known of her eye-catching polymer clay jewelry work. She has chosen this handcrafting form to work with because she finds it a flexible medium to creating something bautiful either to wear (for example, jewelry) or embellish one's home (vases, cutlery and even light switches). "Working with polymer clay is like entering a [...]

When in Ras Al Khaimah, go to ARTE

The best excuse for a road trip to Ras Al Khaimah this Friday is taking a pit stop at the ARTE Arts & Crafts market at Al Hamra Mall. Our vendors are showcasing a variety of unique products and with the Festive Season approaching fast, head out with your family for a fun shopping spree. [...]

The Rise of the Arte-san Man

When ARTE came into existence just over nine years ago, we only had a couple of male artisans as members, Colin Roberts (who was known for his Dirham coin bottle stoppers) and Paul Beaujangles (the silversmith and ARTE's co-founder) to name two of them.  In recent years, we have seen the number of male artisans [...]

Our Pink October favourite picks

October, being the month to raise breast awareness, many of our artisans have decided to go pink.  The following items will be available at ARTE at Times Square this Friday, 10th of October. Don't miss out. Find Aunty Becky's Crochet Corner on facebook. This crochet aunt will soon be starting workshops for crochet lovers. Anna [...]

Animal Planet comes to ARTE

The first ARTE fair for the last quarter of 2014 was filled with beautiful people and beautifully painted and crafted icons from the animal kingdom - butterflies flitting about from one ceramic pin to another, camels trekking from cushion to cushion, the hippos and the rhino making merry, and more. Here are a few artisanal [...]

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 [...]