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

The Camel Lady by Darcy Eid Mubarak - Here's wishing you and your family a safe and joyous Eid Al Adha. For those of you who are not travelling this Eid holiday, I invite you to join us tomorrow, Friday, September 9, at ARTE in Times Square Dubai. ARTE is the perfect place to work up [...]

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 [...]

ART at ARTE in April – meet Carl March

Carl March, born 1959, studied at Solihull College. Followed by two intensive years study and work with artist and master printmaker Oliviero Masi in Milan, Italy. His work is characterized by strong drawing and design elements. He likes to experiment with soft pencils, bamboo pens, and brushes. These mediums along with traditional painting and engraving [...]

ART at ARTE in April – Usama

Usama is a founding member of ARTE. Originally from Sudan, Usama has been living in Abu Dhabi for 15 years. With a B.A. in Fine Arts, Usama is greatly inspired by Monet and other impressionist styled artworks. His particular characteristic technique is applying oil paint in impasto style with a palette knife. The vibrancy and [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Celebrate Spring with Sayofles Sandals

It's time to say Ola Kala Tha Pane (in Greek) to mean All is Well.  What with the UAE winter softly sliding away into the past, pave your way into Spring (literally) with handmade sandals by Sayofles Sandals. Alexia, the lady behind this brand, uses real leather from Greece and actually stitches the sandals herself [...]

Soap-erman Abraham

"Normal is boring," was the first statement Abraham Shibu made when asked why soap-making instead of other forms of art. This is, of course, one of the fido-sophies that he has borrowed from 7UP's mascot, Fido Dido (the others being: It's cool to be you; Your best friend is your head; Dare to be different; and [...]